Nigerians will vehemently resist any candidate presented by the President Muhammadu Buhariand the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 presidential election, the People’s Democratic Party has said.
This opposition party in a statement signed on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, titled ‘Just Go! Nigerians Don’t Want a Successor From You – PDP Tells Buhari.’
The PDP also berated the President for dwelling on false figures and bogus performance claims in his Channels Television interview on Wednesday.
The opposition party said the “false figures” given by the President only reinforces the fact that no one in the APC is immune to lying.
“In his ludicrous attempt to rationalise his failures in office, President Buhari falsely claimed that under the PDP, from 1999 to 2014, crude oil sold for an average of $100 per barrel but collapsed to $37 per barrel when he and his APC assumed office.
“Such false claims fly in the face of hard fact as the records, which the President must have, clearly show that when the PDP took office on May 29, 1999, crude oil sold at $16.27 per barrel and about $80.42 and $63.28 by November and December 2014 respectively.
“Under President Buhari and the APC, the oil price has never fallen as low as $16 per barrel as recorded under the PDP but started at $37 to $39.44 per barrel in 2016 and has continued to hover between $60 to $70 per barrel to date,” the statement partly read.