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Nigeria grinding to a halt under President Tinubu’s leadership, PDP laments

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday said the country is grinding to a halt under the leadership of President Bola Tinubu, saying the president’s leadership has created an atmosphere and a feeling of absence of governance in the country.

A statement by the party’s national publicity secretary, Debo Ologunagba, noted that Nigeria is asphyxiating, in dire straits, and fast grinding to a halt under President Tinubu and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“The Party laments that Nigeria is at the edge of the precipice and “Our Party is alarmed that there is a serious disconnection between the government and the citizens arising from the ill-planned and hasty implementation of policies that have brought excruciating hardship, horrifying insecurity, and a general sense of apprehension that is already threatening the peace, unity, and corporate existence of our nation.

“The administration’s lack of ingenuity, tact, and sensitivity towards the wellbeing of Nigerians in the removal of subsidies and floating of the naira inflamed the unbearable high cost of living, crippled our national productivity, crashed millions of businesses, and sparked massive job losses with attendant escalated poverty, hunger, insecurity, and hopelessness across the country.

“It is horrifying that in the last two months, over 150 million Nigerians can no longer afford their daily meals, with families now going to bed on empty stomachs.

“Moreover, the PDP describes it as distressing that the APC government had turned a blind eye to the plight of Nigerians with no concrete commitment towards the safety of our citizens lives despite the killing of over 500 Nigerians in Plateau, Benue, Niger, Kaduna, and other states of the federation, with many more abducted since May 29, 2023.

“The failure of the APC government to decisively act since the abduction of eight corps members who were on their way to Sokoto State for their one-year mandatory national service is another ugly testament of the APC government’s insensitivity towards the security, safety, and wellbeing of citizens.

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“More disturbing is the recent downing of a Nigerian military aircraft with the attendant loss of lives of our brave and gallant military personnel without a corresponding reassuring statement from the APC government.”

The opposition party also said the current life expectancy in the country under the government produced by the APC has plummeted.

“Currently, under the APC, life expectancy in Nigeria has plummeted. Citizens and residents live in constant apprehension and cannot move freely across the country for fear of being killed or abducted,” the party said.

“Instead of protecting Nigerians, the APC government is desperate to plunge our nation into a needless war in the Niger Republic over a conflict in that nation that does not constitute any threat whatsoever to our national interest.

“Our Party is concerned that the general sense of despondency, anxiety, distress and disconnection in the country, if not urgently addressed, could deteriorate into a serious crisis.”

The PDP urged Nigerians to remain calm and law-abiding and continue to support one another in their quest for a secure and economically thriving nation.

(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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