Press Statement

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 
their belts.

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 
Presidential election.

Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary