The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leadership yesterday revved up the attack on the Muhammadu Buhari administration, insisting that former President Goodluck Jonathan performed better in the economic sector than the present All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the opposition party said it was shameful and embarrassing that having been in power for two and a half years, the ruling party is unable to point to cogent, convincing and data-driven achievements,The Nation reports.
Jonathan had, at the PDP convention on Saturday, declared, among others, that his administration had a sound economic team, adding that it was able to keep inflation at a single digit, compared to the present 16 per cent rate.
The former President’s statement was greeted with harsh criticism from a number of government officials, who retorted that Jonathan bequeathed a flattened economy to the administration as a result of unbridled corruption in virtually every sector.
“We have read comments made by the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Bolaji Abdullahi, Special Assistant to the President on Media Mallam Garba Shehu and other senior members of the ruling party, such as former Governor Segun Oni and the Director General of the Voice of Nigeria Dr. Osita Okechukwu, where they attempted to rubbish the comments made by former President Goodluck Jonathan that his administration performed well during his term in office.
“It is our firm belief that these statements were borne out of ignorance, lacking in depth and are devoid of the sort of critical thinking that one would expect from highly placed government officials.”