The Major opposition party in Nigeria, The People Democratic Party (PDP) has criticise president Mohammadu Buhari for changing his mind of attending the invitation of the lower chambers of the National Assembly, The invitation which was done by the house of assembly to query or as the president on what steps he is taking to restore normalcy and a well secured Nigeria from the rising insecurity happening in Nigeria.
The request which was first accepted by the president, was later declined on a day to the invitation, first it was not known the reason for the decline, later the attorney general of the federation, Mallami said in a later to the presidency to decline the request. this has burst a large condemnation by the public, for persistent keeping mute for the rising insecurity in Nigeria by the President.
According to PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Buhari has nothing to tell Nigerians, and that could be responsible for his reported boycott of a joint National Assembly sitting today.
“Mr President is afraid of the obvious; he knows he has nothing to tell Nigerians on the security situation in the country. That is why he is running from the National Assembly. He also failed in every area of governance including security,” Ologbondiyan stated on Thursday.
The spokesperson of the opposition party also said there was no plan by the PDP caucus in the House of Representatives to embarrass the President at the sitting today.
“There is no plan of any sort by any member of the House of Representatives elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party to embarrass Mr President. Mr President is only afraid of his shadows,” Ologbondiyan said on Thursday while featuring on a television programme in Lagos.
The House of Representatives led by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, had last week invited Buhari over the rising insecurity and the killing of over 43 farmers in Borno State.
An aide to the President, Lauretta Onochie, had also revealed that Buhari would appear before a joint session of the National Assembly on Thursday. However, reports began to filter in on Tuesday that the President had decided not to attend the meeting any longer.