A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, says Nigeria would have been a better country without President Muhammadu Buhari.
Onuesoke spoke to journalists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, in reaction to the statement credited to a former governor of Ekiti State and now Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Engr. Segun Oni, that without Buhari Nigerians would have been refugees by now.
He said it is unfortunate that people like Oni would continue to make excuses to justify the failure of the APC administration instead of rolling up their sleeves and getting down to doing the serious job of growing the economy.
The PDP chieftain said: “When a lie is repeated over and over, it begins to sound like the truth. In the darkest period of military regime, did the Nigerian people become refugees? This is just a poor way to keep on with the excuse of failure and ineptitude.
Segun Oni should realize that Nigerians are not only refugees under this present administration, they are also suffering from kwashiokor and mental affliction induced by the poor mismanagement of the economy by the APC-led administration.
Move around all the nooks and crannies of the country, from North to South, East to West and you will admit that things cannot be worse than what Nigerians are experiencing under this administration.”
Onuesoke argued that since the coming of the APC administration, inflation rate had tripled, adding that the price of a bag of rice has increased from N6000 to N20,000, dollar exchange rate increased from N168 to N500, a bag of beans from N6,000 to N15,000; PMS, that was N86, now N145 and diesel 135 then now sells N220. He stated that there is no hope that the inflation will stop.