The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is better placed to lead Nigeria out of its misfortunes, an ex-Plateau State Military Governor Dan Suleiman has said.
Suleiman said that the PDP had learned its lessons after its defeat by the All Progressives Congress during the 2015 presidential election.
According to him, the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has plundered Nigeria’s economy, claiming that the PDP would do better if it wins in 2019.
“The PDP is definitely better placed now, having learnt from its mistakes of the past to lead the nation to a better place,” he told Punch.
He added that “The APC handed back the opportunity to the PDP. The same thing that happened to the PDP that caused it to lose power is now happening to the APC.
“In spite of the errors of the PDP, the developments that have taken place since 1999 can be attributed to the PDP. The issue of corruption, which dogged the PDP and caused it to fail, is today very fierce under the APC.
“Besides, all the projects being inaugurated by the APC were started by the PDP. The PDP grew the Nigerian economy, making it the fastest growing economy and the largest by GDP growth in Africa.
“All this happened under the PDP, but today those economic potential have suffered a reversal of fortunes under the APC.
“Therefore, the PDP looks better placed to take Nigeria to where it ought to be as long as we put our house in order.”