March 28, 2022
Chief, PDP Tells Buhari
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari no
longer deserves the designation of the Commander in Chief, given his
manifest failure to effectively lead from the fronts against bandits and
terrorists ravaging our nation.
The PDP asserts that the recent declaration by his former Chief of Army
Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, that, under the current approach, it will
take the nation 20 years to vanquish terrorists, is a direct hit on
President Buhari’s failure as a Commander-in-Chief.
The party notes with dismay that our nation has descended to a level
where government officials and other prominent Nigerians have resorted
to begging and negotiating with terrorists, adding that such ugly
reality of a failed state confirms that the Buhari administration has
surrendered the sovereignty of our nation to bandits, insurgents and
Moreover, the recent statement by the Minister of Defence, Gen. Bashir
Magashi, that unarmed Nigerians should protect themselves in the face of
armed aggression by bandits and terrorists, further exposes Buhari as a
failed Commander-in-Chief, who cannot stand up to the demands of the
designation of his office.
It should interest Mr. President that a member of his cabinet has
declared him ineffective as well as one who is incapable of commanding
his parade and guaranteeing the safety of lives and property of our
Even more depressing is the disposition of the Buhari Presidency to
blame victims of terrorists’ attacks, as was in the case of the
beheading of 43 compatriots in Borno state, instead of going after and
apprehending the assailants.
Such tendencies against Nigerians exposes the lack of determination by
the Buhari administration to fight insurgents which, in turn, emboldens
the outlaws who had earlier been pushed to the fringes under the PDP
administration, to resurge to unleash terror on our compatriots.
Nigerians have not forgotten the embarrassing situation where it took
Chadian President Idris Derby to personally lead his troops into our
territories to rout out insurgents and free Nigerian communities as well
as our soldiers held captive by terrorists, while our President recedes
into the comfort and safety of the inner recesses of the Aso
Indeed, a Commander-in-Chief that cannot lead from the fronts, as
President Buhari promised to, and who blames everyone but himself for
his own failures, leaves much to be desired.
Indeed, our nation cannot afford the ongoing gruesome mass killings,
bloodletting, arson, kidnapping and all sorts of mindless atrocities by
bandits, terrorists, kidnappers and vandals.
Our party therefore charges President Buhari to end his administration’s
lethargic and cowardly disposition towards the handling of security
matters in our country.
Mr. President must stand up to the demands of his office and designation
as the Commander-in-Chief.
National Publicity Secretary