The PDP also said that Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) lack the necessary vision required to run Nigeria.
The opposition party made the comments via a statement released by spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye on Sunday, September 4, 2016.
The statement reads in part:
“It is really disappointing that a notable personality as highly-placed as a state governor could be drawn into making idle and pedestrian claims without the benefit of facts.”
“It is either he does not realise the obligation of speaking responsibly in that position or he is grossly ill-informed. In which case, we could only try to put the facts before him, and hoping he would recognise them.
“In the first place, this blame is misplaced because our elementary understanding of economics teaches us that the major cause of recession is inflation and poor handling of the economy given that the higher the rate of inflation, the more impoverished people become, industrial production and GDP decline resulting in massive job losses.
“Perhaps, we should quote those who should know and tell Governor Badaru that wrong economic policies of the APC-led government caused the current stagnation and recession in the country. When professionals were advising the government to woo investors, characters like Badaru were busy demarketing Nigeria all over the world.
“They should be reminded that great leaders take over countries either in recession or war and still succeed in turning them around; quite unlike the prevailing situation where a ruling party plunges the economy into an avoidable recession, only to turn round and begin to whine helplessly like a baby.”
Adeyeye was responding to a statement made by Jigawa State Governor, Abubakar Badaru who said that former President, Goodluck Jonathan saw signs of an impending recession but did nothing to stop it.
The PDP spokesman also urged Buhari and the APC to stop blaming Jonathan for its own mistakes