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PDP urges Buhari to stop giving excuses

23 June 2015, 20:22

Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as evasive, diversionary and preemptive, the present government’s pile up of excuses for possible failure in delivering on its campaign promises to Nigerians.

The PDP said it is unfortunate that President Mohammadu Buhari and the APC chose to deceive Nigerians with bogus promises, only to now resort to excuses after using the promises to secure power at the center.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Tuesday, said the party notes with dismay, President Buhari’s statement on Monday that Nigerians should not expect much from his first 100 days in office on claims that he met “virtually an empty treasury and huge debts”.

He noted that such statements only underlines the fact that the present administration is really not equipped to face the challenges of governance.

Also read: Metuh affirms that PDP will never insult Buhari

“Of course Nigerians are willing to support and cooperate with the President, but we are worried that the pictures emerging from his presidency and his party do not in any way inspire hope in the citizenry.

“President Buhari and the APC must know that Nigerians did not give them the mandate to engage in frivolous excuses and pleas but to hit the ground running with solutions and quick fixes they promised during the campaigns.

 “Even if Nigerians decide to wait endlessly, we wonder how much the President can achieve amidst the flip-flops from his presidency and cacophony of interests from his party leaders struggling to enlarge their selfish political and economic frontiers.

“How can one reconcile President Buhari’s statement with the recent ridiculous and misleading claim by APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed that this administration has achieved in three weeks what the immediate past administration did not achieve in five years?

“Since after their electoral victory, the APC and the President have continued to expose their lack of commitment towards their campaign promises.

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