The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to listen to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s advice on the worsening insecurity and unrestrained bloodletting in the country.
The former Nigerian leader lamented the rising spate of insecurity, notably the clashes between herdsmen and farmers.
He also rued the attitude of the present government towards taming the challenges facing Nigeria
The PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party noted that the open letter is patriotic, momentous and captures the apprehensions of a majority of Nigerians across the board.
“The PDP maintains that had President Buhari heed wise counsel to rejig his parade and respect the wishes and aspirations of Nigerians in the national interest, our nation would not have been on this dangerous bend.
“The PDP, therefore, counsels President Buhari to listen to the pulse of our nation; accept his failure and seek help from other well-meaning Nigerians so as to take back our nation from this imminent precipice.”
The party noted that former President Obasanjo’s letter reechoes its numerous caution against the violations, and President Buhari should read between the lines and listen to the voice of reason from well-meaning Nigerians at this moment.
“The fact remains that President Buhari has not demonstrated the capacity to lead a nation as complex as our Nigeria. Events have shown that he cannot handle our diversities and ensure a united and equitable country that guarantees fairness, justice and space to all citizens without fear or favour.
“The party also calls on all Nigerians across the divides, irrespective of creed, ethnicity and political leaning, to close ranks, eschew all primordial and parochial interests and work together for the stability of our dear nation.”