The Peoples Democratic Party has claimed that the international community has rejected President Muhammadu Buhari, backing up its claim with the perceived disgraceful outing and poor attention allegedly given to Buhari by world leaders and investors at the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7).
In a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said the President only came home with an empty basket and pocket full of promissory notes.
Ologbondiyan said that it was obvious from the conference that foreign investors were not interested in doing business with the Buhari-led Nigerian administration, adding that this development is majorly due to the legitimacy burden of Buhari’s presidency arising from the rigging of the February twenty-third presidential election, as well as overt impunity, corruption, treasury looting and recklessness that allegedly pervade his administration.”
Addressing the successful outing of fellow West African counterpart at the conference, the secretary said it is lamentable that countries like Ghana sealed a deal with automobile giant, Toyota to establish a manufacturing plant in their country while Nigeria is celebrating a mere pledge of three-hundred thousand dollars from the Japanese Prime Minister and a promissory note for fifty million euros from an European Union commissioner.
Ologbondiyan attributed the preference for Ghana to the favorable economic climate prevailing in the country; a climate, which, he stated, had taken flight from Nigeria under Buhari.