The Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Uche Secondus has expressed optimism that Nigerians will reject the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general elections.
Secondus stated this in Abuja at a dinner organised by the PDP in honour of some members of the APC in the National Assembly, who recently defected to the opposition party.
The PDP chairman said the ruling party has shown gross insensitivity to the plight of Nigerians since it took over the reins of power in the country in 2015.
He noted that President Muhammadu Buhari administration is worse than a full blown dictatorship, revealing that under the APC led federal government, institutions of state, that are supposed to maintain laws and order are now used to break laws in the country, while court orders are now longer obeyed by the government.
“It is better for us to have full blown military than for the institutions that are supposed to maintain law and order are now the same people who are breaking this laws and order. Court order are no longer obeyed. We are going deeper and deeper into crisis.
” Nigerians are in pains. Each time, anything happens, they(government) say they are not bothered. When Nigerians are in hunger, they are not bothered. When Nigerians are killed, they say they are not bothered. Are they bothered about anything? They are not bothered. There is no government.
“If you tell them the truth, they say it is hate speech. If you tell them the honest truth, they will say it is fake news. But they are the ones who are carrying fake news. The APC is broken. In 2019, Nigerians will speak with one voice and reject the APC,” he said.
He added “You are aware that Sokoto governor and members of the state Assembly have also defected. They are not bothered and they are not losing sleep. We are expecting more states. They won’t bother. And we will win the 2019 election and they will not be bothered, because they are anti people. ”
The PDP leader paid glowing tributes to the defectors, describing them as “heroes,who have decided to leave the ruling party to stand with the people. ” However, he urged the new entrants into the opposition party and other members of the party to brace up for the challenges ahead, noting that “it is going to be a long walk to freedom.”
Responding on behalf of the senators, who joined the PDP recently, Senator Dino Melaye Dino more APC senators are set to join the opposition party in the next one week.