President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari: Presidential Candidates in the Nigerian 2015 Elections

Buhari Replies PDP: I’m Busy Clearing Your Mess

Buhari Replies PDP:  I’m Busy Clearing Your Mess

President Muhammadu Buhari (right) & Former President Goodluck Jonathan

President Muhammadu Buhari has responded to the rather derogatory remarks from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in a statement released by their spokesperson Olisah Metuh on Sunday morning urging Nigerians to pray for the Buhari-led administration if they craved for change in the country.

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In the statement released by the opposition party, the ruling party was accused of being full of motion but no movement. Not to be slighted, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a swift reaction, released a statement on behalf of the President Sunday night claiming that if indeed the new administration is lacking in pace, it is due to the extra burden of having to clean up the filth of the last administration led by the opposition party.

The APC described what the PDP considered as an appraisal of the 30days stay in office as amusing.

According to Adesina, Nigerians had joined hands in prayers long ago as it was their unity and prayers that brought victory to Buhari and change to Nigeria.

“What he (Metuh) does not know is that Nigerians had long formed such coalition. They are hand-in-hand, and that was what gave victory to President Buhari in the March 28, 2015 poll.”

The statement reveals that what has been termed by detractors as a slow pace is not so, but rather a deliberate move aimed at clearing the mess piled up by the last administration.

“The Buhari administration is naturally contemplative because there was absolutely no rhyme or reason to the way PDP ran the country, particularly in the immediate past dispensation. That is why the Augean Stable is being cleaned now, and it requires scrupulous and painstaking planning.”

“Across all sectors, our national life was devalued, and it takes meticulousness and sure-footedness to repair all the breaches. This, the Buhari administration will deliver.”

The statement of the PDP also alleged that the President is surrounded by ‘conniving bureaucrats’ whose only intention is to siphon money from the country’s treasury.

“This must be deja vu, as it was the pastime of the immediate past administration and the enormity of the sleaze will be evident when stolen money, to the tune of billions of dollars, is recovered, and returned to the national treasury soon,” the statement responded to the allegation.

Adesina concluded with words of assurance to Nigerians that indeed the administration is working and should be given time for its plans to come to fruition.

“In the process of time, after all that is being planned by the current administration has matured, and bearing fruits, Nigerians will be able to determine who is serving them acceptably, and who has taken them for a ride.”

The release did not forget to mention that Metuh and his masters have missed their opportunity and all they have left is a “long road of regrets to travel.”