N5,000 stipend: PDP slams Buhari, APC Senators
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said
that Wednesday’s rejection by the All
Progressives Congress, APC, senators of
N5,000 monthly stipend, underscored the
“monumental hypocrisy” of their party in
getting to power by means of deceit and false
promises to Nigerians.
APC had promised payment of N5,000 to
unemployed Nigerians as a social security
package during electioneering campaign.
PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa
Metuh, in a statement on Thursday said the
development was a clear confirmation that
the APC was a party of “hypocrites, who
never had the intentions of honouring any of
their campaign promises”.
“The PDP declares that it is absolutely
obvious to all that the APC came to power
riding on monumental lies and deceit in
making promises they had no intentions to
“All they wanted was to get into power and
they achieved this with their lying tongues.
“Indeed, the unanimity displayed by the APC
senators in rejecting the promised N5, 000
monthly welfare package, especially coming
after their party and the presidency had made
futile efforts to distance themselves from it,
further stresses the duplicitous spirit of the
APC and its reprehensible insensitivity to the
feelings and aspirations of Nigerians,
especially the unsuspecting youths, women
and the indigent, who they shamelessly
swindled with false promises.
“From the foregoing therefore, Nigerians
should not expect any sincere action from the
President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC
government on the other promises including
monthly allowance to discharged but
unemployed NYSC members, free meals and
scholarship to school children, free houses,
bringing the naira to the same value with the
“Our position remains that the APC has
sufficiently confirmed to the world that they
have a lot to learn on the leadership values of
honesty, integrity, credibility and
“Finally, we invite Nigerians to note the powers amply
vested in them by the constitution under a democracy as we
urge them to stand on such powers and hold the APC and its
government accountable for all their campaign promises,”
the party said.
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