The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) laments the escalated despondency,
depression and misery in the country since the rigging of the 2019
The party charges Nigerians to uphold and support one another in love,
at this trying time, to check the rising social degeneration in our
nation, particularly acts of suicide.
The PDP described as a national tragedy, the rising spate of suicides,
slavery mission abroad, divorces, child abandonment and other social
degeneration occasioned by the worsening economic hardship, poverty,
hunger and rising insecurity under the incompetent, corrupt, divisive
and manipulative All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.
The party laments that such social ills, which is a direct response to
bad governance, occurs when citizens are overwhelmed by gloom, with no
hope in sight, particularly after their majority vote for a new,
purposeful and result-oriented President in the PDP candidate Atiku
Abubakar, as expressed in the February 23 Presidential election, was
subverted with brazen impunity.
In the last few months, the news media has been awash with horrible
reports of teenage suicide in our country.
Banditry, insurgency, marauding, bloodletting and kidnapping with
unmentionable ransoms, have almost become daily occurrences. Our
citizenry is now battling with the worst kind of siege mentality.
Constitutional violations, human rights abuses, arbitrary arrests,
extra-judicial killings, assault on perceived dissenting voices and
attempt at annexation of our institutions of democracy, particularly the
judiciary, signposts a nation in dire strait.
Misery has set in. This is evident in the shrinking of our nation’s
Gross Domestic Produce (GDP) to 2.1percent in the first quarter of 2019.
It is saddening that at the time Nigerians ought to be celebrating, they
are rather forlorn, committing suicide and exiting the country in
Most Nigerians have become downhearted in the face of an administration
that wrecked our once robust economy and divided our people; in the face
of worsening joblessness, piling bills, hunger and diseases; in the face
of incompetence, lies, and unfulfilled promises of free homes, monthly
allowance to unemployed youth and the poor, bringing the naira to the
same value as the US Dollar, creating of 5 million new jobs, ending of
insurgency in three months and myriad of other false promises.
Instead, what our nation has witnessed is an official entrenchment and
elevation of incompetence, deceit, propaganda, failure and cabal
mentality on the corridors of power; a situation where the only
achievement is the foisting of economic recession and mortgaging of the
future of our nation with the accumulation of N24.39 trillion debt, with
no tangible project to show.
It is instructive to state that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC
administration has obstinately refused to allow any scrutiny of its
books, knowing that they are catalogues of corruption, treasury looting,
violations, impunity and acts that have brought our nation to its knees.
The PDP however calls on Nigerians not to despair but stand firm in
their collective determination to retrieve the stolen Presidential
mandate at the tribunal, so they can have an administration that truly
cares for them and which has the competence to return our nation on her
deserved path of peace, national cohesion and economic prosperity.
National Publicity Secretary