Press Statement

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s
failure to address Nigerians at the Presidential inauguration shows that
the President and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), are
overburdened by the guilt of the rigged Presidential election.

The party says such also shows President Buhari’s insensitivity and the
level of derision with which his handlers and party, the All
Progressives Congress (APC) hold Nigerians, perhaps, given that the
Presidential mandate they parade did not emanate from the people.

The PDP holds that the failure by President Buhari and the APC to make
any commitment at the ceremony reinforces the truism that a product of
flawed electoral process cannot serve the people or meet their
aspirations under a constitutional democracy.

The poor attendance and passivity of the audience at the ceremony at a
time that Nigerians were trooping, in their millions, to the
inauguration of state governors elected on the platform of the PDP,
manifestly show.

It is indeed pathetic that at a ceremony such as Presidential
inauguration, where truly elected leaders address their people, make
commitments and unfold their governance direction, President Buhari did
not showcase his plans or commitment  to the development of critical
sectors of our polity.

It also speaks volumes that President Buhari had nothing to say to the
victims of mindless killings and acts of violence in various parts of
our country.

Moreover, he had no directions toward stemming the economic distress
under his administration, for which Nigerians are now resorting to
suicide and slavery mission abroad as options.

In failing to address Nigerians, President Buhari turned the
inauguration to a parody. The PDP however urges Nigerians to take solace
in their determination to retrieve our stolen Presidential mandate at
the tribunal so as to entrench a leadership that can lead our nation out
of her present predicament.

Signed:

Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary

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