The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the declaration by supervising Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed that Nigeria is having financial issues shows that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot run the country’s economy.
In a statement by the PDP on Tuesday, it faulted Buhari’s inability to accept that he is incompetent to rule the country.
“Had President Buhari take heed to wise counsel from Nigerians to accept his incompetence, hands off economic issues, end the corruption in his Presidency and get a strong economic team to manage our economy, our foreign direct investments and domestic productivity would not have crumbled,” the statement added.
“Nigerians can recall how the PDP nurtured and bequeathed a very robust economy, with thriving domestic and international revenue openings in key sectors of the economy, and how President Buhari, in a space of three years, demarketed our economy through his utterances, harsh economic policies, condoning of corruption by his officials and failure to develop and drive a clear-cut economic blueprint for the nation.
“Nigerians expect Mrs. Ahmed to show patriotism and courage by exposing the corruption in the financial sector under Buhari, set in motion machinery to recover the over N10 trillion looted by the Presidency cabal and channel the fund back into the economy.”
It added that “Our worry, however, is that nothing much will come out from the supervising minister as those who saw to her appointment are members of the same Presidency cabal that used the disgraced erstwhile finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, as clearing house to fritter away our national resources.”
“Nigerians are already apprehensive that the supervising minister might become ethically challenged like Adeosun, following allegations of forgery against her on the social media where the public is already raising queries of alleged incongruities between her claimed date of birth and dates of educational qualifications.
“The PDP wonders why Buhari’s key appointees are mostly persons of questionable claims; a development that casts a long shadow on the integrity of the Buhari administration.