The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday threw a jibe at the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
APC described them as “newly-converted saints” promising Nigerian what they cannot deliver.
Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC National Publicity Secretary, mocked the PDP in the party’s message on the occasion of Tuesday’s Eid-el Maulud, which celebrates the birthday of the Holy Prophet Mohammed (SAW).
He urged Muslims and all Nigerians irrespective of religious affiliations, to apply the teachings of Prophet Mohammed, which border on peaceful coexistence, tolerance, justice, charity and piety “as we collectively work for the peace, progress and development of Nigeria”.
Issa-Onilu wrote: “With the official flag off of political campaigns ahead of the 2019 general elections, we are at a critical juncture where we must make the right choice in who leads us at all level of governance.
“We must be wary of the empty promises and antics of the same people who oversaw the ruining of the country and now parade themselves as newly-converted saints with promises of a Nigerian Eldorado.
“Our hat trick victories in the bye-elections conducted last Saturday in Katsina, Bauchi and Kwara states is yet another solid expression of the continued support larger sections of Nigerians have for the Change Agenda of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration. We must build on this momentum and support going into the general elections.
“With the launch of the APC manifesto for the 2019 election campaign tagged #NextLevelNigeria, we are now faced with a choice of returning the President Buhari administration which is rebuilding the country in all facets; has broken from our tainted past; chosen accountability over waste; probity over impunity and the people over a self-serving cartel.”