By Dirisu Yakubu
ABUJA-The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has said media reports quoting President of the United States of America, Donald Trump describing President Muhammadu Buhari as a lifeless leader who does not understand the issues of governance, is a vindication 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 President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a Statement by the 1st National Spokesman of CUPP, Ikenga Ugochinyere on Monday, the group which about a two months ago signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form a government of national unity in 2019, said the verdict of Mr. Trump is a wake-up call on Nigerians to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to enable them perform the patriotic duty of electing a President in 2019 armed with proper understanding of governance issues.
The statement read, “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,” adding that “Nigerians are once again reminded that Mr. Trump is a septuagenarian 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 emphasis’s exactly the view points of President Buhari. Indeed Nigeria has returned to the dark ages where life is short and brutish.”