…as Reps Minority Leader receives accolades for performance
Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, has taken a swipe at the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), saying it is hopelessly corrupt and cannot serve the interest of Nigerians.
He spoke at the weekend as he received ovations and endorsements for his outstanding legislative activities as well as his constituency infrastructural and empowerment programmes.
Elumelu, who was addressing a mammoth crowd at the PDP Mega Rally in Asaba, Delta State capital, on Saturday, described the APC as a party of treasury looters and incompetent politicians, who did not keep their promises, adding that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was back to rescue the nation from the “corrupt and wicked” APC.
The Minority Leader stressed that whereas the PDP remained sincere, forward-thinking, development-oriented and always had the interest and wellbeing of the people at heart, the APC was insincere and completely anti-people.
According to Elumelu, “We are not like APC that make promises that they will not fulfill. The APC promised one naira to one dollar, but today a dollar is more than N500. The APC promised better healthcare and social safety nets; they promised better education, promised scholarship, good roads and so on but they never fulfilled their promises.”
Lamenting that the APC had reversed all the gains achieved by successive PDP administrations, Elumelu recalled how the main opposition party upon assumption of office, cleared the nation’s debts only for the APC to wreck the economy and now resort to fresh accumulation of foreign debts to the detriment of the nation.
“PDP cleared our national debt but today the APC is busy accumulating debts for Nigerians,” Elumelu lamented.
The House’s Minority Leader, however, urged Nigerians not to relent in their determination, on the platform of the PDP, to rescue the nation from the stranglehold of the “corrupt and wicked” APC, come 2023.
Elumelu also commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State for his massive development projects.
He praised Governor Okowa for repositioning Delta as a hub of development and good governance in the country.
Earlier, at a Town hall meeting at the weekend, the minority leader received accolades and endorsements from his Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency people, after presenting his scorecard of bills, motions, budget inputs and constituency projects for the period between 2019 to date.
The scorecard showed that Elumelu ranked among the most prolific lawmakers in the 9th Assembly in bills and motions as well as direct employment and economic empowerment of thousands of beneficiaries.
This is in addition to numerous road, electricity, housing, healthcare, ICT, education, maritime, transport, industrialisation, agricultural as well as skill acquisition infrastructural projects, among others.