Posted by Leon Usigbe, Jacob Segun Olatunji, Abuja | 28 August 2018 | 1,162 times
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari and his handlers have opened Nigeria to international ridicule following from reports quoting United States President, Donald Trump, as describing President Buhari as “lifeless”.
The party said in a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, its National Publicity Secretary, in Abuja on Monday, that such embarrassment “is a backlash a nation gets when incompetent leaders, out of inferiority complex, resort to jumping around the world, desperately shopping for endorsement from world leaders.”
The party said President Buhari has been seeking international recognition not predicated on any achievements from his three years in office.
PDP, therefore, charged the President to take a cue from the comments ascribed to President Trump by settling down at home and discharge his responsibilities to Nigerians or humbly accept his failings.
According to the statement, while the party has strong reservations on the reported comment by President Trump, “for which we demand a response from the Buhari Presidency and the US White House,” the party further hoped that had “our dear President not cheapened the exalted office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by his woeful outing during his visit to the United States, President Trump would not have had the opportunity to assess his level of incompetence and make such an embarrassing statement about our President.”
The statement said the party and indeed all well-meaning Nigerians are now “sore worry over how other world leaders have been perceiving our President, who has not only failed in governance but has continued to demarket our nation in the international community.”
The PDP, however, urged Nigerians not to be downcast by the embarrassing situation the nation has found itself, especially as the 2019 general election, which comes in the next six months, offers the nation the ample opportunity to get it right on the choice of competent leadership Nigerians can be proud of.
•Sourced from a Nigerian Tribune report.
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