- The Action Democratic Party (ADP) says the New Year message of President Muhammadu Buhari is not inspiring enough
- The party believes the current administration must reduce its alleged blame game
- The party further claims nothing meaningful will happen in 2018 since the electioneering has commenced ahead of 2019
The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has described the New Year message by President Muhammadu Buhari as a ‘Greek gift’.
In a statement released byPrince Adelaja Adeoye, the party’s spokesperson in Lagos, ADP said that his party has critically studied the New Year message and that “it is nothing but a ploy to deceive Nigerians again as another election year is around the corner."
The party said that Buhari focused on oil marketers instead of taking responsibility for the lingering fuel scarcity that has inflicted undue pains and hardship on Nigerians.
It wondered why the administration has continued with blaming others rather than resolve various crises.
ADP added that despite the close to N20 trillion already budgeted since Buhari’s assumption of office in 2015, no significant infrastructural improvement had been achieved.
The party said even with reports of huge monies recovered; there have been no signs of reinvestment to improve the lives of the people.
“Nigerians are poorer under Buhari than any other president that has ever led the country.
“The President is promising massive infrastructure in rails, roads and power this new year and the ADP has asked what he has been doing for almost three years; the probability of having all these projects in an election year is next to zero because of the experience we have had in the past three years of this administration,” the party said adding that it is not optimistic about these plans.
Concerning restructuring Nigeria, the ADP said it is shocked that the president has reduced the agitations for devolution of powers by the federal government to the arguments for the parliamentary system of government.
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“The economy that the president speaks so highly about is the same one that has lost over seven million jobs since 2015 and the party also wonders the statistics that back the president’s claims other than the data from the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics," the ADP said.
ADP said it has the ability to present a more credible candidate who can end the sufferings of all Nigerians in 2019.
NAIJ.com earlier reported however that a cross section of Nigerians in Damaturu on Monday, January 1, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year speech provides hope for accelerated infrastructural development.
Alhaji Usman Habibu, a retired civil servant, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu that government’s commitment to build roads and railways would enhance speedy development in the country.
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