By Dirisu Yakubu
The Peoples Democratic Occasion, PDP, has described the six years of President Muhammadu Buhari administration because the worst in Nigeria’s historical past as an impartial, sovereign state.
The social gathering acknowledged this in its message to Nigerians forward of the 61st independence anniversary.
Addressing newsmen on the social gathering’s nationwide headquarters, PDP nationwide publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan stated the push by the Buhari-led administration “to sink our nation to the precipices is obvious in our each day lives; the lies, injustices, violations, state-backed violence, impunity, nepotism, treasury looting, harsh financial insurance policies and lodging of terrorism, however our nation has continued to outlive by the resilient spirit of Nigerians.”
Accusing the All Progressives Congress, APC-led authorities of creating life tough for Nigerians, the social gathering expressed hope within the means of the nation to bounce again stronger.
He stated: “It’s painful that every one the features made by our nation since independence in 1960 and particularly throughout the 16 years of the PDP in workplace, together with the entrenchment of nationwide unity and cohesiveness, freedom and private liberty of residents, rule of regulation, credible elections, justice, fairness, equity and financial progress; the very parts of an impartial state, have all been reversed by the APC and the Buhari Presidency.
“The Buhari Presidency and the APC have on all fronts taken our nation again to the pre-independence days with related bondage mentality and frustration leading to many shedding religion within the system and leaving our nation in droves inside the final six years.
“Is it not an irony that our nation is celebrating independence within the face of subverted elections, brazen crackdown on the opposition and dissenting voices in addition to different suppressive acts together with the muzzling of free speech as witnessed within the ban on Twitter in Nigeria?
“Is it not additionally an irony that as we have fun independence, 1000’s of our compatriots are falling victims to extra-judicial killings, arbitrary arrests and unlawful detention in dehumanizing cells; which underscore the horrible scenario underneath President Buhari and the APC, as even profiled by respected worldwide organizations together with Amnesty Worldwide (AI) and US Division of State?
“How can we have fun when the APC authorities has no solutions to the murdering of our youths by safety operatives as witnessed within the EndSARS protest killings of 2020 and, the place those that demand for accountability in governance are being hounded, harassed and framed?
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“Is it not painful that underneath President Buhari, our nation has been opened as much as terrorists, bandits and kidnappers, who’re wantonly killing our residents whereas their identified apologists are having fun with official cowl with one in every of them even holding workplace as cupboard minister?
“The PDP holds as unpardonable that President Buhari has didn’t safe our nation. Despite the real strategies by patriotic Nigerians together with the PDP, his administration has remained torpid and assuming a helpless scenario.
“Nonetheless, our social gathering celebrates our gallant troops who’re making large sacrifices to defend our nation, regardless of the daunting challenges they face.
“On the economic system entrance, how can we have fun when President Buhari and the APC have in an area of six years, wrecked our as soon as sturdy economic system and turned Nigeria into the poverty capital of the world, the place over 82.9 million Nigerians can now not afford their each day meals.
“How can we have fun when the APC has plunged our nation into financial slavery with over N33.1 trillion accrued debt, a 33 per cent unemployment fee, collapse of productive sectors and a weakened naira from the N167 to a greenback handed over to President Buhari in 2015 to a dismal N576 to a greenback in the present day?
“As a substitute of ending its corruption and searching for methods to revamp the economic system, the Buhari administration is busy doctoring the books with false indices that haven’t any bearing of any type to the tough actuality on the bottom.
“Certainly, this isn’t the best way to go. The incontrovertible reality is that there is no such thing as a hope in sight underneath the APC and that’s the reason there are not any drums on the streets to have fun Nigeria at 61.
“If something, Nigerians are utilizing the event of the 61st independence anniversary to additional strengthen their resolve to take again their nation from the stranglehold of the APC, come 2023.
“The PDP appreciates the arrogance reposed on our social gathering by Nigerians to guide the cost to rescue our nation in 2023. Our social gathering acknowledges the flurry of goodwill and solidarity messages coming from Nigerians throughout board as additional demonstrated within the large curiosity by residents in our ongoing registration train.
“The PDP congratulates Nigerians on the nation’s 61st independence anniversary and urges them to make use of this 12 months’s event to additional consolidate on our unity and resilience for the duty forward”.
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