ABUJA – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday came hard of President Muhammadu Buhari over the demolition of Nigeria Embassy in Ghana.
The party, which said Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have brought shame to the nation, pointed out that the situation degenerated because the President lacked the capacity for diplomatic engagement.
PDP said that the demolition has further shown how Buhari Presidency and the APC incompetence has destroyed the respect and honour other nations had for our country.
The party, in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said that the embarrassing situation in Ghana has again highlighted the poor rating of the Buhari Presidency by other nations, exposed its lack of capacity to exude the nation pride as well as its failure to meaningfully engage other world leaders on diplomatic issues.
The PDP described as disheartening that since the incident, President Buhari and the APC have not demonstrated the effort to preserve the nation’s integrity, beyond the tepid statements by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema.
“Our party holds that the demolition of our nation’s embassy is a huge contempt, which the Buhari Presidency could have stopped through engagements at the highest level of diplomatic relations, but failed as a result of sheer incompetence and incapacity to articulate our national pride before other world leaders.
“This situation has further explained why attacks on Nigerians and Nigerian interests in foreign lands had escalated under the Buhari administration, with Nigerians being harassed and killed in various parts of the world by assailants, who take advantage of the incompetence and weaknesses of the current government in Nigeria,” the party said.
The PDP particularly recalled how the Buhari administration exhibited weakness and failed to protect Nigerians who were being killed in violent xenophobic attacks in South Africa last year.
The party, therefore, called on President Buhari to wake up to his domestic and international responsibilities and save the nation from further embarrassing situations across the globe.