The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the report by World Bank that seven million Nigerians have been pushed into poverty in the last one year, belies the integrity posturing of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The party said this is in the face of the recent claims by President Buhari that his administration has lifted over 10 million Nigerians out of poverty in the last two years.
The PDP however urged the president to end his false performance claims and get more competent hands to manage the economy before every Nigerian is turned into a street beggar.
A statement by the PDP national publicity secretary Kola Ologbondiyan, said the World Bank report further vindicated its position that President Buhari runs an “uncoordinated and clueless administration that thrives on lies, false performance claims, deceit and perfidious propaganda.”
He said, “Nigerians can now clearly see why the APC and President Buhari’s handlers are always in a frenzy to attack our party and other well-meaning Nigerians whenever we point to the poor handling of the economy and on the need for President Buhari to always be factual on pertinent issues of governance in our country.
“Unfortunately, it indeed appears that Mr. President enjoys living in denial while watching millions of Nigerians go down in abject poverty, excruciating hunger and starvation as our country now ranks 98th out of 107 in Global Hunger Index under his watch,” he said.