July 15, 2019

Press Statement

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says former President Olusegun
Obasanjo’s open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the worsening
insecurity and unrestrained bloodletting in the country, vindicates its
position and that of millions of Nigerians that President Buhari has
failed as the nation’s chief security officer.

The PDP describes the open letter as patriotic, momentous and captures
the apprehensions of majority of Nigerians across the board.

The party notes that President Obasanjo’s letter reechoes its numerous
caution against the violations, insensitivity, impunity, vindictiveness,
divisiveness, intolerance and dangerous sectionalism that characterize
the Buhari administration and which are jeopardizing our national unity.

The PDP urges President Buhari to read between the lines and listen to
the voice of reason from well-meaning Nigerians at this moment.

Our party is deeply worried that our nation, which grew in leaps and
bounds in all sectors before the All Progressives Congress (APC) took
over in 2015, is now dangerously sliding on all fronts under President
Buhari, who has shown crass incompetence in managing our national
affairs.

The PDP maintains that had President Buhari heed wise counsel to rejig
his parade and respect the wishes and aspirations of Nigerians in the
national interest, our nation would not have been on this dangerous
bend.

The fact remains that President Buhari has not demonstrated the capacity
to lead a nation as complex as our Nigeria.  Events have shown that he
cannot handle our diversities and ensure a united and equitable country
that guarantees fairness, justice and space to all citizens without fear
or favour.

The PDP therefore counsels President Buhari to listen to the pulse of
our nation; accept his failure and seek help from other well-meaning
Nigerians so as to take back our nation from this imminent precipice.

The party also calls on all Nigerians across the divides, irrespective
of creed, ethnicity and political leaning, to close ranks, eschew all
primordial and parochial interests and work together for the stability
of our dear nation.

Signed:

Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary