The presidency has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of assuming the role of spokesmen for President Muhammadu Buhari over the party's statement.
Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, in a statement, in Abuja on Thursday, said the PDP had no business in the internal affairs of the governing party.
“What business do they have talking about alleged love lost between President Buhari and the APC? What do they know? Who sent them?" he asked.
“Today, the PDP represents the single biggest obstacle to good governance and change that the country needs and the people are yearning for."
Garba noted that the party should take an introspective look at itself after two successive defeats in national elections, asking what went wrong and how to fix its battered image.
“What business do they have issuing a statement on the love or the lack of it between the President and his party? This is not why they lost elections," he stated.
The special adviser reiterated that if the PDP wants to be taken as serious opposition, “the party needs a reboot that aligns with current national mood and aspirations, to focus on their grim future after two successive defeats."
He added that a tough task awaits anyone leading a party with nothing to offer to contemporary Nigerians but corruption, misgovernance and division.
He advised that “They (PDP) need to go back to the people, in towns and villages, to know what the people want and what the country needs. Instead of doing that, they are taking roles for themselves that are not mandated by law, morality or political gamesmanship."