The quest by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to return to power especially at the centre should be critically scrutinised given the abysmal performance of their 16 years misrule which is seen by most pundits as the dark days of Nigerian economy.
Perhaps the 2023 presidential election may have been seen to be a four race contest between four candidates running on the platforms of four political parties, the All Progressives Congress, APC, having Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu as its candidate, the Labour Party, LP , whose adherents are termed Obedience with its Candidate Mr. Peter Obi and The New Nigeria Peoples Party , NNPP, having Senator Musa Kwankwoso as it’s candidate as well as the PDP with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as its candidate.
With barely 150 days to the 2023 general elections, the pivotal questions people of unperforated conscience should ask the PDP and its presidential candidates is their pattern of handling of the nation’s economy when they held sway at the helm of power for 16 years despite the humongos oil sales in dollars.
All luminous indices for economic prosperity in the land were all available during the 16 years reigns of PDP but rather than investing the turnover gained from the oil boom, the money was frittered away by peoplle in power or individuals with close proximity to the corridors of powers right from the local government level to the center, fattening and feeding stomach of a few persons thereby leading the nation on the pathway of economic doom.
The 16 years of PDP reigns dug an in-depth graveyard for the nation’s governance system wherein those that still believe in the PDP should ordinarily bury their head in shame instead of asking the good people of Nigeria to vote for them in 2023. Perhaps their focal intention for coming in 2023 is to bury the little life left in our economic system.
There is simply no wisdom in putting a kleptomaniac manager in the affairs of one’s sacred resource. The probable outcome is wastage, depletion and possible extinction of the resource. PDP is synonymous to waste and depletion of our Economic prosperity. However, Nigeria is too sacred with a high level of inviolability to allow it being wasted under the watch of kleptomaniac managers such as we had for 16 years under the PDP. Allowing the PDP to return back to power is exposing our beloved Nigeria to be deprived of economic nourishment.