6:20 PM July 01, 2022

PDP hits back, says Buhari, APC exemplify arrogance in failure



The Peoples Democratic Party has described the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) led All Progressives Congress regime as a perfect example of arrogance in failure.

The PUNCH had yesterday reported that the President took a swipe at the Peoples Democratic Party, saying the platform failed both as ruling and opposition party.

Warning against intraparty crisis, Buhari asked the APC members to look at the once-powerful, “main opposition” Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) now enfeebled and adrift and learn lessons in disunity, mismanagement, and corruption.

”They failed in 16 years in power and a failure as opposition,” Buhari said in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu.

But reacting to the statement credited to Buhari on Sunday, the PDP spokesman, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, in a statement titled, Buhari, APC Perfect Examples of Arrogance in Failure- PDP’, described Buhari’s position as laughable.

According to him, Buhari presides over the most rudderless, corrupt, disunited, disorganized, arrogant political party and government in the history of our country; a fact that is already established by Nigerians across board.

He noted that the President’s “lame attempt to address the irreconcilable infighting in his fizzling APC fixated on the PDP, apparently discomfited by the renewed massive popularity of the PDP among Nigerians ahead of the 2023 general elections.”

“The Buhari administration is a certified failure that has brought unprecedented economic hardship, chaos, escalated insecurity, a state of anomie, and hopelessness in our country in the last six years,” the statement read in part.

Continuing, the statement read, “It is important to educate Mr. President on the arrogance of power in his refusal to timeously appoint an economic team or listen to wise counsel on the economy and security. This is why he completely mismanaged our national affairs and turned our nation into the poverty capital of the world and the third country with the highest level of terrorism according to the World Terrorism Index.

“Such arrogance of power is manifesting in President Buhari and APC’s refusal to accept failure for the near collapse of our economy from the $550 billion economy (largest in Africa and 26th globally) handed over to them in 2015 by the PDP; the fall of the naira from about N197 to a dollar to almost N600 today and the hike in petrol price from N87 per liter in 2015 to between N300 andN400 per liter today…

“Moreover, it is ludicrous that Mr. President who confirmed that the APC as a party of irreconcilable political warlords, is bedeviled by “the infighting we are seeing” instead of the expected “robust debate on the issues that matter”, is looking elsewhere for a lesson in “disunity, mismanagement, and corruption”.

“Mr. President has so arrogantly mismanaged the APC that it is now plagued by two illegal national chairmen, multiple structures in States; enfeebled to the extent that it cannot conduct a valid National Convention or produce legitimate candidates for elections, with its activities no longer recognized by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

“Since President Buhari has now agreed that government should not be “a vehicle for self-aggrandizement to be held at all costs” the PDP urges him to assist his party to wind up as Nigerians are now rallying on the platform of the united, cohesive, focused, and dependable PDP in our mission to Rescue and Rebuild our nation from the arrogance and misrule of the Buhari APC government.”

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