O Democratic Peoples Party (PDP) listed the reasons why President Muhammadu Buhari did not come to the country on the opening day of May 29.
The opposition party, in a statement from the national advertising secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Sunday said that one reason is because Buhari "evaluated his administration and judged it to be a failure".
He also said that Buhari must have been convinced that he had nothing to say to Nigerians and that he was right with "our party to avoid making false claims of performance, which are totally at odds with the situation on the ground".
The PDP continued: “Of course, President Buhari probably did not want to face Nigerians with an empty scoreboard and many excuses for ruining our once robust economy; for failing to secure our nation, for not containing endemic corruption in its government, and for mortgaging our nation's future with huge foreign loans.
“In fact, Mr. President must have been affected by his failure, this fiscal year, to take advantage of our resources to provide up to half of the 2020 budget formulated by his government, for which APC is ready to pledge the future of our nation. for foreign creditors ".
The party claimed that all the situations listed were responsible for the Presidency's decision to "hide behind 62-page literature on false performances, rather than allowing President Buhari to face Nigerians personally. "
He added: “What calming words could the President have for more than 40 million Nigerians who lost their jobs after his government's failure to manage a viable economy, as well as for the more than 500,000 N energy beneficiaries, whose commitments must be finished just one year after they were used to campaign for a second term for APC.
“In addition, Mr. President is faced with responses to the drop in the value of our naira and the depletion of our foreign reserves; the failure of his government to reduce the price of fuel, despite the fall in prices on the international market; for the state of coma of our critical sectors, as well as for the rampant plunder of more than N14 trillion dollars in the oil and gas sector under his supervision.
“President Buhari is also faced with the burden of not finding solutions to the murders in Sokoto, Katsina, Kaduna, Kogi, Zamfara and other states by looters, kidnappers and insurgents, despite government claims that the attackers have been defeated.
"In the same vein, President Buhari has no success story in handling APC's administration of Pandid-19 pandemic, marked by allegations of corruption and political parochialism, which thwarted a comprehensive multisectoral approach in the effort.
The PDP and indeed most Nigerians appreciate President Buhari's decision not to go to the country and to be tempted to make false claims of performance. This would have further embarrassed his administration.
Join the conversation