PDP to Oshiomhole: Direct your tirade to Buhari, not Governor Ishaku

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the factional National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, misfired in his attempt to lampoon Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku.

  The opposition party said that Oshiomhole’s claim of absentee leader [which he called Ishaku] best suits President Muhammadu Buhari.

  The party said that unlike Governor Ishaku and other PDP governors, who were busy developing their states, in line with the manifesto of the PDP, President Buhari has spent more days gallivanting across the globe, shopping for elusive international endorsements, than the time he spent in actual governance of the nation.

  The party, in statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, stressed: “We know that Oshiomhole is distraught by the increasing popularity of our party, and particularly the soaring approval rating of our governors, including Governor Ishaku.

  “PDP is therefore not surprised by Oshiomhole's resort to childish mud slinging and smear campaign, instead of concentrating on ways to solve the problems he created in his derelict party, which is now stuck with an unpopular Presidential candidate.”

  The PDP said that whereas President Buhari, the APC’s brand face, could not boast of any development project he has initiated and executed in the last three years, Governor Ishaku has been busy commissioning projects that have direct bearing on the people in all critical sectors of their lives.

  “Also, while APC governors are only good at moulding statues, commissioning boreholes and regular bus stops, PDP governors are commissioning mega landmark projects, many of which President Buhari’s handlers lobbied for him to be allowed to cut the tape in an attempt to shore up his performance rating before Nigerians and the international community,” PDP stated.

 It, however, said that since Oshiomhole has identified absenteeism as a major defect for which a leader should be removed, “we charge him to start scripting his party’s handover note ahead of 2019 election, as President Buhari ranks as the most absentee leader in the history of our nation.”

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