The People Democratic Party (PDP) has described the presentation of a leadership award to President Mohammadu Buhari by progressive Governor’s of the All progressive congress remains an “endorsement of failure”
Continuing, the parties said further that the award was the height of deception and a spat on the graves of victims of unrestrained killings and bloodletting in various part of our nation”
The PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, yesterday, stated that “this solicited award is another failed image-laundering and botched endorsement by the Buhari Presidency, which is being confronted by the weight of public rejection for its failures and the rigging of the February 23, Presidential elections.”
“It is totally disgraceful that Mr President’s handlers could conjure such scandalous whitewashing project to gloat on Nigerians at a time they (Nigerians) are extremely hurting over the prevalent economic hardship, hunger, disappointments, failures and humongous corruption that has become the hallmark of the Buhari administration
“By allowing themselves to be used for such image laundering for President Buhari in the face of his failures to find solution for the killings and kidnappings in Zamfara, Borno, Yobe, Taraba, Adamawa, Kaduna, Katsina and other states of the federation, the APC governors have again exhibited their party’s unpardonable insensitivity and disdain for Nigerians.
“It is disturbing that at a time genuine leaders are exerting themselves for solutions to the myriads of crisis plaguing our nation, those elected on the platform of the APC are busy playing to gallery and acting scripts while our nation continue to slide; the very reason Nigerians voted for Atiku Abubakar on February 23, as their preferred presidential candidate.
“The Buhari Presidency and the APC have chosen to engage in endless unprofitable celebrations in the safety of Aso Villa while Nigerians are left at the mercies of bandits, kidnappers, marauders and insurgents in their homes and workplaces.”
The PDP advised President Buhari “to end the circus at the Presidency and face the stark reality of the dejection, despondency and misery Nigerians have been subjected to due to his incompetence as well as insensitivity to the plight of the citizens.”
The progressive Governors’ forum had on Friday honoured president mohammadu Buhari and seven other All progressives governors
The honour accordingly, in recognition of their leadership qualities and service to the APC since it was formed in 2014
The president was said to be honoured for his outstanding qualities in leadership, according to the organizers
They said Buhari excelled by granting bailouts to states to pay inherited salaries, helping states to renegotiate loan repayments and the release of the Paris club refund.