Shehu Sani, a former federal lawmaker during the 8th Senate, has described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a coward opposition party in the country.
“Never in the history of this country has a ruling party being so reinforced and comforted by a docile and cowardly opposition,” the former lawmaker lamented. “The oppressed Nigerians have become the main and most active opposition.”
Mr Sani gave the description on Thursday while reacting to the worsening state of security and the economy.
The All Progressive Congress (APC) snatched power from the PDP in 2015, making it the first time an opposition will oust a ruling party since the return to democratic rule in 1999.
Before winning the presidential election, TODAY POLITICS recalls that rarely a day goes by without the then opposition party exhibiting the malfeasances of the then ruling party.
Massive protests were staged in the country over the kidnapping of schoolgirls writing their examinations in 2014. When the Goodluck Jonathan administration attempted to remove fuel subsidy thereby increasing the price of petrol from N85 to N145 at the time, all hell was let lose until he backtracked from his already executed plan.
The APC used all arsenals at its possession to oust the PDP from power, including the social media which it wanted to ban in the country when it took over.
Lamenting on the lukewarmness of the now opposition party, Mr Sani on Twitter said it was the first time a ruling party will be comfortable mismanaging the already polarised country.
While the country’s currency is crashing, currently at N710 per dollar, at the parallel market, terrorists have reportedly laid siege in Abuja, forcing schools at the nation’s capital to shut down indefinitely.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) recently concluded its two day solidarity protest with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) who have downed tools for over six months over failure of the government reneging on its promises.