The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari for telling Nigerians who feel they have another country are free to leave.
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said the outburst against suffering Nigerians was unpresidential, defeatist and characteristic of a failed leadership.
The party said Buhari has further confirmed that he was “completely insensitive to the plight of our citizens and has no solution to the myriad of problems his incompetent and disorganized administration has caused our nation.”
The statement reads, “Such comment is a putrid spit on the graves of thousands of compatriots killed by marauders in various parts of the country, while the Buhari Presidency and dysfunctional All Progressives Congress (APC) remained aloof without decisive actions to end the carnage and bring the perpetrators of the bloodlettings to book.
“President’s comment is also a mockery on millions of Nigerians who have lost their businesses and whose families have been wrecked by the anti-people policies of the Buhari-led APC administration.
“Since Mr President now knows that Nigerians across board are hurting over the failures of his administrations, the least he, as an elected leader, should have done, was to accept responsibility, rise up to the occasion and find solutions, or at least, have some soothing words to suffering Nigerians instead of dismissing their pains and asking them to abandon their fatherland.
“This remark by Mr President also reminds of his widely condemned outbursts against our youths who he held in disdain as lazy and lovers of freebies.
“President Buhari should come to terms with the fact that majority of Nigerians can no longer take the failures, insensitivity and incompetence of his administration and have now reached a consensus to elect our Presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who has always displayed a commitment to the welfare of Nigerians.”