The Labour Party, on Sunday, May 24, 2015, expressed misgivings about the capability of the incoming APC government to make good on its campaign promises, ThisDay reports.
Ahead of the Friday, May 29, 2015 transition of government, the Labour Party levelled criticism at the All Progressives Congress (APC) for allegedly changing its stance on the issue of fuel subsidy policy.
The party claims that the APC is showing it’s change of tone is shown by the trend of discourse at the recently held Policy Dialogue of the Party whereby proposals were being made for the removal of petroleum subsidy. Described as ” nothing but a sheer display of a policy somersault.” by the Labour Party,
The National Secretary of the Labour Party, Mr. Kayode Ajulo, in a statement issued on Sunday, May 24, 2015 warned the President-elect and his party “not to take Nigerians for granted as the people are very clear as to the type and depth of change they want and will not be taken in by any thoughtless excuse or attempt at cajoling them.”
According to the statement, the recent Policy Dialogue organized by APC to discuss the implementation of the change it promised Nigerians is an indication that the party may not have been well-prepared for governance after all .
“They had no strategy nor sound methodology for effecting the change they promised. The campaign promises and manifesto were merely public relations gimmicks and mere fraud, which no lavender words can moderate, ” he said.
“As we have always maintained, the APC have shown themselves by this singular wrong and heartbreaking move on the eve of handover that they are merely “PDP re-packaged” and old wine-in-new skin which will soon rupture. They are like leopard trying to lose their spots in order to deceive the lamb. But reality is finding them out very early in the day even before they don the toga of office.”
“It is interesting that APC had to go and import a former British Prime Minister, Mr. Tony Blair, as speaker at the occasion whereas there are many other credible and pro-people leaders around the world and even in Africa.”
read the statement