The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has noted that the escalated despondency, depression and misery in the country are a direct response to bad governance.
In a statement on Sunday by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party described as a national tragedy, the rising spate of suicides, slavery mission abroad, divorces, child abandonment and other social degeneration.
According to the party, this is as a result of the worsening economic hardship, poverty, hunger and rising insecurity within the present dispensation.
It added that Nigerians became more despondent after the electoral heist that happened in February 23, 2019 when Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate, was robbed of his mandate The PDP described
The statement read, “In the last few months, the news media has been awash with horrible reports of teenage suicide in our country.
“Banditry, insurgency, marauding, bloodletting and kidnapping with unmentionable ransoms, have almost become daily occurrences. Our citizenry is now battling with the worst kind of siege mentality.
“Constitutional violations, human rights abuses, arbitrary arrests, extra-judicial killings, assault on perceived dissenting voices and attempt at annexation of our institutions of democracy, particularly the judiciary, signposts a nation in dire strait.
“Misery has set in. This is evident in the shrinking of our nation’s Gross Domestic Produce (GDP) to 2.1percent in the first quarter of 2019.
“It is saddening that at the time Nigerians ought to be celebrating, they are rather forlorn, committing suicide and exiting the country in droves.
“Most Nigerians have become downhearted in the face of an administration that wrecked our once robust economy and divided our people; in the face of worsening joblessness, piling bills, hunger and diseases; in the face of incompetence, lies, and unfulfilled promises of free homes, monthly allowance to unemployed youth and the poor, bringing the naira to the same value as the US Dollar, creating of 5 million new jobs, ending of insurgency in three months and myriad of other false promises.
“Instead, what our nation has witnessed is an official entrenchment and elevation of incompetence, deceit, propaganda, failure and cabal mentality on the corridors of power; a situation where the only achievement is the foisting of economic recession and mortgaging of the future of our nation with the accumulation of N24.39 trillion debt, with no tangible project to show.
“It is instructive to state that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration has obstinately refused to allow any scrutiny of its books, knowing that they are catalogues of corruption, treasury looting, violations, impunity and acts that have brought our nation to its knees”.
The party called on Nigerians not to despair but stand firm with the hope that soon they will get an administration that truly cares for them and which has the competence to return the nation on her deserved path of peace, national cohesion and economic prosperity.
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