The Edo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised President Mohammadu Buhari to resign as the country’s President, for admitting that the nation is broke.
This was contained in a statement made by the Public Secretary of the PDP in Edo state, Mr. Chris Nehikhare on Thursday.
Nehikhare, who stated this during a press conference to review the seven years of Oshiomhole government in Edo state said it was clear that Buhari’s recent statements on the nation’s economy was a manifestation of his inability to steer the ship of the country, adding that since the APC-led administration cannot fix the country, “they should resign”.
The PDP however challenged the President to show the citizens the account balances of all transactions by previous PDP led government under former President Goodluck Jonathan and the APC led government under him since assumption of office.
Nehikhare said, “President Buhari should show Nigerians the account balances and how much money he met in the coffers of the federal government since he came in.
“He has not shown anybody the accounts balance as at today. If he says the government is broke and he cannot manage it, he should resign and handover power to someone who has responsibility and can manage the economy better.”
He added that “the lamentation of Mr. President and his APC government is becoming annoying and I don’t think we should tolerate any more lamentation. They fought tooth and nail to take over government and now they have government, let them deal with it.”
The Edo state PDP also blasted Governor Adams Oshiomhole for the eleventh hour trial of former governor of the state, Chief Lucky Igbinedion, seven years after he assumed office as governor of Edo state, describing his actions as “a shame, disgrace and another incompetence” and “a political witch-hunt”.
Nehikhare further said “The party will come out with a statement as time goes on because the governor since he left office in 2007 I think it is a shame and a disgrace that another form of incompetence, that it is taking Oshiomhole another seven years to wake up from his slumber to do what I will call political witch-hunt”.
“The laziness of the state government is glaring and I will leave the reaction to the target of the perceived probe and the party will make a response at the appropriate time but right now I think it is the ranting of desperate man who is trying to clutch any straw.”
On the poor state of the roads within the state capital, the PDP said “a major concern of the Edo people is the dismal state of the inter local roads which has been worsened by the periodic play of utilizing them to curry favour with the unwary Edo public.
“The state government uses the rains as an excuse for its incompetence and failure to do what is needful; there is nowhere in the world where rain has disturbed the work of man.
“Rain did not come as a surprise, it is like pregnancy, so when there is pregnancy you know that within nine months you prepare for the date of delivery. If the state government has failed to plan, Edo people should not be made to pay for their incompetence instead they should resign for his incompetence and their failure in excuse for rains.
“Governor Oshiomhole isn’t worried as he plans to use his now familiar tactics of deploying caterpillars and mobilizing some contractors to site as soon as election is approaching, Mr. Governor, you cant fool Edo people again”, the party added.
Nehikhare however urged the people of the state to remain peaceful and watchful as well as to “discard the acidic progressive concoction offer from the APC for the humane and people friendly platform that the PDP represents in choosing or electing a successor in 2016.
“One who will clean and maintain the Edo Augean stable, and they will be proud of who will ensure peace and security through youth empowerment, human capital development and infrastructural development,” among several other welfare packages for the entire state.
“Why is it always convenience that whenever elections are coming the caterpillars are seen, were there no rains before elections? Is it a coincidence that this rains happen when elections are not coming and as soon as election happens the rain ceases? We are not preempting them but we are telling them that they should not deceive Edo people.
“They should roll up their sleeves and get to work, we are tired of their incompetence,” he added.