By Samuel Ogidan
Citing President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment in Benue State on Monday that he was not aware that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, did not carry out his orders on the security situation in the state, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it was a direct admittance that he is running an “incompetent, disorganised and uncoordinated administration.”
The PDP said that Buhari’s comment had not only exposed him of leading an “inept government”, he has indicted himself.
In a statement issued by its spokesman, mr.Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP pointed out that the President’s attitude to governance was responsible for the calamity befalling the economy and the country in the past three years.
It said: “The All Progressives Congress (APC) and supporters of the President should take their minds off the Aso Villa ahead of 2019 elections now that their leader and sole candidate has practically admitted his incompetence to run an effective government as desired by Nigerians.”
The PDP lambasted Buhari for trying to pass the buck to the IGP, a development which it said, further exposed his lack of commitment and concern on the wellbeing and security of Nigerians.
“Nigerians have completely lost hope in President Muhammadu Buhari and his incompetent administration. By stating that he was unaware that the IGP only spent 24 hours in Benue State, Mr. President has confirmed that he has not been effectively monitoring the handling of the security situation of our nation.
“This places a huge question mark on the regular assurances issued from the Presidency on security.
“For our party, PDP, the expression of President Buhari has once again vindicated our position that our nation has been placed on autopilot cruise with a cabal pretending to be managing our affairs.
“Nigerians need to know: what exactly President Buhari, as the Commander-in-Chief, did when he realised that the IGP did not carry out his order? We demand a direct answer from the Presidency.
“The fact is that there is no sense of remorse by the government as the President himself spent only two hours in Benue State without visiting the victims or even making any direct policy statement on those behind the killings and how to forestall future bloodletting. Rather, in the character of this government, Mr. President engaged in yet another blame game instead of facing issues, the PDP lamented.