The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari has
validated his rejection by Nigerians by admitting, before state
governors, on Friday, that he has failed to fix the economy of the
nation, in negation of his 2015 campaign promises.
The party said by asking Nigerians to tighten their belts, President
Buhari has admitted that our economy has terribly worsened under his
incompetent watch and that he has no solution to our economic realities.
Mr. President by this statement has admitted that he is tired and that
the task of running a competitive economy such as ours is way above his
If President Buhari had heed wise counsel from Nigerians and the
international community to hands off critical sectors of our economy and
allow competent hands to manage them, our economy would not have gone
into a biting recession, for which he is now asking Nigerians to tighten
Nigerians must hold President Buhari directly responsible for the
official flops, harsh economic policies and humongous corruption in his
regime, which led to the collapse of our once robust economy, turned our
nation to the poverty capital of the world with the worse form of hunger
and starvation to the extent compatriots now consider suicide mission
and slavery as options.
Most reprehensible is that Mr. President wants Nigerians to tighten
their belts at a time he, his officials and associates are swimming in
very expensive lifestyles.
Our party holds that Nigerians across the board have made enough
sacrifices in accommodating the incompetent, insensitive and corrupt
Buhari administration and must not be forced to carry this burden beyond
May 29, 2019; the very reason they are now rallying behind the PDP
Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, ahead of the February, 2019
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