The Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year’s message had shown that he had conceded defeat ahead of next month’s presidential election.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement also said Buhari could not articulate any concrete commitment to any sector of national life.
According to him, the President has lost projections, having realised that Nigerians are not ready to give him a second term in office.
He said, “Even when he admitted that the new year is time for stocktaking and the unfolding of new prospects, Nigerians are invited to note that Mr President, in his entire message, could not point to any single achievement he made last year, neither could he unfold any developmental prospect for the new year.
“Indeed, any discerning mind could see that President Buhari has finally switched into a valedictory mode, having realised that Nigerians have seen through the falsehood and deception that have characterised his incompetent and corrupt presidency for almost four years.
“Buhari has no prospects for security despite the daily killings in the land. Even as the commander in chief, he has no words for our gallant troops daily laying down their lives, fighting insurgents in the North-East. He had no soothing word for the victims of bloodletting in various parts of the country.”
Ologbondiyan, who is also the Director, Media and Publicity, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, added that the President had no plans for the power sector, health, education, agriculture, transport, commerce and industry.
According to him, the President also overlooked the ASUU strike that has crippled some tertiary institutions in the country.
Ologbondiyan said,”Instead, President Buhari dwelt on unnecessary diatribes, finger-pointing, hate speech and fixation on the 2019 general elections in which an imminent defeat awaits him and his party, the All Progressives Congress.“The PPCO, therefore, calls on Nigerians to rescue our nation from President Buhari and his cabal by working harder in rallying behind our presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who has already articulated practical templates to reposition our nation and return her to the path of good governance, political stability and economic prosperity.”