Adesina tackles PDP over statement on Buhari’s next level


Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, says opposition party, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) is down, and will remain there for a very long time to come.

Adesina said this on Tuesday while reacting to the statement by the PDP that President Buhari’s “Next Level” document failed to articulate solutions for Nigeria’s problems.

He said contrary to the argument advanced by the PDP, the Next Level is about consolidating on what has been done and what is being done. “It’s about making progress and advancing on what we are doing now. That is the sum total of it.”

“A lot of Nigerians believe in what this administration is doing, they have faith, they have confidence, they have hope that the administration will take Nigerians to the place it deserves to be.

“The work in progress will continue and if you look at the documents that were released, you’ll see additional focal areas.

“So in the next dispensation and by the goodwill of Nigerians who will re-elect the current administration, these three focal areas (security, economy and infrastructure) will continue to receive attention and there will be additional ones as you’ve seen in the documents.”

Adesina also reiterated the commitment of President Buhari’s to a free and fair general elections in 2019.

Commenting on concerns raised ahead of the 2019 elections, Adesina said the process will be free and fair.

“I’m surprised that this president has been with you for three and half years and yet you do not seem to know him,” he said.

“If anybody would rig election or anything, it will not be President Muhammadu Buhari. He would rather even prefer to lose fair and square.

“He has even said it before that if the only thing he would leave as a legacy for Nigeria is free and fair election, he would do it. Forget that the election would be rigged, that will not happen.”