Abuja-Kaduna rail project our legacy, not APC’s — PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the Abuja-Kaduna Standard Gauge Rail Line Project commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari was conceptualized, awarded and constructed by the PDP administration and therefore not a legacy of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
A statement by the spokesman of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led national caretaker committee of the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, said the rail project was conceptualized by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who was elected under the platform of the PDP, while the successive administrations of former President Umaru Yar’adua and Goodluck Jonathan carried out 99 percent of work on the project.
The PDP lamented that the “usual rhetoric” of the APC has been that the 16 years of PDP in power was a waste, though there are legacies to show, including the railway project.
The PDP, therefore, asked the APC-led government to explain whether the railway project was also a waste.
“The truth, which history will bear us out, is that the PDP in its 16 years of rule successfully completed numerous projects that substantively changed the infrastructural landscape of Nigeria.
“Every one of those 16 years was a year of great productivity with remarkable landmark achievements. This is very much unlike the APC, which has already wasted one full year without even scratching one square meter of ground anywhere in the country,” Prince Adeyeye said.
Sen. Ahmed Makarfi