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Buhari ‘President hasn’t shown any seriousness,’ PDP says

This was stated on Thursday, September 10, 2015, by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has not shown any seriousness in his handling of Nigeria’s economy.

The PDP however expressed its support for Buhari’s ongoing war against corruption.

This was stated on Thursday, September 10, 2015, by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh on Radio Nigeria program, "Political Platform."

“On security, we believe that this President should be serious. We give it to him that he is serious, being a General and the President and an expert in the management of crisis, we give it to him that he is serious about addressing the security challenges,” Metuh said

“We believe that he is sincere as well. We want to give it to him that he is sincere in handling it. We don’t want to raise the fact that when he took over, the last administration had driven back the insurgents and there were no bombing.

On the issue of the economy, we believe that the President is sincere in trying to do something about the economy. But is he serious about it? We don’t believe so because we have not seen any seriousness on the part of the present administration.

When you want to be serious, you should have an economic team. You should have people that advices you and a road map. There is absolutely no policy or programme that we have seen from this government that shows they are ready for governance except saying PDP is corrupt, N2 trillion is missing here and N500million is missing there.

A lot of people know why we lost the election and we know why we lost the election too. So, we don’t want to go in there. My advice to the government and the APC is that politics has ended and it is time for governance. We have ceded the seat and this is the time for APC to show Nigerians that change mantra that they campaigned with. We are not contesting this thing, but they think they are still in opposition,” Metuh added.

The PDP has repeatedly accused Buhari of being selective in his war against corruption.

Is Buhari being unfair in anti-corruption fight?»

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