A former Minority Leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has insisted that the People Democratic Party, PDP, did nothing to improve the welfare of Nigerians during its 16 years in power.
Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa Ibom State made the remark during the official reception of members of PDP who defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Nsit Atai Local Government Area of the state.
He stated that unlike the PDP, APC has Social Intervention programmes, like N-Power, meeting the needs of the people.
The lawmaker also berated PDP members for destroying the campaign billboards of APC members.
He said, “If you look outside this venue, you’ll see the posters of the outgoing governor, Udom Emmanuel, they are not torn. It shows that APC is a peaceful party.
“While coming down here, along the Airport Road, you will notice that the billboards of the APC are all torn. We are for peace, Nsit Atai is for peace. Let me assure us all that they can only tear your posters and billboards but they cannot tear your votes come 2019.
“Akwa Ibom people have benefited from the Federal Government through employment, projects, and social intervention programmes like N-Power and PDP did nothing for the state in 16 years.’’