The Peoples Democratic Party said it has noted the theatrical appearance of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, in what it called a “well-produced orchestra earlier (Thursday) at the Chatham House, London.
The PDP said the event was “a script well written, a script well-acted, all a truthful lie; the messenger belies the message.”
In a statement by its spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, the party said the stage was targeted to secure a desperately needed endorsement from the international community.
“But the world is hardly fooled by theatrics of desperation. APC is chasing shadows,” Mr. Metuh said.
“That stage may have lifted the badly deflated morale of the members of APC but the vanishing performance is incapable of redeeming the forlorn fortune in the bad sale the APC flag bearer is in the March 28, 2015 presidential election.
“Bottom-line, we wish to urge General Buhari to quickly channel his message and energies home, meet Nigerians who are choking up with questions on his capacity to lead. He may realize ultimately too, that politics in this instance is local and shall be decided locally. The ultimate endorsement lies with the people of Nigeria.
“We wish to commend President Goodluck Jonathan for boosting the morale of our gallant soldiers with a visit today to Baga in Bornu State and Mubi in Adamawa State. His able leadership has resulted in the huge successes recorded by our Armed Forces in the fight against insurgency.”