PDP practised voodoo economics, says APC

By Valentine Amanze

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has carpeted the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for always criticising the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government of Nigeria.

The ruling party through its National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, wondered why PDP, which it said practised “voodoo economics’’ would fault the policies and programmes of the Buhari-led government.

In a statement titled, “PDP era of voodoo economics, abandoned projects, institutionalised corruption long forgotten,” the APC said that Buhari was ready to achieve his development target.

The ruling party stated: “President Muhammadu Buhari has listed nine people-focused priority areas that his administration will focus on in its remaining time in office.

“However, the failed opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chooses to dwell on its ignominious past and practices where voodoo economics, abandoned projects, institutionalised corruption among other frauds were the order of the day.”

It further stated that it would be a waste of time joining issues with the PDP, which it said, failed as a government and has become shockingly rudderless as a supposed opposition party.

Besides, the APC hailed Buhari for an outstanding performance in the past six years.

It stated:
“Under the President Buhari-led APC government, is Nigeria Africa's largest economy? Yes. Are we beginning to eat what we grow? Yes. Have we achieved a sustainable petroleum pricing template? Yes. Is institutionalised corruption and impunity still the norm? No. Is money spent on ongoing infrastructure projects being accounted for? Yes.

“With our steady climb in the global ease of doing business index, is Nigeria a profitable investment destination? Yes.

“For us in the APC, we will join well-meaning Nigerians in supporting and ensuring the achievements of President Buhari's priority areas which will see among others, improved access to quality education, affordable health care, enhanced productivity, a thriving and sustainable economy, enhanced social inclusion and poverty reduction, enlarged agricultural output, energy sufficiency in power and petroleum products, expanded transport and other infrastructural development, business growth, entrepreneurship and industrialisation, fight against corruption, improved governance, social cohesion and improved security for all.”

The party also said that Nigerians would rather look with pride as newly constructed and launched rail services pass through their towns and upgraded airports that dot many state capitals, while praising the president.

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