!…Berates Osinbajo On N8 trillion Subsidy Scandal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended its Vice Presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, for his outstanding performance at the 2019 Vice Presidential debate on Friday. The party gave the commendation through a press statement released yesterday 14th December, 2018 by Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary.

The party says “Peter Obi amply displayed an unprecedented understanding of the dynamics of the critical sectors of our economy with practical solutions to the myriad of problems”. The PDP applauds Peter Obi’s articulation of statistics; of practical steps to revamp the Nigerian economy, trigger wealth creation, massive employment and return the Country to productivity, through the revitalization of productive and manufacturing sectors under the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

“Peter Obi’s spontaneous presentation of solutions on critical sectors including education, health, energy, power and security among others, shows PDP’s unparalleled preparedness to take over the reign of government, in line with the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians to return our nation to the path of good governance, national cohesion and economic prosperity,” the PDP said.

However, the PDP has berated Vice President Osinbajo, stressing that the number two man for Country performed poorly during the debate. That he failed to articulate any solution or show what the Buhari administration intends to do differently, if re-elected but rather dwelt on lame excuses, blame games and playing to the gallery.

“This debate has further exposed the humongous corruption in the Buhari Presidency, as Vice President Osinbajo could not provide answers to the exposed N8 trillion sleazes in the fuel subsidy regime under the Buhari administration.

“It invited Nigerians to note how the Vice President was jittery and ill-at ease throughout the debate, particularly as his most of his performance claims especially in food provision, infrastructure and security were all fictitious.

“The party further faulted Prof. Osinbajo’s attempt to brand the pdp as corrupt, saying all records and statistics show that corruption escalated under President Buhari and that his administration ranks as the most corrupt in the history of our nation.”

The party submitted that Prof. Osinbajo and the Buhari administration lack every moral standing to speak on social welfare when the Vice President is yet to explain the whereabouts of the N33 billion meant for the provision of food and other items for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) suffering in the North East.

“The PDP awaits the main Presidential debate and challenges President Buhari to perish the idea of sending a proxy but to get ready to face the PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar, before all Nigerians.”

The debate spearheaded by the Nigeria Election Debates Group (NEDG), was in preparation for the February, 2019 presidential election and moderated by Imoni Amarere of the African Independent Television (AIT). The parties and their candidates that participated in the debate include the Vice Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Professor Yemi Osinbajo; the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Peter Obi; the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Alhaji Ganiyu Galadima; Vice Presidential Candidate of the Allied for New Nigeria (AAN), Khadijah Abdullahi-Iya, and the Young Progressives Party (YPP) Vice Presidential Candidate, Umma Getso.

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