Press Statement

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s
resort to blame game and false performance claims, in his media
interview, has  further confirmed that the last four years of his
administration smacks of failure and incompetence.

The party also indicted President Buhari for not using his orchestrated
interview to give account for the trillions stolen under his watch in
the last four years.

The PDP notes that it was an internationally accepted position that all
critical sectors in our country performed abysmally in the last four
years because of the incompetence of President Buhari’s administration,
adding that it was unfortunate that instead of accepting responsibility
for the failures of his administration, Mr. President is looking for
scapegoats where there are none.

It is for this reason that the PDP presented a presidential candidate
and deputy with strong knowledge of the economy and social order in
order to rescue our nation from the dire straits into which she had been
thrown due to poor leadership in the last four years.

The PDP also observes that President Buhari’s diatribe against the
National Assembly and its elected leadership further confirms his
disdain for constitutional democracy, rule of law and the Principle of
Separation of powers as entrenched in our constitution.

Mr President’s personal attacks on the Senate President, Bukola Saraki
and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, were
totally uncalled for and speak volumes on his disposition about
democracy.

Moreover, President Buhari should end his showboating on the war against
corruption. He must admit that he failed  because his administration,
which swims in ocean of corruption, cannot fight corruption. This is an
administration which thrives in concealment; under which over N14
trillion belonging to Nigerians have been frittered by officials, who
have not been investigated or prosecuted.

The party said President Buhari also failed as a Commander-in-Chief and
lamented the escalation of insurgency, bloodletting, kidnapping and
other forms of violent acts in various parts of our nation under his
administration.

Furthermore, it is disappointing that Mr. President has no soothing
words for millions of compatriots who have been subjected to the worst
form of economic and social misery under his incompetent and corrupt
administration

The party however urges Nigerians not to despair but continue in their
determination and prayers to retrieve the stolen Presidential mandate at
the tribunal so that our nation can have a purposeful government that
will be truly alive to its responsibility to the people.

Signed:

Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary