The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigerians are no longer interested in “fake promises and false performance claims” ahead of the 2019 general elections.
In a statement Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said the attempt by the Buhari presidency to “lure the South-East geo-political zone into supporting his second term fell like a pack of cards” as the people had resolved not to follow any leader who could not deliver on promises.
This came in response to the proposal by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, that Igbos could return to power in 2023 by supporting Buhari’s second term bid.
The PDP however said President Buhari and the APC had been jittery since the South East and other geo-political zones had expressed their acceptance of their presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
“In this desperation, Mr President fails to understand that the people of the South East, just like other Nigerians, are too sophisticated to fall for gimmicks, false promises and ethnic politics, and as such cannot be swayed from their resolve to rally with Atiku Abubakar to rescue our nation from the shackles of misrule,” the PDP said.