THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to consider staying in office beyond May 29, 2023.
Reacting to the promise of “continuity” by President Buhari on his return to the country, on Thursday, after a two-week routine medical check up in London, the PDP reminded the President that he was elected for a last term of four years.
PDP made its position known in a statement signed by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan and made available to newsmen on Friday.
It said, “While Nigerians are at a loss on the import of President Buhari’s declaration upon his return that what they should expect is ‘continuity,’ our party wishes to remind Mr. President that he was elected for a last term of four years which will end on May 29, 2023.
“The PDP holds that whatever purpose his frame of mind on ‘continuity’ was made to serve, it must not detach from the finality of his leaving office on May 29, 2023.
“This is especially as the comment by the APC had already confirmed that our nation has indeed been on auto-pilot leading to a shambolic state of affairs in the nation, escalation of violence and insecurity, wrecking of our national economy, policy inconsistency, entrenchment of corruption and impunity, with no hope in sigh.
“Now that Mr. President is ‘re-energised,’ his handlers have no further excuse for his failure to lead from the front as he promised, in the fight against terrorists and insurgents, whose activities escalated on his watch.
“Our party, therefore, expects the ‘re-energised’ President Buhari as the Commander-In-Chief, to immediately proceed to Zamfara, Borno, Kaduna, Adamawa and other states where terrorists have practically taken over communities on account of the failures of his administration.
“Mr. President should also immediately address the nation on how he intends to pay back the huge foreign loans his administration had collected in the last six years, for which the future of our nation has been mortgaged.
“The ‘re-energised’ President is also expected to forcefully commence the recovery of over N15 trillion reportedly stolen by APC leaders from government agencies including the NNPC, NEMA, EFCC, NDDC among others.”