The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday described President Muhammadu Buhari’s Independence Day broadcast as an insult to the collective psyche of Nigerians and a mockery of its sovereignty.
Reacting to the early dawn broadcast of the president, the PDP described the President’s speech as “completely unpresidential, lacking in patriotic stance and replete with manifest inconsistencies, contradictions, paradoxes and false performance claims”.
Kola Ologbondiyan, the spokesman of the main opposition party posited that the President’s broadcast was a “mockery of democracy” and has further confirmed that the country is in the wrong hands.
It noted that President Buhari, in his recorded address, failed to forcefully address the key issues of freedom, social justice, constitutional order, separation of powers, rule of law, human rights, credible elections, national cohesion, accountability and transparency in government.
The PDP noted that President Buhari had ignored these very fundamentals of an independent state because his administration had violated them all.
It expressed regrets that the President had no forceful reassurances on the challenge of escalated insecurity under his watch.
“He (President) had no clear-cut and operable blueprint to revamp our economy, which his administration wrecked in a period of four years, resulting in so much hardship and despondency that Nigerians now resort to suicide and slavery abroad as options.
“Our party notes that this address further exposes that the Buhari Presidency is not interested in nation-building; that it is completely disconnected from the people and remains insensitive to the plights of Nigerians”, the PDP said.