The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday implored the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) to return all of the property stolen from Nigeria throughout its 16-year rule and supply a honest apology to Nigerians.
The get together in an announcement issued by its Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, urged the PDP and its candidate within the 2019 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to say sorry from Nigerians for impoverishing them, saying the duo symbolize the wasted previous which the residents have lengthy discarded.
It stated: “Return of our stolen assets and honest apologies for the havoc wrecked on the nation throughout the 16-year rule ought to be the preoccupation of the PDP.
“The All Progressives Congress (APC) provides this as a brand new yr counseling to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar following his personal tongue-in-cheek recommendation to his get together, the PDP, urging them to focus on strengthening and rebuilding the PDP for now, moderately than dissipating power on the 2023 elections. Clearly, the previous PDP presidential candidate was something however honest in his recommendation.
“Atiku and the PDP symbolize the wasted previous which Nigerians have chosen to discard and proper. The period when nationwide property have been a bazaar for cronies and pals; an period when funds have been accredited and launched for initiatives that have been by no means executed; an period of waste and impunity; an period of voodoo economic system; an period when corruption was a state coverage.
“Nigerians now get pleasure from a brand new dispensation which has ensured large infrastructural improvement protecting the rail, street, agriculture, aviation, ports, schooling and well being sectors. The resolute and pro-people intervention by the President Muhammadu Buhari authorities has ensured the plugging of income leakages, oil sector reforms, anti-corruption insurance policies, financial diversification, fast infrastructure improvement, intensification of battle towards violent extremism amongst others.
“Notably within the battle towards public sector corruption, the recently-launched Open Treasury Portal (OTP) enhances earlier initiatives such because the administration’s full implementation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) which has elevated the extent of accountability and transparency within the monetary assets of the federal government; stoppage of finances padding, opposite to what we witnessed all through the 16 years of the PDP and pruning out hundreds of ghost staff via stricter implementation of Built-in Personnel Payroll System (IPPIS).
“Whereas ongoing diversification efforts have recorded nice successes notably within the agricultural sector, oil sector reforms have been landmark. Gas queues have vanished, cross border smuggling of petroleum merchandise, the subsidy racket and roundtripping by oil entrepreneurs which have been all perfected beneath successive PDP administrations have been checked.
“The Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company (NNPC) just lately reported a large drop of 570 million litres from the 1.76 billion litres at 55.74 million litres per day distributed in July 2019, a direct results of the federal government’s effort to verify cross border smuggling actions.
“Publish-election, Atiku has been afforded a possibility to defend himself on a number of corruption and prison indictments which have troubled him in his serial presidential election contests, notably throughout 2019 presidential election. Atiku has moderately continued to play the ostrich.
“As a substitute of Atiku focussing on easy methods to nook the 2023 presidential ticket of the PDP or any of the opposite political events the place he might select to buy his ticket, we name on Atiku, together with different PDP leaders to seek out the braveness to return our assets and search forgiveness from Nigerians.”