Leading Opposition Party, Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Pan Yoruba socio-political group Afenifere has frowned at President Mohammadu Buhari’s Admittances in his remarks on Monday in markudi during his meeting with stakeholders that he was unaware that the inspector General of police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, did not relocate to Benue state in the heat of the killings as directed
The PDP said the President had inadvertently admitted that he was running an “inept, incompetent, disorganized and uncoordinated administration.” It added that Buhari’s explanation on the IGP was also an admission that he had handed over power to a “cabal that neither sought for votes nor was elected by Nigerians.”
The party contended that the “President has irredeemably indicted himself and such unpardonable slipshod attitude to governance is directly responsible for his government’s wrecking of the nation’s once robust economy as well as other woes that have befallen our nation in his almost three years in office.”
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP advised the All Progressives Congress (APC) and supporters of the President to take their minds off the Aso Villa ahead of the 2019 elections “now that their leader and sole candidate has practically admitted his incompetence to run an effective government as desired by Nigerians.”
The party criticised the President for trying to pass the buck to the IGP, a development which it said, further exposed “his lack of direct commitment and concern towards the wellbeing and security of Nigerians.”
The statement reads in part: “Nigerians have completely lost hope in President Muhammadu Buhari and his incompetent administration. By stating that he was unaware that the IGP only spent 24 hours in Benue State, Mr. President has confirmed that he has not been effectively monitoring the handling of the security situation of our nation. This places a huge question mark on the regular assurances issued from the Presidency on security.
“For our party, PDP, the expression of President Buhari has once again vindicated our position that our nation has been placed on autopilot cruise with a cabal pretending to be managing our affairs.
“Indeed, Nigerians need to know what exactly President Buhari, as the Commander-in-Chief, did when he realised that the IGP did not carry out his orders. We demand a direct answer from the Presidency.”In a statement yesterday, the National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, said only God knows how many instructions the President had given that were never complied with.
Afenifere said: “If Buhari fires the IGP with immediate effect, we can take it that it was because he is detached from governance that made that happen but in the absence of that, it would only mean that Mr. President is just making a political declaration.”