The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lambasted the Buhari Presidency for drawing the wrath of Nigerians through its brazen arrogance and insult on persons that criticized its failures in the handling of insurgency as well as the governance of the nation.
The PDP blamed the APC administration for its intolerance rather than being penitent and responsive to the views of the citizens especially on his recent comments on Libya’s connection with insurgency problem in the country as well as his London declaration.,
It berated the ruling party for usual arrogance and disdain, flair for insulting Nigerians, including federal legislators as well the institution of the National Assembly rather than offering explanations to questions raised by concern citizens.
The opposition party said Nigerians are still demanding for answers. If the Buhari administration knew, in the course of the last three years, that the nation has been invaded by forces from outside or even deserters from Libya, why has it continued to admonish Nigerians to learn to live with their neighbours?
The National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan in a statement in Abuja said the PDP, has a responsibility to stand with the citizens, irrespective of class, creed or ethnicity to hold the APC administration accountable for its failed promises ahead of their electoral disgrace in 2019.
” If in the course of investigations, it (Buhari Presidency) discovered that the insurgents were from outside Nigeria, why is the government reportedly paying ransoms to them and even considering amnesty options? Is it part of governance to pay ransom to invaders? These are the questions that Nigerians expect the Buhari Presidency to answer.
“It is therefore a misplaced reaction for any member of the Buhari presidency to recourse to personal insults, diatribes and invectives against Nigerians, low or high, who had expressed his view or demanded some explanations in the government’s handling of the insurgency challenge.
“The simplest expectation of Nigerians is for the Buhari Presidency to be alive to its responsibility by strategically responding to the pains, suffering and lethal starvation it has caused the entire citizenry in the last three years”, said the party.
The PDP therefore asked the Buhari government to stop all sorts of arrogance, name calling and intolerance to views as well as disdain for Nigerians.
The party added that it is ridiculous that the Buhari Presidency is whining and alleging that President Buhari is being de-marketed ahead of the 2019 election, when the facts of the failures of his administration, including the daily bloodletting and suffering under his watch, speak for themselves.
” The Buhari Presidency ought to know that the London Declaration was an explicit admission of failure by our Commander-In-Chief. After his declaration, would it be wrong for anybody to state that the President had admitted that our nation is now under the mercy of external vandals and that his administration does not have the competence to defend our territorial integrity?
“It is shocking that rather than being penitent and responsive to the views of the citizens, the Presidency has resorted to abusing majority of Nigerians, who had put their Trust and confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari, but today, are expressing disappointment with the fact that his administration has failed abysmally”, stressed the parry.
The party said that the question Nigerians are asking is whether the President’s declaration in London, that marauders ravaging our people are deserters from Libya, is about semantics.