By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Southwest Zone has condemned the frequent travel of President Muhammadu Buhari abroad and seeming insensitivity to the teething nation’s problem.
According to the Southwest Zonal Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Ayo Fadaka in a release made available to press men,
“We take due notice of the fact that President Buhari has again embarked on another of his undeclared medical tourisms to the United Kingdom and has obviously taken along with him to his sick bed the affairs of the Nigerian nation, this is sad.
Nigeria is a nation of virile people whose fortunes have completely been destroyed in the Buhari years with petty attitudes of this nature.
“We take serious views of developments in our nation these past few days beginning with the whimsical summary dismissal of the petition of our Presidential Candidate and Party’s petition by the Supreme Court without a hearing, an action that is inconsistent with constitutional provisions and now this new odious signing into law of a bill by our President in a foreign land as symptoms of an emerging dictatorship that is waiting to blossom. These developments must serve as a wakeup call to all patriots that there is indeed fire on the mountain, thus immediate beginning of eternal vigilance to rescue our democracy from the vice grips of power hungry appointees of the President working in cahoot with him is now essential.
“While we are absolutely uninterested in the unhealthy developments within the Presidency which is fast developing into a schism, we declare that Nigerian nation and its interests far surpasses the immature and pedestrian scheming of the President and his cabal. It is now common knowledge that memos from the office of the Vice President is now subjected to the superintendency of the President’s Chief of Staff, that is an outright abuse of privilege.
Nigerians expect the Buhari Presidency to work assiduously in the interest of our nation and vastly revamp our economy which they destroyed with their naive policies since 2015 and not to prosecute little wars when they should be working for the nation.
“That action of President Buhari to sign a bill into law in far away Britain is inexcusable and insulting to the sensibilities of Nigerians and nothing on earth can excuse or justify it. The opinion expressed by some APC leaders that the President can work from anywhere, with due apologies to them and their status, is both patronizing and idiotic as far as signing a bill into law is concerned, this is because such laws are to be enforced within the boundaries of our nation which certainly does not extend to everywhere. The President can only work from anywhere when he is pursuing diplomatic and bilateral relations on behalf of the nation.
“We conclude that it is not right for President Buhari to drag the nation to his sick bed in the UK, that is why the Constitution made a provision for a Vice President, Nigeria cannot be restricted to the whims and caprices of anybody, irrespective of his/their privilege position”