PDP Tells Buhari To Learn From Ghanaian President
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rather use the benefit of his state visit to Ghana to draw lessons from his Ghanaian counterpart, President Nana Akufo-Addo.
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan on Wednesday, the opposition party advised the President to learn how Ghana is being run to be a peaceful, united and economically vibrant nation.
They criticised President Buhari for offering to assist Ghana in her war against corruption after the Transparency International revealed in its recent report that corruption has worsened in Nigeria.
The PDP noted that the country is plagued with economic recession while the President of Ghana paraded credentials of a robust economy and a peaceful nation.
“When President Buhari was reeling out President Akufo-Addo achievements in his one year in office, his ingenious approach to job creation, the farming for job initiative, the senior high school free education, one district-one factory projects and one village-one dam initiatives among others; we hope our dear President reflected on the fact that back home, his inept government had instead, wrecked our once robust economy.
“We hope President Buhari recollects that unlike his Ghanaian counterpart, his administration had nothing to show in its first year in office. Our President recalls that under his own watch, over eight million Nigerians have lost their jobs, 16 million remained unemployed, 18 million more were underemployed, while another 27.44 million refused to work for various reasons related to frustrations occasioned by the negative policies of his government,” the party claimed.
They alleged further that the nation’s debt profile has continued to escalate, adding that factories have shut down, inflation soared, and fuel price purportedly increased in parts of the country.
The PDP accused the President of “directly persecution of opposition members under the guise of a fight against corruption.”
On the forthcoming elections, they said: “We know that the Presidency sought to use the Ghana visit to curry international endorsement for their 2019 re-election bid.
“We want to urge Mr President to be wary of turning Nigeria into a joke in the international arena, especially as the world knows what is obtainable in his government.”