President Muhammadu Buhari to resign, the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) asked the president to step aside and allow competent hands to steer the country away from the present economic woes.
In a statement made on Wednesday by the spokesman of the PDP, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the party said the crass ineptitude and lukewarm-attitude of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration could no longer be tolerated.
“Therefore, we are calling on President Buhari and his team to return Nigeria to its state of booming economy before they assumed office in May, 2015, and then quit immediately to allow other capable leaders recover our ailing economy,” the statement added.
The party further expressed worry over the state of affairs in the country, particularly a recent statement attributed to the Finance Minister, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, to the effect that “recession is just a word”, a statement the minister had since denied.
“Is this statement as a result of ignorance, lack of patriotism or in-line with President Buhari’s comment that his ministers are noise makers?” the party queried.
The statement continued, “For the record, recession is characterized as a period of negative economic growth for two consecutive quarters, given rise to high rate of unemployment, fall in output, increase in government borrowing, etc. Following this understanding, Nigeria’s economy is already near depression.
“For instance, recall that about three airlines, local and international like some banks, have suspended operations and sent their staff on indefinite leave due to poor state of the Nigeria’s economy.
“Nigerians are aware that the PDP government invested heavily in most of our airports in the country that resulted in obvious facelift and improved operations through remodeling, construction of new airports, refurbishing and equipping of the local and international airports to meet best practices in the aviation industry.
“But the APC administration has frittered away all the good policies and programmes which the PDP put in place, thereby crumbling the aviation sector in the country amongst other catastrophes it has caused.
“What Nigerians want from this administration are results, simple! And not resorting to throwing tantrums on the PDP at every given opportunity. Our call for the President to return the counrty to how he met it in 2015 is justified on the following grounds: a bag of rice was N7,000 and now is above N20,000; a mudu of beans was N150 and now is N500; one US Dollar was trading for N197 but now over N400; a liter of fuel was N87 but now N145; cost of transportation and other services have skyrocketed.
“Given our observation since the inception of this government, they have nothing to offer and as such, quitting will be a solution because nobody can give what he/she does not have. APC has failed”.
The PDP called on Nigerians to recall President Buhari’s purported body language at the beginning of his administration, saying governance is a serious business and not about someone’s body language and “de-marketing strategies” of Mr. President while globetrotting.
“When this government came to power in May 2015 riding on the achievements of previous PDP administration, President Buhari’s handlers and his party, the APC claimed it was his body language that brought some positive changes the country was witnessing at that time; so we want to know what are the results of the so called ‘body language’?”.
The opposition party concluded that the earlier the President and his team quit, the better for the country, adding, “there is no better time than now to make this call for the President to return the country to how he met it and quit, or right away quit for a more experienced team to take over”.
It called on its members, teeming supporters and other well-meaning Nigerians to keep praying for God’s intervention for the recovery of the country’s ailing economy.
Meanwhile, Robinson Dumnamene, a chieftain of the PDP, says the former ruling party has a good chance to return to power in 2019.
The member of the House of Representatives, whose election, along with others from Rivers state was cancelled, said what party bigwigs should do was to drop individual differences and work for common good ahead of the next general election.
“PDP has a very clear chance in 2019. What we need to do as a party is to get PDP bonded,” he told Daily Trust.
“I can tell you authoritatively that a whole lot of those people you see in the APC today will definitely return to the PDP. This is because they can’t find what they expected to see in the APC.
“With what is happening in the government of the APC at the national level, with a little more work, PDP will take back power in 2019,” he stated.
On the trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Dumnamene said the PDP would capitalize on the issue to produce the next president of the Senate.
“It is very possible. But looking at the issue of Saraki, you will no doubt see that there is so much political undertone. Those are the things we talk about in this country – political witch hunt.
“Look at the so called fight against corruption, it is skewed. Saraki did not emerge the Senate President from the mainstream APC. With what is going on now, one can say that there is witch hunt.
“Crimes that had been committed many years ago are being brought up now. Whichever way it goes, the PDP caucus in the Senate is very organized and focused and has what it takes to produce the next Senate President,” he added.
Here comes marriage and baby, but where’s the love?
On the premiere of spinoff Rob & Chyna, Rob Kardashian and insta-baby mama, Angela “Blac Chyna” White, fought tooth and nail in the months leading up to the arrival of their daughter.
In the first red flag, Rob, 29, revealed that Chyna has kicked him out of the house every day during her pregnancy.
“Well, stop being bad every day!” Chyna responded to Rob’s objections to being constantly tossed outside.
After learning at the doctor’s office that they’re expecting a baby girl, the two were ecstatic— but the 28-year-old model became enraged when she realized “mama’s boy” Rob immediately broke their pact to keep the gender a secret by spilling the beans to his mom, Kris Jenner.
Chyna, who grew up in a broken home and stripped to pay for college, admitted she has a hard time understanding why her fiance has to run to his mother for everything.
“Rob has been babied by his mom and his sisters, and it’s a little bit different from me,” she explained.
Chyna seemed willing to let her man’s loose lips go, but then went ballistic when the insecure Rob went through her phone and began making wild allegations about her baby daddy #1, Kylie Jenner‘s rapper boyfriend Tyga.
“He tried to accuse me of cheating with other men, even with Tyga,” she told the cameras. “I’m so mad and so hurt and it makes me worry, ‘What are you up to Rob?’”
Chyna then became paranoid herself, and accused Rob of being the cheater.
“Why are the f*** are you still texting b****es?” she screamed in an epic FaceTime fight . “Are you still texting b****es, yes or no…Have a nice life by yourself, I swear to God!”
When Rob refused to answer her texts and even house calls, an exasperated Chyna turned to her man’s best friend, mom Kris.
“I feel like he doesn’t have a main focus so he finds things to pick at,” a nervous Chyna told Kris, who responded that she should be more gentle with her sensitive son.
“He’s never going to change if he doesn’t feel good about himself,” the momager pointed out.
Kris eventually agreed to smooth things over with Rob for Chyna, but the mama’s boy seemed hesitant to kiss and make up.
“Sometimes I feel like I really need to focus on myself, so I can be happy and healthy and really enjoy this baby,” he explained.
The drama remained unresolved at the end of the episode, and judging by a new preview, only seems to escalate throughout the season.
At one point, Chyna even takes a paternity test!
Rob Kardashian and fiancee Blac Chyna have a wedding in the works and a baby on the way— but they just can’t seem to stop fighting.
On last night’s episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the Kardashian/Jenner clan was reeling over the misfit brother’s volatile romance.
Over dinner with Khloe and Kendall, Scott Disick broke the news that Rob and Chyna had gotten into it, and blamed the blowout on the former recluse’s pressure to provide for his insta-family overnight.
After years of hiding on sister Khloe’s couch, “now he has to take care of a woman, a child and a stepchild,” father of three Scott explained, referring to King, Chyna’s son with ex Tyga.
In a conversation with recently reconnected sister Khloe, Rob revealed that the fight was much more than just a small rift.
“I’m out of her house and we’re not living together,” he said.
“You’ve got to be strong on your own two feet,” divorcee Khloe responded. “So no matter what, you’ll always be okay.”
After speaking to Chyna alone, momager Kris soon realized that Rob’s all-too-familiar behavior had torn the parents-to-be apart.
As Densdome.WordPress.com readers know all too well, Rob spent years in a deep depression
only made worse by drug abuse.
“It scared me, because everything we had experienced with him, she was experiencing, same thing, Kris explained to Kim and Khloe.
In another scene, Kim told Kourtney she had also called former BFF Chyna, who said she was frustrated by his sleeping all day and difficult attitude.
“He’s depressed,” Kourtney summed up.
Meanwhile, Kris planned a big 32nd birthday bash for Khloe at Dave & Buster’s arcade and party venue.
Though Rob seemed iffy on the possibility of attending, he eventually showed up to the soiree with Chyna, who made her grand KUWTK debut on week before the premiere of her own reality show, Rob & Chyna.
“It means the world to me to have my brother at my birthday,” Khloe gushed, while also acknowledging former enemy Chyna’s efforts to make good with the famous family. “It shows me how much Chyna does care about Rob…That’s an intimidating situation to walk into.”
In a much less exciting subplot, Kourtney got over her fear of public speaking while taking the stage at Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards in London— and also spoke about her fragile, now platonic relationship with baby daddy Scott.
“Do you ever think you and the Lord will get back together? You know you are, right?” Khloe asked.
“I just don’t know what’s in God’s plan,” Kourtney sighed. “Somedays I’m like never, and some days I’m like, maybe in the future.”
Either way, she concluded, a reconciliation would not be happening in the future.