The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has reacted to the recent statement credited to Donald Trump of United States, where he reportedly described Muhammadu Buhari as a lifeless president.
CUPP said Trump’s statement was a clear indication that Nigeria was running on autopilot under the current leadership.
Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, spokesman of the collation in a statement on Monday, said CUPP will lead Nigerians to stop Buhari’s continued reign of incompetence and impunity in 2019.
He said, “The verdict of the President of the United States of America Mr. Donald Trump published in Financial Times describing President Muhammadu Buhari as a lifeless leader who does not understand the issues of governance is another affirmation of the widely held beliefs that Nigeria is running on autopilot and in danger of being thrown off the cliff by the crass incompetence of Mr. President.
“In a Statement by the 1st National Spokesman of CUPP, Ikenga IMO Ugochinyere the Coalition called the verdict of Mr. Trump the last awakening call for Nigerians to go and collect their PVC’s to enable them perform the patriotic duty of electing a President in 2019 who understands what the issues are.
The statement continues “If President Trump took only one meeting to identify the huge problem we have been harping upon, then the world needs to pity Nigerians who have been bearing with a “lifeless” President for over three years”.
“Nigeria today is worse on economic indices than we were in 2015 and the national cohesion and peace accentuated by the seamless concession of victory by former president Goodluck Jonathan has been lost on the altar of nepotism, cronyism and ethnic supremacy being exhibited by President Buhari.
“The fabrics of our nationhood has been eroded by the myopic and divisive views of the President.
“Nigerians are once again reminded that Mr. Trump is a septugenarian and was by no means referring to President Buhari’s age.
“He must have correctly referred to Mr. Buhari’s intellectual incapacity and his legendary incompetence in national and international issues. This revelation from Mr. Trump coming just a couple of days after President Buhari’s faux pas of subjecting the rule of law to the rule of man emphasises exactly the view points of President Buhari. Indeed Nigeria has returned to the dark ages where life is short and brutish.”