By Yekeen Nurudeen
An opposition party, Democratic Peoples Congress, DPC, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s two years in office as wasted years.
The party in a statement issued by his National President on Sunday, Olusegun Peters, lamented that the President’s mid term report card is gloomy, noting that the state of the nation has worsened since he took office.
“Nigeria has been adrift in the years with economic recession, political upheavals, executive-legislature squabble, infrastructural decay, impunity and marginalization of some sections of the country.
“Nigerians were abandoned again to wander in the wilderness, expecting a messiah to lead them to the Promised Land where they will be provided with abundant dividends of democracy” the party said
The DPC called on President Buhari and acting President Yemi Osinbajo to dissolve the Federal Executive Council, FEC, and appoint competent Nigerians irrespective of political and religious affiliations to run the affairs of the nation.
“For decades, the recycling of old politicians has been the bane of effective governance in Nigeria. It is time to inject fresh blood in the Federal Executive Council and tame the cabal that has made good governance impossible in the country,” the party observed.
“Nigerian roads have become death traps to thousands of road users across the country. Traveling by road has become a nightmare and short cut to eternity for many due to extremely bad highways,” it lamented.
The DPC also stated that Ministry of Power, Works and Housing has been “redundant in the past two years” and that “the hopes and aspirations of fellow citizens who yearn for better lives have been dashed.”
“Nigerians are now forced to pay for electricity bills they did not consume and have more darkness than light in a month despite trillions of naira allotted for infrastructure” it said
While noting that executive – legislature squabbles are part of the democratic culture, the party said that they should not be allowed to disrupt governance.
“While the National Assembly should not be a rubber stamp of the Executive, partisan politics must give way for patriotism in addressing crucial national issues” DPC cautioned.