Newsmen reports that the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP yesterday took a swipe at the President- elect, Muhammadu Buhari for snubbing the handover programme put in place by the Federal Government to transmit power to him by Friday, May 29, 2015, describing the action as lack of democratic discipline.
In a statement yesterday by PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, the PDP noted that it was indeed disappointed over the act, adding that the incoming administration must ensure that it delivered on campaign promises to Nigeria and Nigerians.
Metuh said that the President-elect owes Nigerians explanations on why he snubbed the prayer sessions scheduled for Friday and Sunday for Muslims and Christians respectively to usher in four years of his in-coming administration “as well as the embarrassing protocol gaffe and low-down treatment that characterized his visit to British Prime Minister David Cameron last Saturday.
The PDP while asking the President- elect to explain to Nigerians why the low down treatment in Britain by the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, said, “It was disgraceful that due to poor coordination and crass ineptitude in the handling of issues, the President-elect was left almost stranded while waiting for about thirty minutes before he was received by the British leader and wondered if such is a foretaste of the muddling to be experienced under the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s administration.
“Nigerians, as citizens of a sovereign nation were thoroughly embarrassed when they saw their President-elect cheapened and kept waiting at the door of 10 Downing Street to see the British Prime Minister due to shoddy arrangements by his handlers.
“Indeed, they are becoming increasingly worried about the frightening unpreparedness of the APC for governance and the huge embarrassments they have been attracting to our nation. We know that the APC has been lying over issues. We also know that the APC and the President-elect have been flip-flopping and reneging on their campaign promises; but to embarrass the nation by embarking on such a sensitive visit without adequate preparations is shameful and completely unacceptable.
“We share the fear of well-meaning Nigerians on how a party which cannot adequately handle a simple task of organizing a diplomatic outing will effectively administer a country as complex as Nigeria.