The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, claiming they have nothing to show after two years of presiding over Nigeria.
The party made this claim in response to a series of verbal attacks on former President Goodluck Jonathan, by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its chieftains.
Most recent is the claim by a presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie in which she claimed former President Goodluck Jonathan should apologize to Nigerians for mismanaging the country’s fortune.
The PDP also said that the APC led administration is full of propaganda, instead of fulfilling its campaign promises to Nigerians.
PDP’s statement reads: “For emphasis, we reiterate our position that the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan performed well during its term in office. There are no indices anywhere in Nigeria or, indeed, in the world, by which the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari can be measured as performing better than any PDP administration since 1999.
“As at May 29, 2015, Nigeria was the largest economy in Africa, valued at over $500 billion; but a combination of the incoherent policies and incompetence of the ruling party have significantly shrunk the size of the Nigerian economy since the inception of the current administration.
“As at May 29, 2015, Nigeria was the number one destination for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Africa. Up to that point, investors responded to the policies designed and implemented by the Jonathan administration by investing billions of dollars in the Nigerian economy.
“The APC led Federal Government inherited an economy that had grown at an average of seven per cent per annum for the previous 10 years. Indeed, when President Buhari spoke at the Chatham House in February 2015, he admitted that the Nigerian economy had experienced growth for several years. At the time, several global economic experts projected Nigeria to be among the top seven growing economies in the world in 2016.
“However, the APC led Federal Government has managed to lead the nation to six consecutive quarters of economic recession without a coherent, cogent strategy to bring our economy out of the woods.
“It is necessary to inform the ruling party that Nigerians are suffering under the weight of the anti-people policies they have been forced to live with and do business under. As a result, the ruling party’s days at the helm of affairs are numbered.
The PDP has said they are very sure of defeating APC at the 2019 general polls, claiming Nigerians are already tired of the APC led administration.