APC Accuses Jonathan Of Leaving Behind A Fractured Economy

Lai Mohammed
Lai Mohammed

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in a statement on Sunday accused the outgoing government of deliberately leaving behind a troubled economy in order to frustrate the incoming government of Muhammadu Buhari

The party said that President Jonathan was not making any attempts to settle the numerous problems confronting the nation in spite of available resources to do so, all in the efforts to leave a fractured economy for the incoming government.

In the statement issued by the party’s spokesperson, Lai Mohammed, the party said it was appalled by the sordid state of electricity, scarcity of fuel and disgruntled workers who were on strike over the non-payment of salaries by the Jonathan administration.

The spokesman said despite the numerous landmines put in place by Jonathan to make the APC – led government keel over, Nigerians should not lose hope about the imminence of change in every aspect of public life once the new government finds its feet.

“In a few days’ time, President Jonathan will hand over to the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari. Never in the history of our country has any government handed over to another a more distressed country: No electricity, no fuel, workers are on strike, billions are owed to state and federal workers, $60bn is being owed in national debt and the economy is virtually grounded,” APC said.

It added that it was an anomaly that today in Nigerians are roaming the streets with jerry cans in hand, searching for everything from kerosene to fuel to diesel to power their homes and also keep their vehicles on the road while struggling to keep their businesses afloat in a depressed economy.

It said the present government had not done anything to tackle the issue of fuel scarcity which was strangulating many Nigerians.






     

     

    “They are paying as much as N300 per litre for fuel, if at all they can get it. Yet their government is not saying a word about the situation.”

    The APC also took a swipe at the wave of sackings and appointments made by the Jonathan administration in the twilight of its rule.

    “They say they are in office till May 29, but they do not care how workers in 18 states, who are owed a total of N300bn in salaries under their watch or federal workers who are owed N400bn, will be paid. Yet, they are running a budget of N1tn deficit,” APC lamented.

    It assured Nigerians that despite the big challenges facing it, the APC would not renege on its promises to Nigerians.
    The PDP led administration has consistently maintained that the downswing in the nation’s economy was due to reducing foreign earnings from crude oil. It had also insisted that the scarcity of fuel in the nation was as a result of sabotage by the oil marketers.
    Oil marketers however accuse the government of not meeting its financial obligations to its members.

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