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Nigerians Should No Maina is PDP’s legacy - APC insist

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The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has again blamed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for the controversial reinstatement of embattled former pensions’ boss, Abdulrasheed Maina, into the civil service. In an interview with Punch, the national publicity secretary of the APC, Bolaji Abdullahi, stated that the party was not blaming the PDP for everything; but simply recollecting the past, in order to avoid making the same mistakes. 

 Abdullahi insisted that Maina was a legacy of the opposition party and stated that it was important that Nigerians be reminded of that fact constantly. He stated: “I don’t think we are blaming the PDP for everything. Of course, we must move forward but we can’t afford to forget the past because if we forget, we will fall into the same error again. 

“You pull down a building, then you went to the market and carried a megaphone and start shouting that the person that is constructing the building is not building it well, the person is too slow, is that right? “People need to remind you that- hey shut up; you destroyed this building in the first place and we took on the job of rebuilding it. “We are not blaming you for pulling it down, we are focused on rebuilding it, let us have the quiet and the peace that we need to make progress because you are the people who burnt down the building in the first place. That is the metaphor I will use in this case. 

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“The import of this is that nobody is blaming PDP whenever we have a challenge; that is not what is happening. “What is happening is that yes, the President did not blame PDP for Maina’s return to office, but Maina is part of the legacy left behind by the PDP. “So, if you mention Maina, you must mention the PDP so that people don’t forget that Maina is one of the legacies left behind by the PDP. 

But his finding his way back into service is our responsibility. “The PDP would rather we don’t mention them at all but we will continue to make reference to them whenever we find it necessary. “Even though they have been reduced to a regional party, we won’t leave them alone because of the rot and the level of institutional decay they left behind.” 

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