In a paper titled “Mr. President! You Have Failed As Commander-In-Chief, PDP Tells Buhari,” the People’s Democratic Party, through their spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, has accused President Buhari of failing to live up to the expectation as the Commander-In-Chief of the armed forces of Nigeria. The party said:
“The recent declaration by his former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, that, under the current approach, it will take the nation 20 years to vanquish terrorists, is a direct hit on President Buhari’s failure as a Commander-in-Chief.
“The party notes with dismay that our nation has descended to a level where government officials and other prominent Nigerians have resorted to begging and negotiating with terrorists, adding that such ugly reality of a failed state confirms that the Buhari administration has surrendered the sovereignty of our nation to bandits, insurgents and terrorists.
“Moreover, the recent statement by the Minister of Defence, Gen. Bashir Magashi, that unarmed Nigerians should protect themselves in the face of armed aggression by bandits and terrorists, further exposes Buhari as a failed Commander-in-Chief, who cannot stand up to the demands of the designation of his office.
“It should interest Mr. President that a member of his cabinet has declared him ineffective as well as one who is incapable of commanding his parade and guaranteeing the safety of lives and property of our citizens.
“Even more depressing is the disposition of the Buhari Presidency to blame victims of terrorists’ attacks, as was in the case of the beheading of 43 compatriots in Borno state, instead of going after and apprehending the assailants.
“Such tendencies against Nigerians exposes the lack of determination by the Buhari administration to fight insurgents which, in turn, emboldens the outlaws who had earlier been pushed to the fringes under the PDP administration, to resurge to unleash terror on our compatriots.”