Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo's letter telling President Muhammadu Buhari to rethink his political future has been hailed by the PDP.
The Peoples Democratic Party has said it welcomed former President Olusegun Obasanjo's letter directed at President Muhammadu Buhari advising him not to seek re-election in 2019.
The party said Obasanjo's message is courageous, timely and patriotic.
While speaking on Tuesday, PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja on Tuesday, said the fact that President Buhari and the APC have irredeemably failed the nation was obvious to all, adding that Nigerians have already taken an irrevocable position against them ahead of the 2019 elections.
He said, “Expectedly, in their confusion, they have plunged us into this regrettable situation that has brought our nation to its knees.
“PDP maintained that repeating the old mistake of congregating political strangers cannot help our nation at this time, more so, when the few concerns raised by the former President about the PDP no longer obtain under the refocused and rebranded PDP.
“The PDP is now standing on a truly democratic ground that perfectly represents and reflects the hopes and aspirations of all Nigerians
irrespective of their class, creed or tribe.
“That is why our great party has now, more than ever before, become a centre of the new patriotic and broad-based engagements by well-meaning Nigerians and coalitions across the board, including past leaders, in rekindling our democratic process that places priority on returning power to the people.
“The fact is that Nigerians overrated President Buhari in 2015 but they have now seen that he never possessed the capacity and the required aptitude to effectively govern our great nation and pilot a healthy economy.
“This accounts for the reason former President Obasanjo, just like most Nigerians today, are concerned about the quality of presidential candidates to be presented by various parties for the 2019 election.
“The fact is that while the APC is already caught up with President Buhari, the PDP is open for a new engagement that will throw up the President, which our nation truly deserves at this crucial moment.”