The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lampooned the Presidency for
abandoning its responsibility of governance and now deploying resources
meant for the good of the people to push a desperate but ill-fated
mission to perpetuate on Nigerians, an obviously unpopular Presidential
candidate in 2019.
The party said the Presidency has become so panicky that it effectively
hijacked the functions of the leadership of its dysfunctional and
ideologically vacuous All Progressives Congress (APC), by appointing
people into partisan offices, outside its much-desired responsibility of
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on
Thursday, said it is ludicrous that after almost three years of failure
to deliver on the littlest of its campaign promises, the Buhari
Presidency is now moving around, cap in hands, looking for those to use
once again to beguile Nigerians ahead of the 2019 elections.
The PDP stressed that the Buhari Presidency has failed to be remorseful
for its misrule noting that the disagreements in their party are
fallouts of members’ resentment towards its desperation for power.
‘There is widespread disenchantment and indignation across the nation
resulting from hunger and the inability of the Buhari Presidency to
provide the people with basic necessities of life, which they had always
enjoyed in the past.
‘Nigerians are therefore waiting to see how Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who has
also openly expressed his concerns and disapprovals on the mismanagement
of the economy and whose large constituents are direct victims of the
ineptitude, impunity, nepotism, dictatorial tendencies, corruption and
insecurity that has characterized the Buhari Presidency, will now turn
around to preach that all is well and attempt to sell a practically bad
product to the nation.
‘It is instructive to further state that the desperate move by the
Presidency to politically prey on individuals is mere foolhardiness and
a totally decadent approach to pitch key leaders against the people on
an issue that has already been thrown overboard.
This is more so as the political institutions and frontrunners that
threw up the Buhari Presidency in 2015 have now, not only regretted
their actions, but have also strongly advised that President Buhari
should not contemplate contesting a second term in office.
Nigerians today suffer from pains inflicted on them by this
administration and no amount of manipulation of individuals and public
institutions can make them change their resolve to vote out APC in 2019,
particularly as the party is stuck with an unpopular candidate.
The PDP therefore finds APC’s attempt to reconcile its dwindling ranks
as laughable, cosmetic and politically inconsequential.
It will interest the APC to know that Nigerians are already rallying
with the repositioned and rebranded PDP as we are poised to present a
credible, competent and reliable candidate through a free, fair and
transparent presidential primary.