MASSIVE UNEMPLOYMENT, WORSENING SECURITY SITUATION IN NIGERIA ~ PDP National Chairman tells British High Commissioner
National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), IYORCHIA AYU says the party would publish its manifesto once a committee set up to review it concludes its assignment.
AYU said this on Thursday during a meeting with the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, CATRIONA LAING at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
The PDP National Chairman regretted that since the party lost election in 2015 to the ruling APC, there has been massive unemployment, adding that the security situation in the country has worsened among other sectors OF the economy.
He said: “Very soon, the manifesto of the party will be out.
“We have already set up a committee that is working on the party’s manifesto with details on virtually everything- economy, foreign relations, agriculture, security among others.
“When it is ready, we would like to share it because we want people to know what we stand for that which is different from other parties.
“The PDP was formed as a party opposed to dictatorship and we have continued to chart that course for a long time, whether in good times or bad times. We were able to win elections from the beginning in 1999. We led in building some of the democratic institutions that exist today.
“Along the line and given our commitment to democracy, we had an election which we lost; we accepted defeat because of our deep belief in the democratic process.
“There’s massive unemployment. The security situation has worsened but we believe (as PDP) that we can do better.”
“We expect all umpire institutions, including INEC to carry out their work without bias against us as major opposition party.
“And so far, the signs are there, given what happened in the FCT council election last week. We won 44 councillorship seats while the ruling party got only 18. This is a good sign”.