The All Progressives Congress has described the manifesto of the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, as empty.
The Party in a statement issued by its Director of Media and Publicity, APC Presidential Campaign Council, Bayo Onanuga, said the manifesto was empty and promised nothing new to Nigerians.
He also added that the supporters of the former governor of Anambra State must have been disappointed that he gave them nothing to be proud of.
In the statement titled, ‘Peter Obi’s Manifesto Offers Nothing New To Nigerians: APC PCC,’ Onanuga advised Obi to ask for a refund if he did pay those who put the manifesto together for him.
The statement partly reads, “We are glad that Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi finally released their much-awaited policy document after many contradictory statements on same.
“After perusing the document which is very high on graphics and demagogic rhetorics and short on substance, we have come to the conclusion that the document is empty and vacuous.
“The document which is titled ‘It is Possible: Our Pact with Nigerians’, offers nothing refreshing to Nigerians and comes across as total anti-climax. The subtitle ‘Action Plan’ was shamelessly parroted from Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s manifesto.
“By now, many of the gullible followers must have been utterly disappointed that their man didn’t offer them anything to be proud of after all the blusters and the initial leakage of the document, which contains, strangely, 15 pages of the biographical sketches of Obi and his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed.
“Mr. Peter Obi’s document contains no grand policy initiatives and options to excite right thinking Nigerians. It was silent about how Obi wants to achieve his high objectives. Instead, it will set alarm bells ringing in the South South and North East as Obi promises to ‘engineer the transition of Nigeria from a fossil fuel dependency to climate and eco-friendly energy use”.