The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s new ministers as an assemblage of people that have been indicted for corruption and treasury looting.
The PDP, in a statement on Wednesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, also indicted the president for parading a band of poor recycled foot-soldiers, adding that many of them had failed Nigerians in governance assignments in the past.
Ologbondiyan further aserted that in assembling a team made up of persons “indicted for corruption and treasury looting,” President Buhari demonstrated that he has nothing to offer to the nation other than condoning and encouraging corruption as well as perpetuating incompetence, failure and ineffectiveness in governance.
The PDP spokesman said: “The PDP is, however, not surprised that the President had no clear-cut blueprint to rescue the nation from the economic, security and social quagmires which his administration had plunged our nation into in the last four years.
“Of course, Mr. President has, several times, demonstrated a lack of required capacity to lead a nation as complex as Nigeria, especially at these trying times.
“At a ceremony where Nigerians had expected the forceful articulation of a progressive policy thrust, Mr. President bored the nation with an empty and directionless script that only evoked more despondency in our nation.
“Instead of helping President Buhari to offer hope, his handlers were more interested on photo-ups and refreshments, away from serious business of governance.”
According to him, the PDP feels the pains and anguish of Nigerians, who, by now, would have been enjoying the benefits of the much-desired economic recovery blueprint articulated by the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
“Nigerians should not lose hope but continue in the expressed determination to retrieve Atiku’s stolen presidential mandate in court”, Ologbondiyan said.
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