APC government in Kaduna has failed, PDP alleges


The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna state has accused the ruling the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state for not living up to the expectations of the people in the past six years.
In a statement on Tuesday, Abraham Catoh, spokesman of the PDP in the state, said the APC administration under Governor Nasir El-Rufai has been characterised by “anti-people’s policies, banditry and kidnappings for ransom.”
The statement urged the state government to “change its approach to governance and give the people of the state the much anticipated dividends of democracy.”
Catoh said the essence of government is to meet the basic needs of the people, alleging that in the past six years, the APC administration had subjected residents of Kaduna state to hardship.
The statement lamented the high rate of insecurity in the state, occasioned by invasion of communities, killings and abductions for ransom, adding that the Kaduna has become very insecured as a result of activities of bandits.
“It is appalling that in Kaduna state our political history in the past six years under the APC led government is dominated by anti-people policies, militia activities, banditry and kidnapping for ransom.
“Bandits are holding sway over territories. People are going through dehumanizing experiences of their lives; the rate at which people are being killed appears we don’t have a proactive government, but very quick in issuing empty statements provoking the bandits, which has helped to worsened the situation”, the PDP said.
The statement also condemned the sacking of thousands of civil servants by the state government and at the same time increasing school fees in state owned tertiary institutions.
Catoh said, “As it is now, if a section of people are not crying over insecurity and untold hardship, they are struggling to contend with sack from their work place.
“Since the APC government embarked on the mass sacking of workers without paying attention to the extant civil service rule
“The mass sack of workers in the public service of Kaduna state have been done without reference to the payment of gratuity.
“The APC government is sacking breadwinners and simultaneously increasing the tuition fees…”


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