THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has given reasons why President Muhammadu Buhari should resign from office.
National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, at a media briefing titled, “Nigeria in a free fall, as corruption, insecurity engulfs the Nation” held at Wadata Plaza PDP National Secretariat, Abuja on Friday, stated that the President has failed Nigerians.
“What we are witnessing in our country today is a total collapse of the nation; the country is on ventilator gasping for air, under such circumstance, President Buhari should do the honourable thing required of an elder statesman in situations like this, THROW IN THE TOWEL and save the country from ruins.
“The ears we are targeting are deaf, as nothing on ground shows that there is a government in this country.
“No effort is being made from any angle to halt the on-going free fall being witnessed in all fronts in the country.
“Nigerians have become helpless and have come to accept and live like citizens of nations without leader and with no direction.
“What the Nigerian Senate did on Tuesday when it asked the service chiefs to resign was to show to the World that there is no executive arm of government in place.
“Only poor leadership from the military and the polity can drag down morale of soldiers to such pitable level and the Presidency rising immediately to challenge the Senate shows also the level of confusion in the system.
“Since transparency International said few years ago that the worst corruption was going-on in Nigeria under this regime, the situation has continued to worsen; corruption has now become a bazar with no pretense about it with all critical agencies of government including the anti-graft body themselves grossly engulfed in it.
“The nation’s economy is walking to depression because we are least in recession and it’s being fast tracked by the widening scope of corruption involving operatives at the high places.
“The free for all corruption going on all over the place leaves us with the impression that the country is dying and there has been a scramble for what one can get out of it before the final demise.
“Rather than confront the already exposed corruption cases, the government deliberately takes cautious steps to play it down with a view to protecting their members who are neck deep in the growing sleaze.
“As we speak, the big corruption cover up is on-going in critical sectors, the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), the Maritime Sector, the Customs, the Federal inland Revenue Service, FIRS, Nigeria Social Insurance a Trust Fund (NSITF), North East Development Commission, NNPC crude Oil sale to China etc.
“In this country under the watch of President Buhari and his APC, we have found ourselves in the environment as the French economist, Federico Bastiat said that “when plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it,” PDP said.