A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kassim Afegbua, says President Muhammadu Buhari has failed Nigerians.
Afegbua, in a statement, addressed to the president, referenced the current “hardship Nigerians are experiencing” as a result of a total blackout in the country at a time Nigerians are battling fuel scarcity.
“In all my adult life, I have never seen a government that is this confused, incompetent, spineless, uncreative, rudderless, tactless, clueless and demoralising like this one headed by a medical tourist, President Muhammadu Buhari.
The PDP chieftain said the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Federal Government are two sides of a dysfunctional system that are unassailably confused, directionless and running amok.
“The president is confused; the APC is confused; the general psyche of the people has been utterly affected.
“Aside from dithering from one dysfunctional emanation to another, the confusion in the party is a manifestation of the confusion in the government.
“Long queues of vehicles occasioned by the scarcity have become ugly sights across the country. Diesel has risen to over N700 per litre, kerosene which ought to be the cheapest for the average masses, is now selling for N450 per litre.
“Electricity tariffs have risen astronomically, almost beyond the reach of the ordinary Nigerian. In all of these, an elected president abandoned his citizens to seek medical attention in London.
“I have stated on several occasions that a sick country cannot do well under a president that has health challenges; one of the reasons I am vehemently opposed to those old and tired politicians who now want to temporarily acquire the Aso Villa as their retirement home, and use the office to rejuvenate and repair themselves by contesting for presidency.”