Buhari’s ineptitude responsible for Nigeria’s security, economic turmoil - PDP - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Buhari’s ineptitude responsible for Nigeria’s security, economic turmoil - PDP

The Atiku-Okowa Presidential Campaign Organisation has blamed the dwindling value of the Nigerian currency-the Naira and the scary security situation, on the ineptitude of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress administration. 

Director of Strategic Communication of the Peoples Democratic Party, Presidential Campaign Council, Dele Momodu, said this at a media briefing in Abuja. 

The Director said the Naira is today taking a hit against foriegn currencies especially the United States Dollar, because the current administration has shown gross incompetence in the management of the economy. 

Momodu equally noted that despite denials by the federal government, Nigeria’s security situation remains dire.  

He said, “ Our candidate is deeply concerned by the cost of living crisis which is daily worsened by the hyperinflation inflated on Nigerians by the ineptitude of the APC administration. 

“We are however assuring Nigerians that help is on the way as the policies enunciated with the policy document ‘Our Covenant with Nigerians’ will not only bring Nigeria out of poverty but also herald an era prosperity and sustainable development in a PDP government, come 2023.

“The Economy and the ‘Kitchen Table Issues’, as the Americans will say, remain a focal point of the PDP Recovery Agenda.“

On the issue of security, Momodu said, “The PDP and our presidential flagbearers are worried by the unabating insecurity in the country. 

“The recent security alert by some foreign Embassies and Missions in Nigeria, though dismissed as unwarranted by the government, are just a reminder of the perilous time we are in at the moment. 

“We call on security agencies to be at the top of their game to ensure that none of the scary scenarios painted by the security alert come to past, while we also caution Nigerians to remain vigilant.“

According to him, the depreciation of the Naira, is a direct consequence of the planned redesign of the nation’s currency. 

He said, “The declaration by the Central Bank of Nigeria last week that it was going to redesign some denominations in the naira as expectedly generated varied reactions from Nigerians.

“ Already, the value on the naira has plummeted since the announcement and efforts must be intensified to address the decline in the value of the naira. 

“The economy, which is on its knees at the moment, can hardly afford further devaluation of the Nigerian currency.“

He expressed the Atiku Campaign’s heart felt sympathies to the Adeleke family over the loss of Ifeanyi Adeleke. 

The Atiku-Okowa Campaign also said, “We want to say that our heart continues to go out to the flood victims across the country who have had to face and endure personal losses on the unfortunate disaster.

“Our principal, the presidential candidate of our party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his vice, Senator Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa empathize with the flood victims and commend their resilience and doggedness in the face of this unprecedented calamity and suffering occasioned by the disaster.“

While commending those who have assisted in one way or another in bringing succor to victims, the campaign appealed to public spirited individuals to continue the good work.  

Speaking on Atiku Abubakar’s recent engagement in the United States, Momudu said,  “Our principal was at the United State of America where he held council meetings with officials of the U.S. Department of State. 

“The visit was a means of strengthening bilateral partnership with the U.S. on the economy, poverty reduction and the fight against insecurity. 

“The insight gotten from the visit will arm our candidate and the PDP to deliver on its promises to the people of Nigeria when he comes into power next year through a seamless partnership with the government of the U.S. on the subject of the economy, insecurity and poverty reduction.”

Momodu also explained that the campaign council will continue to engage with the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and his four aggrieved colleagues with a view to winning them over. 

He also dismissed an attempt to compare happenings within the PDP today to what transpired in the party in 2014 when 5 governors ditched the party to join the APC. 

The Director noted that in 2014, Nigerians were tired of the PDP and wanted to try something new but that now they’ve seen the difference and would want the PDP to

Speaking in a similar vein, a Spokesperson for the Campaign Charles Aniagwu, explained that the campaign train has since left the station hence while discussions with the five aggrieved governors were still ongoing, the party was not suspending its campaign.  

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