DAILY FILE – The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday attacked President Muhammadu Buhari for allegedly hauling insults on respected leaders and elder statesmen, including former President Olusegun Obasanjo, for cautioning against his alleged desperation for self-succession.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan in a statement stated that in approving his media aide, Mallam Shehu Garba, to allegedly cast aspersions and insult on Obasanjo, Buhari was setting a very bad example to younger Nigerians.
He alleged that such response fouled national values and heritage of Nigerians esteeming their elders and leaders.
According to him, such a seed could also haunt Buhari in the future.
Ologbondiyan, who is also Director, Media and Publicity, PDP Presidential Campaign Organization stated that Nigerians were appalled that Buhari, whose state of health has been accommodated by the nation, would turn around to make baseless and unsubstantiated negative assertions on the health of another leader.
He said, “Buhari may have seen how Nigerians have been registering their disappointment on his resort to personal attacks on former President Obasanjo, instead of responding to the germane issues raised by the former President.
“Nigerians have weighed all the concerns by former President Obasanjo, particularly the manifest desperation by the Buhari Presidency to undermine our democratic institutions, including the Independent National Electoral Commission, the judiciary and the legislature as well as plots to use security forces to subvert the will of the people at the polls.
“Instead of attacking Obasanjo, President Buhari should have been sobered and retrace his steps in the interest of the corporate existence of our country which he is pushing to the precipice.”
Ologbondiyan urged Buhari to note that his resort to personal attacks on the critics of his administration cannot distract Nigerians from their perceived resolve to rescue the nation from the alleged stranglehold of his administration by voting him out of office, on February 16 presidential election.
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