Learn From Jonathan; Save For Rainy Days, PDP Tells Buhari


The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to learn from the past PDP-led administration and save for the rainy days, as a significant part of the N804.7 billion relief package being worked out to bail out many states of the country owing workers salaries was gotten from savings left by President Goodluck Jonathan.

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, the PDP said that the bailout would go a long way in alleviating the sufferings of Nigerian workers in various states of the federation, most of whom have been without their wages for several months.

“This development is in clear contradiction to the earlier impression given by President Buhari to Nigerians and the international community that they should not expect much from his administration in its first 100 days because according him, on assumption of office, he met a virtually empty treasury.

“We want to believe that given the President’s release of such huge amount, he may have realized that he was earlier misdirected on the actual financial state of the nation at the time he took over. In this regard, we expect the President, as a respected statesman to do the needful to correct that erroneous impression.

“Furthermore, we expect President Buhari’s APC administration as direct beneficiary of this savings initiated by past PDP administrations to appreciate the strategic importance of always saving for rainy days and as such guarantee prudent and transparent management of the nation’s resources now under its care,” Metuh said.

The PDP also urged members of the APC to put their house in order and stop distracting President Buhari by allowing him settle down for the business of governance.

“The party therefore charged the APC as a party in government to put its house in order, desist from injecting confusion and distracting the President from settling down to form a government and face the enormous challenges of governance, especially the implementation of his long list of campaign promises to Nigerians.

“It said Nigerians are no longer interested in insults, tirades and propaganda but in actions and policies that would move the nation forward, a stance the APC has failed to recognize.’’


  1. @Samoga your a fool and illiterate,thay only but an advice and nothing is wrong with that.Secondly i don’t buy the ideas of bailing states without knowing what those governors did with public funds.This is corruption were talking about,buhari should watch it

  2. Nigerian government should be continuous processes in virtually all the three tiers of governance. Goodluck Jonathan has done his better to safeguard such amount of money to alleviate the suffering of unpaid workers. The incumbent government of president Buhari should emulate the style to save Nigerians from rainy days. Although, the Nigerian nation were yearning for chance in democracy, but they should understand that the Rome that was build for many years was focus on continuous synergy between the predecessor and successor.
    For the fact that previous administration of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan have left such legacies in government is indeed a welcome development for Gen. Buhari to emulate and fellow. We want to see Nigeria still remaining the best country’s economy in Africa and the giant in term of civilisation and industralisation. And such sovereignty can be achieved through appropriate and adequate transition of democratic leadership. Not by division of political power in the name APC and PDP segregation.