Poverty: World Bank Report Exposes Buhari Presidency, APC’s Lies- PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the report by World Bank that 7
million Nigerians have been pushed into poverty in the last one year,
has clinically belied the integrity posturing of President Muhammadu
Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

This is particularly in the face of the recent claims by President
Buhari that his administration has lifted over 10 million Nigerians out
of poverty in the last two years.

The PDP asserts that the report by the World Bank has further vindicated
its position that President Buhari runs an uncoordinated and clueless
administration that thrives on lies, false performance claims, deceit
and perfidious propaganda.

Nigerans can now clearly see why the APC and Persident Buhari’s handlers
are always in a frenzy to attack our party and other well-meaning
Nigerians whenever we point to the poor handling of the economy and on
the need for President Buhari to always be factual on pertinent issues
of governance in our country.

Unfortunately, it indeed appears that Mr. President enjoys living in
denial while watching millions of Nigerians go down in abject poverty,
excruciating hunger and starvation as our country now ranks 98th out of
107 in Global Hunger Index under his watch.

Otherwise why would Mr. President claim that his administration has
lifted over 10.5 million Nigerians out of poverty while official figures
even from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) show worsening poverty
rate with 142.2% growth in food inflation and over 82.9 million
Nigerians being unable to afford their daily meals due to the failure of
the administration to take practical steps to grow and protect the food

Under President Buhari, Nigerians are now subjected to the worst form of
poverty and hardship, with collapsed purchasing power, occasioned by a
voodoo economy management that have wrecked our productive sectors and
pummeled our naira from the about N167 to a US dollar in 2015 to the
current over N500 per dollar.

It is unfortunate that Mr. President will choose to always bandy
fictitious figures and false performance claims, when he has, in a space
of six years, destroyed our national productivity and reduced our
country to a beggarly nation, a laughing stock and object of pity among
the comity of nations.

The PDP invites Nigerians to note President Buhari and APC’s similar
false performance claims in other critical sectors, including power,
transportation, road infrastructure, health, education, agriculture,
security, aviation among others, where the Buhari administration has
been bandying fictitious figures with no tangible project to point at.

Our party counsels President Buhari, his handlers as well as their
party, the APC, to note that Nigerians have seen through their deceitful

The PDP, once again, urges Mr. President to end his false performance
claims and get more competent hands to manage the economy before every
Nigerian is turned into a street beggar.


Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary


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