The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told the Presidency that it is not worried about returning to power in 2023, adding that Nigerians are already tired of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government.
The PDP made this known in reaction to the Presidency’s response to its previous statement that the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration had not added any value to the country since 2015.
The Presidency in a statement by Buhari’s media aide Garba Shehu on Thursday had advised the PDP to focus on how to win elections in 2023 and not on Buhari and the APC.
But in a statement by PDP’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said the attack by the Presidency in defence of the fizzling APC is a confirmation that the ruling party has become comatose.
He said: “Our party notes that a reading of the reaction from the Presidency further strengthens the fact that the Buhari’s administration has become uncoordinated and ill equipped for governance.
“The statement also portrays a Presidency lacking in confidence that its party, the APC, can still perform its roles.”
PDP said the Buhari Presidency ought to have known that it was too late in the day for concealments or gagging of Nigerians as its failures, incompetence and lack of confidence in itself and the APC are manifest at all turns.
The former ruling party said the Presidency should also know that its resonate with Nigerians and on which “our democracy and national cohesion is anchored, has a solemn duty to hold President Buhari and his APC accountable for their misrule which has brought untold poverty, hunger, violence, bloodletting and division in the land.”
“PDP has the responsibility to hold President Buhari and the APC accountable for the promises they made to Nigerians in 2015, which remain unfulfilled as they were only used by the APC as carrots to grab power and sit in oppression over our people.
“Now that the Presidency has abandoned governance to speak for the dying APC, we charge it to place President Buhari on the seat to, in addition to the failures of his administration, also take responsibility for the woes of the APC.
“In doing this, the PDP charges Mr. President to explain how he and his party wrecked our economy from one of the fastest growing in the world to a shameful world poverty capital in a space of four years and brought so much hopelessness that compatriots now resort to suicide, infanticide, human trafficking and slavery mission abroad for survival. The answer is incompetence and dishonesty,” the statement said.