…Says Nigerians ‘ll Not Be Deceived Again
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed the image rescue effort
by President Muhammadu Buhari before Moroccan Prime Minister, Saadeddine
Othman, as a poorly packaged deception to sugarcoat his deep-seated
disdain for Nigerian youths.
The party said President Buhari’s sudden praise-singing for Nigerian
youth in far away Morocco is only a desperate afterthought aimed to
reverse the public opprobrium he earned himself for his “lazy youths and
lovers of freebies” comment, and not borne out of genuine regard for our
Unfortunately for Mr. President, our youths now know better and can no
longer fall for his tricks.
Every Nigerian is aware of President Buhari’s disdain for our citizens
and see his reported comments in Morocco as inconsistent with his known
beliefs and dispositions.
Nigerians recall that in a most recent gaffe, Mr President described the
members of our National Assembly as idle and unproductive just as he
dismissed our youths as unfit to run for Presidency in 2019, even while
signing the “Not Too Young To Run” bill into an Act.
Perhaps, this explains why his handlers resorted to heavily edited press
statement on the Morocco visit.
President Buhari should know that a visit to Moroccan Prime Minister
cannot wash away the disgraceful invectives he openly poured on the
energetic and vivacious Nigerian youths at the Commonwealth Heads of
Government Meeting (CHOGM), where most of the world leaders were
He would need another CHOGM in London to remove his lazy and lover of
freebies stamp on our youths.
The PDP is aware of the desperate bid by President Buhari to stop at
nothing to beguile the citizens once again that election is around the
However, it is important to inform him that Nigerians now know his true
colours and will reject any design to take them on a second ride to
President Buhari should therefore end his gimmicks and let go of straws.
He should amply come to terms with the fact that the only expectation
Nigerians require of him is to tender a direct apology for his abysmal
performance and get prepared to leave the stage for a more innovative,
and people-oriented President which Nigerians will elect on the platform
of the PDP, come 2019.