GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has said that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will run the Nigerian economy aground if not voted out on February 14, adding that already, the party has killed the nation’s currency, the naira.
Speaking at two separate rallies of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Agbede, Etsako West Local Government Area and Udaba, Etsako Central Local Government Area of the state on Saturday, Oshiomhole said the PDP was clueless on how to handle the economy and has left the economy worse than it was before 1999.
He said: “When the PDP took over power in 1999, the naira was better than it is today. Now they have killed the naira. Today, a dollar is equivalent to N210. That means, cost of products, especially imported products, have all gone up and all the basic things needed by the poor have gone up as a result of the devaluation of the naira.”
The governor said that the PDP offers Nigerians empty promises of what they intend to do, adding, “The PDP is full of promises. They keep telling you we will do this, we will do that, whereas APC believes in action. We show you what we have done and what we intend to do beyond that.
“We are victims of 16 years of darkness imposed on our country by a party that is led by rogues. According to their National Chairman, theirs is a party that doesn’t have justice, and fairness even for its members. Theirs is a party that is based on the principles of slaves working for the benefit of a few privileged masters. That is what their Chairman said.
“When their Chairman says his party is based on these principles, who are the slaves working and who are the privileged masters? PDP leaders are the privileged masters benefitting from the system and the Nigerian people are the slaves working for them. That is the reason why you must kick out these masters.”