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Reasons Why PDP, PANDEF, Afenifere, Others Slam Buhari, Berate The President's Independence Speech

A composition of different Nigerian political-influential groups comprising of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Afenifere socio-political association, the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) and others have mocked the President, Muhammadu Buhari, over his Independence Day Speech which they faulted for a particular reason.

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According to a statement titled; "PDP to Buhari: Comparing period under your watch to civil war experience vindicates us," which was issued by the PDP's National Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said it had been vindicated by the President's speech, adding that Buhari's regime was the worst in the nation's history.

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The PDP noted that Buhari's admission in his speech that Nigerians had faced difficulties similar to the situation of the civil war under his watch vindicated that Buhari's government is incompetent, confused and the worst in the history of the country.

Also, the Afenifere expressed disappointment over the speech, describing it as a song of blame and echo of his military incursion.

The Ohanaeze, Middle Belt Forum and Okezhme also faulted the speech. According to a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and constitutional lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, who indirectly stormed the President by saying that Buhari might be right for saying no president since 1999 had done what he did in the last six years, he faulted Buhari because no president had delt more blows to the Nigerian democracy and transparency in government as Buhari has done.

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According to research, Buhari's speech was faulted by the groups because the comparison of the challenges and sufferings of Nigerians under his regime, to the angony of the civil war underscored the horrible situation in the country today.

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The PANDEF criticised the president's speech, saying it doe not address the mood of the country. This was made known by Ken Robinson, the National Publicity Secretary of the group.

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Many other socio-political groups and political elites also threw in their opinion on the matter but I will be stopping here.

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