The opposition Peoples Democratic Party has decried what it described as the “secret itinerary” of President Muhammadu Buhari. The party, in a statement, on Wednesday, queried the non-disclosure of President Buhari’s stopover in London two days after he departed the United States where he had spent three days on an official visit. Although the presidency explained President Buhari had to make a “technical stopover” in London, the PDP will not have any of that. “This is impunity and another constitutional breach”, said the opposition party. The PDP said President Buhari made the visit to the UK “without regard to full disclosure requirements of our constitution and laws”.
“Nigerians are worried about the signal being sent out by this penchant for secret itinerary, particularly, given the poor reputation and governance transparency issues confronting our nation under the Buhari administration”.
“The Presidency must understand that President Buhari is not a private citizen and as long as his upkeep and itinerary is sourced from our hard-earned resources, there must be full disclosure, as citizens deserve to know the purpose of the visit and the cost to our nation.”
Moreover, the party accused the President of performing poorly at recent international events he attended, urging his “handlers to adequately prepare him before international outings.”