PDP Slams Presidency Over Attack On Obasanjo 

Moses Ofodeme

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday, September 13, condemned the presidency for attacking former President  Olusegun Obasanjo and other leaders over their comments on the state of the nation.

The presidency had called Obasanjo a “Divider-in-Chief” after he condemned the current administration’s handling of the country’s affairs.

However, in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan; the PDP urged President Muhammadu Buhari to be a good leader by listening to the advice from eminent Nigerians on how to save the country from total collapse under his watch.

The statement reads: “The Peoples Democratic Party has, for the umpteenth time; cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari to come down from his high horse; and listen to the advice from eminent Nigerians; who are advising him against allowing our nation to tumble from the cliff under his watch.

“The Buhari presidency is worsening the sorry state in which it has plunged the nation; by choosing to haul insults on Nigerians; including former Presidents like Chief Olusegun Obasanjoand other well-meaning leaders; who are patriotically calling on his administration to end its divisive; suppressive; as well as insensitive style of leadership that has ruined our nation.

“From its reactions to patriotic counsel, it is also clear that the Buhari presidency has become bereft of the fundamentals of governance; as well as overwhelmed by its own failures and burden of guilt for the disunity; bloodletting; and  also anguish that have enveloped our nation in the last five years.

“It is incontrovertible that the Buhari administration is leading Nigeria into a failed state; where citizens are not guaranteed of their safety; cannot afford the basic necessities of life and where governance has been crippled by incompetence, unbridled nepotism, promotion of injustice, executive high handedness, abuse of human right, disobedience to court orders, brazen violation of constitutional provisions, acute corruption, as well as violent muscling of elections.”

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