The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken its verbal war with President Muhammadu Buhari to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) meeting in London, asking him tell other leaders of “the depressing state of affairs in Nigeria”.
The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, urged the President to resist the temptation of seeking to impress world leaders with what he said are false performance indices.
According to the PDP, President Buhari should rather, “present the real situation, particularly the pitiable state of our economy, escalated insecurity, human rights abuses, daily bloodletting, persecution of opposition and erosion of democratic values in the last three years”.
The statement read in part: “President Buhari should not forget to inform CHOGM that back home, there is a national indignation and general vote of no confidence against his administration for its abysmal performance and failure to
fulfill the littlest in the long list of bogus promises they made
during the 2015 Presidential campaign.
“President Buhari should inform other world leaders that due to the harsh economic policies and gross incompetence of his administration,
our once robust economy, internationally rated as one of the fasted
growing in the world and one of the best investment destinations,
collapsed in his hands and went into a recession; that infrastructures
are collapsing and that all sectors of public and private lives are now in shambles.
“He should not forget to tell the world that not only has he failed in his false promise to increase the value of naira from N1 to 1USD, his government has wrecked our currency from N160-N170 it met it in 2015 to a devastating N350-N400, with attendant horrible pressure on the
“Mr. President should not forget to inform CHOGM that under his administration, more than 16 million Nigerians became unemployed, 18
million more became underemployed while another 27.44 million refused to work in 2016 for various reasons not unrelated to frustration in
“Our dear President, who is already seeking re-election, should not forget to tell the world that due to his harsh policies, the middle class has been wiped off, families are in distress; hunger, poverty and strange diseases are now ravaging our people to the extent that Nigerians, once considered the happiest people on earth, are now resorting to slavery and suicide as options”.