Following the statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari that economy is in bad shape, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said that Nigerians don’t deserve more suffering.
PDP said that after a full appraisal of Buhari’s statement that more hardship awaits Nigerians in the coming year, it submitted that the declaration is shocking and coveys the height of Mr. President’s insensitivity to the sufferings of Nigerians.
PDP, in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan said, “It is most painful that having suffered so much in the past three and half years, all that President Buhari can promise Nigerians is more suffering, at the time they are looking forward to a better life.
“In this season, when leaders, the world over, are delivering messages of hope to their people, our own President is promising us more suffering and hardship.
“One must indeed wonder what offence President Buhari is punishing Nigerians for, that he could so gleefully declare more suffering for them in the coming year. “
“But then, President Buhari has only confirmed what we have known all along; that he has wrecked our once robust economy, that he has no solutions to the challenges facing our country and that the situation can only get worse under his incompetent, corrupt and vindictive administration.”
PDP said that it is not Nigerians, but President Buhari, his close relatives and the cabal at the Presidency that should tighten their belts.
The party called on the Nigerian people to look forward to the coming year with great hope and expectations for better days ahead, urging them to rally behind its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, with his practical solutions to the nation’s problems.