PDP Should Keep Quiet On The Issues Of Economy –
– The never-ending bickering between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) has shifted to issues of the economy
– The main opposition party, has been criticizing the APC-led federal government on its handling of the economy
– APC national publicity secretary, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi has fired back
The national publicity secretary of the APC, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, has advised the PDP to stop making comments on the current state of the nation’s economy.
According to Daily Trust, Abdullahi made the comment in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, during an interaction with journalists.
Abdullahi, a former minister of sports under a PDP-led federal government, advised his former party to allow the APC government tackle the economic difficulties that they inflicted on Nigerians.
APC spokesman, Malam Abdullahi accuses the PDP of destroying the Nigerian economy. Photo credit: Thisday
His words: “If you create a problem and other people are trying to solve it, the least you could do is to, at least, keep quiet, not continue to lay claim to any superiority.
“If you recall even before the last administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria has started borrowing money to pay salaries.
“And so many people, including former CBN Governor, Professor Charles Soludo, our own Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, warned at a time that whoever takes over from Jonathan is going to face a very tough time running the economy. It wasn’t the APC that created the situation.
“So, the APC inherited a situation and tried to make the best of what we have found. Then, you also have to ask yourself, the kind of revelation that is coming forward. The EFCC has reported how much money it has recovered in loots.
“Then, you ask yourself how did it happen? How did it happen that so much money can be stolen from the system? Those things must have implication for the economy. If an individual is said to forfeit permanently amount to the tune to £17 millon; the kind of figures we are hearing is even difficult to wrap your mind around it.”
“If the APC destroyed the economy by doing what we are doing, what did PDP do by allowing the kind of mind boggling stealing that happened in the last two years, repair the economy?”