The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday said the
administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan saw
recession coming and had plans to tackle it, but some members
of the party who are now in the All Progressives Congress (APC),
Dayo Adeyeye, spokesman of the PDP caretaker committee, said
this in a statement, while responding to the allegations that
Jonathan turned “a blind eye” to the economic crisis, which
started manifesting under him.
Mohammed Baduru, governor of Jigawa state, made the claim.
“We make bold to tell governor Badaru that Jonathan and the
Peoples Democratic Party government saw this coming since
2011, and wanted to deregulate the sale of hydrocarbons in
2012, but Badaru and his co-travellers who are now in the All
Progressives Congress (APC) frustrated the effort,” Adeyeye said
in a statement.
“The former administration also wanted to encourage more
savings in the Excess Crude Account (ECA) and set up the
Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) but the Badarus of this world who
play politics with serious national issues and were state
governors at the time took the federal government to court and
did everything to frustrate the effort.
“Thank God some of them are among the ‘best brains’ in the APC
federal government of today.”
The statement added that the “ceaseless blame” put on the
Jonathan administration would not take the country anywhere.