Chief Olisa Metuh
From Chuks Okocha in Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the former military Head of State and the Presidential flag bearer of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), General Mohammadu Buhari, as a despot who despite pretences has never hidden his disdain for elected government.
Reacting to a statement in the Nation newspaper of Saturday, April 21, 2012, where General Buhari said revolution was imminent against the PDP led federal government, the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh , said Buhari’s statement is a frustration of a serial election loser.
“Buhari’s statement did not come to us as surprise. It is a sure sign of frustrations over his inability and that of his Party to win elections. Besides, it is a signature tune of all despots who despite pretences to new ideology often betray the old habit that hardly dies.”
“However, what revolution is Buhari looking for”, the statement asked. “If after truncating democratic process in 1984, General Buhari today enjoys the fundamental tenets of democracy as in freedom of speech which he denied Nigerians, what revolution is greater?”
The PDP further said it was unfortunate that the former head of state have not accepted the fact that his ideology has clearly been rejected by the people at the polls and affirmed by the courts.
“What is revolutionary, the statement continued, is the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan; his bold steps in returning our great country to the visions of our founding fathers. What is revolutionary is the passage of the Electoral Act which facilitated general elections adjudged by local and international observers as most credible in our recent history.” “Would Buhari have signed into law, the Freedom of Information Act if he were President? So hat revolution is he referring to?
“What is revolutionary if he must know further is the transparency of on-going probes by the National Assembly, which is a firm step in the fight against corruption”.
“We know that Gen. Buhari is artful in truncating elected governments. His three -time failure on the platform of different political Parties to win election is driving him to the old habit. Unfortunately for him, Nigerians are not interested in his type of revolution.”