PDP Asks Buhari to Resign With Immediate Effect
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to vacate office immediately, insisting that he first return the country to its state as at May 29, 2015.
This was contained in a statement Wednesday signed by the spokesperson and a member of the party’s National Caretaker Committee, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, who specifically lamented a statement credited to the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, that, “recession is a word,” Punch writes.
According to Adeyeye, “Is this statement as a result of ignorance, lack of patriotism or in-line with President Buhari’s comment that his ministers are noise makers?
“For the record, recession is characterised as a period of negative economic growth for two consecutive quarters, given rise to high rate of unemployment, fall in output, increase in government borrowing, etc.
“Following this understanding, Nigeria’s economy is already near depression. The crass ineptitude and lukewarm-attitude of this All Progressives Congress government is no longer tolerable, and therefore, we are calling on President Buhari and his team to return Nigeria to its state of booming economy before they assumed office in May, 2015, and then quit immediately to allow other capable leaders revive our ailing economy.”
Adeyeye mentioned the crisis bedeviling the nation’s aviation and banking sectors, claiming that the ‘gains’ recorded by the PDP have gone to waste, condemning President Buhari’s penchant to blame previous administrations instead of sitting down to work.
“What Nigerians want from this administration are positive results and not resorting to throwing tantrums on the PDP at every given opportunity.
“In 2015 when the President came to power, a bag of rice was selling at N7,000, but now, it is above N20,000; a ‘mudu’ of beans was N150 then and now, it is N500; one US dollar was then trading for N197 but now it is over N400.
“Also, a litre of fuel was N87 but now is N145; cost of transportation and other services had skyrocketed. Given our observations since the inception of this government, they have nothing to offer and as such, quitting will be a solution because nobody can give what he/she does not have. The APC has failed.”
He added that governance “is a serious business and not about someone’s body language’ and de-marketing strategies of Mr. President while ‘globetrotting”.
“He can even quit right away for a more experienced team to take over.”
Meanwhile, the Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, who was a former South-East Zonal spokesman for the APC, has dismissed the PDP’s call for Buhari’s resignation, saying the PDP was trying to make Nigeria forget its 16 years in power.
“Are they saying Nigeria should return to the years where Boko Haram held all of us to ransom and the looting of the public treasury was the order of the day?” he queried.