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Buhari lacks capacity to implement 2018 budget – PDP

President Buhari Lacks Capacity to Implement 2018 Budget

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s
submission that the 2018 budget, signed by him, will be near
un-implementable, is a clear admission that he lacks the capacity and
competence to run a development-oriented economy as desired by
Nigerians.

Nigerians and the business community worldwide were stunned when our
dear President, in his speech, while signing the budget, exhibited
unpardonable ignorance of the dynamics of international best practices
in macroeconomics management, an indication that our economy is in very
bad hands.

President Buhari, in picking holes on items that would directly impact
on economic productivity, infrastructural advancement, rural development
as well as those that would provide urgent palliatives to the plights of
Nigerians, shows his aversion to developmental economy as well as
insensitivity to the welfare of our citizens.

In fact, President Buhari, in his comments on the budget has further
de-marketed our economy before international investors, thereby
worsening our woes as a nation.

How on earth can a President, if indeed he loves the people, quarrel
over budgetary items seeking to cushion the biting effect of the
economic recession, particularly for the poor, who are the direct
victims of the harsh policies of his incompetent administration?

Furthermore, President Buhari’s resort to blaming the National Assembly
for his inability to exert himself as a leader and ensure smooth
implementation of the budget, further shows that he cares little about
the actual needs of the people, having holed in himself in the comfort,
security and pleasures of the Presidential villa.

Finally, the PDP urges the National Assembly to ensure strict
implementation of the 2018 budget.

The party also calls on all Nigerians to save our dear nation from this
official lethargy by rallying on the platform of the repositioned PDP
and voting out President Buhari and his anti-people All Progressives
Congress (APC), come 2019.

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