The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for ridiculing the country in the United States.
The party stated this on Monday in its reaction to the comment credited to US President Donald Trump, which branded Buhari as “lifeless”.
According to PDP, the statement is an “embarrassment” and is what a nation gets “when incompetent leaders, out of inferiority complex, resort to jumping around the world, desperately shopping for endorsement from world leaders”.
This was contained In a statement by National Publicity Secretary of the PDP Kola Ologbondiyan saying the party expressed “strong reservations on the reported comment by President Trump”, and demanded “a response from the Buhari Presidency and the US White House”.
The statement read: “The PDP says President Muhammadu Buhari and his handlers have opened our nation for international ridicule arising from reports quoting United States President, Donald Trump, describing President Buhari as ‘lifeless’.
“The party said such embarrassment is a backlash a nation gets when incompetent leaders, out of inferiority complex, resort to jumping around the world, desperately shopping for endorsement from world leaders.
“The party says President Buhari has been seeking international recognitions that are not predicated on any achievements from his three years in office.
It called on Nigerians to take advantage of the opportunity the 2019 general election offers “to get it right on the choice of competent leadership Nigerians can be proud of”.