By Chuks Okocha
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said the anti-Buhari graffiti in some major cities across the country is a demonstration of public resentment to the misrule of the Muhammadu Buhari presidency.
The party further said the graffiti, which demands that “Buhari Must Go,” shows that Nigerians have completely lost hope in President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) “given the unprecedented devastation, violence, poverty and economic hardship that have enveloped our country under their watch.”
The PDP in a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said: “These graffiti by Nigerian youths are a loud remonstration against the impunity, divineness, high level incompetence, massive corruption as well as the insensitivity of the APC and its administration to the sorry situation they have plunged our dear country.”
The Nigerian youths, the PDP said, are by the graffiti demonstrating against the failure of President Buhari and the APC, “who are expected to take decisive steps to address the incessant mass killings, high level unemployment, poverty and economic hardship that their administration has foisted on the country.”
According to the PDP, “The graffiti is also an open aversion to the looting of over N15 trillion by APC leaders at the time our country is battling with 33 percent unemployment rate; at a time over 40 million Nigerian have lost their means of livelihood due to APC misrule and where most families cannot afford the basic necessities of life.
“It is an open aversion to the reported looting of trillions of naira meant for the purchase of arms to secure our country at a time terrorists, bandits and kidnappers are having a field day ravaging our communities and killing our compatriots.”
Moreover, the PDP said: “The use of political graffiti by the citizens is a global practice to express themselves particularly in a democratic setting.
“It is therefore a mark of intolerance, disdain and insensitivity to the plight of the people that instead of accepting and taking steps to address their anxieties in the country, the APC chose to unleash their thugs to flog and dehumanise Nigerian citizens who are exercising their right to freedom of expression as witnessed in Kogi State.”