The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the recent
stage-managed political endorsement by the All Progressives Congress
(APC) and the Buhari Presidency, by procuring individuals who
masqueraded as religious leaders, as hypocritical and disgusting signs
It said the Buhari Presidency’s hiring of supposed Arewa Pastors was a
second attempt to orchestrate fake endorsements ahead of the 2019
election, recalling the recent Martin Luther King Jr. saga
PDP said both procured endorsements, which had turned out to be fake,
are, to say the least, despicable and betray the nervousness of a
sinking leadership, desperately trying to save its face, having been
rejected by the people.
It is heartrending that because of the desperation of one man, the
integrity of Nigeria’s seat of power has again been ridiculed as the
world watched religious bodies and groups in the country disowning the
The fact that this disgraceful drama came barely a week after our nation
suffered an international show of shame over President Buhari’s
presentation with a procured award fraudulently linked to Martin Luther
King Jr, speaks volumes of this administration’s proclivity for
falsehood, lies and deception.
Having failed to gain any endorsements from reputable international
figures, such as Bill Gates and the Martin Luther Kings Jr group, the
APC and the Presidency have now shamelessly resorted to cheaper ways and
means, particularly, along the unregulated and porous religious and
It is now overtly manifest that the Buhari administration is ready to
even stage anything, no matter how ignoble, including fake rescue
missions, to deceive Nigerians.
It would be recalled that the PDP had earlier alerted Nigerians of plots
by the Federal Government to engage in orchestrated endorsements as well
as issuing of false performance indices.
These disgraceful endorsements are being coordinated by three
presidential aides, a cabinet minister from the southsouth and certain
officials of the APC, a project for which billions of naira have been
This cabal is also responsible for the renting of crowds, who are
usually conveyed in buses, trucks and trailers, to fill the space during
President Buhari’s visits to various states of the federation, as
witnessed in Benue during the last visit of Mr. President.
That President Buhari could be begging for endorsements only points to
the fact that he and his cabal have lost the support of Nigerians whom
his administration has subjected to horrible economic hardships,
traumatic bloodletting and a bleak future.
If President Buhari and his dysfunctional APC had performed to the least
expectations of Nigerians, even by implementing the littlest of their
numerous fake campaign promises, they would have no need for mundane
gimmicks of procuring awards from well known street quacks ahead of the
We charge all credible groups in the country to be at alert and resist
any attempt by the Presidency and APC to induce them to compromise their
integrity, as well as guide against plots to use money to infiltrate and
divide their ranks.
The APC and Buhari Presidency must admit that their time is up as
Nigerians are now rallying with the repositioned PDP in the national
quest to rescue our dear nation from the incompetent, failed and
deceptive administration of the APC, come 2019.