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Eid-el-Kabir: PDP Laments Hardship, urges unity 

The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lamented the hardship in the country, urging unity and faith in God in the spirit of Eid-el-Kabir.…

The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lamented the hardship in the country, urging unity and faith in God in the spirit of Eid-el-Kabir.

Hon. Debo Ologunagba, National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, in a statement also felicitated with Muslim faithful on this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, urging Nigerians to use the occasion to strengthen their dependence in God’s unfailing mercies and reinforce unity.

The Party stated that is the only way the nation and citizens can survive the “economic hardship and life-discounting realities prevalent in the country in the last nine years of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administrations which have worsened due to the ill-conceived and ill-implemented policies of the APC Governments.

“It is apparent that majority of Nigerians have completely lost confidence in the rudderless and insensitive APC government which has failed to articulate any clear-cut, development-oriented policy direction that is geared towards guaranteeing the security and economic wellbeing of the people, leading to despondency and uncertainty.”

PDP said the “public sense of absence of governance under the APC is evident with Nigerians now taking over the primary duties of government as they source and fund their own security and critical infrastructure of electricity, education, healthcare, roads, food production among others while resources allocated for such projects are being recklessly looted, squandered and frittered by corrupt APC leaders.

“The ill-implemented and abrupt removal of fuel subsidy, floating of the Naira, hike in electricity tariff and imposition of multiple taxes without corresponding tangible policy or programme directed to cushion the consequential high costs further confirm that the APC administration is disconnected with the realities of life in Nigeria.

“It is particularly depressing that millions of Nigerians are observing a ceremony as significant as Eid-el-Kabir in frustration as many cannot afford to celebrate with their loved ones because of extreme hardship occasioned by the insensitive policies of the APC government.

“Our Party is concerned that the condition in Nigeria under the APC has become very precarious with the growing public agitation over hunger and high cost of living in the country.”

The PDP therefore called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to urgently restore hope by listening to Nigerians and taking a second look at the policies that are suffocating life in Nigeria.

“Mr. President should also take a decisive step to end profligacy and corruption in the administration, recover stolen funds by APC leaders and channel such towards projects that have direct bearing to the wellbeing of the citizens.

“The PDP however urges Nigerians not to despair over the failures of the APC but continue to be their brother’s keeper and use the Eid-el-Kabir celebration to further reach out, share and care for one another in love and hope.”

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