The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to end his thoughts of a successor as Nigerians will firmly resist any candidate put forward by him and his All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 presidential election.
PDP states this while Reacting to the President’s recent interview with Channels TV, the party in a statement released by its National spokesperson, Debo Ologunagba, berated President Buhari for embarrassing his office and making a huge joke of himself by appearing confused and dwelling on false figures and bogus performance claims in his ”disastrous Channels Television interview”
The strong opposition party said it is on record that despite the low oil revenue when the PDP took over, it expanded the economy, paid off our foreign debts, revamped productive sectors, provided a conducive investment environment which encouraged massive foreign investments, and handed over a $550 billion economy (largest in Africa and 26th globally) to President Buhari and the APC in 2015.
PDP stated that President Buhari should have seized the opportunity provided by Channels TV to show remorse, apologize to Nigerians for ”his monumental failure and national embarrassment that the APC government represents instead of trying to rationalize APC’s failures with falsehood and grandstanding about a successor”.
”The mindset of Mr. President as exhibited in the Channels TV interview confirms the fears of Nigerians that the APC does not believe in democratic practice and is determined to manipulate the 2023 election by all means.
That explains their desperation to scuttle the Electoral Act Amendment Bill provision for electronic transmission of election results, which will effectively truncate the APC’s plans to rig the 2023 election.
However, President Buhari and the APC must know that Nigerians are fully rallied on the platform of the PDP to face them in 2023 and that the resort to underhand processes and false indices like those reeled out by Mr. President in his Channels TV interview will not avail them.” the statement concluded.