By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Monday that the demolition of the Nigeria Embassy in Ghana has further shown how presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) incompetence has destroyed the respect and honour other nations had for our country.
The PDP said that the embarrassing situation in Ghana has again highlighted the poor rating of the presidency by other nations, exposed its lack of capacity to exude the nation’s pride as well as its failure to meaningfully engage other world leaders on diplomatic issues.
The party said this in a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja.
The PDP stated that it is disheartening that since the incident, President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC have not demonstrated the littlest effort to preserve the nation’s integrity, beyond the tepid statements by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema.
According to the leading opposition party, “Our party holds that the demolition of our nation’s embassy is a huge contempt, which the Buhari Presidency could have stopped through engagements at the highest level of diplomatic relations, but failed as a result of sheer incompetence and incapacity to articulate our national pride before other world leaders.
“This situation has further explained why attacks on Nigerians and Nigerian interests in foreign lands had escalated under the Buhari administration, with Nigerians being harassed and killed in various parts of the world by assailants, who take advantage of the incompetence and weaknesses of the current government in Nigeria”, it said.
The PDP particularly recalled how the Buhari administration exhibited unpardonable weakness and failed to protect innocent Nigerians who were being killed in violent xenophobic attacks in South Africa last year.
The party therefore called on President Buhari to wake up both to his domestic and international responsibilities and save the nation from further embarrassing situations across the globe.