ABUJA—Ahead of next month’s presidential and general elections, the national leadership of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has challenged the All Progressives Congress, APC and its leaders to carry out a survey and see the achievements of President Goodluck Jonathan.
The PDP, in a statement issued yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, described the APC as lacking in policy direction, boasting that all the achievements of the PDP-led government were verifiable.
The party said its array of candidates for the February elections were far better than those of the APC, adding that same was applicable to the policy direction of both parties.
The party noted that it was the only truly pan-Nigerian party for which the unity, stability and prosperity of the nation remained paramount.
PDP said: “The founding fathers of the PDP had their eyes set on specific goals, which include ensuring the indivisibility of Nigeria, sustenance of democracy and providing enabling environment for the prosperity and welfare of our people.
“These have guided our governments and have continued to reflect in the quality of leadership by our elected and appointed officers at all tiers in the last 16 years.
“These are also the values that have resulted in the unparalleled milestones recorded in every sphere of our national life especially under the current administration.
“The quality of legislation and policies under its administration has continued to transform the nation into a destination for progress with Nigerians excelling in every sphere of life
“The strict adherence to the rule of law, the guarantee of personal freedom for all Nigerians, passage of the Freedom of Information Act, ensuring greater transparency in governance, the electoral reforms, the policy of wealth transfer, leading to the unprecedented thriving of private enterprises, the agricultural and health reforms resulting in increased life expectancy and reduction in food import.
“Others are the return of the railways and massive investment in road infrastructure and communication as well as growing the economy to become the largest in Africa and the third fasted growing in the world, all point to the superiority of the manifesto of the PDP and its ability to deliver good governance despite daunting challenges.”