Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the verdict passed by Bill Gates that on President Muhammadu Buhari’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERPG) reflected that the needs of Nigerians are polite declarations on the failure of the administration, but has vindicated the opposition’s stance that the government has failed.
According to the opposition party, the government’s economic policies are anti-people and have strengthened Nigerians’ resolve to kick out “the dysfunctional All Progressives Congress (APC) and its federal government come 2019.”
According to a statement issued by PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Friday, the verdict of the Co-chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has also vindicated its stand that “the Buhari administration is the worst in the history of our nation; that it never had the interest of the people at heart but has been lying to Nigerians with false performance indices and cosmetic appearances, while its agents continue to siphon funds meant for the welfare of the people.”
The PDP said President Buhari and the APC could now see that the entire world was fully aware of their misrule and as such should stop wasting the nation’s resources on pointless image laundering and desperate quest for international endorsements.
“What Gates did not tell President Buhari and his team was that their administration is so incompetent, disorganized and confused that it could not develop any functional economic policy direction and that this has caused our nation her current economic woes.
“Bill Gates comments on the Federal Government’s empty, deceptive and discredited Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), right in the Presidential Villa and in the presence of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, came to President Buhari and the APC as stunt gone awry as they had planned to use the world figure to earn an undue international endorsement ahead of 2019 elections.
“More disheartening is that instead of being remorseful, officials of the APC administration, including Prof. Osinbajo, are attempting to put up a lame defence, despite the indicting facts.
“The whole world is sad that under President Buhari and the APC, our dear nation, which was hitherto one of the most vibrant economies, has now become one of the most dangerous places to give birth, with the fourth-worst maternal mortality rate in the world.