By Ella Makondo
The Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) has raised alarm over the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari that all ministers should “go on the offensive,” against Nigerians in projecting its achievements.
The Party said that such anti-people stance was a huge betrayal to citizen particularly at the time they were agitating for reduction in the cost of fuel and electricity, as “irresponsible and politically motivated.
The party made its stance known in a statement titled ‘Ministerial Retreat: PDP Raises Alarm Over Buhari’s ‘Go On The Offensive’ Directive …Berates Ministers for Celebrating Failure,’ signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, issued in Abuja on Thursday .
The statement stated that the Buhari’s administration was overwhelmed by the reality of its own failures and was seeking desperate measures to suppress the voice of the people.
“The PDP is alarmed by President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to officials of his administration to ‘go on the offensive’ against Nigerians, who are patriotically crying out under the burden of economic hardship foisted on them by his insensitive, clueless, deceptive and extremely corrupt administration.
“The PDP asserts that such a directive in a ministerial retreat which ought to be a problem-solving forum, is symptomatic of an administration that has become overwhelmed by the reality of its own failures and now seeking desperate measures to suppress the voice of the people.
“Our Party declares that such anti-people stance amounts to a huge betrayal by Mr. President, who, before his elections, promised Nigerians an Eldorado, only to now turn around to label their cries and demands for good governance, security and basic necessities of life, particularly at the time they are agitating for reduction in the cost of fuel and electricity, as “irresponsible and politically motivated,” it said.