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PDP, CNM react to Obasanjo’s opposition to Buhari’s re-election



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has backed former President, Olusegun Obasanjo’sopposition to the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.

National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, said that the PDP was not surprised at Obasanjo’s criticisms of the President.

“President Obasanjo spoke the minds of Nigerians on the performance of President Buhari. We all know that the President has not done well. It is clear that the ruling party and the Presidency are asleep and do not know what to do with power”, he told Punch.

“The President has no economic blueprint, nothing on security and nothing on infrastructural development. His main agenda is to come and fight perceived enemies and also bring his relations to government. That is why he is surrounded by his relations only.”

He, however, disagreed with Obasanjo on the apology the PDP offered to Nigerians and members of the party.

Similarly, the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) advised Buhari to bow out of office.

Its spokesman, Akin Osuntokun, said Buhari had done nothing but had been giving excuses in the last three years, adding that his penchant for blaming his predecessor was no longer amusing to Nigerians.

Osuntokun said: “When Obasanjo became President in 1999, there were many challenges he inherited from the past military governments but he was working. Buhari has been in power for nearly three years and he continues to blame the past government.

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“Government is a continuum. Was he not expecting to meet any challenges? Which government doesn’t inherit challenges? Let him tell the world what he has accomplished in the face of challenges.

“He claims to be fighting corruption but the Transparency International has rated Nigeria worse than it did during Jonathan’s government. Under Buhari, Nigeria has become more divided than ever. We stand with Obasanjo.”

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