The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government to concern itself on how to solve the economic hardship it inflicted on Nigerians rather than making wild allegations.
The party also described as unfortunate, the statement credited to the APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun that PDP hired spin doctors to brandish economic figures when the party was in government.
In a statement on Tuesday by director of New Media, Deji Adeyanju, the PDP condemned Oyegun for thinking that the parlous state of the nation’s economy was an act of God.
“Chief Oyegun needs to concern himself more with the salient issues,” such as “foreign investors like the Sun International leaving Nigeria over a hostile working environment where passports of staff can be seized by EFCC (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission) for several months without a court order,” the statement advised.
It further noted that under the APC government: “Food prices have risen to the point where (N18, 000) minimum wage can no longer buy a bag of rice (which is now N20, 000). A bag of rice was N9, 000 at the inception of this administration.
“The incoherent monetary and fiscal policies of the (Muhammadu) Buhari admin 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.”