The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari to stop pushing the nation to the precipices by his arrogant and dictatorial remarks.
The PDP, in a statement issued on Sunday, also warned the president against inflammatory referencing to war, particularly in his apparent aversion towards the constitutionally guaranteed rights of Nigerians.
The party’s caution followed the comment credited to President Buhari on Saturday, where he reportedly said described the demand by Nigerians for constitutional restructuring as contiguous with warfare.
The PDP said President Buhari’s reported remarks that he and his All Progressives Congress (APC) had no time for the call by Nigerians, across board, for a discourse on the state of the nation, particularly in the face of worsening insecurity, economic hardship and sectional disagreements, further demonstrates their arrogant and dictatorial disposition towards the people.
The statement added that “It is instructive to inform President Buhari that, as citizens of a democratic state, Nigerians have every right to demand for constitutional restructuring as well as a democratic forum to deliberate on good governance and national cohesion”.
“The PDP notes that such demands are neither synonymous nor contiguous to warfare”.
“It is appalling, and to say the least, despicable, that Mr. President and his party, the APC, who came to power in 2015 on the promise of restructuring, have not only reneged, in utter duplicity towards Nigerians but also turned around, six years after, to label restructuring as warfare and Nigerians demanding for it as “mischievously dangerous”.
President Buhari should be tutored to know that even the quest for efficient government.