PDP Further Disgraces Buhari, Rejects Obasanjo’s 2019 Presidential Candidate, Sets The Record Straight

By Post Nigeria January 23, 2018 19:50

PDP Further Disgraces Buhari, Rejects Obasanjo’s 2019 Presidential Candidate, Sets The Record Straight

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has on Tuesday night, rejected the call by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, for the emergence of a third force as Presidential candidate in 2019.

The opposition PDP maintained that such would amount to repeating the same alleged blunder as the “ideologically vacuous APC, and the Buhari Presidency”, which had wrecked havoc on the nation.

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement stated that Buhari and the APC have irredeemably failed the nation, was obvious to all, adding that Nigerians have already taken an irrevocable position against them ahead of the 2019 Elections.

Recall, that Obasanjo had earlier advised Buhari not to re-contest again, and further called on Nigerians to vote for a ‘third force’, ahead of the 2019 Presidency.

However, the PDP Spokesman rejected Obasanjo’s third force proposition for the 2019 Presidency, stressing that the solution “does not lie in creating another political quicksand in a third force, but consolidating on a rescue mission with the re-positioned PDP, which Nigerians have already embraced.”

He pointed out that  Nigerians would recall that in the heat of the 2015 elections, many citizens who claimed to have become tired of the PDP and its government, opted for a coalition of strange bedfellows, who he said had little or no experience in governance, as a vehicle for electoral victory.

He said: “Expectedly, in their confusion, they have plunged us into this regrettable situation that has brought our nation to its knees.

“PDP maintains that repeating the old mistake of congregating political strangers, cannot help our nation at this time, more so, when the few concerns raised by the former President about the PDP, no longer obtain under the refocused and re-branded PDP.

“The PDP is now standing on a truly democratic ground that perfectly represents and reflects the hopes and aspirations of all Nigerians, irrespective of their class, creed, or tribe.

“That is why our great party has now more than ever before, become a centre of the new patriotic and broad-based engagements by well-meaning Nigerians and coalitions across the board, including past leaders, in rekindling our democratic process that places priority on returning power to the people.

“The fact is that Nigerians overrated President Buhari in 2015, but they have now seen that he never possessed the capacity and the required aptitude to effectively govern our great nation and pilot a healthy economy.

“This accounts for the reason former President Obasanjo, just like most Nigerians today, are concerned about the quality of Presidential candidates to be presented by various parties for the 2019 election.

“The fact is that while the APC is already caught up with President Buhari, the PDP is open for a new engagement that will throw up the President, which our nation truly deserves at this crucial moment.”


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