The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s remarks at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) as “off-the-point speech”, calling on the presidency to apologise to Nigerians.
This was contained in a statement on Thursday, September 26, by the party’s national publicity, Kola Ologbondiyan, Daily Trust reports.
The statement read: “Instead of insulting Nigerians, the presidency should apologise to our citizens over the embarrassments constantly brought to our nation by President Buhari.”
“The PDP notes that President Buhari’s failure to comprehend the question put to him and respond accordingly trashes his claims of attending education to school certificate level and possessing a WAEC certificate, and further brings to light the reasons for his inability to attach any educational certificate as required in INEC form CF001.
“The party states that it was obvious to all that because of President Buhari’s inability to understand and communicate in English language (as required by the constitution), he failed to distinguish the fact that the text already prepared for him by his handlers had no correlation with question put to him at the UN.”
President Buhari delivered prepared remarks at the event and got criticised for doing so. A statement by the Buhari’s media office said the president’s prepared remarks were in alignment with the theme of the panel event and the question he was asked.