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PDP Reacts To Buhari’s Special Interview

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of resorting to blame game and false performance claims, in his media interview.

Buhari had on Monday night answered questions on his administration in a Special Interview on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).

Reacting in a statement on Tuesday, the main opposition party stated that Buhari further confirmed that the last four years of his administration smacks of failure and incompetence.

The PDP stated that due to the incompetence of the president all critical sectors in the country performed abysmally in the last four years.

According to the party, instead of accepting responsibility for the failures of his administration, Buhari is looking for scapegoats where there are none.

The PDP’s statement in part: “It is for this reason that the PDP presented a presidential candidate and deputy with strong knowledge of the economy and social order in order to rescue our nation from the dire straits into which she had been thrown due to poor leadership in the last four years.

“The PDP also observes that President Buhari’s diatribe against the National Assembly and its elected leadership further confirms his disdain for constitutional democracy, rule of law and the Principle of Separation of powers as entrenched in our constitution.

“Mr President’s personal attacks on Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, were totally uncalled for and speak volumes on his disposition about democracy.

“Moreover, President Buhari should end his showboating on the war against corruption. He must admit that he failed because his administration, which swims in the ocean of corruption, cannot fight corruption. This is an administration which thrives in concealment; under which over N14 trillion belonging to Nigerians have been frittered by officials, who have not been investigated or prosecuted.”

The party also accused President Buhari of failing as a Commander-in-Chief, lamenting the escalation of insurgency, bloodletting, kidnapping and other forms of violent acts in various parts of the nation under his administration.

“It is disappointing that Mr President has no soothing words for millions of compatriots who have been subjected to the worst form of economic and social misery under his incompetent and corrupt administration

“The party, however, urges Nigerians not to despair but continue in their determination and prayers to retrieve the stolen Presidential mandate at the tribunal so that our nation can have a purposeful government that will be truly alive to its responsibility to the people,” the statement read.


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Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.