…Berates Buhari’s Presidency For Abandoning Governance
BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Friday said that the vituperation by the Presidency in desperate defence of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and a careful reading of its (Presidency) reaction, has further strengthened the fact that the Buhari’s administration has become uncoordinated and ill equipped for governance.
The PDP specifically said that the statement also portrays a Presidency lacking in confidence that its party, the APC, can still perform its roles, stressing that it is a further confirmation that the ruling APC has become comatose.
This is just as the leading opposition Party also challenged the Buhari Presidency and the APC to explain why they relish in inflicting hardship, stimulating high costs and unemployment in the land through exclusionism, harsh taxes and increased tariffs, while failing to recover the over N15 trillion stolen by APC leaders, including the N9 trillion exposed by the leaked NNPC memo, funds which are meant for the welfare of Nigerians.
According to the PDP; “The answer is insensitivity, selfishness and ingrained corruption in the APC and the Buhari administration.
The PDP also declared that the Presidency response to its statement has also clearly shown that President Muhammadu Buhari has abandoned governance to engage in threnody for his dysfunctional APC.
These were the words of the PDP as expressed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, who noted that the Buhari Presidency ought to have known that it is too late in the day for concealments or gagging of Nigerians as its failures, incompetence and lack of confidence in itself and the APC are manifest at all turns.
The PDP said; “Moreover, the Presidency should know that the PDP, as a party that resonates with Nigerians and on which our democracy and national cohesion is anchored, has a solemn duty to hold President Buhari and his APC accountable for their misrule which has brought untold poverty, hunger, violence, bloodletting and division in the land.
“The PDP has the responsibility to hold President Buhari and the APC accountable for the promises they made to Nigerians in 2015, which remain unfulfilled as they were only used by the APC as carrots to grab power and sit in oppression over our people.
“Now that the Presidency has abandoned governance to speak for the dying APC, we charge it to place President Buhari on the seat to, in addition to the failures of his administration, also take responsibility for the woes of the APC.
“In doing this, the PDP charges Mr. President to explain how he and his party wrecked our economy from one of the fastest growing in the world to a shameful world poverty capital in a space of four years and brought so much hopelessness that compatriots now resort to suicide, infanticide, human trafficking and slavery mission abroad for survival. The answer is incompetence and dishonesty!”
The opposition Party further said that the Buhari Presidency and APC should explain why they have been pursuing polices that threaten the unity, stability and national cohesion of the nation; policies and body language that promote division, violence, abuse of human rights, violation of rule of law, attack on tenets and institutions of democracy.
It said; “The answer is intolerance, power drunkenness and narrow-mindedness!”
“The fact remains that the atrocities of the APC stare it in the face and Nigerians, including President Buhari, know that the APC is not in the card for 2023.”