Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Social Democratic Party (SDP) on Wednesday declared President Muhammadu Buhari as the common enemy of Nigeria.
They made the declaration when the National Publicity Secretary of the SDP, Princess Goldba Tolofari, paid a courtesy call to her PDP counterpart, Kola Ologbodiyan at the national secretariat of the former ruling party in Abuja.
Tolofari had in her address said: “We have a common enemy, Buhari is the enemy of Nigeria. He’s a common enemy to SDP and PDP. That is why we are here to rescue the nation.”
She observed that Nigerians had been deceived because when they brought Buhari to power they had expected that he was the Messiah to rescue the country, saying that his administration had instead worsened the conditions of the people.
According to her, other African nations have lost the respect they had for Nigeria as they watch the condition of the country deteriorate.
She added: “They are not democrats. That is why things are deteriorating and we cannot watch and see things go the way they are.
“Buhari is the Minister of Petroleum and the whole place stinks of corruption. Graduates are becoming taxi drivers, there is hunger everywhere and that is why our youths are carrying guns with killings everywhere.”
The SDP spokeswoman commended Ologbondiyan for giving voice to alternative views which she observed would otherwise have been muffled by the Federal Government saying: “We have come to show our appreciation for the professional way you have handled the task of speaking for the majority of millions of Nigerians who have been suffering under the yoke of the incompetence and heartlessness that have characterized the President Buhari administration since 2015 We admire your tirelessness, courage and the unassailable logic in yo arguments.”
According to her SDP working with PDP will help to uproot the common obstacle holding down national growth and development “for our traumatized people and nation.”
She said the management of information is critical to the achievement of “our main goal, which is to unseat the current incompetent and uncaring government at the 2019 elections.”
In his remark, Ologbondiyan explained that it was to push out the government of President Buhari from power that Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with SDP and other 37 parties.
He said: “You have said that the problem of Nigeria today is Buhari and we have joined together to push him out. The bloodletting is becoming too much. The journey from Abuja to Kaduna, which is less than two hours has become a nightmare and this government is not doing anything about it. That is why we signed the MoU to rescue this country.”
While noting the Buhari has failed the nation, the PDP spokesman said that the rescue mission is on already, adding that the result was the mass defection of lawmakers from APC to PDP at the National Assembly on Tuesday.
He said the body language of President Buhari supports corruption as he advised the president to prove his anti-corruption credential by acting on the alleged forgery case against Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun.
“We don’t expect her to stay a day longer, but, because Buhari body language encourages corruption, that is why she’s still there. Buhari must be voted out,” Ologbodiyan declared.