The Peoples Democratic Party says President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech on Monday was a ”missed opportunity” and a ”monumental anticlimax”.
The speech was the first by the president since March, following more than 100 says of medical vacation in London.
In a statement by the party’s Head of Administration, Chinwe Nnorom, PDP said the president’s speech failed to reconnect with Nigerians by addressing the core issues bedeviling the nation.
The President and his handlers missed a golden opportunity to reconnect with the people through addressing issues that have direct bearing on their well-being and those of their children and dependents.
The casual mention of elements of Boko Haram, kidnappings, farmers versus herdsmen clashes, among others, was also somewhat on the perfunctory side and does not imbue confidence.
Rather than rekindle hope and confidence, that speech can most charitably be described as a monumental anticlimax.
Indeed, the President’s speech did not contain anything new. The PDP had had cause to commend the then Acting President for going round the country to engage with relevant stakeholders, which certainly was a better approach.