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Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has just reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement on the shape of the economy.
On Friday President Buhari made a statement that reveals the bad nature of the Nigerian economy to the Governors while they were having their usual meeting.
However, Atiku Abubakar through his Special Assistant on Public Communication, Mr Phrank Shaibu said that President Buhari should honourably leave Aso Rock and resign his position as President because of putting Nigerians in this bad condition. He also said that Buhari’s handling of the economy is done in a clueless way.
In describing Buhari’s statement, Atiku said: “Nigerian economy has collapsed under his watch as not only a pathetic ploy to attract the sympathy of Nigerians with his false honesty but also, a disguise to get a soft landing from the people he has put under terrible suffering and hardship in the last three and half years.”
He added: “The result, of course, is this late hour confession of failure on the eve of our general elections, in the hope that millions of Nigerians, whom he has condemned to poverty and hardship, will give him a clap for failing abysmally. I dare say that President Buhari has miscalculated badly on this matter because Nigerians are simply fed up with him.
“The economy has collapsed under his watch and he has by this frank remark admitted that he has no idea on how to fix it and that is why he summoned the governors to help him. This is really very sad because President Buhari has run out of time and what Nigerians need now is a leadership which has the political will, administrative experience and sound economic acumen to get Nigeria working again.
“The honourable step to take is for the President to step down from his position. The confession by the President that the economy had gone out of control” was a confirmation of the forecast by the British multinational bank, HSBC “which predicted that re-electing President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 could plunge Nigeria into deeper economic hardship.”