The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told President Muhammadu Buhari to forget about doing any political damage control, noting that his Presidency was already a failure.
The party, which was reacting to the comment by the National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno, last Thursday, that Buhari would not leave office a failure, noted that the president’s phobia for failure was “medicine after death”.
The PDP added that “as long as the president is a product of the corrupt, inept, directionless and anti-people APC, he will leave as a failed leader.”
In a statement, yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party asserted that “President Buhari’s veiled admission of failure, which smacks as a tactic to exonerate the APC, is an exercise in futility.”
According to the opposition party, President Buhari and his APC have failed in their three-pronged promises of security, anti-corruption, and economic development.
“What explanation can the Buhari Presidency and the APC offer for failing to decisively tackle terrorists, insurgents, and bandits, who are daily ravaging our communities, killing and maiming our compatriots in various states across the country, despite the huge resources at their disposal?” the party queried.
The PDP expressed shock that President Buhari and APC leaders “sleep at night when they know that due to their incompetence and compromises, hundreds of Nigerians, including school children are languishing in kidnappers’ den at the mercies of their assailants and the elements.”
“President Buhari has so failed as a Commander-in-Chief that non-state actors have taken over, with regions now resorting to their own security outfits with state governors, including his home, Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, telling helpless victims of terror attacks to defend themselves,” it added.
On the economic front, the PDP said President Buhari has only succeeded in ruining the once robust economy handed over to him by the PDP administration in 2015 and turned Nigeria into the poverty capital of the world, where over 82.9 million once-thriving Nigerians could no longer afford their daily meals and other necessities of life.
It claimed that the APC administration had only succeeded in mortgaging the future of the nation with accumulated N33.107 trillion debt with nothing to show and no clear repayment plan.
“More atrocious is that Mr. President is seeking to borrow additional N5.62 trillion when he knows that he has less than two years in office.
“Rather than fighting corruption, the APC-led Buhari administration has become the citadel of corruption where over N15 trillion naira have reportedly been stolen by APC leaders from various agencies under the cover of government,” the party said.