The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lamented that the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari is going to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) without articulating any definite objectives, plans and proposals to attract tangible benefits to the nation.
The party in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said attending such an important meeting of world leaders and policy makers without a clear-cut national agenda shows that the APC-led government is not committed to our nation but only going out for another showboating on the international platform.
The PDP regretted that whereas other governments are heading to the meeting with well-articulated national proposals that will boost their nations’ competitiveness on international engagements, the presidency is going empty with zero capacity to engage.
“The sad effect of such leadership failure is worsened by the acceptability issues trailing the rigging of the February Presidential election, for which the Buhari presidency is largely lacking in confidence and poise to vigorously engage other world leaders on issues.
“The PDP painfully recalls how, earlier this month, President Buhari returned empty from the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7), at the same time his Ghanaian counterpart, Nana Akufo-Ado, sealed a deal with automobile giant, Toyota, to establish a Toyota and Suzuki manufacturing plant in Ghana.
“Our party also urges Mr President to address the world on reported issues of violations of human rights, disregard to the rule of law and constitutional order, disobedience to court orders, arbitrary arrest and detention of citizens, extrajudicial killings, impunity and swelling corruption under his watch.
“The PDP also insists that President Buhari should address the world on the UN Rapporteur’s report as well as issues of violent division, escalated banditry, bloodletting and general insecurity in our dear nation under his woeful administration”.