By Ahmed Garaba
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told the presidency that it has a duty to hold President Muhammadu Buhari accountable on his promises to Nigerians. The party which was reacting to attack on it by the presidency, said the attack further showed that President Buhari has abandoned governance to be speaking for his party, All Progressives Congress (APC). PDP in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the reaction by the presidency also showed that the Buhari’s administration has become uncoordinated and ill equipped for governance.
“The statement also portrays a presidency lacking in confidence that its party, the APC, can still perform its roles,” the party said. The party told the presidency that it was too late in the day to conceal or gag Nigerians “as its failures, incompetence and lack of confidence in itself and the APC are manifest at all turns.
“Moreover, the presidency should know that the PDP, as a party that resonates with Nigerians and on which our democracy and national cohesion is anchored, has a solemn duty to hold President Buhari and his APC for their misrule which has brought untold poverty, hunger, violence, bloodletting and division in the land.”
PDP reminded President Buhari and the APC accountable that the promises they made to Nigerians in 2015 remained unfulfilled, and they were only used by the APC as carrots to grab power. The PDP added: “Now that the presidency has abandoned governance to speak for the dying APC, we charge it to place President Buhari on the seat to, in addition to the failures of his administration, also take responsibility for the woes of the APC.
“In doing this, the PDP charges Mr. President to explain how he and his party wrecked our economy from one of the fastest growing in the world to a shameful world poverty capital in a space of four years and brought so much hopelessness that compatriots now resort to suicide, infanticide, human trafficking and slavery mission abroad for survival.”