Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday said the All Progressive Congress (APC)-led administration runs a government of lies and propaganda.
Jonathan stated this in Abuja while receiving one of the chairmanship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof Tunde Adeniran at his private residence.
He insisted that the PDP, which controlled government at the centre from 1999 to 2015 did well for the country but that the APC has failed the country and its people.
According to him, the APC administration has nothing to show in terms of achievement. Rather, the ruling party has been governing through lies and deployment of hi-tech propaganda to cover up its misrules.
Challenging the APC leadership to the public debate over its performance, Jonathan said: “The PDP administration for 16 years did well and will continue to do well. But this administration has done nothing, the administration is full lies and propaganda.
“In the power sector, we did well to revive it.
“A certain state governor criticised our government, saying that any serious government should be able to fix the power sector within six months. But today, the APC has been in power for how many years? Fortunately, the then governor is in the APC Government as a Minister”.
The former President, however, said that all hope was not lost, adding that the PDP would go all out and put its house in order for it to return to power in 2019.
Jonathan said that Nigerians have been able to see the difference between the PDP and the APC in terms of performance.
“With the rate at which people are coming around to associate with a party that lost elections, it shows that the people still believe in the PDP. With the number and calibre of the people coming out to vie for the seat of the national chairman and other offices of our party, it shows that our party still has another chance”, the ex-President added.
Speaking earlier, Adeniran said that he was not interested in the race at the initial stage, but that the need to rebuild and reposition the party ahead of the 2019 general elections prompted him to join the race.
Prof Adeniran added that he was in the race for the PDP to regain its lost glory and give Nigerians the real dividends of democracy that have eluded them since the PDP lost power in 2015.