The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the condemnation of deregulation policy of the federal government by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its Presidential candidate at the last general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the height of hypocrisy.
The party also noted that Atiku’s outburst revealed his two-facedness and portrayed him “as a man not only acutely lacking in integrity but one that should never be trusted.”
Deputy national publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena, of APC in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said the condemnation of the opposition party and its presidential flag bearer on the deregulation of electricity tariff and pump price of petrol smack nothing but hypocrisy of the highest order.
The statement reads in part: “As genuine patriots, reputable groups and organizations, make honest contributions to the reactions about the deregulation of electricity and petrol prices, we receive with some amazement comments attributed to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, condemning the decision of the Buhari administration to deregulate the PMS sector”.
“The PDP and Atiku’s reaction to what has been adjudged an inevitability by many experts clearly depicts the height of hypocrisy demonstrated by them on many issues relating to the progress and wellbeing of Nigeria”.
“Worrisome is the action of the PDP’s presidential flag bearer at the 2019 general elections. It’s rather unfortunate if truly, the comment reported by a section of the media, condemning the removal of petrol subsidy, is attributed to Atiku Abubakar’’.