The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned President Muhammadu Buhari not to plunge Nigeria into recession again.
The PDP noted that Buhari must constitute his cabinet as quick as possible.
The warning was issued by Prince Uche Secondus, the National Chairman of the PDP.
Buhari was declared winner of the February 23, 2019 Presidential Election and was sworn-in on May 29. It’s been over 3months since he won the election, but he is yet to constitute his ministerial list.
There were insinuations that similar delay in 2015 contributed to the economic recession Nigeria witnessed recently.
Secondus who spoke to The Punch noted that Nigeria is blessed with talented individuals everywhere in the world, saying that eminent leaders of thought should advise Buhari to appoint his ministers before the country capsizes.
Read the PDP Chairman’s statement (as seen on The Punch)
“We in the opposition believe vehemently that we won the presidential election. This is the reason we are contesting the outcome of the election at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.
“However, having being declared the winner (of the February 23 polls), and also sworn in for a second term, the President ought to have realised his many mistakes of the past.
“By now the list of his ministers ought to have been submitted to the Senate for consideration. Nigerians should tell the President that he should not run the country into recession again.
“He did so when he assumed office in 2015. That time, he was behaving like a sole administrator, carrying on as if he was a military head of state.
“Economists and members of the Manufacturing Association of Nigeria recently warned that the economy is still very fragile. The President should not crash it.
“Nigeria is blessed with talented individuals everywhere in the world. Recall how President Olusegun Obasanjo was able to bring different people together in his government. That action was what led to the debt forgiveness the nation got from the Paris Club.
“Obasanjo was also able to stabilise the economy. President Buhari should do the same by waking up. The country cannot continue to drift under his leadership.”
Ibrahim Kenneth Suleiman is the Chief Political Editor at Naija Buzz News Network. He is a graduate of political science from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State. He specializes in preparing/approving of political news contents before publication. He currently heads Naija Buzz News team of political correspondents. From Nasarawa State, North-Central Nigeria, Ibrahim is a strong supporter of Manchester United Football Club England.