The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has come out to say that President Muhammadu Buhari’s vow to use the remaining three years of his second tenure in office to better the lives of Nigerians is an empty promise.
PDP recently revealed that the promise is clearly an attempt by his handlers to impress the international community.
According to its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, it is very sad that President Buhari is trying to save his face by looking good before foreign envoys who already know that his government has failed.
He added that it is very clear that Buhari’s administration has nothing to show in the last five years.
His words, “It is embarrassing that after five years in office, President Buhari is still in campaign mood, reeling out empty promises, at a time other world leaders are showcasing their achievements; a development that further confirms that his administration has nothing to show in the last five years.
“The world need not be reminded that Mr. President and his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, packaged a litany of false promises with which they swayed Nigerians in 2015, only to renege on assumption of office.
“President Buhari and the APC had promised to pay N5,000 monthly allowance to indigent Nigerians, provide massive employment, free houses, monthly allowances to discharged Corps Members, reduction in price of fuel, revamping of our refineries, bringing the US dollar to the same value as the naira and other bogus promises which have today, become streams of mirage.”
“On assumption of office, President Buhari reduced the litany of promises to three cardinal undertaking of ending insurgency and insecurity, fighting corruption by having and improving on the economy.”
“It is no longer news that President Buhari has failed in all these three undertakings to Nigerians. Five years under Buhari, insecurity has worsened in our country with bandits, insurgents and kidnappers running over towns and communities in various states including President Buhari’s home state of Katsina, while Mr. President, who promised to lead from the front, is receding in the safety and comfort of the Aso Presidential Villa.
“Instead of any improvement, the Buhari administration has only wrecked our economy and turned our once prosperous nation into the poverty capital of the world with so much hardship, hunger and starvation, escalated unemployment, high cost of food, reduced life expectancy, high morbidity rate and collapsed infrastructure to the extent that Nigerians now resort to suicide and slavery abroad as options.
“Contrary to its promise, the Buhari administration has increased the price of fuel from N87 in 2015 to the current N148 per litre, the naira now exchange as high as N500 to a dollar against N160 margin in 2015; our refineries have still not received attention.
“Under President Buhari, no sector of our national life has witnessed any improvement. Imposition of suppressive tariffs and taxes, including an increased Value Added Tax, VAT, from 5 per cent to 7.5 per cent huge foreign borrowings that are siphoned by APC leaders and other anti-people policies have become the order of the day.”