The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has attributed the bitter fighting and hostilities in the Presidency is as a result of the confusion that had enveloped the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Buhari Presidency over the brazen stealing of the Presidential mandate that Nigerians freely gave to the PDP and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar in the February 23, Presidential election.
The party made the above claim in a statement issued on Saturday, June 29, by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan.
According to the party, the vicious fight for positions as ‘booty’ of a stolen mandate further exposes the APC and the cabal in the Buhari Presidency as power mongers who are only interested in power grabbing, treasury looting and plundering of the national patrimony and not in the welfare of Nigerians.
The PDP lamented that Nigerians have in the past few days, painfully watched a reality show of the fate that had befallen them in the past four years, as persons close to the President openly declared that a cabal has been running the affairs of our nation.
“Nigerians watched as a faction within the power-grabbing APC, in a loud protest in our nation’s seat of power, Abuja, earlier in the week, listed the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, Mr. President’s cousin, Mamman Daura and his long-standing friend, Isa Funtua as members of the said cabal that have appropriated the Presidency and held President Buhari hostage.
“In a counter-protest, the supporters of the cabal had also accused a prominent APC governor of a North West state and his ‘brother’, who is a prominent former minister and former governor of a South south state, as those fanning the embers of discord in the Presidential Villa to achieve their desperate ambition for power in 2023.
“The despicable scenario is a pointer to the disposition of the APC, as a sanctuary of power mongers and looters, as well as accounts for the unpardonable selfish reason the APC and President Buhari’s handlers rigged the Presidential election,” the party stated.
The PDP described the infighting which has been dragged to the streets as moreover a further confirmation of President Buhari’s incompetence and leadership failure, which is directly responsible for the painful economic and security situation which the country has been sunk in the last four years.
The PDP further stated that the harsh reality is that, with the situation at hand, there is no hope in sight for Nigeria under the APC and the Buhari Presidency.
The country’s main opposition party further lamented that while it nevertheless stands with millions of Nigerians in the determination to retrieve their stolen mandate at the appropriate judicial panels, it finds it ludicrous that in the face of herculean challenges confronting Nigeria, the concern of the ruling party and Buhari Presidency is the sharing of ill-gotten electoral booty.