PDP should stop insulting the sensibilities of Nigerians, BMSG says
Reacting to the claims made by officials of the PDP at its non-elective convention last weekend in Abuja, the Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) complained about the way the People Democratic Party (PDP), laid claims to what it never achieved in its 16 years in power, declaring that it is a confirmation that the party is still in the habit of insulting the sensibilities of Nigerians. One of such, the group said, is the party’s claim that it fought corruption within the 16 years that it was in power.
In a statement signed by its Chairman, Austin Braimoh and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, the group pointed out that recent recoveries by the EFCC showed that one person alone stole enough money that could build six airports, two long rail lines and implement huge agricultural projects that would have provided much-needed jobs for the teeming Nigerian youths.
“This is money stolen by just one person during the President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration. Only God knows what other PDP government officials did during the 16 years that that party held Nigerians to ransom’’, the statement said.
“There was massive looting going by the recoveries made by EFCC and these monies have been traced to the accounts of past PDP government officials. Nigerians now know the truth about what happened to their commonwealth’’, the statement said.
The group went on to remind all that it is on record that former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Lamido Sanusi told the entire nation during the rule of the former president that about $20 Billion got missing from the nation’s treasury, but instead of taking the matter up, the now Emir of Kano was sacked.
The group therefore advised PDP to stop insulting the intelligence of Nigerians, and pointed out that it was lack of proper administration during the last regime that resulted in the hardship and economic recession that the country is currently experiencing for which President Muhammadu Buhari is working hard to redress.
As part of its failure, the group also reminded PDP that Nigeria lost so much revenue to illegalities at the nation’s ports where billions of dollars was lost to mid-stream discharge of cargo while corruption went rampant in the Nigeria Customs Service, thereby denying the nation, huge sums of revenue. More ridiculous was the fact that after claiming that it spent trillions of Naira to improve power supply across the country, it became obvious that the PDP paid for Nigerians to remain in darkness
Why PDP, whose import list included tooth picks and other luxury goods could pride its regime as the best that ever happened to the country, is therefore very shocking to the group.
“It is important to remind the party that evidence of infrastructural decay which include poor road networks, drop in the standard of education are still available. Meanwhile, the highest deceit was the convening of a national conference that gulped billions of Naira when it was obvious that the regime of Goodluck Jonathan had made up its mind not to implement the recommendations of the conference”, the group said.
According to the group, President Buhari regime has made significant economic gains in Nigeria, such as the implementation of TSA, increased revenue generation by the Nigeria Customs Service and Federal Inland Revenue Service and in-flow of Foreign Direct Investment, while the nation has also recorded increase in foreign reserves, excess crude account, sovereign wealth fund and a boost in stock, though these achievements are yet to be recognized and appreciated by many; as many claim the president spends most of his time in UK due to his poor health condition.