The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told president Muhammadu Buhari to sit up and face the job he begged Nigerians to do instead of lamenting on past issues.
This is a reaction to Buhari’s statement that the opposition party owed Nigerians explanations on why its successive governments accumulated such wasteful expenditure.
When hosting the leadership of organized labour which came to felicitate with him on his electoral victory at State House, Abuja, Thursday, the president said the current administration met a country with dilapidated infrastructure all round in 2015, and it calls to serious question what the party that was in power for 16 years did with the country’s earnings from oil, which reached a peak during the period.
In an interview with Punch, PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, who described the situation as disheartening, said instead of Buhari facing state matters and paying attention to solving economic and other problems facing the country, he had devoted more time at “lamenting and degrading the governments that laid the foundation” upon which his government was building.
He added that by now that the current All Progressives Congress (APC) administration is spending almost its first term at the centre, and the president being a former and current minister of petroleum ought to know that he was not correct when he said a barrel of crude oil was sold for $100 for 16 years.
While noting that Buhari’s assertion is a wrong statistics, Secondus advised that if in doubt, he should ask for facts instead of dishing out propaganda.
“Instead and having studied what was on the ground, he started working by assembling a first-class team that traveled round the whole world and restored the lost glory of the country.
“If the President was elected to come and make a positive change, when would he do that when all what he does is to lament wrongly about what he met when he assumed office?”, he asked.