The People’s Rights Assembly (PRA) has emphatically debunked claims by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that Nigeria’s best time was during the party’s 16-year reign even as they accused him as being an alarmist and propagandist.
In a statement released by the president and secretary general of PRA, Simon Achusa and Bolaji Akiloye, the group said the PDP administration could best be remembered for high profile assassinations and the birth of the monstrous terrorist group, Boko Haram.
A part of the statement read:
“Rather, Nigerians experienced their own brand of peace with more high profile assassinations of prominent Nigerians from Harry Marshall to the former Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige.
“That government saved no kobo for Nigeria. Rather, it deflated Nigeria’s foreign reserves which dropped from about $47 billion to almost zero by 2015. They piled up unpaid salaries and pensions of about six months at the federal level and left 27 states indebted to salaries and pensions.
“The cumulative effect was to plunge Nigeria into economic recession by the end of 2014 before they were ousted by angry Nigerian masses in the 2015 ballot. We do not pray for this sort of prosperity. The PDP government had access to so much national wealth, but it could not investment in critical infrastructures to attract investments. The roads, hospitals’, power generation and supply etc were in comatose or a state of disrepair.”