The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s
incompetence is directly responsible for the deadlock at the Federal
Accounts and Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting for which workers now
risk losing their June salaries.
The party notes that the entire problem at FAAC stems from the fact that
President Buhari abdicated his duties and opened the door for heavy
sleazes and looting of funds in the oil and gas sector by his cronies
and cabal in the Presidency.
It is incontrovertible that government’s major financial earning figures
could not tally at the meeting because of the sleazes in Buhari’s
administration that have been left unchecked.
The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, by asking the Nigeria National
Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to account for the missing money, is merely
seeking for a scapegoat, as the buck stops at President Buhari’s table
as the Minister of Petroleum Resources.
Mr President appropriated the office of the minister of petroleum and
refused all wise counsel to quit the office for a more competent hand.
He therefore cannot attempt to shift blames to others where he had
Nigerians will recall that the PDP had forewarned of stealing, sharp
practices and sleazy subsidy deals going on in the Buhari-led petroleum
sector which the Presidency had always swept under the carpet. Today,
the truth lies bare for all to see.
Our take as a party is that Nigerian workers must not be made to further
suffer because of President Buhari’s manifest incompetence and the
humongous corruption going on in the petroleum sector under his
The nation is already overburdened by the mass poverty, hunger and
starvation caused by the misrule of this administration and we reject
any attempt to worsen the situation by President Buhari, who enjoys the
comfort of the Aso Villa.
National Publicity Secretary