President Muhammadu Buhari has turned Nigeria’s seat of power to a house of comedy, says the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The opposition party stated this in reaction to the latest fued at the presidential villa involving Aisha Buhari, the first lady, and some members of the president’s extended family.
Mrs Buhari recently narrated how members of her husband’s extended family humiliated her when she attempted gaining access to an apartment allocated to her son at the presidential villa.
Reacting to the incident, the PDP said the development shows an abuse of office, disorganization and incompetence on the part of the president and also advised him to apologize to Nigerians.
“The feud further uncovers the impunity, disorderliness and vanity that pervade the Buhari Presidency and how the once serious and productive seat of power has been turned into a house of comedy and an overcrowded quarter for illegal occupants,” a statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the opposition, partly read.
“Nigerians can now see why it has become difficult for our nation to witness any stability or progress under the Buhari Presidency and why the Buhari-led Federal Government has been bedeviled by confusion, infighting, policy flip-flops, statutory violations, promotion of violence, ingrained corruption and administrative indolence while millions of Nigerians wallow in poverty and neglect.
“Nigerians and the world can equally see why no one expects the Buhari Presidency to articulate any progressive idea or proffer and implement any solution to the myriad of economic and security problems it caused our nation; they can now see why there is no hope in sight and why compatriots are daily agitating for a new order.
“Our party notes that our dear nation has suffered enough disgrace from the Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC). The PDP therefore charges President Buhari to immediately apologize to Nigerians for his failures and be ready to vacate office for more competent hands, since it has become obvious that he is leading our country to nowhere,” it added.
While calling on Nigerians to remain calm, the opposing camp also urged the National Assembly to sanitize the Presidential villa by probing allegations of illegal allotment of offices and apartments to unauthorized persons, including scammers and corruption fronts in Aso Rock.