- The PDP is mocking Nigeria's ruling APC over an alleged smear campaign against President Buhari
- According to the opposition party, what is haunting the Buhari-led government is its own failures and not anyone
- The PDP insists that the presidency should stop blaming the elite for Buhari’s failure
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Sunday, January 31, said that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is being haunted by the shadows of its own failures.
The opposition party said this in reaction to allegations by the presidency that Nigerians, particularly the elite, are waging a smear campaign against the Nigerian leader to tarnish his image.
Legit.ng recalls that presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, had said some unnamed people were planning to use the media to portray Buhari as indulging ethnic tendencies, as against his pledge that he belongs to all Nigerians.
The PDP in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, and shared on the party's Facebook page urged the presidency to stop looking elsewhere for forces waging a smear campaign.
Ologbondiyan went on to ask the president to stop this new-found pleading with Nigerians to award him an unmerited pass mark.
President Buhari reveals those allegedly harassing his government
This development is coming as President Buhari accused Nigerian elites of harassing his administration despite some of the achievements he has recorded.
The president made the claim on Saturday, January 30, in Daura, Katsina state at a political gathering.
He said the criticism of his administration does not reflect the true state of affairs in the country.
Buhari asked the elites to consider where Nigeria was when he assumed office in 2015 when assessing his administration.
Buhari urges Nigerians not to cause religious, ethnic tensions
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Buhari urged Nigerians to refrain from actions that could spark religious and ethnic tensions in the country.
The Nigerian president made the statement on Thursday, January 28, when the leadership of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) paid him a visit in the Presidential Villa.
Buhari said his administration is striving to create an enabling environment for religious freedom as guaranteed by the Nigerian constitution.