The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described Wednesday’s swearing-in of President Buhari’s new Ministers, as “a poor parade of recycled foot-travellers, many of whom have failed Nigerians in governance assignments”.
The opposition party, in a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, posited that in assembling a team made up of persons indicted for corruption and treasury looting, President Buhari has 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 stated that: “It was 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.
It added: “Of course, Mr. President has severally demonstrated a lack of required capacity to lead a nation as complex as Nigeria, especially at this 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 in photo-ups and refreshments, away from the serious business of governance.”
The PDP invited Nigerians to note President Buhari’s “contemptible approach to governance, and disregard to Ministerial portfolios, as portrayed in the recent degrading of Ministers to Clerical Aides of Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari.”
“Such demotion of Ministers is completely unacceptable, counter-productive, and reduces governance to a domestic affair”, the statement declared.
The PDP noted that it “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 peoples’ Candidate, Atiku Abubakar.”