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Group says PDP handled Nigeria’s economy better than APC

By Editor
03 October 2021   |   1:11 pm
The convener of the Self Made Movement, Saheed Keshinro popularly known as Africa yesterday said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) handled the economy better than the All Progressives Congress (APC). Keshinro, who made this remark in a statement, decried the downward economic situation of the nation under the Muhammadu Buhari-led APC. He said "In six…

The convener of the Self Made Movement, Saheed Keshinro popularly known as Africa yesterday said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) handled the economy better than the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Keshinro, who made this remark in a statement, decried the downward economic situation of the nation under the Muhammadu Buhari-led APC.

He said “In six years in power, there is no single original idea of note that has emanated from the APC. What it has been doing is to claim PDP’s ideas as its own. APC claims credit for the Treasury Single Account (TSA) when in fact it is of PDP inspiration.

“It claims credit for the turn-around maintenance of our refineries, when it is in fact a Jonathan/PDP legacy.
APC claims credit for the rehabilitation of rail lines in Nigeria, but the truth is that this was essentially a PDP initiative.

“It claimed that PDP stole the money earmarked for buying weapons to fight Boko Haram, and then went ahead to use the same weapons it said were non-existent to equip the army to fight Boko Haram. Former Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) chairman, Sam Amadi, stressed that improvements in power supply are the result of the efforts made by the Jonathan administration.

“If we are now celebrating the end of polio in Nigeria, it has nothing to do with the APC and everything to do with the PDP. If we are indeed well on our way to self-sufficiency in rice production, it is because of the activities of the PDP, and not because of the inactivity of APC. In six years, APC has added precious little to PDP’s achievements. On the contrary, it has reduced many of the milestone achievement to nothing.

“Our international reputation is winding down; Bill Gates hailed Nigeria’s fight against polio under Jonathan and the PDP as one of the great world achievements of 2014. However, the same Bill Gates identifies Nigeria under Buhari and the APC as one of the most dangerous places in the world to give birth, with the fourth worst maternal mortality rate in the old. He also identified the government’s economic policy as dismally ineffectual.

“Indeed, everything under this APC government has gone from bad to worse. The economy is worse. The cost of living is worse. The security situation is worse. The naira is worse. The unity of Nigerians is worse.

“The corruption index is worse. The electricity situation is worse. The ministers in the presidential cabinet are worse. The liberty of Nigerians is worse. The rule of law is worse. The political climate is toxic. The Nigerian economy is worse.”