PDP Accuses Buhari Of Belittling His Position In UK


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) accused the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, of embarrassing Nigeria during his current trip to London.

The PDP released a statement on Sunday, May 24, saying that Buhari was left almost stranded after waiting for about half an hour before he was welcomed by Davide Cameron, British prime minister.

PDP Accuses Buhari Of Belittling His Position In UK

The comment reads:

”Nigerians, as citizens of a sovereign nation were thoroughly embarrassed when they saw their President-elect cheapened and kept waiting at the door of 10 Downing Street to see the British Prime Minister due to shoddy arrangements by his handlers.

”Indeed, they are becoming increasingly worried about the frightening unpreparedness of the APC for governance and the huge embarrassments they have been attracting to our nation. We know that the APC has been lying over issues. We also know that the APC and the President-elect have been flip-flopping and reneging on their campaign promises; but to embarrass the nation by embarking on such a sensitive visit without adequate preparations is shameful and completely unacceptable.

”We share the fear of well-meaning Nigerians on how a party which cannot adequately handle a simple task of organizing a diplomatic outing will effectively administer a country as complex as Nigeria,” the statement read.

Meanwhile, the president-elect noted that his visit is private and rejected exotic cars from Nigerian Embassy in the UK.

Buhari traveled to United Kingdom capital on May 22, on board with controversial minister of petroleum and resources Dieazani Alison-Madueke.

According to the media team of the president-elect, he is expected back in Nigeria on Tuesday, ahead of the swearing-in ceremony slated for May 29, 2015.

Source: Naij