The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday, tackled the Muhammadu Buhari’s presidency over what it called the administration’s “arrogant trivialisation of our nation’s tragic descent to a failed state under the incompetent and corrupt Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.”
The PDP said such has confirmed that the country is on “autopilot with nobody in charge.”
The party stated this in a statement issued by its Spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan in reaction to an editorial by Financial Times (FT) on the “sorry” state of affairs in the nation under Buhari.
Ologbondiyan added that the editorial confirmed the position of the PDP that there is complete leadership failure in Nigeria.
He accused the current administration of wrecking the country’s “once robust economy, destroyed the value of our naira and turned our nation into world poverty capital, where life has become so unbearable that compatriots now resort to suicide and slavery mission abroad as options.”
According to him, it is sad that the Buhari presidency prefers to rebuff wise counsel and continue to drive the country to the precipice instead of seeking help for the sake of millions of traumatized Nigerians.
The PDP spokesman said, “Indeed, the editorial by Financial Times is only stating the obvious, as our nation under President Buhari has presented all the trappings of a failed state including having a rudderless government with a dysfunctional command structure that cannot guarantee security, manage our economy or even perform very simple tasks of governance.
“Our great nation now tends towards a leaderless society where terrorists, bandits, kidnappers, marauders and vandals have taken the lead, running riotous across our land while those who promised to protect lives and property have gone into hiding in Aso Presidential Villa.
“Under President Buhari life is fast tilting towards Hobbesian state of nature; driven by the combined negatives of an incompetent and unconcerned Presidency and a reckless, kleptomaniac and dysfunctional ruling party that is more interested in power-grabbing instead of governance.
“President Buhari has badly failed in governance to the extent that over 600 students could be kidnapped by bandits in his home state, Katsina, a few hours after his security machinery took over the state, where he had gone to holiday.
“Under Buhari’s watch, our command structure has become extremely weak that government officials now patronize bandits and rationalize acts of terrorism to the extent of blaming victims for not obtaining permission before living their normal lives as was the case in the 43 farmers beheaded by terrorists in Borno state.”
He asked officials of the presidency to stop what it referred to as playing with the sensibilities of Nigerians by their arrogant dismissal of wise counsel on how to redeem our nation.
He concluded, “They should advise President Buhari to take a back seat and allow competent hands to manage critical sectors of our national life before it is too late.”
The APC and the presidency is yet to react to this at the time of filing this report.