The United Progressive Party (UPP) has challenged the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to tell Nigerians what it intends to do to get Nigeria working again instead of resorting to campaign of calumny against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The UPP expressed disappointment with the dismal PDP’s content of campaign noting that it should be telling Nigerians what it did with the stupendous resources at its disposal in the 16 years of its rule.
“We are disappointed by the poor quality of the opposition and content of the campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential campaign handlers.
“We expect the PDP that having been in government for good 16 years from 1999–2015,it should be telling Nigerians what it did with the enormous resources of Nigeria at their disposal and what they will do differently if elected to power.
“But unfortunately all that emanates from their camp smacks of panic and incitement”, the statement signed by the party national chairman, Chief Chekwas Okorie said.
The UPP stated this in a New Year message the party to Nigerians, where it also used the opportunity to salute its members nationwide for their commitment and loyalty to the party leadership.
The party particularly lauded its members for identifying with and supporting the endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid.
“Our target in throwing our support to President Muhammadu Buhari is to make his imminent victory to assume the stature of a national consensus. In this way, every section of Nigeria shall have equal claim to the victory, while at the same time giving the President the comfort and latitude to consolidate and improve on his governance profile as well as the socio-economic development of Nigeria with minimum distraction between 2019 and 2023.
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“We, hereby, urge our members to redouble their efforts as well as call on all well-meaning Nigerians to vote massively for President Buhari on the 16th of February, 2019.
“It is our expectation that the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari shall be so resounding as to make any dispute arising from the outcome of the election an unnecessary distraction to the nation”, the statement noted.
The party said it doffed its hat for the members who embraced the endorsement of Buhari without dissenting voices notwithstanding plots by some non-party members to destabilize the party on the account of the overwhelming decision to support the President’s final term.