…..Such social ills, which is a direct response to bad governance.
…….Our nation has witnessed is an official entrenchment and elevation of incompetence, deceit, propaganda.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday reacted to escalated despondency, depression and misery in the country.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP’s National Publicity Secretary in a statement in Abuja on Sunday urged Nigerians to uphold and support one another in love and check the rising social degeneration in the nation, particularly acts of suicide.
The opposition party further said the rising spate of suicides, slavery mission abroad, divorces, child abandonment and other social degeneration was caused by the worsening economic hardship, poverty, hunger and rising insecurity under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari which it described as incompetent, corrupt, divisive and manipulative.
The PDP also lamented that the negative happening is a direct response to bad governance which occurred when citizens are overwhelmed by gloom, with no hope in sight, particularly after their majority vote for a new, purposeful and result-oriented President in the PDP candidate Atiku Abubakar, as expressed in the February 23 Presidential election, was subverted.
While noting that the news media has been awash with horrible reports of teenage suicide in the country in the last few months, the PDP said banditry, insurgency, marauding, bloodletting and kidnapping have become daily occurrences in the country.
Pointing that the citizenry is now battling with the worst kind of siege mentality, the PDP stated that constitutional violations, human rights abuses, arbitrary arrests, extra-judicial killings, assault on perceived dissenting voices and attempt at annexation of our institutions of democracy, particularly the judiciary, is a sign of a nation in dire strait.
On the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which is 2.1percent in the first quarter of 2019, the opposition party, which said that mystery has set in described the situation as saddening, saying it is happening at a time that Nigerians ought to be celebrating instead of committing suicide and exiting the country.
The party further pointed that most Nigerians have become downhearted in the face of an administration that wrecked once robust economy and divided the people with worsening joblessness, piling bills, hunger and diseases; in the face of incompetence, lies, and unfulfilled promises of free homes, monthly allowance to unemployed youth and the poor, bringing the naira to the same value as the US Dollar, creating of 5 million new jobs, ending of insurgency in three months and myriad of other false promises.
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The PDP also reminded the Buhari administration that it has obstinately refused to allow any scrutiny of its books, alleging that they are catalogues of corruption, treasury looting, violations, impunity and acts that have brought the nation to its knees.