Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) government of President Muhammadu Buhari of running a government of lies and propaganda.
Mr. Jonathan said this yesterday at his residence while receiving one of the chairmanship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof Tunde Adeniran.
In his assessment, the PDP, which controlled the federal government from 1999 to 2015, did well for the country but said that APC had failed the country and the Nigerian people.
According to him, the APC administration of President Buhari has nothing to show as achievement.
Jonathan said, “The PDP administration for 16 did well and will continue to do well. But this administration has done nothing, the administration is full lies and propaganda
“In the power sector, we did well to revive it, a certain state governor criticised our government, saying that any serious government should be able to fix the power sector within six months. But today, the APC has been in power for how many years? Fortunately, the then governor is in the APC Government as a Minister.”
Jonathan was happy that Nigerians have now seen the difference between the PDP and the APC in terms of performance and was confident that the PDP will return to power in 2019.
He added, “With the rate at which people are coming around to associate with a party that lost elections, it shows that the people still believe in the PDP. With the number and calibre of the people coming out to vie for the seat of the national chairman and other offices of our party, it shows that our party still has another chance.”
On the need to put its house in order, the former president said the PDP needed “a national chairman who will rule the party democratically and carry others along. In fact, the national chairman is the leader of the party. It is not the other way round”.
By his long interaction with Prof Adeniran, coupled with testimonies of other party leaders, the former Nigerian Ambassador to Germany possessed what it takes to lead the party at this critical time.