The All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured President Bola Tinubu is committed to ensuring an inclusive, honest, transparent and accountable governance system.
APC spokesman Felix Morka gave the assurance in a statement issued in Abuja while reacting to comments by Phrank Shaibu, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar’s media aide Phrank Shaibu.
“As the discerning people that we are, we remain confident that Nigerians will continue to differentiate between genuine, constructive and development-oriented criticisms. And those driven by self-interest, mercenary considerations and disruptive political agenda,” said the APC statement.
The ruling party accused Mr Shaibu of facts distortion and desperation.
“But that can only worsen his infamy in the light of the president’s determined commitment and strides to improving the social and economic conditions for all Nigerians,” said the statement.
The statement added, “The PDP and all its agents of misinformation should know by now that no amount of sleazy propaganda, muckraking, lies, half-truths, misrepresentations, misinformation or disinformation will confer the presidency of Nigeria on their candidate.”
The ruling party insisted that Nigerians “have freely chosen our party, the APC, and President Tinubu, to continue to steer the ship of state, and he is making good his campaign promises to deliver purposeful leadership.”
The APC said Mr Shaibu, “in his pathological and cynical flippancy, Atiku’s aide delved into matters he clearly does not understand or lacks the constitutive capacity to understand.”
“That Shaibu described as lies the Tinubu’s administration’s courageous decisions to remove fuel subsidy, harmonise the foreign exchange regimes and sign into law the Students’ Loan Act, only buttresses his poor understanding of economic development and governance,” said APC.
The APC said Mr Shaibu’s claim that the fuel subsidy was back was incorrect, claiming that Mr Tinubu’s government’s intervention to ensure some measure of price stability and predictability, not a return to the fuel subsidy regime.
He noted that lifting the visa ban on Nigerians by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities should ordinarily make any well-meaning Nigerian happy, claiming that diplomatic rapprochement between Nigeria and UAE authorities was ongoing and details of outcomes would soon be made public.