PDP slams Buhari for blaming past government again

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Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples
Democratic Party, has reportedly asked President
Muhammadu Buhari must stop grumbling and
focus on ways to end the country’s many
problems which include a biting recession.

The party slammed the president on Sunday,
September 11, just hours after Buhari released his
message of hope in commemoration of the Eid el-
Kabir festival.

President Muhammadu Buhari urged Nigerians to
live in peace
In the PDP’s message to Nigerians, signed by
Dayo Adeyeye, its national publicity secretary, to
mark the Muslim celebration, the party urged the
president to stop the blame-game as he did again
in his message to the people.
The PDP said: “Mr President in his Sallah message
today, again blamed the present acute economic
recession on the past administration and global
economic downturn.

“Let Mr President and his party, the APC, be
reminded that it took a smart and experienced
world-class economic team in the year 2010 to
lead Nigerians through a cushioned global financial
meltdown and beyond.
“The ‘change’ is really with them (APC) and their
barrage of falsehood. They were elected to further
better the lots of Nigerians, and not to dish out
constant complaints on the situation which they
mindlessly created with its attendant
consequences on our collective destinies.
“It is therefore high time they stopped this
unnecessary grumbling and concentrate on how to
redeem our economy by providing good
governance to the people.”

The statement, as reported by The Cable, added:
“We want to use this opportunity once again to
celebrate and felicitate with all our Muslim brothers
and sisters in Nigeria and across the world on this
occasion of Eid-El-Kabir as instituted by Allah
through Prophet Ibrahim.
“We want to also urge Nigerians to use this period
and pray for the recovery of our ailing economy,
the unity and oneness of this Country and continue
making sacrifices for Nigeria to become great
again.”
In his message, President Buhari had said: “The
present recession is as a result of cumulative
effects of worldwide economic downturn and failure
in the past to plan and save for difficult times. It is
impossible to separate the present from the past to
appreciate the extent to which mistakes of the past
are affecting everyday life today.
“I assure you that this administration is working
round the clock to remove the hardships the
country is going through.

“Rail and road constructions, projects in the
housing sector, support for farmers and for small
and medium scale industries, youth and women’s
empowerment programmes, support for revival of
industries are all designed to reinvigorate the
economy and enhance living standards of ordinary
people.”

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