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OBASANJO’S LETTER: PDP tells Buhari to listen to reason, accept his failures

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed appreciation over former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s latest open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the worsening insecurity and unrestrained bloodletting in the country.

The party called on Buhari to listen to voice of reason, accept his “failure” and seek help from well-meaning Nigerians in order to save Nigeria from imminent precipice.

Obasanjo had in another open letter to Buhari on Monday, decried the level of insecurity under his administration and asked him to fashion out measures, as well as consider a national confab to address the situation before Nigeria goes into abyss.

Responding to that, the PDP in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan on Monday, said the position of the former president “vindicates its position and that of millions of Nigerians that President Buhari has failed as the nation’s chief security officer.”

The PDP described the open letter as patriotic, momentous and captures the apprehensions of majority of Nigerians across the board, adding that the letter reechoes its numerous cautions against the “violations, insensitivity, impunity, vindictiveness, divisiveness, intolerance and dangerous sectionalism that characterize the Buhari administration and which are jeopardizing our national unity.”

The PDP urged President Buhari to read between the lines and listen to the voice of reason from well-meaning Nigerians at this moment.

“Our party is deeply worried that our nation, which grew in leaps and bounds in all sectors before the All Progressives Congress (APC) took over in 2015, is now dangerously sliding on all fronts under President Buhari, who has shown crass incompetence in managing our national affairs.

“The PDP maintains that had President Buhari heed wise counsel to rejig his parade and respect the wishes and aspirations of Nigerians in the national interest, our nation would not have been on this dangerous bend.

“The fact remains that President Buhari has not demonstrated the capacity to lead a nation as complex as our Nigeria. Events have shown that he cannot handle our diversities and ensure a united and equitable country that guarantees fairness, justice and space to all citizens without fear or favour.

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“The PDP therefore counsels President Buhari to listen to the pulse of our nation; accept his failure and seek help from other well-meaning Nigerians so as to take back our nation from this imminent precipice.”

PDP further called on all Nigerians across the divides, irrespective of creed, ethnicity and political leaning, to close ranks, eschew all primordial and parochial interests and work together for the stability of our dear nation.

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