PDP, An Armed Robber Showing Sympathy -Lai Mohammed

The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party’s call for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation was out of place.

PDP made the call shortly after the All Progressive Congress (APC) responded to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) report that the Nigerian economy had further depreciated since May 29, 2015 when President Buhari assumed office.

APC in its response statement to the NBS report,urged Nigerians to have hope, explaining that the second quarter of the year has promising signals across sectors of the economy.

But, systematically, the PDP, on its statement refuted APC hope call saying it is an empty promise, and asked President Buhari to resign if he has no clue about what it takes to address the lingering economic crisis.

The PDP added that the economy would continue to nosedive in as much as the Federal Government continues to play politics with governance.

Now, speaking in Abuja, Mohammed frowned at the response of PDP, saying the “armed robber” PDP was sympathising with the victim, APC.

“It is very painful in a situation where the armed robber is now the one sympathising with the victim,” he said.

“I read in the dailies that the PDP said that the president must resign because of the economy.

“While we are not going to indulge in blame game, I think we should also be honest enough to admit that we will not have been where we are today if they had done what they ought to do. For the party to ask the president to resign is just a big joke.”

The minister said that although the government was not interested in blame game, it was important to set the records straight.

“Nigeria is not the only country hit by the recession and crash in price of crude, but other countries made savings,” Mohammed said.

“Saudi Arabia today has about $600billion in reserve and this is by planning and saving for the future, which the past administration failed to do during surplus.”

“This is not about blaming other administration, but we believe that one should be honest when criticising.” the minister said.

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