The new Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Iyorchia Ayu has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of turning Nigeria into a beggar in the comity of nations and the poverty capital of the world.
Ayu stated this during a chat with BBC Hausa over the weekend, while lamenting over the number of foreign loans Nigeria attracted under the Buhari administration and the economic predicaments in the country.
The PDP Chairman assured of its readiness to rescue the nation if the party receives the backing of citizens in 2023, adding that there was no doubt the PDP made mistakes in the past, but they’ve owned up to their mistakes, unlike some governors who were full of deceit.
He said, “it is generally known that since the assumption of power of the incumbent government, they couldn’t fulfill promises made to Nigerians. We don’t lie, say we’ve done what others have done or are doing. Now, we are ever ready to make amends.”
Ayu said they’ve organized a workshop for the newly elected party officials so as to keep them abreast of ways to confront the state of insecurity in the country.
He said it is disheartening that now, someone cannot travel peacefully from Kaduna to Abuja, adding that now they are ready to explore ways to rectify the problem.
”The situation in our country is so bad that anyone on a journey from Abuja to Kaduna, whether by road or by rail, would not have a peaceful mind. It is a must that we right the wrongs in our party, so as to get people’s support. Every side must be given the chance to comment so that together, we work in unison to achieve what the people desired. “
”We shall discuss with people to hear their views because we would not trust the Nigeria of today in which people are diverting official things for their interest, rather than for the people. “
Dr.Ayu assured that their programme will involve everybody, as it is generally known that since they came to power in 1999, they were able to provide for the development and welfare of the people.
He recalled the administration of Chief Obasanjo and that of late Yar’Adua, saying they both encountered the problem of insecurity but were able to surmount it.
The PDP boasted that when it assumes power in 2023, it will. make amends and bring changes, haven knew the ways of resolving issues of insecurity.
” hings are stagnant, they left everything without any progress as seen. This has clearly shown the failure of APC and their lack of skill in governance. They failed to fulfill promises they made to Nigerians,” he said.
Ayu also criticized the number of foreign loans Nigeria attracted under Buhari, alleging that doing so had made Nigeria a begger nation. He said economic problems have already turned Nigeria into the poverty capital of the world.
This comes a few weeks after Iyorchia Ayu, a former Senate president, emerged as the new National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).