The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has issued a terse statement advising
Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, National leader of the All Progressives
Congress, APC to focus on governance and stop bandying figures.
Read full PDP Statement below:
Chief Oyegun’s response to our media statement of 19/08/2016 is a
summary of the APC led FG– long on prose & badly short of substance.
His retort that we hired spin doctors to bandy figures is badly
Our collective misfortune is made worse when we consider that the
chairman of the ruling party thinks that figures that show the parlous
state of the economy under the APC led FG are spin or that the poor
state of the economy is an act of God.
Chief Oyegun needs to concern himself more with the salient issues. For the avoidance of doubt the salient issues include –
- Foreign Investors like the Sun International leaving Nigeria over a
hostile working environment where passports of staff can be seized by
EFCC for several months without a court order.
- Food prices have risen to the point where minimum wage (N18k) can
not buy a bag of rice (N20k). It was N9k at the inception of this admin,
the incoherent FX policies of the Buhari administration which have led
to exchange rates of $1 – N315/N396, £1– N416.43/N510, €1 – N359.26/N442
- The unrestrained mass murder of Nigerians in the North Central that has left more than 1000 people dead in 2016 alone.
- 16.5% inflation.
- The shambolic 18.4% performance of CAPEX for #Budget2016
Such figures buttress our point– there are no indices anywhere by which
the Buhari admin can be assessed as better than our’s. Chief Oyegun will
be better served worrying about such things than the spread of a false
The next time, he wants to blame God for the woes brought about by his party, he should first read Jeremiah 29:11.
Again, we would like to give Chief Oyegun the compliments of our warmest
regards & most abiding esteem. May God bless Nigeria. Everyday!!!