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    Tinubu: PDP Plans a “Lifetime of Greedy Enrichment”

    The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, says the ruling party spoilt alleged plan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’ “lifetime of greedy enrichment”, TheCable reports.

    He made this known in his goodwill message at the national convention of the APC which held in Abuja.

    Adams Oshiomole, former governor of Edo state, in the convention came out top in the chairmanship race of the party unopposed.

    Tinubu said “doubters who gave APC no chance of existence or of continued survival” tried many times to prevent the birth of APC.

    The APC was formed in February 2013 in anticipation of the 2015 elections, through an alliance of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and a faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), the news site recalled.

    According to him, the formation of the APC is “the most important political development in our recent history”.

    “Joined in goodwill by common purpose and noble endeavour, we assemble this day. The doubters who gave APC no chance of existence or of continued survival have gotten their reply in full. Their envious prayers and complaints have been answered in reverse,” Tinubu said, made available by TheCable.

    “They wanted to see the end of us and our pursuit of good governance for Nigeria. You should not forget, as I shall never forget, the strong efforts they made to stop us in the courts.

    “There were 12 cases brought trying to stop us from merging, from registering the new party, then attempting to bar our candidate from the election.

    “Lacking the courage to face the democratic will of the people, they tried to misuse the courts as a weapon against democracy. We thank the judiciary for following the letter and spirit of the constitution by dismissing this dirty dozen of malicious cases filed against us.

    “With their schemes foiled, those who tried to destroy us must bear witness to the destruction of their edifice of corrupt governance and their dreams of unjust domination of our nation.

    “While they planned a lifetime of greedy enrichment by looting the people’s resources and the public treasury for 60 years, we moved to reform the economy to bring development and aid to the poor.

    “When they called for hate and division, we strove for compassion and unity. When they hoisted the standard of bias, we raised the flag of justice and the chevron of fairness.

    “When they sought to make Nigeria a monument to corrupt government, we sought to remake Nigeria into a place of transparency and honest opportunity for all.

    “The APC’s formation is the most important political development in our recent history. This is not due to the names of those who founded the party. It is because of the ideals upon which the party was established.

    Tinubu said the APC has recorded some successes in its three-year reign, while noting that there is still much work left to be done, and will not relent in its efforts to provide more jobs and combat corruption.