APC Denying Campaign Promises Is Swindling Electorates—Afenifere

The Presidency’s denial that a campaign docu-ment, entitled My Covenant With Nigerians, originated from All Progressives Con-gress, APC, has been greeted with angry reactions.

Pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, described the denial as the highest level of perfidy.

Afenifere’s National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, said: “It is what I will call the swindling of the electorate; it is also what I call obtaining under false pretence. We saw all the promises flying around and APC never disowned those promises.

“They erected billboards all around major cities. I was thinking they would say it was because they met a different thing on the ground. But to tell us that those things were not promised is the highest level of perfidy. It is most unfortunate.

“That is the price the electorate would pay for not asking questions.”

On his part, National President of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, Alhaji Yerima Shettima said: “It is one thing for politicians to go to the field and make promises, and another thing for them to implement those promises.

“However, we should not be in a hurry. They have their reasons. Perhaps, it is as a result of the challenges they are facing.

“Of course, they are aware of these problems. But I think it amounts to a betrayal to tell Nigerians what you would do and you fail to do it.”

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