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PDP Berates Buhari Over Statistics Claim



kola Ologbodiyan

The People Democratic Party PDP has berated President Muhammadu Buhari over his claim that statistics provided by foreign groups were wild estimations that do not confirm with Nigeria’s reality.

The opposition party alleged Buhari’s moves to commence conjuring statistics to cover for the incompetence of his administration.

The party made this known in a statement released on Thursday via its official twitter handle @OfficialPDPNig.

“The PDP alerts Nigerians of moves by the Buhari Presidency to start conjuring false statistics to cover its incompetence and failures in governance.” The statement reads in part.


The opposition party also described as shocking Buhari’s self-applaused and discrediting statistics from credible organization.

PDP lamented the President’s directive to the Presidential Economic Advisory Committee not to work with statistics from independent sources.

The party said “The party describes as shocking for President Buhari to resort to self-applause and discrediting of development statistics from credible independent organizations simply because they exposed the rots and failures of his administration.

“The nation was again embarrassed when President Buhari directed his newly constituted Presidential Economic Advisory Council as well as the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs not to work with statistics from independent agencies, but to rely only on self-sourced data.”

The opposition party also condemned Buhari’s claim that his policies was affecting lives positively in rural communities across Nigeria.

“The PDP rejects as offensive, President Buhari’s assertions that there are impacts of good governance in the rural areas, when in reality, our rural areas are plagued by excruciating poverty and despondency. Such assertion only confirms that President Buhari is completely out of sync with reality and insensitive to the plights of Nigerians,” the party said.

PDP further stressed that Nigerians were confronted with the ugly reality of Buhari’s failure, adding that, he needed no statistics to know that the economy was on its knees.

The party said “Moreover, Nigerians are daily confronted with the the ugly reality of the failures of the Buhari administration and do not need any government statistics to show them that our economy is on its knees; that there is no food on their tables; that they cannot afford their basic needs; that our schools are dilapidated; that there are no drugs and equipment in the hospitals and that our roads have all collapsed.”

The party however challenged Buhari to name any statistics from credible organization that distorted fact on Nigeria’s reality.

“The PDP challenges the Buhari Presidency to name a particular statistics from any credible international organization that distorted facts on the reality of the failures of his administration,” PDP said.

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