By Mike Odiakose
Atiku/Okowa Campaign Council on Tuesday told Nigerians to hold the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Bihari administration responsible for the free-fall of the Naira and spike in insecurity in the country.
Speaking at a press conference at the Campaign Council office in Abuja, the Director of Strategic Communication, Dele Momodu, said the Naira is today taking a hit against Foriegn currencies especially the United States Dollar, because the current administration has shown gross incompetence in the management of the economy.
Momodu equally noted that despite denials by the Federal Government, the security situation in the country is in dire straits.
According to him, it is the ineptitude of the APC administration that responsible for the hopeless state of all sectors on the country.
He added that the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has a well articulated blueprint to address the challenges confronting the nation.
“Our candidate is deeply concerned by the cost of living crisis which is daily worsened by the hyperinflation inflated on Nigerians by the ineptitude of the APC administration.
“We are however assuring Nigerians that help is on the way as the policies enunciated with the policy document “Our Covenant with Nigerians” will not only bring Nigeria out of poverty but also herald an era prosperity and sustainable development in a PDP government, come 2023.
“The Economy and the ‘Kitchen Table Issues’, as the Americans will say, remain a focal point of the PDP Recovery Agenda.
“The PDP and our presidential flagbearers are worried by the unabating insecurity in the country. The recent security alert by some foreign Embassies and Missions in Nigeria, though dismissed as unwarranted by the government, are just a reminder of the perilous time we are in at the moment.
We call on security agencies to be at the top of their game to ensure that none of the scary scenarios painted by the security alert come to past, while we also caution Nigerians to remain vigilant.
“The declaration by the Central Bank of Nigeria last week that it was going to redesign some denominations in the naira as expectedly generated varied reactions from Nigerians. Already, the value on the naira has plummeted since the announcement and efforts must be intensified to address the decline in the value of the naira. The economy, which is on its knees at the moment, can hardly afford further devaluation of the Nigerian currency.
“Last Friday, our principal was at the United State of America where he held council meetings with officials of the U.S. Department of State. The visit was a means of strengthening bilateral partnership with the U.S. on the economy, poverty reduction and the fight against insecurity. The insight gotten from the visit will arm our candidate and the PDP to deliver on its promises to the people of Nigeria when he comes into power next year through a seamless partnership with the government of the U.S. on the subject of the economy, insecurity and poverty reduction.”