Africa: Twitter – APC Replies PDP, Says Nigeria Remains Africa’s Biggest Economy, Top Investment Destination


APC says Nigeria is on the right trajectory and the PDP cannot wish away the solid achievements of the Buhari administration.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said Nigeria remains Africa’s biggest economy and top investment destination.

Secretary of the APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), John Akpanudoedehe, said this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

Mr Akpanudoedehe was reacting to insinuation that Twitter’s decision to cite its African operations in Ghana was caused by bad governance in Nigeria.

The PDP had blamed Twitter’s decision to locate its African operational base in Ghana instead of Nigeria to the Buhari administration “misrule.”

Mr Akpanudoedehe said decisions of private concerns particularly businesses, on where to cite operations were their exclusive preserve and should not be an issue.

He said Nigeria’s current status as Africa’s largest economy was attained under President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration, adding that “our industrious citizens were the ultimate beneficiaries.”

“However, for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that mocks the country and its citizens over what it celebrates as missed business prospects, does not mean well and should definitely not be considered as a governance option.

“It is exhausting and depressing highlighting PDP’s ignominious past,” he said.

Mr Akpanudoedehe said the APC would rather consolidate and focus on how Nigeria was finally getting it right under Mr Buhari.

He wondered how come what the PDP termed the present misrule did not stop multinational technology companies such as Facebook and Google from opening offices in Nigeria.