‘Unpresidential, Defeatist, Characteristic Of A Failed Leadership’, PDP Slams Buhari
On Wednesday, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP berated President Muhammadu Buhari for saying Nigerians who feel they have another country are free to leave.
PDP stated the “fresh outburst against suffering Nigerians” was “unpresidential, defeatist and characteristic of a failed leadership.”
The opposition party stated, in a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, its spokesperson, that the remark by Buhari was an indication that the president has “lost all sense of responsibility towards its citizens.”
PDP said Buhari, in saying that Nigerians, “who feel they have another country may choose to go”, has further confirmed that he was “completely insensitive to the plight of our citizens and has no solution to the myriad of problems his incompetent and disorganized administration has caused our nation.”
The opposition party insisted that such comment was “unfatherly and a direct slap on the sensibilities of millions of Nigerians, who have been painfully bearing the economic hardship, hunger and starvation caused by President Buhari’s wasteful and inept administration, to the extent that many have taken to suicide missions and slavery as survival options.”
The statement reads, “Such comment is a putrid spit on the graves of thousands of compatriots killed by marauders in various parts of the country, while the Buhari Presidency and dysfunctional All Progressives Congress (APC) remained aloof without decisive actions to end the carnage and bring the perpetrators of the bloodlettings to book.
“President’s comment is also a mockery on millions of Nigerians who have lost their businesses and whose families have been wrecked by the anti-people policies of the Buhari-led APC administration.
“Since Mr President now knows that Nigerians across board are hurting over the failures of his administrations, the least he, as an elected leader, should have done, was to accept responsibility, rise up to the occasion and find solutions, or at least, have some soothing words to suffering Nigerians instead of dismissing their pains and asking them to abandon their fatherland.
“This remark by Mr President also reminds of his widely condemned outbursts against our youths who he held in disdain as lazy and lovers of freebies.
“President Buhari should come to terms with the fact that majority of Nigerians can no longer take the failures, insensitivity and incompetence of his administration and have now reached a consensus to elect our Presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who has always displayed a commitment to the welfare of Nigerians.
“This nation belongs to all of us. Our citizens believe and love their fatherland and will never abandon it, notwithstanding the anguish and pains brought by the failures of President Buhari and his corrupt cabal who have, with impunity, continued to display the worst form of aloofness and insensitivity to the plight of our people.”