The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Nigerian youths to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari during the 2019 Presidential election.
In a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party dismissed what it termed the, “image rescue effort” by Buhari before Moroccan Prime Minister, Saadeddine Othman, as a poorly packaged deception.
The statement reads: “Buhari’s sudden praise-singing for Nigerian youth in far away Morocco is only a desperate afterthought aimed to reverse the public opprobrium he earned himself for his “lazy youths and lovers of freebies” comment, and not borne out of genuine regard for our youths.
“Unfortunately for Mr President, our youths now know better and can no longer fall for his tricks.
“Every Nigerian is aware of President Buhari’s disdain for our citizens and see his reported comments in Morocco as inconsistent with his known beliefs and dispositions.
“Nigerians recall that in a most recent gaffe, Mr President described the members of our National Assembly as idle and unproductive just as he dismissed our youths as unfit to run for Presidency in 2019, even while signing the “Not Too Young To Run” bill into an Act.
“Perhaps, this explains why his handlers resorted to a heavily edited press statement on the Morocco visit.
“President Buhari should know that a visit to Moroccan Prime Minister cannot wash away the disgraceful invectives he openly poured on the energetic and vivacious Nigerian youths at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), where most of the world leaders were present.
“He would need another CHOGM in London to remove his lazy and lover of freebies stamp on our youths.”