The major opposition political party in Nigeria, the Peoples Democrat Party has once again lashed out at President Buhari for wanting to seek a second term.
The party said, despite what they call in their own words the “untold economic hardship, ethnic division and daily bloodletting currently ravaging our nation” the President is still seeking for the second term, as that could mean continued suffering and hardship on the citizens.
They said all that the President has been doing and telling Nigerians, especially where he was quoted to have said he was not into politics for self-enrichment but to serve are mere cosmetic patriotism and Nigerians should not fall for that.
All these were expressed in a statement released by the party’s publicity Secretary Mr Kola Ologbondiyan. The statement as release reads:
The desire of the failed Muhammdu Buhari to continue as President in 2019, if permitted by Nigerians, after a horrible first term, will further divide and impoverish the Country.
It is unfortunate that the same President, who, in an interview with Voice of America (VOA) last week, could not present any agenda to justify his re-election bid, is attempting to sway Nigerians with cosmetic patriotism.
What President Buhari’s handlers fail to understand is that Nigerians, being direct victims of his misrule, are aware that the harsh and reckless policies of his incompetent administration, coupled with his body language, are expressly responsible for the untold economic hardship, ethnic division and daily bloodletting currently ravaging our nation.
If, indeed, the President was out to serve, as he claimed at the APC congress, we challenge him to show any of his 2015 campaign promises he has fulfilled or any development project initiated and implemented to the benefit of the people in the last three years.
The statement states that the President is only seeking a second term to enrich is friends, and promote what they call nepotism in the country. Mr Kola Ologbondiyan continued by saying:
President Buhari’s second term agenda is directly a quest to continue to enrich the Presidency cabal, promote nepotism and protect cronies and corrupt members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the long arms of the law”.
President Buhari’s second term is also a quest to continue to ignore and destroy democratic principles; to continue trampling on the rights of citizens and persecution of opposition and perceived political opponents; to continue the derailing of democracy with manifest disdain for constitutional order; to continue with the intimidation and harassment of the legislature and the judiciary; perpetuation of mediocrity in governance; de-marketing Nigeria at international fora and to blame everyone else but himself for manifest incapacity to govern.” the statement concluded.