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60 Days: Buhari Yet To Fulfill Any Electoral Promise – PDP

Posted: Jul 29, 2015 at 1:19 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

•  Promises to partner ruling party in tackling insurgency

By Temidayo Akinsuyi –   LAGOS

National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh  on Tuesday said  President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to fulfill any of the campaign promises he made to Nigerians  during the just concluded general elections.

He also advised the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to repent from further deceiving Nigerians with fake and unfulfilled promises in the days ahead.

Chief Olisa Metuh, PDP-PDP National Publicity Secretary

Chief Olisa Metuh, PDP-PDP National Publicity Secretary

Metuh, who was reacting to a statement made by President Buhari shortly after his victory in the March 28 presidential election where he promised to effectively deal with Islamist terror sect, Boko Haram  within two months of assumption of office said the APC only made the promises it knows cannot be fulfilled ‘just to get the votes of Nigerians’.

Buhari, in an interview on April 1 had said “we know how they (Boko Haram) started and where they are now and we will rapidly give attention to security in the country. And I believe we will effectively deal with them in two months when we get into office.”

Speaking in an exclusive chat with Daily Independent, Metuh  said two months after being sworn-in, Nigerians are eagerly waiting for the ruling party to fulfill the promises it made during the electioneering campaign.

These promises according to him include crushing Boko Haram insurgency in two months, payment of N5,000 stipend to unemployed Nigerians, addressing dollar to naira ratio and on fixing the economy which according to him “is getting worse by the day”.

While calling on the APC to desist from deceiving Nigerians, he however said the PDP will refrain from playing politics with sensitive issues such as insecurity but will partner with the APC to find a lasting solution to the Boko Haram menace.

“We have insisted that the president must perform on all the promises he made to Nigerians for which he was elected.  But we have only one exception.  On the issue of insecurity, we do not want to play politics with security.  And the PDP has insisted that we will not make any comment or interfere on the agenda that the president has for security”.

“On matters that are sensitive such as the security of lives and properties of Nigerians, we must unite behind the leader of the country , which is the president , to ensure that Nigerians send a signal to those that want us to break-up”.

“The PDP will partner and work with the government in power in Nigeria to ensure that there is oneness of purpose in fighting the war against insurgency. For that, we are willing to give Mr. President a lot more time for him to get his acts together”.

“Aside saying he will crush Boko Haram in two months,  he also made some promises on the issue of the economy which is getting worse by the day. He made some promises on the price of the dollar which is getting worse. He made some promises on the money he will give to unemployed Nigerians. He has not been able to start all of these”.

“We take it that there is an acceptance by Mr. President and the APC that they just made promises to get elected, not necessarily because they believe they can achieve those promises.  But we hope that right now they have repented from deceiving Nigerians. And they will no longer deceive Nigerians with fake promises as they are still doing now” he said.