The People’s Democratic Party, PDP has all but condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year Letter to Nigerians.
The opposition party via it’s official Twitter handle, @OfficialPDPNig, labelled the letter as “completely uninspiring, tasteless, repetitive and vacuous.”
Parts oof the long thread of tweets read;
“President @MBuhari should withdraw his unnecessary remark in his new year message about “standing down” in 2023, as he and his party, the @OfficialAPCNg, would have no other option than to exit office at the end of this tenure.
“The party described President @MBuhari’s new year message as completely uninspiring, tasteless, repetitive, vacuous and does not galvanize any form of hope for a despairing nation like ours,” the party stated.The party explained that as stipulated in the 1999 Constitution as amended, Buhari must surrender power on May 29, 2023 when his second term ends.
“@OfficialPDPNig holds, in total submission to the letter and spirit of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), that it is not an issue of “standing down” or not being “available” for future election, but a decided and inevitable position as contained in our constitution that he must quit office after two terms which will end in 2023.
“Mr. President, therefore, does not have any other choice before the law.
“Whether President @MBuhari likes it or not, he and his @OfficialAPCNg will exit the arena at the end of this tenure. History is replete with lessons from those who sought to stretch our nation beyond her limits,”