The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has told President Muhammadu Buhari that since he is not god, he should stop intimidating Nigerians ahead of 2019 elections.
He said that the President was behaving like a coward and was afraid of the opposition.
Secondus spoke in Abuja on Friday when a presidential aspirant on the platform of the PDP, Senator Datti Baba-Ahmed, visited the national secretariat of the party to intimate members of its National Working Committee of his ambition.
The chairman of the main opposition party said that instead of facing governance, the President was busy harassing those considered to oppose his second term ambition.
He said, “The President is not god and he has no power to kill all Nigerians. He runs after everyone that criticises him and he picks them up day and night. Is he god? No, he is not.
“He is busy harassing Nigerians and wants to intimidate everybody. He has no time for governance. Instead, he is more interested in arresting and locking them up.
“He is fighting those who have sacrificed for the unity of the country. He wants to frame them – the likes of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Theophilus Danjuma, who speak the truth.
“How many people can you arrest? You don’t allow the rule of law to exist. You do media trial before taking people to court. Buhari is very weak, and that’s why he’s looking for people to arrest. He is afraid of competition. He is afraid of being challenged.”
Secondus described the economic programme of the Federal Government as “voodoo”, saying that Nigerians were tired of it.
“He is not god. People should tell him. Nigerians are tired of voodoo economics which his government gives us. How can you be running the economy without data and statistics? No, we can’t continue like this,” he added.
Meanwhile, the PDP has alleged that President Buhari’s incompetence is directly responsible for the deadlock at the Federal Accounts and Allocation Committee meeting.
The party noted that the entire problem at FAAC stemmed from President Buhari’s alleged abdication of his duties, which it said opened the door for heavy sleazes and looting of funds in the oil and gas sector by his cronies and cabal in the Presidency.
National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, who stated this in a statement in Abuja on Friday, said that it was incontrovertible that government’s major financial earning figures could not tally at the meeting because of the alleged sleazes in Buhari’s administration.
He said, “The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, by asking the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to account for the missing money, is merely looking for a scapegoat, as the buck stops at President Buhari’s table as the Minister of Petroleum Resources.
“Nigerians will recall that the PDP had forewarned of stealing, sharp practices and sleazy subsidy deals going on in the Buhari-led petroleum sector which the Presidency had always swept under the carpet. Today, the truth lies bare for all to see.”