The Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive on food importation in the country was mean, ill-timed and completely against the wellbeing of Nigerians.
It stated that the Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress have again demonstrated their alleged insensitivity towards millions of Nigerians, who are already suffering acute hunger and starvation due to severe food shortage and high prices brought about by alleged Buhari’s misrule.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan in a statement said the directive will worsen food scarcity and exacerbate the already harsh economic situation in the country.
Ologbondiyan said, “The party says by the directive, the Buhari Presidency and the APC have again demonstrated their insensitivity towards millions of Nigerians who are already suffering acute hunger and starvation due to severe food shortage and high prices brought by President Buhari’s misrule.
“The PDP states strongly that Nigerians do not, in any way, deserve such suffering being foisted on them by such directive on food.
“Such situation will only breed further despondency among our citizens, heighten our security challenges and put more pressure on compatriots, many of who, in the face of suffering occasioned by APC misrule, are resorting to suicide and slavery mission as options.”
He stated that instead of removing subsidy on food and putting more suffering on Nigerians, Buhari should cut the billions of naira being wasted on luxuries in his Presidency and free the funds for the welfare of the masses.
Ologbondiyan said, “The PDP wants to believe that while Mr. President enjoys the comfort, luxury, sufficiency and safety of the government house, he is barely aware of the sufferings of Nigerians.
“Our party, therefore, charges President Buhari to immediately rescind his directive before it inflicts more damage on the people.”