The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed disappointment with President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, over his alleged snubbing of handover programme lined up by the Federal Government to transmit power to him by Friday.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said such behavior was a measure of lack of “democratic discipline.”
He claimed Buhari owed Nigerians explanations on why he snubbed the prayer sessions scheduled for Friday and Sunday for Muslims and Christians respectively to usher in four years of his in-coming administration as well as the “embarrassing protocol gaffe and low-down treatment” that characterized his visit to British Prime Minister David Cameron last Saturday.
“Nigerians, as citizens of a sovereign nation were thoroughly embarrassed when they saw their President-elect cheapened and kept waiting at the door of 10 Downing Street to see the British Prime Minister due to shoddy arrangements by his handlers,” said Metuh.
“Indeed, they are becoming increasingly worried about the frightening unpreparedness of the APC for governance and the huge embarrassments they have been attracting to our nation. We know that the APC has been lying over issues,” said Methu.
“We also know that the APC and the President-elect have been flip-flopping and reneging on their campaign promises; but to embarrass the nation by embarking on such a sensitive visit without adequate preparations is shameful and completely unacceptable.”
Metuh said the APC had continued to give signals that it lacked the capacity to face the challenges of governance.
“Such has been evidenced in the uneasiness of the President-elect who in apparent loss of confidence in himself has started reneging on his promises of quick fixes while confessing in a meeting with APC governors-elect on May 5, 2015 that he has ‘started nervously to explain to people that Rome was not built in a day.”
Buhari assumes power on Friday following his victory over incumbent Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP.