Friday, April 16, 2021

We Can’t ‘Continue’ With Bad Governance - PDP Tells Buhari

The PDP said it rejects any idea of continuity that pertains to failed economy, hunger and starvation and terrorism that have characterized the APC administration under the watch of the President.


President Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party in a statement has told President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigerians are tired of bad governance under his watch.

This was after Buhari, while fielding questions from journalists on his regime, said Nigerians should expect continuity.

He made the statement on his return from London where he had spent two weeks undergoing medical checkup.

Reacting to the statement, the PDP rejected the President’s “declaration that Nigerians should expect the “continuity” of his misrule.”

The party disclosed this in a statement titled ‘We Can’t “Continue” with Bad Governance, PDP Tells Buhari…Says APC’s Statement Confirms Mr President Has Been Lethargic,’ signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

The statement read, “The Peoples Democratic Party welcomes President Muhammadu Buhari from his medical tourism in the United Kingdom, but rejects his declaration that Nigerians should expect the “continuity” of his misrule.

“The PDP also asserts that the statement by the All Progressives Congress that President Buhari has been “re-energized” after his medical treatment, is a confirmation that Mr. President had been incapable and lethargic, leading to the inefficiency, disorganization and general misrule that has bedevilled his administration.

“While Nigerians are at a loss on the import of President Buhari’s declaration upon his return that what they should expect is “continuity”, our party wishes to remind Mr. President that he was elected for a last term of four years which will end on May 29, 2023.

“The PDP holds that whatever purpose his frame of mind on “continuity” was made to serve, it must not detach from the finality of his leaving office on May 29, 2023.

“Moreover, Nigerians vehemently reject any idea of “continuity” that pertains to failed economy, hunger and starvation, banditry, killings, terrorism, kidnapping, abuse of human rights, treasury looting, mindless borrowing and other vices that have characterized the APC administration under the watch of President Buhari.

“This is especially as the comment by the APC had already confirmed that our nation has indeed been on auto-pilot leading to a shambolic state of affairs in the nation, escalation of violence and insecurity, wrecking of our national economy, policy inconsistency, entrenchment of corruption and impunity, with no hope in sight.

“While the PDP recognizes the humanity of all, our party advises that those at the helm of affairs must be honest enough not to take up assignments that are beyond their capacity."

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