The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) charges the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, of immediate resigning and apologizing to Nigerians for his “unpardonable comment” that the terrible state of the roads in the country is exaggerated.
Fashola, in a press conference on Wednesday 7 November, stated that Nigerian roads are not as bad as Nigerians present them.
In a statement released by his spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP described Fashola’s comment as “unfortunate”, in particular from the Minister of Labor, who should have apologized for the decrepit state of the roads throughout the country for the last four years he brought Minister. ”
The party described the Minister’s comment as a “violent assault on the sensitivity of over 200 million Nigerians and further demonstrates the contempt with which the Buhari administration holds back our citizens who have lost their lives and many others who suffer physical and daily torture mental with our dilapidated “. streets. ”
The statement added that all Nigerians know that most roads across the country are in a sorry state.
The PDP holds that the minister’s comment must be premeditated and reflects the official position of the Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration, which has no regard for Nigerians and only thrives in propaganda and false claims to cover its failures in governance.
Every Nigerian knows that most of the major roads across the country are in sorry state and that travelling on our roads has become traumatizing and one of the highest life threatening experiences in our country since the last four years.
The comment by the failed minister of works is therefore highly provocative and capable of invoking the anger of Nigerians, because it shows that either he has not been going through our roads and as such not in touch with reality or he has exposed himself as falsehearted official.
Our party is however not surprised at such comment from the minister because the Buhari administration, in which he serves, thrives only in propaganda, blame game, excuses and false performance claims because it has nothing to offer.
The minister’s reprehensible claim is therefore a clear pointer that Nigerians should not expect any intervention on roads under the Buhari administration.
This is the same minister who boasted that any responsible government should fix power within six months, only for the Buhari administration, with him as minister supervising power, to turn around and wrecked the gains achieved by previous administrations.
The PDP invites Nigerians to note that such leadership failures characterized by reckless statements is always characteristic of governments that did not derive from the mandate of the people at the polls and therefore believe that it is not answerable to them.