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‘PDP not in a position to advise Tinubu on governance’

A pro-democracy group, The Democratic Front (TDF), has said that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), can not arrogate to itself to deliver on the nation’s…

A pro-democracy group, The Democratic Front (TDF), has said that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), can not arrogate to itself to deliver on the nation’s economy having plunged it into ruins for sixteen years.

“Imagine a political party that failed woefully and landed the country in its present parlous economic state now pontificating on efforts to revitalise the national economy as if they ever had any clue.

“Rather than bury their heads in shame because of the roles the former ruling party played in bringing the country to its knees, they are busy pontificating on the bold initiatives and reforms being initiated by President Bola Tinubu,” it said.

In a statement jointly signed by its Chairman Danjuma Mohammed and Secretary Wale Adedayo while reacting to the communique issued by PDP at the end of its National Executive Committee meeting, the TDF argued that the country has still not recovered from the mindless plundering of the economy in the PDP years.

It said: “The position of the PDP calls for outright condemnation and repudiation by every well-meaning Nigerian.

“If the party’s NEC had limited itself to its desperate but unrealistic bid to unify the dilapidating structures of a deeply divided political party, which the PDP has become, that communique would have attracted better attention.

“The absurdity and the manner the NEC members exhibited pretentious insensitivity to the tragic consequences of their Party’s 16 years of misrule resonates with the role PDP played in hindering the growth and development of the Nigerian state.

“A political party which plundered Nigeria’s hard-earned resources and brutally squandered its national patrimony for those lengthy years is expected to display remorse and responsibility on matters of economic revitalisation and statecraft.

The group also used the opportunity to provide some insight into the gains of the Tinubu administration in the last few months.

“In less than a year of inception, the President’s economic team has pushed through policies that have led to increased revenue accruals into the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC), better economic outlook and increased Gross Domestic Product (GDP) projection, a more stable naira against other currencies, increased foreign exchange inflows into the country.

“The prevailing security situation in the country is a testimony of how well the President has performed in ensuring the security of lives and properties since he came to power.

“The safe rescue of 137 school children that were kidnapped at Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State without payment of ransom, and the decline in the rate of insurgency, banditry, and kidnappings on the highways, particularly in the north, further showcases the outstanding achievements of President Bola Tinubu in the area of national security.

“We therefore urge President Tinubu and his economic team to remain focused and refuse to be distracted by the PDP shenanigans.
Only the ongoing task of laying the solid foundation for genuine economic growth and political stability in Nigeria is worth your attention,” it added.

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