National leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari over his appointment of new Service Chiefs and National Security Adviser (NSA), saying that his government is derailing in all ramifications.
In a statement by PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, the party said it is premature to celebrate on the new service chiefs while urging Buhari to be careful with some of his aides and members of his party, All Progressives Congress (APC) that were capable of derailing his government. “Perhaps, we may need to draw Mr. President’s attention to the growing concern that under his watch democratic institutions are no longer free,” Metuh said. “While activities of the National Assembly have been disrupted, the nation’s electoral body has lost its independence due to the appointment of an Acting Chairman that is publicly known to have very strong relationship with your good self and key members of your party. We have also seen flagrant disregard of court orders “We also wish to bring to your notice, Mr. President that Nigerians are now agitated that this government has failed to hit the ground running as it promised. “They are worried that the President who promised to unveil his cabinet two weeks after his inauguration in May, has, two months after, not been able to decide on key appointments such as ministers, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), a Chief of Staff and advisers in key sectors of the economy.” “They are worried by the drifting of government business in ministries, departments and agencies due to the absence of political heads vested with coordinating of important policies, which are now in tatters and taking its toll on the economy as indicated in the terrifying crippling of foreign and domestic investments and harrowing retrogression in the capital market which has continued to lose billions of naira since May 29th. “Instead of engaging in pointless propaganda, the APC and the Presidency should be more concerned about the decline in the economy with the continued fall in the value of the naira which has descended from under N200 to the dollar they inherited in May to all time low of N238 even in the face of the President’s promise to bring it to same value with the US Dollar,” Metuh said.