The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the viral audio clip of the Minister of Transportation and Director-General of President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election campaign, Rotimi Amaechi allegedly condemning the administration of his principal.
Speaking via a statement signed by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP advised President Buhari to step down and return to Daura.
The statement read: “This development amply shows that the Buhari Campaign Organization is in agreement with Amaechi that President Buhari’s incompetence, nepotism, insensitivity and corruption, and not the 16 years of the PDP in government, are responsible for the myriad of problems facing our nation.
“Our party, therefore, holds that President Buhari now lacks the honor and integrity to campaign and seek for votes since his Campaign Organization is holding him directly responsible for the biting economic hardship and security problems our nation has been facing in almost four years of his tenure, as expressly communicated in the leaked recording.
“Amaechi’s confession, that President Buhari does not listen and that he does not give a hoot about the sufferings of Nigerians but laughs and glees at the misfortunes and plights of our citizens show the world the level of disdain President Buhari holds Nigerians.
“Mr. President is now merely clinging on straws and walking by his own shadows and Nigerians can now see why he is desperate to use his niece in INEC, Amina Zakari, to rig himself back to power.
“The PPCO challenges President Buhari to dare Amaechi and speak out on this poor rating by his Campaign Organization, without which he lacks the rectitude to canvass for votes among Nigerians.
“We, therefore, urge President Buhari to advice himself, having seen that he has no support left, by throwing in the towel instead of allowing his desperation bring more opprobrium to his person and plunge the nation into unnecessary crisis.
“Finally, we hope that no harm will befall some members of the APC Presidential Campaign Organization for the exercise of their freedom of expression.”