The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday condemned the All Progressives Congress (APC) for organizing a mega rally in Umuahia, Abia State, on Tuesday, saying the development showed that the ruling party is insensitive to the plight of Nigerians.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said in a statement in Abuja that the APC was in Umuahia to spit on the faces of suffering Nigerians and the graves of those that had died due to “hardship caused by its misgovernment.”
The party said: “Nigerians were disheartened to see leaders of the ruling party dancing away and making vain speeches at a time when millions are still traumatized over killings in Benue and other parts of the country, while many more are groaning under the pains of economic hardship worsened by the unabating fuel crisis in the country.
“If the APC had an iota of regard for Nigerians, it would, at this moment, be brainstorming on the many woes it has caused the nation and how to shore up the economy ruined by its tactless government.
“The Umuahia rally has also shown that the APC leaders are not in any way interested in the welfare of Nigerians but in their selfish, political and pecuniary interests.
“This even manifested in their empty speeches wherein they could not present the people with any achievement or plans for future development.
“Perhaps the APC would have learnt a lesson from the scanty turnout of Nigerians at the mega rally.”