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PDP describes Buhari’s re-election bid as an evil agenda

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid as an evil agenda.

Its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said this in a statement yesterday.

He said the president’s bid is meant to plunge Nigerians into deeper level of bloodletting, increased untold economic hardship, ethnic division and nepotism.

The statement said: “The first term scorecard of President Buhari showed anti-people policies and failure to serve the good of the ordinary citizens.

“This is contrary to what he would want Nigerians to believe when he spoke at the All Progressives Congress (APC) ward congress in Daura, Katsina State last Saturday.”

The party described as unfortunate the fact 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.”

According to the PDP: “What Buhari’s handlers have failed to understand is that Nigerians, being direct victims of his misrule, are aware of the harsh and reckless policies of his incompetent administration.

“This is coupled with his body language, which are expressly responsible for the untold economic hardship, ethnic division and daily bloodletting that is currently ravaging the nation.”

The party challenged Buhari to mention a single campaign promise that he had fulfilled in the last three years that he assumed office.

“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 that he has fulfilled.

“We also task him on any development project that he has initiated and implemented to the benefit of the people in the last three years”

The statement stressed that: “President Buhari’s second term agenda is directly a quest to continue to enrich the cabal in the presidency, promote nepotism and protect his cronies and corrupt members of the APC from the long arms of the law.”

The party said his bid is further a quest to continue to ignore and destroy democratic principles, and trample on the rights of citizens, as well to continue the persecution of opposition and perceived political opponents.

Ologbondiyan said the re-election bid is aimed at enabling the president to continue the derailing of democracy with manifest disdain for constitutional order.

It cited the intimidation and harassment of the legislature and the judiciary, as well as the perpetuation of mediocrity in governance.

It stressed the administration’s de-marketing of Nigeria at international fora, while blaming everyone else, but himself for the manifest incapacity to govern the country.

According to the PDP: “Nigerians know that the agenda is being pushed by the cabals at the presidency, who are desperate to protect their huge economic empires and cover their atrocities in government.

The party said Nigerians do not need clairvoyants and psychics to know that another term for the president would lead to the decimation of the middle class.

It added that extending the regime would worsen the over-taxation of the poor, a complete erosion of freedom and secret fight against free enterprise.

The national publicity secretary said the party stands with Nigerians “in the unwavering determination to rescue the nation and restore democratic order.”

He promised that the party would stand by the citizens, irrespective of creed, ethnicity and class, to produce a selfless and truly Nigerian president who has the interest of all at heart.


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