The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for failing to sustain the ‘largest economy’ it inherited from President Goodluck Jonathan following the latter’s loss of the 2015 general election.
Former Presid ent, Dr Goodluck Jonathan handing over reports of the 2014 National Conference to President Muhammadu Buhari File Photos
In a statement issued Tuesday by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the party faulted the statements credited to some APC chieftains, condemning former President Jonathan’s speech on Saturday at the PDP Special Non-elective National Convention wherein, he lauded the achievements of the PDP. According to Adeyeye on behalf of the party, the call for Jonathan to apologize to Nigerians for condoning corruption was borne out of ignorance, stating that the APC has failed to inspire the people’s confidence more than two years after taking over the mantle of leadership.
“We have read comments made by the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Bolaji Ojo-Abdullahi, Mallam Garba Shehu, Special Assistant to the President on Media, and other senior members of the ruling party such as former Governor, Segun Oni and Dr. Osita Okechukwu, the Director General of the Voice of Nigeria where they attempted to rubbish the comments made by former President Goodluck Jonathan that his administration performed well during his term in office.
“It is our firm belief that these statements were borne out of ignorance, lacking in depth and are devoid of the sort of critical thinking that one would expect from highly placed government officials. However, these officials seem bent on continuing what has become an official position of the ruling party to reduce commentary on public issues, and indeed the art of governance to comedy.
“It is shameful and embarrassing that having been in power for two and a half years, the ruling party is unable to point to cogent, convincing and data driven achievements. Instead, it has spent the bulk of its time designing and implementing a communication strategy around massive propaganda, half truths and outright falsehood in an attempt to continually deceive the Nigerian people, the statement reads in part.