The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the call for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as “silly” and a desperate plot to bring back corruption.
The Caretaker Committee of the PDP had on Wednesday asked President Buhari to return the economy to the state he met it before he took over on May 29, 2015 and then resign from office.
Following up the FG’s response, the APC National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni, on Thursday, likened the statement from the PDP caretaker committee to a call on the administration of President Buhari to return to the “voodoo economics and reckless fiscal policies” the country was subjected to during the former ruling party’s reign.
“The PDP faction by its demand to return the country to the years where looting of the public treasury was the order of the day, has taken its orchestrated plot to deflect attention from the economic mess it left behind to new insensitive and shameless heights.
“Instead of this charade by the PDP, we advise the PDP and their cronies to apologise to Nigerians and toe the path of honour by returning public funds stolen under its watch.
“While the PDP attempts to fraudulently re-write history and misrepresent facts on its misrule of the country, Nigerians are traumatised on a daily basis by disclosures of the startling level of pillage of the country’s commonwealth perpetuated under its watch. Instead of saving for the rainy day, past PDP administrations and their cronies literally looted the public treasury blind, using the loot to build luxury hotels and other properties, stashing loot in farmlands and hidden bank accounts”, Buni also said.
He, however, stated that the APC-led administration is open to positive and constructive contributions to resolving the country’s economic challenges.
He further assured Nigerians that the Buhari administration is already employing “all legitimate and innovative means” to restore the country’s economy to health in the quickest possible time.
“The results of the fiscal and economic agendas embarked by the President Buhari administration to tackle the effects of the country’s diminishing crude oil revenues, falling value of the Naira and resuscitate the economy will be evident soon”, the APC scribe added.
The party, therefore, called for patience and cooperation from Nigerians as the APC-led administration works to pull the country out of the present hardships and restore the country on the growth path.