The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday expressed shock over the decision by the opposition All Peoples Congress (APC) to engage the services of a foreign firm, AKPD Message and Media, to boost its electoral chances in the 2015 elections.
The party urged Nigerians to resist the attempt by the APC to throw the nation back to imperialism, 54 years after independence.
The party in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, said this was not only a clear justification of its stand that the APC is anti-Nigeria but another insult on the hard working citizens of our dear country.
“In engaging the services of a foreign firm, the APC has shown that it does not have faith in our people, our indigenous consultancy firms and the teeming well qualified, world acclaimed Nigerian professionals and technocrats.
“That APC has an inner contempt for Nigerians is no longer hidden. Its latest action is not only an affront to nationalism but a weird embrace of neo-colonialism at a time national pride and assertiveness has assumed a rule of engagement in global politics. We are afraid that neo-colonialism is the guiding ethos of the APC’s quest to rule Nigeria. It is now apparent that the leadership of this opposition party may have perfected plans to use same foreign interests to siphon national resources and reverse the pro-national socio-economic foundation laid by the founding fathers of Nigeria.”
According to the PDP , “there is no way the APC can justify this crime against our people. Nigerians are discerning enough to see the clever attempt to cover this monumental insult by dropping the name of President Obama, who was duly re-elected by the popular votes of the people of the United States as a beneficiary of this consultancy service.
This ulterior motive of the APC explains the reason it has mindlessly been opposing and attacking all the people oriented projects and policies of the PDP-led Federal Government which have enthroned an unprecedented empowerment of indigenous firms, an economic agenda strongly embedded in the manifesto of our great party, seeking the transfer wealth from public institutions to the private sector.”