Sunday, 26 January, 2020

Buhari Meets Leadership of APC, PDP

President Muhammadu Buhari on arrival at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja. AUG 19 2017 President Muhammadu Buhari on arrival at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja. AUG 19 2017
Christy Curtis | 26 August, 2017, 00:35

The former President reminded this to Nigerian when he posted a quote he made on his Facebook page in 2014 to the effect that: "I am the most abused and insulted President in the world but when I leave office, you will all remember me for the total "freedom" you enjoyed under me".

Yemi Osinbajo, Chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and the caretaker Chairman of the PDP, Sen.

He said the event was not a party gathering and showed the improving maturity of party politics in the country, stressing that democracy needs responsible opposition. This was the first time Buhari would meet with such large delegation of PDP members.

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state in his response thanked the president for his support to the states, saying: "Without the assistance, it would have been hard for us to cope".

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"We assure you of our cooperation as much as the opposition can possibly give to enable you give your best in the process navigating the ship of our state into of a better tomorrow". It is not clear that he had in mind the Mr President's medical vacation as the reference for criticizing the thousands of Nigerians who go overseas to seek medical treatment, but those who have read the statement have quickly put one and two together.

"We identify with, and will continue to support the fight against terrorism as well as other crimes that have sneaked into our consciousness like kidnapping and banditry, as well as farmers/herdsmen clashes and other crimes camouflaged as such and all other anti-social vices that slow down our nation's wheels of progress".

"We will never wish ill of anyone, not to talk of the person saddled with the responsibility of leading Nigeria". It will also help give them a more credible outlook in the eyes of the public.

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