2019: Retirees’ club best suits President Buhari: PDP tells Tinubu

2019: Retirees’ club best suits President Buhari: PDP tells Tinubu

The Peoples Democratic Party says the counsel by the All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, that former President Olusegun Obasanjo and a military dictator, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (retd.), should quit politics and join the retirees’ club, best suits President Muhammadu Buhari.

The party said Tinubu’s stance completely vindicated the positions of Obasanjo and Babangida, the PDP as well as majority of Nigerians, “who hold that President Buhari should not seek re-election in 2019, having failed in governance and nation building.”

The party added that President Buhari ought to step aside largely due to his alleged inability to connect with the social and economic realities and speed of the current generation.

The PDP, in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, on Wednesday, in Abuja, said Tinubu was proverbially passing a message to Buhari and his supporters on the fact that the President no longer enjoy mass acceptance among Nigerians ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Ologbondiyan said, “Every discerning Nigerian has discovered the fact that Asiwaju Tinubu is subtly passing a critical message to President Buhari and his supporters that he should not contest the 2019 election and that Nigerians have already moved on even without them.

“Even Asiwaju Tinubu knows that President Buhari, for obvious reasons, is the most qualified of all our elder statesmen to join the retiree’s club and save the nation the agony of more years of misrule characterised by untold economic hardship, heavy bloodletting and general indignation.

“The supporters of President Buhari should therefore accept the reality by reading the handwriting on the wall and heed wise counsel from well-meaning Nigerians.”

Even without the President resigning and joining the retiree’s club, Ologbondiyan added that the ruling party would soon be deserted by its members.

Below is the full press statement below.

February 14, 2018

Press Statement

2019: Tinubu’s Counsel On Retiree’s Club Suits President Buhari, Says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the counsel by All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, that former Presidents of the country should quit politics and join the retiree’s club, best suits President Muhammadu Buhari.

The party said Asiwaju Tinubu’s stance completely vindicates the positions of former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida, the PDP as well as majority of Nigerians, who hold that President Buhari should not seek re-election in 2019, having woefully failed in governance and nation building.

The party further said that President Buhari ought to step aside largely due to his inability to connect with the social and economic realities and speed of the current generation.

The PDP, in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Monday, said Asiwaju Tinubu is proverbially passing a message to President Buhari and his supporters on the fact that their candidate no longer enjoy mass acceptance among Nigerians ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Every discerning Nigerian has discovered the fact that Asiwaju Tinubu is subtly passing a critical message to President Buhari and his supporters that he should not contest the 2019 election and that Nigerians have already moved on even without them.

Even Asiwaju Tinubu knows that President Buhari, for obvious reasons, is the most qualified of all our elder statesmen to join the retiree’s club and save the nation the agony of more years of misrule characterized by untold economic hardship, heavy bloodletting and general indignation.

The supporters of President Buhari should therefore accept the reality by reading the handwriting on the wall and heed wise counsel from well- meaning Nigerians.

In any case, the APC is already on a death throe, having led the worst government in the history of our nation and will end up as the first party in government at the centre that will be rejected by Nigerians at a second attempt.

It is to this end that the repositioned PDP has opened its doors to all in the patriotic quest to end the APC misrule by ensuring a new engagement among Nigerians from all walks of life.

The PDP, through our platform, will enable Nigerians the opportunity of bringing up a dynamic and result-oriented Presidential candidate imbued with the required capacity and who understands the dynamics of growing a prosperous nation of our collective dream.

Signed:

Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary

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