SAN FRANCISCO, February 09, (THEWILL) –
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has mocked President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) for embarking on what it described as an “ill-fated mission to salvage the badly damaged chances of retaining power in 2019 presidential election.”
The party said it finds APC’s attempt to reconcile its dwindling ranks as laughable, cosmetic and politically inconsequential saying the presidency has become so panicky
THEWILL recalls that President Buhari appointed National Leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, to reconcile the aggrieved and warring members of the party.
However, PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement said the appointment shows that the Buhari Presidency is now moving around, cap in hands, looking for those to use once again to beguile Nigerians ahead of the 2019 elections.
The PDP stressed that the Buhari presidency has failed to be remorseful for its misrule,adding that the disagreements in the ruling party are fallouts of members’ resentment towards its desperation for power.
“There is widespread disenchantment and indignation across the nation resulting from hunger and the inability of the Buhari presidency to provide the people with basic necessities of life, which they had always enjoyed in the past,” PDP stated.
“Nigerians are therefore waiting to see how Tinubu, who has also openly expressed his concerns and disapprovals on the mismanagement of the economy and whose large constituents are direct victims of the ineptitude, impunity, nepotism, dictatorial tendencies, corruption and insecurity that has characterised the Buhari Presidency, will now turn around to preach that all is well and attempt to sell a practically bad product to the nation.
“This is more so as the political institutions and front runners that threw up the Buhari presidency in 2015 have now, not only regretted their actions, but have also strongly advised that President Buhari should not contemplate contesting a second term in office.
“Nigerians today suffer from pains inflicted on them by this administration and no amount of manipulation of individuals and public institutions can make them change their resolve to vote out APC in 2019, particularly as the party is stuck with an unpopular candidate.
“The PDP therefore finds APC’s attempt to reconcile its dwindling ranks as laughable, cosmetic and politically inconsequential.
“It will interest the APC to know that Nigerians are already rallying with the repositioned and rebranded PDP as we are poised to present a credible, competent and reliable candidate through a free, fair and transparent presidential primary.”