The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has noted the deliberate resort to diversionary blackmail and overused excuses by President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government to shy away from providing answers to the salient issue of unprecedented damage it has done to the nation’s economy in its 90 days in office.
The party said that rather than hide their heads in shame for poor performance in the last 90 days that has resulted in the sudden economic retrogression, the worst ever experienced by the nation, the APC and Presidency continue to grope and look for excuses.
The party pointed to the real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which it said has plunged with about 2.35%, threatening job creation opportunity which has been forced to drop by 69 per cent under President Buhari led All Progressive Congress (APC).
National Publicity Secretary of the PDP Chief Olisa Metuh said this in a statement adding that discerning minds were appalled that instead of providing answers to issues of economic retrogression, the Presidency and the APC have resorted to wild allegations and insults to attempt to cover their ineptitude and divert attention from their list of bogus promises which they have no intention to fulfil.
“The PDP has severally expressed its support for a holistic fight against corruption and we have challenged the Federal Government to investigate and prosecute all corrupt persons irrespective of ethnic and political affiliations. We are therefore appalled that instead of getting serious with the challenges of governance, the APC is bent on inventing excuse for its crass incompetence to create and manage wealth, to the detriment of the nation.