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N5,000 Monthly Stipend: ‘APC swindled Nigeria with false promises’ – PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) has lashed the All Progressives Congress, (APC) for deceiving Nigerians with fake promises during campaigns in theier desperate bid to seize power.

A statement issued by the PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, on Thursday, November 5, 2015 the rejection of the N5,000 monthly stipend by APC senators is indicative of the party’s monumental hypocrisy.

Metuh said: “The PDP declares that it is absolutely obvious to all that the APC came to power riding on monumental lies and deceit in making promises they had no intentions to keep. All they wanted was to get into power and they achieved this with their lying tongues.

“Indeed, the unanimity displayed by the APC senators in rejecting the promised N5, 000 monthly welfare package, especially coming after their party and the Presidency had made futile efforts to distance themselves from it, further stresses the duplicitous spirit of the APC and its reprehensible insensitivity to the feelings and aspirations of Nigerians, especially the unsuspecting youths, women and the indigent, who they shamelessly swindled with false promises.

“From the foregoing therefore, Nigerians should not expect any sincere action from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government on the other promises including monthly allowance to discharged but unemployed NYSC members, free meals and scholarship to school children, free houses, bringing the naira to the same value with the dollar.

“Our position remains that the APC has sufficiently confirmed to the world that they have a lot to learn on the leadership values of honesty, integrity, credibility and forthrightness.

“Finally, we invite Nigerians to note the powers amply vested on them by the constitution under a democracy as we urge them to stand on such powers and hold the APC and its government accountable for all their campaign promises.”

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