Recession: Again, PDP asks Buhari to resign

Cross section of leaders of the PDP
Cross section of leaders of the PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday issued a statement calling for President Muhammadu Buhari to step down from office over his poor handling of the country’s economy.

Dayo Adeyeye, spokesman for the PDP caretaker committee, said Mr. Buhari had exhibited “crass ineptitude” since he assumed office last year, a situation that has “given rise to high rate of unemployment, fall in output and increase in government borrowing.”

Today’s statement comes two weeks after the party released a similarly one following news that the economy had officially slid into recession.

The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics said on August 31 that Nigeria’s economy, which was the biggest in Africa before South Africa reclaimed the spot last month, was effectively in a recession because of the negative growth recorded in the first two quarters of 2016.

Diminishing crude oil revenues and falling value of the naira have been blamed for the downturn, which has also seen prices of commodities skyrocket.

In its statement Wednesday, the PDP said Mr. Buhari was to blame for the hard times. The opposition party said it longed for the days when items were sold at lower prices.

“Our call for the President to return the country to how he met it in 2015 is justified on the following grounds: a bag of rice was N7,000 and now it’s above N20,000; a mudu of beans was N150 and now it’s N500; one US Dollar was trading for N197 but now it’s over N400; a litre of fuel was N87 but now N145; cost of transportation and other services have skyrocketed,” the party said.

The PDP also slammed the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, over her recent comment that “recession is a word.”

Mrs. Adeosun’s critics said it was  unfortunate that a finance minister could be seen playing down the gravity of a country ravaged by economic hardship.

The PDP said Mrs. Adeosun’s comment had further established that the Buhari administration lacked the capacity to effectively run the country.

“The crass ineptitude and lukewarm-attitude of this APC government is no longer tolerable, and therefore, we are calling on President Buhari and his team to return Nigeria to its state of a booming economy before they assumed office in May 2015, and then quit immediately to allow other capable leaders recover our ailing economy.”

When contacted, Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said the presidency does not comment on statements from the PDP.

The chairman of APC, John Oyegun, in his response said the PDP “lacked the moral grounds to call on anyone to resign from office.”

“For 16 years, the PDP destroyed the country. In vital areas such as agriculture, health and the economy, the PDP failed to ensure development even while they were looting proceeds from the sale of crude oil,” Mr. Oyegun said.

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  • Powerlessconscious

    Look at the this bastard Evil Thieves and demonic party telling our president to resign. It is only a mad man that will listen to this PDP. Shameless party. How can a country produce crude oil but can not produce petroleum for 16years, how can a country have one of the largest natural gas reserve in the world but can not produce stable electricity for 16years, how can a country have millions of cars but can not provide good interstate roads for 16years, how can a country have arable of land but can not feed herself nor half of Africa for 16years, how can a country have one of the best ground troop in the world but can not provide security against criminals of bokoharam, militant, kidnapper, drug trafficker etc for 16years. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME A TANGIBLE ACHIEVEMENT OF PDP? May God continue to bless buhari for saving Nigerians from the death trap of PDP. Sai baba.

    • You forgot to take your medications otherwise you wouldn’t vomit these gibberish. Are you better off today than you were 15 months ago? Search your f÷%/%king soul before you answer this question. The penury in the land is historic. You are here vomitting garbage.

      • Powerlessconscious

        Shut up your mouth ILLITRATE. The life under PDP was fake and unsustainable. When something is UNSUSTAINABLE, that means is a fake life without bright future and YOU WILL SURELY GO BACK TO SQUARE ONE. That is what PDP gave Nigerians for 16years. No road, no refinery, no security, no encouragement of local production, gave attention to dollar (RUBBISH FOREIGN CURRENCY) more than naira. Are they spending naira in USA, UK and other? NO. A party that created CRIMINALS that were never exist before 1999. A party that laid bad example to growing nigeria children in all sort of evils like stealing country fund, tuggery, political tug, corruption, embezzlement, ritual, high life, fraud, deceit, and all evils that should not be part of a nation. THAT IS WHY I KEEP SAYING ‘It is only MAD MAN that will listen to this shameless bunch of CRIMINALS PDP.

        • “A party that laid bad example to growing nigeria children in all sort of evils like stealing country fund, tuggery, political tug, ……”
          This is a retarded reasoning. How do you describe the generation of semi illiterates that destroyed our democracy and foisted themselves upon us for 55 yrs of dictatorships. Buhari and his generation of dictators shall never be exonerated from this mess they created. Sadly Nigeria has returned to a dictatorship AGAIN after only 6 yrs of a democracy.

          • Powerlessconscious

            Go and make your salmon to GULLIBLE EVIL PEOPLE like you who have sold their soul to HELL.
            was buhari the only person who have lead nigeria during military? Was all region not represented in every government in the history of nigeria? Was it bit dictatorship that make China great? What about singerpore? Libya before intruder of Obama? What has DEMOSTRATION OF CRAZINESS brought to nigeria since 1999? Death, sorrow, shame, criminal, hatred, terrorism, stealing, poverty, and all sort of evils. If dictatorship is what will solve Nigeria problem like that of singerpore, Let it be so. As for you sons and daughters of evil who have made thieving party their god, we don’t care for your feeling, you guys can go to hell and burn there forever. You can can continue to wail until Jesus come. Nobody will bring back those THIEVES and WICKED PEOPLE to government. Those that enjoying sharing money meant for weapon to fight terrorist and allow our military and citizens to die in the hand of bokoharam, those that enjoying traveling by flight and allow Nigerians to die of road accidents for 16years of their ungodly service to nigeria. In which they openly forgive criminals who embezzle money. This is just the beginning of the judgement of God upon the evils and their creations.

          • agbobu

            WE KNOW THAT IT IS THE RECKLESSNESS OF PREVIOUS REGIMES, WHO FAILED TO PLAN AND SAVE FOR THE RAINNY DAY OR DAYS, ESPECIALLY THE LAST GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND HIS GOD FORSAKEN GOVERNMENT, WHO MASSIVELY LOOTED AND STOLE ALL OUR MONEY. GOODLUCK JONATHAN MADE IMPUNITY, VERY MASSIVE, VERY RECKLESS, VERY
            OBSCENE CORRUPTION AND LOOTING, A NORM, A WAY OF LIFE, VERY FASHIONABLE
            IN HIS VERY CURSED GOVERNMENT. WE WILL NOT ALLOW THESE VERY SHAMELESS
            AND VERY UNPATRIOTIC AND VERY WICKED INDIVIDUALS TO GET AWAY WITH THEIR
            VERY WRETCHED LOOTS AND BY EXTENTION MURDER. END OF STORY!

          • Continue to vomit your garbage while millions of Nigerians have not received their salaries for 12 months. Singapore, China, Libya, Ghana. What a retarded reasoning that defies logic. Arrant nonsense.

          • Powerlessconscious

            Pack well joor. Retarded reasoning. You can continue to WAIL forever. That is your headache. God bless baba.

      • kinsly

        Not yet but the indices are good , so we will have patience. But we still expect our President to hasten up and deliver solutions. PDP should just shut up and stop reminding us of 16yrs of Nightmare.

    • agbobu

      CAN YOU HEAR THE PDP? THE RECKLESSNESS OF PREVIOUS REGIMES, WHO FAILED TO PLAN AND SAVE FOR THE RAINNY DAY OR DAYS, ESPECIALLY THE LAST GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND HIS GOD
      FORSAKEN GOVERNMENT, WHO MASSIVELY LOOTED AND STOLE ALL OUR MONEY.
      GOODLUCK JONATHAN MADE IMPUNITY, VERY MASSIVE, VERY RECKLESS, VERY
      OBSCENE CORRUPTION AND LOOTING, A NORM, A WAY OF LIFE, VERY FASHIONABLE
      IN HIS VERY CURSED GOVERNMENT. WE WILL NOT ALLOW THESE VERY SHAMELESS
      AND VERY UNPATRIOTIC AND VERY WICKED INDIVIDUALS TO GET AWAY WITH THEIR
      VERY WRETCHED LOOTS AND BY EXTENTION MURDER. END OF STORY!

  • favourtalk

    Maybe they should face thier work and try to fix the damaged PDP for over a year now due to greed instead of trying to distract the president in doing his work

    • Peter Chegwe

      Exactly what work is the president doing? If PMB had really worked, Nigeria will not be in this quagmire. Nigerians should be able to have food on their table. What the APC govt has steadily achieved in the past 15 months is to systematically remove food from the tables of the people it is ‘working’ for. The forex is grossly mismanaged with a parity of over N100 between official and autonomous rates. This is sheer disaster! And we are being told we should put up with the mess or worse till 2018, when the “real change” will come. Sham Change! Shame of a country!

  • Nsikan Udofia

    He should resign with alacrity. According to a UN report published about a week a go, Nigeria has never been as divided as country as it has been in this administration. No wonder many call him the Divider-In-Chief.

    • agbobu

      YET THE RECKLESSNESS OF PREVIOUS REGIMES, WHO FAILED TO PLAN AND SAVE FOR THE
      RAINNY DAY OR DAYS, ESPECIALLY THE LAST GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND HIS GOD
      FORSAKEN GOVERNMENT, WHO MASSIVELY LOOTED AND STOLE ALL OUR MONEY.
      GOODLUCK JONATHAN MADE IMPUNITY, VERY MASSIVE, VERY RECKLESS, VERY
      OBSCENE CORRUPTION AND LOOTING, A NORM, A WAY OF LIFE, VERY FASHIONABLE
      IN HIS VERY CURSED GOVERNMENT. WE WILL NOT ALLOW THESE VERY SHAMELESS
      AND VERY UNPATRIOTIC AND VERY WICKED INDIVIDUALS TO GET AWAY WITH THEIR
      VERY WRETCHED LOOTS AND BY EXTENTION MURDER. END OF STORY!

      • Nsikan Udofia

        Why do you like rambling, raving and ranting with uppercase letters? Why was Buhari voted for in the first instance? Was it not to correct the “ills” of the previous administration? Buhari should pls return our economy to how it was before he took over.

  • bigbang

    What solutions are the PDP proposing to fix the economy?

    I am asking because I have not heard it from the PDP. All I hear is Buhari resign.

    • agbobu

      BUT THE RECKLESSNESS OF PREVIOUS REGIMES, WHO FAILED TO PLAN AND SAVE FOR THE
      RAINNY DAY OR DAYS, ESPECIALLY THE LAST GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND HIS GOD
      FORSAKEN GOVERNMENT, WHO MASSIVELY LOOTED AND STOLE ALL OUR MONEY.
      GOODLUCK JONATHAN MADE IMPUNITY, VERY MASSIVE, VERY RECKLESS, VERY
      OBSCENE CORRUPTION AND LOOTING, A NORM, A WAY OF LIFE, VERY FASHIONABLE
      IN HIS VERY CURSED GOVERNMENT. WE WILL NOT ALLOW THESE VERY SHAMELESS
      AND VERY UNPATRIOTIC AND VERY WICKED INDIVIDUALS TO GET AWAY WITH THEIR
      VERY WRETCHED LOOTS AND BY EXTENTION MURDER. END OF STORY!

  • agbobu

    THE RECKLESSNESS OF PREVIOUS REGIMES, WHO FAILED TO PLAN AND SAVE FOR THE
    RAINNY DAY OR DAYS, ESPECIALLY THE LAST GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND HIS GOD
    FORSAKEN GOVERNMENT, WHO MASSIVELY LOOTED AND STOLE ALL OUR MONEY.
    GOODLUCK JONATHAN MADE IMPUNITY, VERY MASSIVE, VERY RECKLESS, VERY
    OBSCENE CORRUPTION AND LOOTING, A NORM, A WAY OF LIFE, VERY FASHIONABLE
    IN HIS VERY CURSED GOVERNMENT. WE WILL NOT ALLOW THESE VERY SHAMELESS
    AND VERY UNPATRIOTIC AND VERY WICKED INDIVIDUALS TO GET AWAY WITH THEIR
    VERY WRETCHED LOOTS AND BY EXTENTION MURDER. END OF STORY!

  • Pointblank2000

    @agbobu:disqus

    Seek the end of BUHARI’s mess first; and everything will be added unto you

    Muhamadu Buhari is weak, compromised, feeble and clueless on how to
    fight corruption. Nigeria cascades into utter ruins under Buhari’s watch as all
    he offers are platitudes. Nobody is in jail for proved treasury theft under
    Muhamadu Buhari, despite that the treasury has been looted almost to empty at
    noon. The Nigerian tragedy is getting worse by the laxity and the empty-headed
    morality of all other arms of government.

    The Supreme Court of Nigeria is vacuous and leaderless. The Legislature
    is led by an accused criminal – BUKOLA SARAKI – who said the Arafat Muslim
    prayer in Saudi Arabia last Sunday is a major solution to Nigeria’s economic
    recession majorly caused by President Buhari’s wholly ignorant policies.

    With such so-called leaders in charge of Nigeria the country has no
    chance of success and will likely give way by year end in violent eruption
    without further ability to withstand the crushing weight of the billion-dollar
    theft of the treasury which President Buhari merely mopes at without any clue
    whatsoever on what to do or how.

  • akindees

    President Muhamadu Buhari is the least literate and least educated president Nigeria’s ever had.

    Anyone now expecting anything less than economic destruction of Nigeria is sleeping or dreaming.

    • Mallam Sanni

      You are bery Kwuorict! Shikena!

    • Powerlessconscious

      To be illitrate is not a sin. There are many illiterate in the UK and USA because speaking English does not automatically qualify you as literate. So I believe you can also be an ilitrate and is not a sin. But to be a PhD holder and your wife (patience) become your husband (gej) is the most gullible event. Also to be clueless and dumb with PhD certificate is really insane.

    • excel

      The problem Nigeria economy facing right now was the creation of the phd president under the umbrella of pdpig.

  • Hard Truth

    To resign is not sufficient. Buhari must be flogged with at least 76 strokes of the cain…and he must refund the salary he has earned for work not done. This idea of paying public officials who call themselves leaders standard salary every month should be stopped. Remuneration should be based on performance. If you have messed up the economy and placed many Nigerians on suicide mode (People now commit suicide and leave a note for Buhari), then you should have no business earning salary. Buhari is a mess. Clueless and useless to Nigerians.

    He should be sent to jail. That is where he belongs.

  • Omomeji

    Suicide rates have become an average of 2 per week in the last 5-6 weeks. And in each case the suicide notes fingered harsh economic environment. First is was Lagos, and then Ogun, and then Lagos again and then in Calabar…

    Nigerians are dying. Take away hope from man and he dies the next minute. This is what Buhari has done. He is hopeless. He has brought hopelessness to Nigerians.

    • Powerlessconscious

      That has been happening since 1960. It is because of opposition party that made look like a news. Just like herdmen attack is not new. Your hopeless was caused by gej and his thieves but with buhari the future is bright. The future is important than the present. God bless baba.

  • excel

    pdp should shut up, what idea do they have aside from the disastrous 16 years of governance they give to the nation.