The Peoples Democratic Party has saluted the Golden Eaglets for Sunday’s U17 World Cup victory, taking the opportunity to criticise President Muhammadu Buhari.
A recent new line of attack which the PDP has been using against Buhari is that his utterances are predominantly accusatory, negative and fail to inspire. They say the president is de-marketing the nation. The PDP attacks follow recent utterances by the president in which he said the nation is broke and cannot even afford to pay cabinet members.
After the victory of the Golden Eaglets, the PDP said the win was a a bold statement by the Nigerian youth against series of “uninspiring and negative utterances and actions” of President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government that has been de-marketing the nation in the international arena.
Signed by Olisa Metuh, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, the PDP said the victory is a clear demonstration that Nigeria as a country is endowed with enormous talents and potentials waiting to be exhibited to the entire world.
The party said the victory further expressed the resilient spirit of Nigerians despite a “discouraging” government that has not only shown an obvious inability to chart a clear course of governance and the future of the youth, but also refused to acknowledge the potentials in its citizens.
“The time has come for us to dwell less on our negatives but to showcase the positives, the talents and indeed the natural resources waiting to be harnessed and exhibited for foreign investments and participation in our economy. Finally, the PDP states that this victory should be a wake up call on President Muhammadu Buhari to recognize the hardworking spirit of Nigerians, our overflowing talents and well-developed natural endowments,” the party said.