Former military Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar has said the Peoples Democratic Party has refused to play its role as a credible opposition.
Abubakar said this when he was visited by Raymond Dokpesi, a chairmanship aspirant of the party, in his residence in Minna, Niger state.
What he said:
- Abubakar said the PDP was still suffering from the shock of defeat.
- He said the party has not performed its duty as a credible opposition.
“I must say it is very sad that you have not played your role properly in opposition,” he said.
“Maybe you are suffering from the shock of defeat, but I thought that at least six months down the line will have been enough to come out of the shock, to really face governance.
“It would have been enough to perform your role in giving a credible opposition which I am afraid you have not done.
“You being one of the major parties in Nigeria found yourself in opposition; since you did not perform that function, the smaller parties also found themselves in this way.
“I am happy now you are waking up and I hope this is the end of acrimony within your party.
“You will now build a formidable party that will play the role of opposition.”