The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday told President Muhammadu Buhari that he was already a failure in governance and would leave a failure, adding that his attempt at political damage control could not help his fizzling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The PDP described the statement by President Buhari that he would not leave office as a failure as “medicine after death” noting that as long as he was a product of the corrupt, inept, directionless and anti-people APC, he would leave as a failed leader.
The party in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, asserted that President Buhari’s veiled admission of failure, which smacks of a tactic to exonerate the APC, was an exercise in futility as the APC, which now only exists on paper, would soon fizzle out from the political firmament, having shown itself as perverted platform that could not be entrusted with governance at any level in the country.
According to the PDP, “President Buhari and his APC have failed in their three-pronged promises of security, anti-corruption and economic development.
“They have instead wrecked all sectors of our nation’s life with no hope in sight.
“What explanation can the Buhari Presidency and the APC offer for failing to decisively tackle terrorists, insurgents and bandits, who are daily ravaging our communities, killing and maiming our compatriots in various states across the country, despite the huge resources at their disposal?”
“How do President Buhari and APC leaders sleep at night when they know that due to their incompetence and compromises, hundreds of Nigerians, including school children are languishing in kidnappers’ den at the mercy of their assailants and the elements?” PDP asked.
According to the main opposition party, “President Buhari has so failed as a Commander-in-Chief that non-state actors have taken over, with regions now resorting to their own security outfits while state governors, including his home, Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari, telling helpless victims of terror attacks to defend themselves.”
On the economy front, the PDP said that President Buhari has only succeeded in ruining the once robust economy handed over to him by the PDP administration in 2015 and turned Nigeria into the poverty capital of the world, where over 82.9 million once thriving Nigerians can no longer afford their daily meals and other necessities of life.
Moreover, the PDP said that the Buhari Presidency cannot point to any landmark project it conceptualized, started and completed in the last six years.
According to the PDP, “All it can boast of is the mortgaging of the future of our nation with accumulated N33.107 trillion debt with nothing to show and no clear repayment plan.”
More atrocious, it said, was that the President is seeking to borrow an additional N5.62 trillion, when he knows that he has less than two years in office.
According to the PDP, “Rather than fighting corruption, the APC-led Buhari administration has become the citadel of corruption where over N15 trillion naira have reportedly been stolen by APC leaders from various agencies under the cover of government.”
The PDP urged Nigerians to recall how the party recently held a strategic meeting where suggestions on how to entrench unity, reduce tension, fight insurgency, curb corruption and restore the nation to the path of economic progress, were placed at the behest of Mr. President and how he failed to listen to the voice of reason.
The party said that what is expected of the President and the APC at this point is for them to end their media orchestrations, apologise for their failure and allow Nigerians to chart a fresh course as they rally with the PDP to salvage the country.