With its new favourite word (triumphalism), PDP blasts Buhari in 5 quotes

by Kolapo Olapoju

The Peoples Democratic Party has bemoaned the supposed insensitivity of the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, to pertinent national issues that could result in crisis as well as threaten the nation’s unity.

From a statement issued on Wednesday, April 8, by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, here are 5 grudges against Buhari expressed in 5 quotes:

1. “Whereas General Buhari had assured Nigerians that he would be the President of the entire nation and not of a political party, his actions in the last one week show otherwise as he has continued to display sectionalism and insensitivity to matters inimical to the survival of our democracy and wellbeing of Nigerians. Instead of settling down to plan a smooth transition and design ways of deepening democracy in appreciation of the mandate given to him, General Buhari has tacitly encouraged his men to foment crisis and cause panic in the bid to muzzle personal freedom and impose a reign of terror in the land.”


2. “For instance, Gen. Buhari has remained indifferent to the crisis in Ekiti where outgoing APC lawmakers who are supposed to be campaigning for the renewal of their mandates on Saturday have been mobilized to Oshogbo in Osun state by the APC to perfect an ignoble plot to remove a democratically elected government in the state.”


3. “APC’s ambition in Ekiti coupled with its odious triumphalism in the aftermath of the Presidential election have led to avoidable confrontations and near breakdown of law and order in the state as the people rise to defend the mandate freely given to the PDP.”


4. “In continuation of this display of arrogance in victory, Buhari’s men in Lagos have dragged the revered traditional institution into the political fray with the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwanu Akiolu threatening death to supporters of the PDP, an action that has brought outrage from Nigerians with General Buhari playing the ostrich.”


5. “It is indeed unfortunate that while his men are causing crisis and threatening Nigerians, General Buhari, instead of calling them to order displays his insensitivity by jetting around the country campaigning for his party. If this sort of insensitivity and arrogance of victory are foretaste of what to expect in a Buhari presidency, then our dear nation and its people are headed for a long trek in the wilderness.”

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