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‘Tsunami of a lie’ — PDP campaign hits Lai over claim Atiku copied Buhari’s economic model

‘Tsunami of a lie’ — PDP campaign hits Lai over claim Atiku copied Buhari’s economic model
September 22
20:53 2022

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign organisation has tackled Lai Mohammed, minister of information, for saying the economic blueprint of Atiku Abubakar is a “poor copy” of President Muhammadu Buhari’s model.

Earlier on Thursday, at a media briefing in Abuja, Mohammed had said the solutions presented by Atiku is a “poor version of what is on ground”.

Reacting in a statement, the PDP campaign organisation described Mohammed’s statement as “a tsunami of a lie”, adding that “it has been openly acknowledged that this current administration came into power without a single sheet of paper of what could be called a policy document”.

“Nigerians are aware that in both 2015 and 2019, it took the APC six months and three months, respectively, to constitute a cabinet. Perhaps the Minister might be interested in telling Nigerians if it is also part of the APC manifesto to foot drag in forming a government,” the statement reads.

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“It is on record that the first economic recession that the country experienced in 2016, which happens to be our worst economic decline in thirty years, happened primarily because the APC administration applied what can be called a catch-up strategy to the early signals of the recession.

“That is why till this day, Nigerians are more agreeable to the fact that the tenure of the APC has been nothing but a sheer waste of time, all thanks to the catch-up economic strategy of the ruling party that has left the people more malnourished, sick and disillusioned.”

The PDP campaign organisation also said the “poor records” of the APC is the reason there is a lot of anxiety about the 2023 general election.

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“What Minister Lai Mohammed reeled out as achievements of the APC is a compilation of the reasons why Nigerians have roundly rejected the ruling party. It’s nothing but a testimonial of failures,” the party said.

“Conversely, what His Excellency Atiku Abubakar presented to the organised private sector in Lagos State last week represents the hopes of a new beginning, which Nigerians eagerly anticipate.

“Trying to associate the Atiku policy plans with the failed policies of the APC is the comical height of Minister Lai Mohammed’s aversion for the truth.

“It is contempt not just against the PDP and our presidential candidate, but also to the whole nation. Lai Mohammed must apologise to Nigerians for such insensitive onslaught against truth in broad daylight.”

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