The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said the 63rd Independence Day Address by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is empty, bereft of ideas and merely aspirational, considering the harrowing and life-discounting experiences being encountered by Nigerians under the All Progressives Congress (APC) administrations.
The party said President Tinubu admitted in his speech that his administration is responsible for the current excruciating hardship in the country, adding that the admission validates its position that he lacks the competence, capacity, required skills and humaneness to effectively run the affairs of the nation.
The PDP insisted that Nigerians do not need to pass through agonising hardship as being excused by President Tinubu if the nation is run by a government that has the required vision and skills to harness and manage our economic potentials, national comparative advantage and expanded value chain that abound in the vast but dormant productive sector.
The national publicity secretary of PDP, Hon Debo Ologunagba, in a statement, which replied Tinubu’s Independence Day speech, said Nigerians expected a Presidential speech that will provide concrete solutions to critical challenges facing the nation in areas of security, electricity and petroleum sectors.
Ologunagba said any serious government with requisite capacity and vision will set a Marshall Plan on every critical sector which has the capacity to galvanise and stimulate the economy through job creation.