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History can’t be kind to failed leaders, PDP tells Buhari

By Azimazi Momoh Jimoh, Abuja
28 December 2019   |   4:11 am
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to apologise to Nigerians for his alleged “misrule instead of asking for an undeserved...

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to apologise to Nigerians for his alleged “misrule instead of asking for an undeserved place in history,” insisting that history can not be fair to failed leaders. It said President Buhari’s plea for kindness from history shows a personal apprehension in confirmation of the failure of his administration.

In a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party noted: “Buhari’s comment on history, when residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) paid him a Christmas visit, demonstrated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has come to the end of its journey and would soon be committed to the dustbin of history.”

It recalled that Mr. President had earlier in APC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting expressed fears over his party’s inevitable fate pointing out that “his appeal to history cannot change APC’s trajectory to extinction before the 2023 general elections. “The fact that the public is already discussing President Buhari’s would-be successor and preparing for 2023 presidential election, in less than one year of his four-year second term, shows that history will not be kind to the dying APC and its administration that have brought so much pain and set back to our nation.

“There is no way history can be kind to a corrupt, insensitive, deceitful and debauched APC and its administration that tumbled our nation from one of the fastest growing economy to world’s poverty capital; destroyed our national unity; promoted strife and bloodletting; turned a blind eye as marauders run over communities and made our nation a large funeral palour.

“Indeed, history cannot be kind to the APC and its administration for their extreme treasury looting and exploitation of citizens; wrecking personal businesses with its harsh policies that put over 40 million Nigerians out of work; causing so much hardship and insecurity that compatriots resort to suicide and slavery mission abroad as options,” the statement reads.

The PDP further said that the APC administration could have a good mention in history after devaluing the naira to N350 to a US dollar; failed to account for over N14tr stolen by the cabal, allowed their leaders to loot funds meant for infrastructure development and welfare of poor Nigerians; increased the Value Added Tax (VAT) from 5 to 7.5 per cent and mortgaged the country’s future by accumulating $83.8b debt in the last five years, among other misdeeds.