The People's Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, responded to President Muhammadu Buhari's Christmas message quoting a phrase which the President said, “I hope history will be kind to me and Nigerians.”
The opposing party requested Buhari and the APC to apologize to Nigerians for their misrule instead of begging for an “undeserved” place in history.
In a signed statement by the party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, he said, “His comment on history, when the residents of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, paid him a Christmas visit, demonstrated that the APC has come to the end of its journey and would soon be committed to the dustbin of history."
He recalled that Mr President had earlier in the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the APC expressed fears over his party’s inevitable fate.
"His appeal to history cannot change APC’s trajectory to extinction before 2023 general election," he said.
Ologbondiyan said, “The party notes that the fact that the public is already discussing President Buhari’s would-be successor and preparing for 2023 Presidential election, in less than one year of his four-year second term, shows that history will not be kind to APC and its administration that has brought so much pain and set back to our nation."
The PDP spokesman stressed that “There is no way history can be kind to a corrupt, insensitive, deceitful, and debauched APC and its administration that tumbled our nation from one of the fastest-growing economy to world’s poverty capital; destroyed our national unity, promoted strife and bloodletting; turned a blind eye as marauders run over communities and made our nation a large funeral parlour.”
He noted that President Buhari’s plea to history “shows a personal apprehension in confirmation of the failure of his administration and the APC.”