PDP Demands Source Of Fund For First Lady’s Office, Aides

 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenges President Muhammadu Buhari to lead by example demanding him to explain the basis and source of Presidential support for the Office of the First Lady, including the appointment of aides, contrary to his promise not to run that office

The PDP holds that Mr. President remains responsible and answerable for his presidential assurances and Nigerians expect an explanation on the violation of such sensitive undertaking.

While the PDP is still monitoring the implementation of directive to government functionaries on cost cut, the party tasks President Buhari to take the first step by immediately fulfilling his promise to reduce the Presidential fleet, as well as cut his over-bloated entourages and curtail the opulent lifestyle in the Presidency, which is daily flaunted before suffering and impoverished Nigerians.

In a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said that millions of compatriots, who look up to government for solutions, wallow in hunger and acute poverty.

The party further urged “Nigerians to note that the Buhari Presidency has failed to make the details of its budget public, despite demands by our party and other well-meaning groups in Nigeria.

“The failure to make the details of the Presidency budget public places a huge burden on the Buhari Presidency, particularly in the face of allegations of budgetary corruption and financial sleazes.

“Unless the Presidency budget is made public for Nigerians to see, any directive on cost cut remains cosmetic”.

PDP, Atiku Mourn Victims Of Onitsha Market Fire

 

The Peoples Democratic Party and its Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have mourned with the victims of the Onitsha market fire.

The party in a series of tweets on its Twitter handle said, @OfficialPDPNig
is shocked by the devastating petrol tanker fire outbreak in Onitsha, Anambra state, describing the incident as heartbreaking and traumatizing.

@OfficialPDPNig is deeply saddened by the tragic occurrence particularly, the painful death of our compatriots, including the mother and child, who lost their lives in the inferno that also razed houses, shops and other valuables.

“Indeed, our party mourns. Our hearts ache as our prayers go out to the victims and the families of the deceased, who are now in anguish over their excruciating losses.

“Our party commiserates with the government and people of Anambra state and prays for the repose of the souls of the deceased”.

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The Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, said, “We’ve had many preventable fuel tanker tragedies. I received with sadness, reports of a tanker explosion in Onitsha, Anambra State, which caused massive destruction to lives and properties in Ochanja Market area. My prayers and thoughts are with the families of the affected”.

The party also urged public-spirited individuals and organization to support the government in finding succour for the victims over their losses.

It, however, called for an investigation into the remote and immediate causes of the accident as well as the circumstances that may have frustrated timely intervention in the tragedy.

The PDP called for measures are put in place to forestall a reoccurrence, as the safety and wellbeing of all Nigerians remain paramount to ‘our party’.

N5000 For National ID: PDP Asks Buhari To Rescind Decision

 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it totally rejects the decision of the President Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) Federal Government “impose” a N5000 fee for national identity cards.

The party says the very idea of ID Card fee by the Buhari administration is insupportable, reprehensible and completely offensive.

The PDP stresses that imposing such unwarranted and unjustified levy on Nigerians, for internal social safety instrument, amounts to wicked fleecing as well as stripping of their constitutional rights in their own nation.

Spokesman to the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan states that the party holds that issuance of national identity card to citizens, is an obligation of the state to its citizenry, and must remain free as established by the PDP.

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“The N5000 levy must be immediately rescinded before it triggers restiveness in the nation.

“Already, the fee is generating tension in the country as Nigerians have continued to register their rejection in the public space,” Ologbondiyan stated.

The PDP spokesman further charged President Buhari to direct the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to immediately cancel its decision to levy Nigerians for national identity cards.

He cautioned that such impositions as the fee for national identity cards, breed resentment and “erode the much-desired patriotism; leading to the escalation of social vices and low commitment to nation building by citizens”.

Metuh To Face Trial Over Alleged Destruction Of Evidence

A file photo of Mr Olisa Metuh

 

 

A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Olisa Metuh, has lost his bid to stop his trial before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) sitting in Maitama, Abuja.

The trial judge, Justice Ishaq Bello, in a ruling on Thursday rejected a no-case application made by Mr Metuh in his trial for alleged destruction of evidence.

He was said to have committed the offence while he was being investigated by the Economic and Finance Crimes Commission (EFCC) in relation to the purported looting of funds meant for the purchase of arms and ammunition during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

After reviewing arguments by parties in the case, Justice Bello said, “The view of this court is that the application for a no-case submission is lacking in merit and it is hereby dismissed.”

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The judge ordered Metuh to enter defence in respect of the prima facie case already established against him by the prosecution, led by Mr Sylvanus Tahir.

He also adjourned the trial until November 20 for Metuh to open his case.

Mr Metuh entered a no-case submission after the EFCC had called witnesses and tendered evidence in support of its case.

Channel N10billion Presidential Fund To Kogi Workers, PDP Tells NASS

Kola Ologbondiyan

 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the National Assembly to invoke its statutory powers and directly channel the N10.069 billion Presidential funds for payment of salaries and pensions of suffering Kogi state workers.

According to the PDP, it is scandalous that the Presidency would seek to “mislead the National Assembly by asserting that the fund is for projects done by the state government on behalf of the Federal Government, when in reality no one can point to any such project executed by Governor Yahaya Bello in the last four years”.

In a communique signed by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP described the Presidency’s request as an endorsement of corruption and inexcusable injury to the people of Kogi state.

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The PDP held that if there are no intentions of pushing the fund to Governor Bello for anti-people purposes, the Presidency is challenged to name and point to the particular project executed by Governor Bello as well as make the terms and payment agreements public for Nigerians to see.

“If the Buhari Presidency means well for Kogi state, it should reword its request and put the interest of the masses ahead of all selfish and parochial political considerations, particularly as the state approaches a critical election in which the people have made up their minds to vote out Governor Yahaya Bello.

“Mr. President cannot claim to be unaware of the critical situation of workers in Kogi state. He cannot claim to be unaware that workers in Kogi state are being owed, in some cases up to 36 months, and that retirees and seniors are dying over non payments of their pensions after giving the best of their lives in public service.

“The PDP therefore urges President Buhari to resist attempts by his handlers and Governor Bello to drag his Presidency into this shameful attempt to steal fund that ought to go to the suffering masses in Kogi state,” the party stated.

Furthermore, the party charged the legislature to be on the side of the people by applying its legislative instruments to commence an immediate investigation into the “alleged squandering” of over N700 billion Kogi state funds by the Bello administration in the last four years.

The PDP also calls on the people of Kogi state as well as financial watch organizations to be at alert, monitor all disbursement of funds to Kogi state and ensure that Governor Bello and the APC do not achieve their aim of diverting the N10.069 billion for their selfish purposes.

Attack On Oshiomhole: APC Has Disintegrated, Says PDP

APC National Chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, addressing a press conference in Abuja on September 5, 2019.

 

The PDP says the violent attack by members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, has further confirmed that the dysfunctional APC has finally disintegrated.

According to the opposition party, the fact that APC members openly took up arms against its leadership is a huge demonstration of their eternal rejection of the APC and the Buhari Presidency.

In a statement by its spokesman, the PDP claims that for APC members to publicly call their National Chairman a “thief”, as reported in some media, “amply captures the mood of majority of Nigerians, including APC members, that the APC and its government are havens for thieves, criminal gangs and corrupt persons”.

The statement further claimed that it is an indisputable fact among Nigerians is that the APC has become torn apart within its core.

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“The manifest greed and ravenousness of its leaders, particularly, in the Presidential villa, in addition to endless infighting over positions and looted resources has further exposed the party as a soulless mob.

“The APC has never been a genuine platform for governance. It has neither the predisposition nor the design for operable people-oriented policy and programmes. If anything, it has remained a special purpose vehicle, for power grabbing, hijacked by an oppressive and exploitative cabal, who has no iota of interest in the welfare of Nigerians.

“Indeed, the propensity of APC leaders at looting our common patrimony as well as the total neglect of the living conditions of the masses, whose mandate they had stolen, has become a huge source of anger and resentment in the hearts of Nigerians.

“Nigerians expect Oshiomhole to respond to the demands of his party members, who are chasing him around like a common tout and for which he was reported to have hidden in a hotel in Benin City.

“Is it not absurd for a National Chairman of a political party that claims to have won an election just a few months back to require the services of truck load of police men and personal thugs to escape from Benin to Abuja?

“The Edo incident reminds of how the APC National Chairman also allegedly fled the nation at the heat of his reported interrogation by the Department of State Services (DSS) in 2018 over alleged corruption charges.

“The PDP however encouraged Nigerians not to despair. There is always an end to any platform that does not have the care of the people as its primary goal in governance,” the statement read in parts.

2020 Budget Is Very Brilliant In Nothingness – Kassim Afegbua

 

The spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kassim Afegbua, has criticised the 2020 budget proposal presented by President Muhammadu Buhari last week.

Afegbua who was a guest on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics, said he expected the president to take his time to present a well-rounded budget that captures the current realities of the country.

He, therefore, described the proposed budget as “brilliant in nothingness”.

“The 2020 budget is very brilliant in nothingness, beautiful in rhetorics and empty in terms of realist appraisal of what the issues are, with respect to getting us out of the present predicament we’ve found ourselves,” he said.

“I was expecting that the president will tarry for a while to consult with his economic advisers so that they can make some very wonderful inputs into the budget but the haste at which he presented it, certain benchmarks that are not realistic, point to one direction that the APC-LED Federal Government does not understand the dynamics that obtain in the present government”.

Meanwhile, Mr Afegbua also took a swipe at the APC government over allegations of attempting to gag the press.


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Reacting to comments by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, about the government’s plan to license WebTV and radio stations, including foreign broadcasters beaming signals into the country, he said he believes the move is aimed at stifling the activities of the press.

“I’m still trying to wonder why a government that is not trying to gag the press would come up with very obnoxious fees that will be paid by media organisations if in their own opinion they are found to have contravened certain sections of the NBC Code or NBC Act,” he said.

“I think under a democracy, the president does not enjoy that fiat to decide or to decree things into existence in a manner that will suggest that it is taking over the responsibility of the National Assembly which is vested with that responsibility of making laws, for the good governance of the country, to the extent of increasing penalties for breaches from 500,000 to 5 million and in that sequence, is quite undemocratic.

“The law guiding the broadcast media is very clear.

“The NBC Code is an old law that was put in place under the military government and is long overdue for some amendments but we are worried about a situation where the APC-led Federal Government has an NBC that is headed by an APC card-carrying member, who ran for election in Kwara State for governorship and is being made to be the Director-General of the NBC to superintend or moderate the activities of the broadcast media”.

Nigeria Is Becoming A One-Party State – APC

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APC spokesman, Lanre Issa-Onilu.

 

The All Progressives Congress has said that Nigeria deserves a strong, vibrant opposition to play its conventional role in the polity to deepen democracy, a part which it believes the Peoples Democratic Party is not playing at the moment.

According to spokesman of the ruling party, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, it is sad that Nigeria is becoming a one-party state.

“As a party that believes in democracy and progressive politics, we cannot pretend any longer,” Mallam Issa-Onilu stressed.

The APC spokesman said democracy cannot be said to be fully operational in a situation where the supposed ‘main’ opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has become a joke, irresponsible and rudderless.

He said: “Even as the governing party, we recognize the importance of rigorous and intelligent interrogation of our policies and programmes by the opposition.

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“There are a lot to gain by our democracy and our country in an atmosphere of robust engagement by responsible and patriotic opposition. The political system we practice has important roles for the political parties outside of power. The system envisaged that such parties would provide alternative viewpoints and put the governing party on its toes.

“Instead, the PDP and their minions have in the name of opposition continued to distract the government and Nigerians with their post-election delusions, salacious fictions, conjured rifts in government circle and of course the lowest of it all, the pathetic and senseless Jubril of Sudan malicious tale, among other fake news. Tragic!

“It is sad that PDP has finally proved incapable of filling this important democratic space. The other mushroom parties are even worse. Some of the smaller parties are filled with incurable charlatans issuing infantile weekly press statements on behalf of the PDP. Our democracy deserves better.

“The so called Congress of United Political Parties (CUPP), which could have filled the vacuum and engaged the APC administration in useful debates over governance, has become a comedy theater group and frontline PDP minion. CUPP has the unenviable mandate to try to intimidate and blackmail important state institutions such as INEC, the judiciary, and security agencies, on behalf of PDP with the hope of gaining political advantage having been rejected by the majority of the voters.

“As the current administration tackles our national challenges and at a period we all should focus on issues of nation building, the best PDP and its acolytes are offering is a distraction.

“While the PDP wallows in its obscene conducts, Nigeria under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration will continue to consolidate on its status as Africa’s largest economy.

“Despite inheriting a battered economy, the administration is growing the economy after pulling it out of recession.

“The administration’s record investments in agriculture, social investments and infrastructure projects is paying off hugely.

“For one, we are now currently the largest rice producing country in Africa as a direct result of conscientious efforts to diversify the economy.

“Our age-long corruption and impunity challenges is no longer the norm. The fight against corruption is oncourse. Collectively and individually, a reorientation in our national life and thinking is emerging”.

Mallam Issa-Onilu further stated that with the continued support of well-meaning Nigerians, the ruling party will do more for the shared prosperity, peace and progress of the nation.

PDP Rejects Moves By FG ‘To Gag Media, Freedom of Speech’

The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Kola Ologbondiyan.

 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected alleged moves by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) Federal Government to “further gag the media, subjugate Nigerians and curtail their constitutionally guaranteed freedom of expression”.

The party says the decision by President Buhari administration to impose stringent regulations on online media and broadcast organisations as recently announced by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, is completely ‘obnoxious, anti-democratic’, adding that it is a direct violation of statutory rules governing media practice and freedom of expression in Nigeria.

The PDP in a statement by its spokesman, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan also rejected the Presidential declaration of political comments as “Class A” offence, insisting that such is designed to undermine the nation’s constitutional democracy, exterminate the rights of citizens to dissenting public opinion, emasculate the opposition and foist a dictatorship and one party system on our nation.

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“Our party alerts that such moves amount to an attempt to amend our constitution to take away the rights of citizens and undermine our democratic institutions; a development that has the capacity to destabilize our dear nation.

“The PDP invites Nigerians to note that this dictatorial pathways which the Buhari Presidency seeks to impose, if allowed, will herald the gradual emasculation of freedom of expression, repression of free press, infringements on the rights of citizens and foisting of siege mentality on the people.

“Nigerians are already apprehensive that the directive is geared towards clearing the ground for the introduction of certain harsh policies in our country.

“The party insists that our constitution has made enough provisions to guide media practice as well as the exercise of freedom of expression, adding that the foisting of unconstitutional and suppressive regulations is not acceptable under any guise,” the party spokesman said.

The PDP called on the members of the National Assembly, as the representatives of the people, to reject what the party termed as presidential directive which is not in the interest of the nation.

PDP To Sagay: Tell Buhari The Truth, Corruption Resides In His Presidency

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File photo: Itsey Sagay

 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari should stop blaming the 8th National Assembly for failures encountered in his administration. 

The party said the Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, at his age and status, ought to be bold enough to tell President Buhari that corruption resides in the Presidential Villa and that a President who surrounds himself with corrupt persons as ministers, special advisers and confidants cannot fight corruption.

The PDP asked Prof. Sagay to clear his conscience by using his position to ask President Buhari to answer Nigerians on the “alleged siphoning of N9 trillion oil money through shady contracts, under his watch, as detailed in the leaked NNPC memo”.

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The party further advised that Prof. Sagay could take a face-saving measure by demanding an investigation into the alleged corruption in the handling of the alleged N1.4 trillion oil subsidy involving the cabal in the Presidency and certain All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders, in addition to the reported stealing of over N1.1 trillion worth of crude under Mr. President’s watch.

According to the PDP, it is strange to many Nigerians that Prof. Sagay, as the Chairman of the anti-corruption committee, could not summon the boldness to ask President Buhari to order an investigation into allegations by the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, that the N500bn meant for Social Investment Program was diverted to private purses.

The opposition party further stated that Prof. Sagay and President Buhari had been mute over the recent arrest of President Buhari’s confidant, Nasir Banu in the United Kingdom for alleged passport scam and money laundering, while allegedly ferrying stolen money to persons said to be close to the Buhari Presidency.

The party also added that Prof. Sagay is yet to speak out on the recent arrest of a scammer, Abdulrauf Illyasu, who operates from within the Presidential Villa, and never said anything about the arrest of former aide to the First Lady as well as one Amina Mohammed, who allegedly openly confessed to fronting for persons close to the President for serial fraud, contract scams and looting of public resources.

In its statement on Friday the PDP stated that  many more alleged corruption issues which fall directly on the shoulders of the Buhari Presidency are yet to be addressed.

The Party asked Prof. Sagay to leave the former President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki and then House of Representatives Speaker, Hon Yakubu Dogara, alone and accept “the fact that the Buhari Presidency cannot fight corruption because it swims in ocean of corruption”.

2020 Budget: PDP Senators Demand Accountability Of Govt Revenues, Others

 

Some senators on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have called for strict monitoring of generated revenue in the country among other demands.

They made the demands during plenary on Thursday in their various contributions on the debate on the 2020 Budget estimates in the Senate chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.

The lawmakers, however, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for adhering strictly to the provisions of the Fiscal Responsibility Act by ensuring the timely submission of the 2020 Appropriation Bill to the National Assembly.

They believe the early submission of the appropriation bill will facilitate its quick passage by the legislative, as well as return Nigeria’s budget cycle to the January-December timeline as provided by Constitution.

In his remarks, Senator Ayo Akinyelure (PDP, Ondo Central) bemoaned the high level of unaccountability by Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government charged with the responsibility of revenue generation.

According to him, revenues accruable to agencies such as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) if accounted for, are sufficient to fund the nation’s annual budget.

“Not much emphasis is made in the revenue of the government. The revenue of NNPC if accounted for can fund the national budget,” the lawmaker said.

He added, “The internal revenue of the immigration is not accounted for. They are made away with by contractors.

“When we talk about an increase in VAT, the Federal Inland Revenue must double its efforts when it comes to remittance of revenues.”

Senator Akinyelure was confident that if revenues accruable to government were properly allocated to several projects, the same would go a long way in bringing about the much-desired development expected by Nigerians.

Senator Matthew Urhoghide (PDP, Edo South), on his part, commended President Buhari for his determination to reverse the poor annual budgetary practice that characterised late submission of the appropriation bill to the National Assembly.

“What President Buhari did this year, is a complete deviation from what we have been seeing in terms of procedure in the presentation of our annual budget estimates to the National Assembly,” the lawmaker was quoted as saying in a statement from the Office of the Senate President.

He added, “For the first time, the provisions of the Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA) were strictly adhered to. Last year, we had the budget presented to the National Assembly before the MTEF/FSP came.

“We know the Act states very clearly that MTEF/FSP must come first, and the National Assembly must pass it before the budget estimates come.

“This is the first time we are adhering strictly to this procedure. It is commendable on the path of President Buhari and the leadership of the National Assembly.”

Senator Urhoghide, however, asked the Federal Government to ensure that capital expenditure in the 2020 Budget benefits Nigerians.

According to him, the provisions of the FRA as regards the budgetary execution and meeting of targets must be adhered to.

The lawmaker believes it is the responsibility of the Minister of Finance to meet with the joint Committees of Finance in the Senate and House of Representatives, to ensure a quarterly briefing of releases and distribution of funds.

He noted that the absence of this was responsible for the mistakes in the execution of the budget.

Another member, Senator Bassey Akpan (PDP, Akwa-Ibom North-East), lauded the President for throwing his weight behind the amendment of the Deep Offshore Inland Revenue Act.

He was delighted that Nigeria stands to benefit “an additional N400 billion for this year” with an amendment to the Act.

But Senator Akpan stressed that the Committees on Appropriation and Finance of the National Assembly have a task to balance the submission of the President.

“What we do as a National Assembly must reflect the equitable distribution of available resources to the good of all Nigerians,” he said.

In his contribution, Senator Clifford Ordia (PDP, Edo Central), described the budget proposal as “apt at this point in time in the history of our national development”

The lawmaker was optimistic that when fully implemented, the budget would go a long way in removing the youths from the streets.

He said, “The infrastructural development of this country needs to be handled holistically with timelines. This is the only way we can be able to attract investors to this country.”

Senator Ordia commended President Buhari for providing N296 billion sinking fund for payment of local contractors but urged the Federal Government to ensure that those owed over a period of time were duly paid.

On the manufacturing sector, he said, “It is supposed to be one of the major sectors contributing to our GDP. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

“Presently, the manufacturing sector and, in fact, the private sector only contributes about nine per cent to our GDP. This will not create the right environment that would create jobs for our young school leavers.”

The Senate has adjourned debate on the 2020 budget estimates until Tuesday next week.

Budget 2020: We Dare Buhari To Make Presidency’s Allocation Public – PDP

 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) claims that the N10.7 trillion 2020 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly will further impoverish Nigerians and mortgage the future of the nation.

The party in a communique on Tuesday through its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, urged the legislature to redirect the fiscal proposal to serve the interest of majority of Nigerians.

According to the opposition party, the core of the budget remains “hazy, showing streaks of padding, fraudulent duplication, replete with false performance indices, deceptive projections and inexplicable expenditure assertions which create openings for continued looting of our national patrimony by leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and persons close to the Presidency”.

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The PDP insisted that it is inexcusable that despite the huge natural resources at the President disposal, he articulated a N10.7 trillion budget which they claim is completely lacking in concrete wealth creation strategy but relies on further squeezing of Nigerians through excruciating taxes, levies and agonizing tolls.

The party described as unacceptable that the budget is skewed to serve the interest of the opulent, stating that projects that have direct bearing on the wellbeing of the masses were not substantially accommodated in the overall expenditure profile.

The PDP claimed that such cannot happen under the Atiku Abubakar economic recovery blueprint for which Nigerians voted massively the PDP in the 2019 Presidential election.

The party also criticized the Buhari-led administration for allegedly not being transparent in the mammoth allocations for “alleged vague projects”.

“Standing with millions of Nigerian youths and women, our party rejects the paltry budgets of N48 billion for education and N46 billion for health and urges the National Assembly to review the allocations in the interest of Nigerians.

“Furthermore, the PDP notes, as unacceptable that President Buhari, in his budget speech, could not give account of his handling of the 2019 budget and had to resort to lame excuses and unsupported figures, particularly on the various unimplemented subheads in critical sectors of the economy

“Moreover, Mr. President failed to explain why his administration has remained hugely corrupt and how his Presidency depleted our foreign reserves to an all time low $41,852 billion, accumulated huge foreign and domestic debts and kept the naira at its knees at about N360 to $1USD under his watch,” PDP stated.

The party also challenged the Presidency to make public the details of the Presidency allocation for Nigerians to see what is being spent to finance the Buhari Presidency.