PDP chieftain laments absence of middle class, says poverty now rules Nigeria

The immediate past Vice National Chairman (South-West) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Eddy Olafeso, yesterday, said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had continued to inflict pain on Nigerians with no strategy in place to contain the socio-economic challenges plaguing the country.

Olafeso, however, stressed that the policies introduced by the APC-led administration had erased the middle class, which in turn, had led to an increase in poverty ratio in the country.

According to the PDP chieftain, who spoke during a one-day seminar organised by the Ondo State chapter of the party for media aides of governorship aspirants in the state, the opposition party will soon return to power.

He said: “With the future we have shared in the People’s Democratic Party, no matter the challenges we are facing at this moment, we are very sure and confident that the future will be better and that the PDP will take back power and do what it did in the past to develop Nigeria.

“I am very confident that we will return.”There’s no middle class anymore. There is poverty in the land, as well as insecurity. What else can we hope for but the support of the people that will make the PDP’s dream of creating prosperity for this country happen as quickly as possible?”

On his part, the Chairman of the party in the state, Tola Alabere, assured residents that the party would rescue the state from its doldrums if it emerged victorious in the forthcoming governorship election.

Alabere, who advised members of the party in the state on the need to be formidable against the APC ahead of the election, emphasised that all that is required to win at the polls is unity.

“I want to admonish you to be good ambassadors of the PDP. I said that deliberately because all of us are working for the PDP. This is because if your principals are not members of the PDP, you won’t be here today.

“The roles all of you are playing today are not geared towards bringing the aspirants together. What you write on social media platforms is not geared towards strengthening the party.

“I want to advise you to conserve the energy you are putting into bringing down co-aspirants with your principal for APC. You didn’t see anything wrong with what APC is doing in Ondo State?” he queried.

The state’s Publicity Secretary of the party, Kennedy Peretei, said that the essence of the training was to unite all the aspirants, particularly their media aides and supporters.

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