BY VICTOR BUORO, ABUJA – The Presidency on Thursday said the country’s main opposition Party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), represents the single biggest obstacle to good governance and change that the country needs and the people are yearning for.
In a statement issued by the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said that both self-respect and sound political judgement demand that the PDP ought to take an introspective look at itself after two successive defeats in national elections, asking what went wrong and how to fix its battered image.
Shehu further said that as the PDP grapples with deeply troubling questions about its terminal decline and future in national politics, Nigerians must be surprised reading a statement issued by the Party, assuming the role of Spokesmen for President Muhammadu Buhari.
He then asked; “What business do they have talking about alleged love lost between President Buhari and the APC? What do they know? Who sent them?
“They need to go back to the people, in towns and villages, to know what the people want and what the country needs. Instead of doing that, they are taking roles for themselves that are not mandated by law, morality or political gamesmanship.
“What business do they have issuing a statement on the love or the lack of it between the President and his party? This is not why they lost elections.
“The party needs a reboot that aligns with current national mood and aspirations, to focus on their grim future after two successive defeats. It is the issue they need to focus on if they are to be taken as a serious opposition party again,” Shehu enthused.
The Presidency also said that a tough task awaits anyone leading a party with nothing to offer to contemporary Nigerians but corruption, misgovernance and division.
It noted that as for the APC, the geographical expansion of the party is nothing short of a testimony to the rosy future that lies ahead.
According to the Presidency; “The party has come to stay, and the President and the country will ensure that this is achieved.”