The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the worsening insecurity and unrestrained bloodletting in the country, vindicates its position and that of millions of Nigerians that President Buhari has failed as the nation’s chief security officer.
In a statement signed and delivered to the Atlantic Post in Abuja by its National Publicity Secretary, the PDP described the open letter as patriotic, momentous and captures the apprehensions of majority of Nigerians across the board.
The party noted that President Obasanjo’s letter reechoed its numerous caution against the violations, insensitivity, impunity, vindictiveness, divisiveness, intolerance and dangerous sectionalism that characterize the Buhari administration and which are jeopardizing our national unity.
The PDP urged President Buhari to read between the lines and listen to the voice of reason from well-meaning Nigerians at this moment.
The party said it is deeply worried that Nigeria, which grew in leaps and bounds in all sectors before the All Progressives Congress (APC) took over in 2015, is now dangerously sliding on all fronts under President Buhari, who has shown crass incompetence in managing our national affairs.
The PDP maintaind that had President Buhari heed wise counsel to rejig his parade and respect the wishes and aspirations of Nigerians in the national interest, the country would not have been on this dangerous bend.
The party asserted that the fact remains that President Buhari has not demonstrated the capacity to lead a nation as complex as our Nigeria, adding that events have shown that he cannot handle Nigeria’s diversities and ensure a united and equitable country that guarantees fairness, justice and space to all citizens without fear or favour.
The PDP therefore counseled President Buhari to listen to the pulse of the country; accept his failure and seek help from other well-meaning citizens so as to take back Nigeria from this imminent precipice.
The party also called on all Nigerians across all 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 Nigeria.