The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Emmanuel Udom, has said Nigerians were eagerly awaiting the return of PDP at the Federal and state levels come 2019.
The Governor’s statement followed yesterday’s statement by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo that both the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, have failed Nigerians.
Obasanjo had also insisted that it was clear that both the ruling and the main opposition parties have nothing to offer, adding, “I, therefore, will gladly join such a Movement when one is established as Coalition for Nigeria, CN, taking Nigeria to the height God has created it to be. From now on, the Nigeria eagle must continue to soar and fly high.
“CN, as a Movement, will be new, green, transparent and must remain clean and always active, selflessly so.”
But addressing members of the PDP in his state, the Governor reminded Nigerians that a bag of rice, which was sold at N6,000 when PDP left power in 2015 now goes for N18,000; Toyota Corolla car has skyrocketed from N3.5 million to N20 million, and Naira to a dollar from N186/N188 to N350.
Governor Udom added, “There is nothing any other party can do for Akwa Ibom people. People keep saying that PDP government destroyed Nigeria, but they inherited rice at N6,000 and now its N18,000, Toyota Corolla N3.5 million, now over N20 million and exchange rate N186/N188, now its over N350 to $1.
“Nigerians are eagerly awaiting PDP’s return in 2019. Our problem is that we don’t know what we have until we lose it.
“Many who may be condemning PDP today, have the party’s membership card in their pockets, because they can’t risk going over to other parties.”