Economy: Buhari Has Failed in All Aspects – Barr. Kabir
A chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a candidate for the position of National Publicity Secretary at the party’s botched national convention in Port-Harcourt, Barr. Kabir Usman has taken a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari’s economic agenda stating that Buhari has failed in all aspects.
Barr. Kabir’s full statement made available to SIGNAL reads:
“Since assuming the reins of power, President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressive Congress have not only failed to meet their various campaign promises, but are also presiding over a Nigeria that many have come to see as least economically viable since 1999. Looking at poverty, unemployment, inequality, insecurity, inflation, decay in infrastructures, suffocating symptoms of under development, judicial rascality, electoral inadequacies, market failure, etc it appears nigerians are in for along haul with president Buhari and his APC led administration.
“The inflation rate rose from 8% in May 2015 to 16.50% in June 2016, as reflected in the high cost of goods and services. Unemployment rate that has risen to a whopping 12.8%.
“Nigeria only few days ago lost her place as the biggest economy in Africa to South Africa due to poor leadership on the part of Mr President and his team. Even the early euphoria that greeted Buhari’s coming has turned sour in the mouth of all Nigerians.
“Insecurity situation has gone from bad to worse, with Boko Haram transmuting to herdsmen terrorizing peaceful Nigerians in Benue, Kogi, Kaduna,and some other states in the south.
“Indeed, this is the most trying period for our country and it’s citizens. The President has hugely disappointed everyone, the only thing left for him is to desist from continuing blame of the past administration, identify technocrats that can help him salvage a sagging economy, and save the country from further shame.
“My heartfelt sympathy is with Nigerians that are further put into misery by this administration. Everybody is aware of the reality that since the inception of the APC Government every election has ended inconclusive. From Kogi state Assembly and Senate elections to Bayelsa state gubernatorial election, which was like war, so many innocent lives, were lost, Abuja Area Council elections also exposed the unpreparedness and unreadiness of the APC and Buhari administration. Now we are hearing of the APC supporters been recruited as ad-hoc staff ahead of the Edo Gubernatorial election.
“War against corruption is selective. We have a situation where petitions against some people within Buhari administration have not been investigated by the EFCC. War against corruption is very good one and a welcome development in Nigeria but it must be holistic and all-inclusive and it must be within the ambit of our laws and fundamental human rights.
“The situation where people are condemned even before trials by the court of law is questionable and amount to arbitrariness and impunity.
“PDP has learned from its shortcomings and Nigerians from all walks of life can attest to the fact that the decision to elect APC was a costly mistake.
“There is a limit to what propaganda, mischief and deceit can accomplish, therefore the President and his team must brace up for leadership challenges instead of their usual name calling and blame game.”
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