By Myke Uzendu, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reminded President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to claim credit for the Abuja Light Rail Project, even when Nigerians were aware that it was conceptualised, initiated and policy-propelled by the PDP.
It criticised Buhari’s rush to commission the rail project, without giving credit to the PDP, even when his administration contributed nothing to the project, which according to them, showed his desperation to claim achievements made by others and a frantic bid to cover incompetence and failure of his administration.
In a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, the party said that it was crystal clear that President Buhari cannot comprehend the design, scope and utility projection of the rail project resulting in his hollow speech at the commissioning ceremony.
The PD said, “Is it not unfortunate that, after three years in office, President Buhari cannot boast of any development project conceptualised and executed by his administration in any part of the country, resulting in his numerous face-saving stunts, including commissioning projects executed by others, amongst them, a bus stop in Lagos and a borehole in Jigawa states.
“It is even more pathetic that not only that the Buhari administration lacks the capacity to articulate and run any precise economic policy or project, it is also so inept that it cannot leverage on those handed over to it by the PDP, resulting in the helpless situation we have found ourselves as a people” PDP stated.
The party urged Nigerians to vote out incompetence, inept administration and return a development-oriented and competent government come 2019.