The Peoples Democratic Party has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is making the 2019 presidential race easy for the opposition with his actions and policies.
The former ruling party said that the President was taking Nigerians for a ride and was busy tempting their collective patience with his statements and actions.
It said it was also wrong for the President to have described Nigerians as being impatient after what it said the citizens had endured under the Buhari regime since 2015.
The PDP also said that the President had abandoned Nigerians, adding that he had abandoned those who gave him their votes.
The National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, who spoke with one of our correspondents on Sunday, however, asked the members of the main opposition party to brace for a fight.
He said there was no way the President and his party, the All Progressives Congress would not attempt to fight even when he said it was apparent that they had lost the confidence Nigerians reposed in them more than two years ago.
He said, “You can see that Nigerians have realised that they made mistake in electing President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.”
When contacted, the All Progressives Congress dismissed the claims made by the opposition PDP about the performance of the President Buhari-led APC administration.
The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, said, “Those in the PDP should continue to deceive themselves into thinking that Nigerians have forgotten too soon how they mismanaged our economy before 2015.
“2019 is not far away, Nigerians are waiting for all of us and they will decide which the better party is.”
However, some national leaders of the PDP met with members of the ‘Fresh PDP ‘ where they prevailed on them to embrace the national leadership of the party under Secondus.
Meanwhile, the Board of Trustees of the party and its national leadership said they played a role in the dissolution of the Fresh PDP, which was recently formed by some aggrieved members of the party.
The Chairman of the BoT, Senator Walid Jibrin, who stated this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, said that he was the first to interact with the group when it was formed.
He said, “I was the first to interact with the group when it was formed, pleading with them to follow the reconciliation methodology set by the party.
“Now that the group has been totally dismantled, the PDP is now fully set to take over the mantle of leadership at federal, state, and local government levels.”