Abuja – The public pelting and jeering of President Muhammadu Buhari, during the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign rally in Abeokuta, Ogun state has been described by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a sign of rejection by Nigerians.
PDP, in a statement by its Spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said that the pelting is a direct response by Nigerians to Buhari’s four years of misrule as depicted in the increase in poverty, corruption, divisiveness and bloodletting across the country.
“It is instructive to note that Mr. President was pelted in Abeokuta barely 24 hours after his Zamfara state rally on Sunday, where he attempted to incite Nigerians to join the APC in their planned resort to violence to derail the 2019 general election, having realized that they stand no chance of winning the election.
“The people of Ogun state, and indeed, the South West, have shown that they are in direct alignment with other states and geo-political zones of our country in rejecting President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, whose administration has foisted so much injustice and brought unprecedented pain and anguish to Nigerians.”
The party, which said that Nigerians cannot be bought with money, added that Mr. President needs no further signal to show him that the people have completely rejected him.
“Mr. President can now see that Nigerians cannot be bought with N10,000, as he was made to believe by Professor Osinbajo and members of the cabal in his Presidency.
“After the unpalatable encounters in all his rallies, Mr. President needs no further signal to show him that the people have completely rejected him, despite his false performance indices. Nigerians are determined to deal him a crushing defeat on February 16 by voting en masse for the people’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar, as the next President of our country,” the party said.
PDP, however, urged President Buhari and the APC to read the handwriting on the wall and get ready to accept his inevitable defeat so that Nigerians can have a breath of fresh air under the leadership of Atiku Abubakar, whose campaign has continued to receive rousing reception in all parts of the country.