Buhari’s NTA Interview Exposes His Disdain For Rule Of Law, Says PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari over the nationwide interview he had on The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Monday evening.
The PDP in a statement signed on Tuesday by the National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said the media interview confirmed Buhari’s failure, incompetence in Governance.
The party accused the President of resorting to blame game and false performance claims, which it said confirmed the administration smack of failure and incompetence in the last four years.
Ologbondiyan said Mr President did not use the opportunity to give an account for the trillions of naira allegedly stolen under his watch in his first term.
The PDP noted that it was an internationally accepted position that all critical sectors in the country performed abysmally in the last four years because of the incompetence of President Buhari’s administration, adding that it was unfortunate that instead of accepting responsibility for the failures of his administration, Mr. President was looking for scapegoats where there are none.
“It is for this reason that the PDP presented a presidential candidate and deputy with strong knowledge of the economy and social order in order to rescue our nation from the dire straits into which she had been thrown due to poor leadership in the last four years.” It said.
Attack on the National Assembly
The opposition party said the President’s attack on the National Assembly was a confirmation of his disdain for constituted democracy, rule of law and the Principle of Separation of power.
Mr Ologbondiyan described the attack on the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Yakubu Dogara and his colleague in the upper Chamber, Senate President Bukola Saraki were uncalled for, adding that such moves was a revelation for the President’s disposition about democracy.
“Moreover, President Buhari should end his showboating on the war against corruption. He must admit that he failed because his administration, which swims in the ocean of corruption, cannot fight corruption. This is an administration which thrives in concealment; under which over N14 trillion belonging to Nigerians have been frittered by officials, who have not been investigated or prosecuted.” He added.
The party said President Buhari also failed as a Commander-in-Chief and lamented the escalation of insurgency, bloodletting, kidnapping and other forms of violent acts in various parts of our nation under his administration.
“It is disappointing that Mr. President has no soothing words for millions of compatriots who have been subjected to the worst form of economic and social misery under his incompetent and corrupt administration” the party lamented.