The National Bureau of Statistics released figures on Wednesday, August 31, confirming that Nigeria had slipped into recession.
Shortly after, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign, saying he was incompetent.
“We join all well-meaning Nigerians to call on Mr. Buhari to resign if he is unable to reverse the disastrous economic decline he has brought on Nigerians,” the party said.
Some Nigerians described the statement as a stupid and reckless statement. Others wondered which facti0on of the PDP was calling for the resignation of the president, whether it’s the one led by Ahmed Makarfi or the Ali Modu Sheriff faction.
NHS: Nigerian economy has gone into recession
PDP (clown): PMB should resign.
Bunch of greedy nincompoops that stole Nigeria’s future
— ZahrahMusa (@Zahrahmusa) September 1, 2016
@PremiumTimesng @APCNigeria Which PDP? Sheriff faction or Makarfi faction?
— Mr Preacher (@Bolaji_Ashy) September 1, 2016
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@premiumtimesng @philipobin The most stupid and reckless statement from the worst party to have ever governed Nigeria.
— PEΛCE ΛMßΛSSΛD♡Ŕ™ (@Muhd_Makintami) September 1, 2016
@vanguardngrnews @MBuhari @NGRPresident @PdpNigeria the more PDP talks, the more they make people hate them. They should just shut up. 😠😬
— Daudu olumide (@Dauduolumide) September 1, 2016
@vanguardngrnews @MBuhari @NGRPresident @PdpNigeria If PDP didn’t loot Nigeria 2 coma, funds would be available to cushion the recession
— Blaise Obidegwu (@firstblaise) September 1, 2016
PDP that cannot get Sheriff to resign wants President Buhari to resign. Interesting.
— Efe (@emuvee) September 1, 2016
They’re very insensitive & tippled. What happened when they had opportunities to weather this storm? @premiumtimesng @apcnigeria
— Mazi Chukwudí Snr. (@George_Chukz) September 1, 2016
However, some Nigerians are not happy to hear that the economy has finally fallen into recession and are taking out their anger on Buhari.
@AJEnglish this is too much to take! BUHARI RESIGN OR GET IMPEACHED! You can’t rule Nigeria with your old dead brain
— waltz E.O (@waltzmmmmm) September 1, 2016
@PremiumTimesng I agree PDP on Buhari’s resignation but before he did, We demand he should hang all PDP members for causing us calamity.
— Malam Sabiu Zaranda (@Binzaranda) September 1, 2016
@PremiumTimesng PDP is no better than APC yes… Very true… But I still say buhari should resign
— Psalmy Benedict (@Psalmy2cute) September 1, 2016
@PremiumTimesng Buhari should resign with out wasting time
— Ejosun Stephen (@EjosunStephen) September 1, 2016
@vanguardngrnews @MBuhari @NGRPresident @PdpNigeria I warned Nigerians not elect Buhari becos economics does not obey command language.
— Friday okwudiri (@anyaegbufo) September 1, 2016