The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has mocked President Muhammadu Buhari over the long list of major achievements recorded by his administration.
Naija News had reported that the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had said the Buhari administration has recorded huge progress and achievements in the year 2021 despite many economic and political challenges.
Mohammed made the submission while addressing a press conference on Thursday in Lagos State, the nation’s commercial capital city.
He listed areas of security, economy, infrastructure (rail, road, etc), job creation, and others as part of achievements recorded by the current administration in the year 2021.
Countering the progress recorded by the Buhari government, the PDP said the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government should be ashamed of its “so-called achievements”.
In a statement on Thursday issued by its spokesman, Debo Ologunagba, the opposition party described the achievements as a product of delusions of grandeur and a joke of the year.
The PDP tagged the listed achievements as a celebration of falsehood by a failed administration, adding that the reality of the average Nigerians is completely at variance with the listed progress.
The statement reads: “The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) dismisses the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government’s performance claims as reeled out by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed today as a litany of lies and another celebration of falsehood by a failed administration.
“The Performance claim by the APC government can only be a product of delusions of grandeur; a joke of the year, as the word on the street where the real Nigerians are, is completely at variance with the fabricated lies and imaginary performance indices contained in the report.
“Is it not unpardonable that instead of facing its failures to secure our nation, the APC-led government which is still harbouring a self-confessed terrorism apologist, is celebrating the mass killings currently going on in our country by engaging in self-praise in the face of failure while terrorists continue to ravage our nation?
The PDP challenged the APC government to name one landmark project it conceptualized, commenced and completed in the last six years.
It added that the infrastructural projects listed by the APC-led government only exists only on paper and some are projects done by PDP administrations.
It added: “On the economy, the APC government had become so addicted to the falsehood that it had forgotten that Nigerians are aware that the PDP government handed over a $550 billion economy (largest in Africa and 26th globally) and a diversified economy to the APC in 2015. Today, our nation has become the poverty capital of the world due to the mismanagement, corruption and recklessness of the APC government.
“In 2015, Nigeria’s external debt was $7.3 billion. Today under the clueless APC government, in just over six years, the external debt has reached over $38 billion and counting, with no corresponding investment in the economy or infrastructure.
“Today, the poverty rate in Nigeria is 71 percent as against 32 percent when the APC government took over in 2015. Between January and September 2021, over $1.8 billion dollar was expended on debt services, yet the APC government can shamelessly claim to have performed in 2021.
“It is self-evident that only the APC gangsters can claim to have performed in the face of life discounting experiences of the ordinary Nigerians. Thankfully Nigerians now know them for who they are.
“Furthermore, it is ludicrous that the APC government claimed to be fighting corruption when it has become the haven of compromised and corrupt politicians. Evidently, that is why it has no answer to reports of how APC leaders and their cronies stole over N25 trillion from various government agencies. It also explains why the APC government has failed to prosecute its officials and APC leaders openly indicted for corruption.”
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