The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has attributed social ills, particularly acts of suicide in the country to governance under President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC)
PDP in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Sunday, alleged that hopelessness, depression, and misery have increased in the country “since the rigging of the 2019 Presidential election”, an election won by President Buhari.
“The PDP described as a national tragedy, the rising spate of suicides, slavery mission abroad, divorces, child abandonment and other social degeneration occasioned by the worsening economic hardship, poverty, hunger, and rising insecurity under the incompetent, corrupt, divisive and manipulative All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.”
“In the last few months, the news media has been awash with horrible reports of teenage suicide in our country, banditry, insurgency, marauding, bloodletting, and kidnapping with unmentionable ransoms, have almost become daily occurrences.
“Constitutional violations, human rights abuses, arbitrary arrests, extra-judicial killings, assault on perceived dissenting voices and attempt at the annexation of our institutions of democracy, particularly the judiciary, signposts a nation in dire strait.
“It is saddening that at the time Nigerians ought to be celebrating, they are rather forlorn, committing suicide and exiting the country in droves.
The PDP also complained about Nigeria’s rising debt profile under Buhari as well as the alleged elevation of incompetence, deceit, propaganda, failure and “cabal mentality”.
“The PDP, however, calls on Nigerians not to despair but stand firm in their collective determination to retrieve the stolen Presidential mandate at the tribunal, so they can have an administration that truly cares for them”
Meanwhile, Women Aspirants Forum of the All Progressives Congress has embarked on 21-days fasting and prayer to usher in Buhari for a second term in office.