Owing to insecurity situation in the country, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says geo-political zones in the country have by their recent actions passed vote of no confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari due to rise of insecurity across the nation.
The opposition party stated this in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan on Friday. The PDP is reacting to the claims of the president that his administration’s successes against Boko Haram terrorists has placed the country among comity of nations.
The latest remarks of the president comes after recently expressing surprise at the rise of insecurity and the continued existence of boko haram despite his administration’s claims of decimating them.
“Your contributions in internal security, peacekeeping, and humanitarian operations in places like The Gambia, Guinea Conakry, Mozambique, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mali, Guinea Bissau, and Cameroon have not only been a source of pride to us as a nation, but has also projected us as a reliable regional power,” the president told the military during the inauguration of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Agusta 109 power helicopters in Abuja, on Thursday.
Describing the president’s statement as scandalous and self-indicting, the PDP said the Nigerian leader was living in self-praise while the country is becoming a pariah nation, listed as number three in world terrorism index and facing immigration bans and travel advisories from other nations of the world.
“It is awkward that President Buhari made his unsupported claims at the time both the Senate and the House of Representatives as well as other credible organizations in Nigeria are also in unanimity in indicting his Presidency for failing to take steps to check acts of terrorism, banditry and violence in the country,” the opposition party said.
It also said the South-West and Northern regions have passed a vote of no confidence on the president by resorting to self-help and setting up of regional security outfits.
“Furthermore, while Mr. President and his All Progressives Congress (APC) are busy with their failed publicity stunt on false performance claims, various sections of our nation are passing a vote of no confidence in their administration, by setting up various security outfits such as Amotekun as in the South West and Shege ka FASA in the north, to protect their territories.
“The fact is that by resorting to self-praise in the face of failure, the Buhari Presidency has laid down its armour. No one is now left in doubt that the Buhari administration has reached the end of its capacity and should heed the call by Nigerians to take the exit door and allow more competent, patriotic and proactive hands to effectively tackle the situation at hand,” the PDP added.