Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has admitted running an incompetent, disorganised and uncoordinated administration.
The admission, the leading opposition party said, was shown in the statement of the president that he was unaware that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, did not carry out his order to relocate to Benue to ensure security in the state.
PDP said Buhari’s explanation on the IGP was also an admission that he had handed over power to a cabal that neither sought for votes nor was elected by Nigerians.
It said the president’s attitude was directly responsible for his government’s “wrecking of the nation’s once robust economy as well as other woes that have befallen our nation in his almost three years in office.”
According to a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Tuesday, the party said the All Progressives Congress (APC) and supporters of the president should take their minds off Aso Villa ahead of 2019 election.
The party criticised the president for trying to pass the buck to the IGP, a development which it said further exposed his lack of direct commitment and concern toward the wellbeing and security of Nigerians.
“Nigerians have completely lost hope in President Muhammadu Buhari and his incompetent administration. By stating that he was unaware that the IGP only spent 24 hours in Benue State, Mr. President has confirmed that he has not been effectively monitoring the handling of the security situation of our nation.
“This places a huge question mark on the regular assurances issued from the Presidency on security.
“For our party, PDP, the expression of President Buhari has once again vindicated our position that our nation has been placed on autopilot cruise with a cabal pretending to be managing our affairs.
“Indeed, Nigerians need to know what exactly did President Buhari, as the Commander-in-Chief, do when he realised that the IGP did not carry out his orders? We demand a direct answer from the Presidency,” the PDP said.