- PDP has replied President Buhari over his recent comment
- The president had said that he hoped that history would be kind to him when he leaves office
- Kola Olagbondiyan, in a statement, however, said that history would not be kind to failed leaders
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has replied President Muhammadu Buhari over his comment that he hoped the history would be kind to him.
Vanguard reports that the former ruling party advised President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC), to apologise to Nigerians for what it called their misrule instead of begging for an “undeserved” place in history.
Legit.ng gathered that the party in a statement said that President Buhari’s plea to history “shows a personal apprehension in confirmation of the failure of his administration and the APC.”
The party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said in the statement that the comment on history, when the residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), paid him a Christmas visit, demonstrated that the APC has come to the end of its journey and would soon be committed to the dustbin of history.
The statement read: “The PDP recalls that Mr. President had earlier, in the National Executive Committee (NEC), meeting of the APC expressed fears over his party’s inevitable fate. His appeal to history cannot change APC’s trajectory to extinction before 2023 general election.
“The party notes that the fact that the public is already discussing President Buhari’s would-be successor and preparing for 2023 Presidential election, in less than one year of his four-year second term, shows that history will not be kind to APC and its administration that have brought so much pain and set back to our nation.
“There is no way history can be kind to a corrupt, insensitive, deceitful, and debauched APC and its administration that tumbled our nation from one of the fastest growing economy to world’s poverty capital; destroyed our national unity, promoted strife and bloodletting; turned a blind eye as marauders run over communities and made our nation a large funeral palour.
The party said that history would not be kind to the APC and its administration for their extreme treasury looting and exploitation of citizens; wrecking of personal businesses with harsh policies that put over 40 million of Nigerians out of work.
“How would history be kind to a party and its government that bluntly refused to improve our electoral laws and encouraged the travesty of existing rules? The fact is that the verdict of history against the APC and its administration has become inevitable and the APC, as a party has reached the end of its journey.
“President Buhari and other APC leaders should know that Nigerians have already moved beyond the APC and are now contemplating a candidate on the platform of the PDP to fulfill their collective hope and quest to rebuild our nation," the statement read.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the PDP said the ruling APC reached the end of its journey under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
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