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Is PDP still grappling to cope as the opposition party?

Is PDP still grappling to cope as the opposition party?
December 02
15:37 2015

It is peculiar for man to struggle with new realities, especially if such realities fall to the negative side.
After the end of dictatorship in Nigeria, Nigerians were more than happy to usher in a new democratic government and they decided to entrust their leadership into the hands of People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
PDP was voted into power in 1999 and has won every presidential election between 1999 and 2011. They had 16 years of power. They came into power with bags of promises which was never delivered to the people and Nigerians felt disoriented and disappointed. The failure of the PDP was largely due to lack of a strong opposition to check their excesses. They felt too relaxed and failed in their promises.
In 2015, Power changed hands. APC won the presidential election and majority in the states and national assembly elections and APC, who had been the opposition party for two years, became the party in power, a reversal of role PDP is still trying to blend into.
Since the defeat of PDP, the party has recently turned itself into a “watch dog’ for Buhari’s administration. Their attitude can be compared to that of a toothless dog making empty noise. They are now an ever-ready critic of the present administration. They fault the administration at any given opportunity.
This shows that PDP is still struggling to adapt with the reality of being an opposition party. The party has always thought it would hold on to power for long. In fact, one of its founding father projected that the party will rule Nigeria for 60 years, this aborted dream must have shocked and wounded their ego that they refuse to learn how to play the opposition from the APC after Lai Muhammed, the former spokeperson for the opposition party, had requested to give a free lesson to them.
This present administration should be given time to work before they are being criticized.

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