The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lampooned the Buhari Presidency for
appropriating the achievements of the National Assembly and listing them
as those of President Muhammadu Buhari.
PDP says the recent attempt by the Buhari Presidency to ascribe credit to
Mr. President for the recent amendments to the constitution, particularly
the granting of financial autonomy to state assemblies and judiciaries,
The party notes that neither the Presidency nor the President himself,
made any input in support of these amendments.
Equally appalling is that the Presidency is still listing the passage of
the “Not Too Young to Run” law as an achievement of the President even
when he had no input whatsoever in the initiative.
It is instructive to note that none of the amendments stem from any
executive bill and that the Buhari Presidency has never initiated any
programme to enhance the course of governance in our country in the last
Furthermore, Nigerians already know that the Buhari administration has not
implemented a single project or programme in any part of the country in
the last three years of governance, but always resorting to lies, blame
passing, beguilments, deception and contrivance.
Instead of seeking ways to mitigate the situation, Mr. President’s
handlers are subjecting him to more public ridicule of commissioning
projects executed by other leaders such as his embarrassing commissioning
of a regular bus stop constructed by Lagos state and a water borehole in
Jigawa while posturing for photo-ops to hoodwink Nigerians.
In fact, this clear attempt by the Presidency to claim credit for the
achievement of the National Assembly has further confirms PDP’s earlier
alert to Nigerians of plans by the Presidency to dish out fictitious
achievements and false performance indices to deceive Nigerians ahead of
2019 general election.
The PDP however, commends the National Assembly and state houses of
assembly for their resilience in enhancing our democratic practice as
consolidated by successive PDP administrations, despite the unrelenting
assault on the institution of the legislature by the Buhari
Finally, the PDP charges the Buhari Presidency and dysfunctional All
Progressives Congress (APC) to end their proclivity for deception as such
gimmicks cannot save them in 2019.