The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has cautioned the National Caretaker Chairman of the APC, Buni, to stop sending impostors in his party to insult PDP state governors and other patriotic leaders to divert attention from the failures and problems of his party.
The main opposition party urged Buni to design a more constructive way of containing the manifest failures of the APC government at the federal and state levels instead of this jealous act of seeking to use nonentities to attempt to drag down PDP’s performing governors and other well-meaning Nigerians.The PDP said that it is indisputable that governors elected on its platform have performed and are performing better, by all standards, than their counterparts in the APC.
According to a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Ologbondiyan, Nigerians across the country already know that the standard of living, infrastructural development, wealth creation, employment opportunities as well as growth in critical sectors, including aviation, education, health, transportation power, energy, manufacturing, and commerce are better in PDP states.According to him, it is incontrovertible that contrary to the lies of APC impostors, between 2006 and 2013, successive PDP administrations effectively managed the resources of the nation and grew the economy to become one of the fastest growing in the world as recorded by Fitch and the IMF.
He explained that perhaps the APC should be reminded that within this period, the PDP achieved the historical debt relief (of about $18 billion), which freed Nigeria from the suffocating shackles of huge external borrowings of the past.He explained that it is a fact that during this period, the PDP administrations reduced the nation’s budget deficits by 72 per cent, stabilised the currency and overall economy to achieve the doubling of the GDP within four years from $55.65billion in 2003 to $114.36billion in 2006, as acknowledged by IMF database.
This, he said is in addition to improving the FDI from less than $700 million per annum in 1999, to $4.3 billion by 2007, which earned Nigeria a BB credit rating by Fitch.