Tinubu Lacks Capacity to Lead Nigeria—PDP

February 19, 2024
Tinubu sleeping lead Nigeria PDP

By Aduragbemi Omiyale

The country’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked maintained that President Bola Tinubu is overwhelmed and lacks the capacity to lead Nigeria to the Promised Land.

In a statement issued on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Debo Ologunagba, the party said the call made by the PDP Governors Forum to Mr Tinubu to resign as a result of the ecominic hardship in the country was on point.

The PDP praised its Governors for displaying the courage to leave the kitchen if the heat was becoming unbearable to him, saying the government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has “plunged Nigerians into excruciating suffering.”

In the statement, the opposition party blamed Mr Tinubu and the APC “for the current biting economic hardship and surging wave of insecurity across the country as they are completely overwhelmed and lack the capacity and competence to lead a nation like Nigeria.”

“Every Nigerian is lamenting the terrible situation which President Tinubu’s ill-informed and ill-implemented policies have brought upon the nation.

“President Tinubu is directly in charge of security and the national economic policies including administration of petroleum resources as Minister of Petroleum Affairs; other national revenues and cannot transfer his incompetence and failure to other tiers of government which have no control over national security, fiscal and monetary policies, which mismanagement by President Tinubu’s government has crippled our economy,” the statement said.

It knocked the APC for allocating “President Tinubu’s statutory duties to state governors,” saying by this statement, the ruling party has “unambiguously admitted that it foisted on Nigerians an incompetent President who cannot guarantee security and whose administration has devastated our national economy resulting in extreme hunger, hopelessness and desperation as evident in the protests, agitation and rising spate of suicide across the country.”

“Moreover, state governors have no control over the pervading corruption and continuing monumental treasury-looting under President Tinubu who has failed to take concrete measures to curb the malaise.

“It is an assault on the sensibility of Nigerians that instead of charging the government it formed to live up to its billings, the APC is seeking a sordid and depraved approach to divert public attention from its failures.

“From its diversionary statement, it is clear that the APC is jittery and afraid that it has been exposed following revelations and reports in the public space that its leaders are involved in multiple scams and fraudulent deals through which they continue to siphon funds meant for the wellbeing of the people resulting in the unbearable hardship being experienced by Nigerians today,” it stated.

The PDP advised Mr Tinubu and his party to “face their self-inflicted woes and heed the patriotic call of the PDP governors who are providing quality leadership with life-enhancing projects and programmes in their various States in line with the people-oriented manifesto and policy thrust of the PDP.”

“It is evident today across Nigeria that it is only PDP governors and other PDP elected public officials that are commissioning legacy and life-enriching projects and programmes with which they are repositioning their States and various constituencies into Oases of Development.

“Nigerians should, therefore, continue to hold the APC and President Tinubu solely responsible for the suffering which they face.

“The PDP will not hesitate to name APC leaders allegedly involved in the continuing treasury-plundering as the APC must not be allowed to grab, snatch and run with our national patrimony at the expense of millions of our citizens,” the PDP said.

Aduragbemi Omiyale

Aduragbemi Omiyale is a journalist with Business Post Nigeria, who has passion for news writing. In her leisure time, she loves to read.

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