By Olawale Ajimotokan
For daring to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to quit, the Federal
Government on Thursday tagged the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as a
shameless irritant bent on distracting the government from its rescue
mission and returning the country to ”Egypt”.
Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed said in a statement that
government was on a rescue mission to revive Nigeria after PDP left it
in a coma. He said PDP was out to sabotage the rescue efforts.
Mohammed said if the PDP had understood the meaning of shame, it would
never have dared to even make a single comment on the same economy
that it did everything to kill.
”While the PDP was emasculating Nigeria on all fronts, including
social, economic and political, the rapacious party was deceiving
Nigerians by giving them the illusion of growth and prosperity.
Instead of showing remorse and rebuilding itself to a strong
opposition party, the PDP has continued to blame the successor Buhari
Administration which is left to pack their mess. PDP undertakers have
continued to engage in a blame game, when they should be hiding from
the shame they brought upon themselves and the nation,” the statement
Apparently angered by the Eid-el-Kabir message by Buhari, where the
president had dismissed its16 years in the saddle as extremely
wasteful and without corresponding savings and lack of investment and
infrastructure, PDP had asked the president to quit for failing to
meet public expectations.
But Mohammed in a burst of rage, described the economy under PDP’s
watch as nothing but a bubble that was buoyed by massive corruption
and chronic incompetence. He said such was the scale of graft under
the former ruling party that the sum of $31.5 million was allegedly
traced to a former First Lady without any known means of earned