The call for Muhammadu Buhari's resignation by the PDP has been tagged silly by the ruling party, APC.
The party expressed the view in a statement released to newsmen in Abuja by its National Secretary, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni.
The party said, ”our attention is drawn to the latest ridiculous demand by a faction of the PDP that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari return the country to the voodoo economics and reckless fiscal policies the country was subjected to during the immediate-past PDP administration.
”Also, PDP’s silly call for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari is not worth the ink it is written with. Hence the APC will not dissipate energy responding.
”The PDP faction by its demand to return the country to the years where looting of the public treasury was the order of the day, has taken its orchestrated plot to deflect attention from the economic mess it left behind to new insensitive and shameless heights.
”Instead of this charade by the PDP, we advise the PDP and their cronies to apologise to Nigerians and toe the path of honour by returning public funds stolen under its watch.”
The party said the wild looting and embezzlement by the PDP administration had traumatised Nigerians and appealed to Nigerians to be more patient with the current administration’s policies.
It said the benefit of the current administration’s policies would be evident soon.
The party accused PDP of attempting “to fraudulently re-write history and misrepresent facts on its misrule of the country’’.
It said “Nigerians are traumatised on a daily basis on disclosures of the startling level of pillage of the country’s commonwealth perpetuated under its (PDP’s) watch.’
”Instead of saving for the rainy day, past PDP administrations and their cronies literally looted the public treasury blind, using the loot to build luxury hotels and other properties, stashing loot in farmlands and hidden bank accounts.
”The APC-led administration is open to, and welcomes positive and constructive contributions on resolving the country’s economic challenges,’’ the party stated.
It assured Nigerians that the Buhari administration was employing all legitimate and innovative means to restore the country’s battered economy back to health in the quickest possible time.
”The results of the fiscal and economic agendas embarked by the President Buhari administration to tackle the effects of the country’s diminishing crude oil revenues, falling value of the Naira and resuscitate the economy will be evident soon,’’ it said.
The party appealed for patience and cooperation from Nigerians as the president “works assiduously to pull the country out of the present hardships and restore the country on the path of growth in all facets.”