The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the pelting and jeering at President Muhammadu Buhari during his reelection campaign rally in Abeokuta, Ogun State, as a direct response by Nigerians to his four years misrule as depicted in the expansion of poverty, corruption, divisiveness and bloodletting in the nation.
The main opposition party said the people of Ogun State have shown that they are in direct alignment with other states and geo-political zones in rejecting President Buhari and his running mate, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
A statement on Monday in Abuja by Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP National Publicity Secretary, submitted that the present administration has foisted so much injustice and brought unprecedented pain and anguish to Nigerians.
Violence had broken out at the Ogun APC Presidential Campaign Rally on Monday when the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and President Buhari were pelted during the event.
“It is instructive to note that Mr. President was pelted in Abeokuta barely 24 hours after his Zamfara state rally on Sunday, where he attempted to incite Nigerians to join the APC in their planned resort to violence to derail the 2019 general election, having realized that they stand no chance of winning the election.
“Mr. President can now see that Nigerians cannot be bought with N10,000, as he was made to believe by Prof. Osinbajo and members of the cabal in his Presidency.
“After the unpalatable encounters in all his rallies, Mr. President needs no further signal to show him that the people have completely rejected him, despite his false performance indices. Nigerians are determined to deal him a crushing defeat on February 16 by voting enmasse for the people’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar, as the next President of our country.
“The PDP therefore urges President Buhari and the APC to read the handwriting on the wall and get ready to accept his inevitable defeat so that Nigerians can have a breath of fresh air under the leadership of Atiku Abubakar, whose campaign has continued to receive rousing reception in all parts of the country,” the statement reads.
OWEDE AGBAJILEKE, Abuja