The main opposition party in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party has broken its silence after the sad treatment Buhari got from Maiduguri residents yesterday.
President Muhammadu Buhari
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to viral videos showing Maiduguri residents booing President Buhari after he arrived the state for a sympathy visit over recent Boko Haram attacks.
In a statement released by the PDP, the party said the booing President Buhari got yesteday shows loss of confidence in his administration and it is a clear message to the Nigerian leader that citizens of the country hold him responsible for the escalated insecurity in the country.
The statement reads in full;
"[email protected] charges President @MBuhari to go beyond his sympathy visit to Borno state and take decisive steps to end the killings in that state and other parts of the country.
The booing of [email protected] in Borno state is a clear message to him that Nigerians hold him responsible for the escalated insecurity in the country.
The @OfficialPDPNig demands that Mr. President should not limit his visit to Borno state but also visit other parts of the country, including Kaduna, Kano, Benue, Plateau, Yobe, Adamawa, Zamfara, Kogi, Niger, Taraba and other states to face the feelings of Nigerians as well as view the national devastation his poor handling of security and infrastructure has caused our nation.
The party hopes that the visit to Borno state, which came only after [email protected] and Nigerians criticized Mr. President for his aloofness, particularly over the Auno killing on Sunday, is not part of the usual presidential media stunts that will not be followed with a corresponding action to track down killers and end terrorism.
The @OfficialPDPNig further charges Mr. President to endeavour to go on subsequent visits by road in order to see and feel the agony Nigerians are being subjected to with the parlous state of our road infrastructure and security network under the incompetent and unresponsive @MBuhari Presidency and @OfficialAPCNg
Our party holds that Nigerians do not deserve a distant President, who sits in the comfort of the Presidential villa and luxury jets, remaining indifferent to the pains, anguish and torments that compatriots suffer on daily basis.
The PDP hereby calls on Mr. President to quickly embark on these visits and monitor, on first hand basis, the damage which his administration has caused and for which Nigerians are demanding that he resigns and allow more competent hands to manage the affairs of our nation.
It is only after these visits that the @MBuhari Presidency will appreciate that those calling on him to rejig the nation's security architecture mean well for our dear country."