Spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign, Charles Aniagwu, has lashed out at the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) for always using Lagos State as a benchmark of their performance in the last seven years.
Aniagwu said having failed to construct new roads in Abuja, the nation’s capital and other parts of the country, the APC now find solace in referring to Lagos State as a model of their governance.
Speaking on a live television programme on Tuesday, Aniagwu who doubles as Delta State Commissioner for Information, lampooned APC, saying that even Lagos State was always flooded whenever it rained.
“Because their performance at the national level is very abysmal, hence they are running away from their real records and always referring to Lagos, a Lagos that gets flooded anytime it rains or the Lagos that people can’t move freely because of traffic congestion?
“For us, we are going to by the grace of God talk about the country that works for all of us not a Lagos that is not even adding value to the standard of living of the people who live there.
“The kind of traffic congestion now in Abuja wasn’t there in 2015 and this is largely because the APC government has not been able to construct new roads since 2015 when they came on board,” Aniagwu stated.
He disclosed that the party would flag-off campaign for the 2023 general elections on October 10 at Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State capital.
Aniagwu restated his confidence that the crisis rocking the main opposition party would soon be over, adding that reconciliation efforts were yielding fruits.
According to Aniagwu, the party’s presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, his running mate, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and other leaders of the party were working hard to resolve all contending issues to enable it present a common front ahead of the 2023 general elections.
“Atiku has said he is not going to leave anybody behind so what we are doing is to ensure that everybody comes on board”, he said.
He said Atiku’s five-point agenda encapsulated in his policy document would address the nagging issues bedeviling the country.
“We are urging all Nigerians including those who are non-aligned to see the need to embrace the Atiku-Okowa ticket in their quest to govern Nigeria from 2023.
“It’s on record that Atiku is the only candidate that has been able to bring up a manifesto which is called ‘My Covenant With Nigerians’
“What he is doing now is part of his desire to carry everybody along and we commend our other governors for remaining in the party to express their grievances within the party” , he said.