Mr. Bolaji Abdullahi, the National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stop making comments about the poor state of the nation’s economy, saying that the PDP created the problems currently being faced.
He stated this in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State, while speaking with journalists shortly after hosting a Sallah gathering.
“If you create a problem and other people are trying to solve it, the least you could do is to, at least, keep quiet, not continue to lay claim to any superiority.
“If you recall even before the last administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria has started borrowing money to pay salaries. And so many people, including former CBN Governor, Professor Charles Soludo, our own Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, warned at a time that whoever takes over from Jonathan is going to face a very tough time running the economy. It wasn’t the APC that created the situation.
“So, the APC inherited a situation and tried to make the best of what we have found. Then, you also have to ask yourself, the kind of revelation that is coming forward. The EFCC has reported how much money it has recovered in loots.
“Then, you ask yourself how did it happen? How did it happen that so much money can be stolen from the system? Those things must have implication for the economy. If an individual is said to forfeit permanently amount to the tune to £17 millon; the kind of figures we are hearing is even difficult to wrap your mind around it….
“If the APC destroyed the economy by doing what we are doing, what did PDP do by allowing the kind of mind boggling stealing that happened in the last two years, repair the economy?”