The Peoples Democratic Party has slammed the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for saying he won’t leave office as a failure.
Buhari, according to the National Security Adviser, made the statement during a closed door meeting with service chiefs at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday.
Reacting, PDP described the statement as medicine after death, as the President is already a failure in governance and will leave a failure.
This was contained in a statement signed by PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, titled, ‘You are already a failure, PDP Mocks Buhari… Says Lame Attempt At Damage Control Can’t Help APC.’
The statement read, “The PDP has told President Muhammadu Buhari that he is already a failure in governance and will leave a failure, adding that his attempt at political damage control cannot help his fizzling APC.
“The PDP describes the statement by President Buhari that he will not leave office as a failure as “medicine after death” noting that as long as he is a product of the corrupt, inept, directionless and anti-people APC, he will leave as a failed leader.
“The party asserts that President Buhari’s veiled admission of failure, which smacks as a tactic to exonerate the APC, is an exercise in futility as the APC, which now only exists on paper, will soon fizzle from our political firmament, having shown itself as a perverted platform that cannot be entrusted with governance at any level in our country.”
The PDP also claimed that the President and his APC have failed in their three-pronged promises of security, anti-corruption and economic development.
“They have instead wrecked all sectors of our national life with no hope in sight.
“What explanation can the Buhari Presidency and the APC offer for failing to decisively tackle terrorists, insurgents and bandits, who are daily ravaging our communities, killing and maiming our compatriots in various states across the country, despite the huge resources at their disposal?
“How do President Buhari and APC leaders sleep at night when they know that due to their incompetence and compromises, hundreds of Nigerians, including school children are languishing in kidnappers’ den at the mercies of their assailants and the elements?”, the PDP asked.
The party said Buhari “has so failed as a Commander-in-Chief that non-state actors have taken over, with regions now resorting to their own security outfits while state governors, including his home, Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari, telling helpless victims of terror attacks to defend themselves.
“On the economic front, President Buhari has only succeeded in ruining the once robust economy handed over to him by the PDP administration in 2015 and turned Nigeria into the poverty capital of the world, where over 82.9 million once-thriving Nigerians can no longer afford their daily meals and other necessities of life.
“Moreover, the Buhari Presidency cannot point to any landmark project it conceptualised, started and completed in the last six years.
“All it can boast of is the mortgaging of the future of our nation with accumulated N33.107 trillion debt with nothing to show and no clear repayment plan.
“More atrocious is that Mr. President is seeking to borrow additional N5.62 trillion when he knows that he has less than two years in office.
“Rather than fighting corruption, the APC-led Buhari administration has become the citadel of corruption where over N15 trillion naira have reportedly been stolen by APC leaders from various agencies under the cover of government.
“Nigerians can recall how the PDP recently held a strategic meeting where suggestions on how to entrench unity, reduce tension, fight insurgency, curb corruption and restore our nation to the path of economic progress, were placed at the behest of Mr. President and how he failed to listen to the voice of reason.
“What is expected of Mr. President and the APC at this point is for them to end their media orchestrations, apologise for their failure and allow Nigerians to chart a fresh course as they rally with the PDP to salvage our dear nation.” It concluded.