The Peoples' Democratic Party, PDP, and the Social Democratic Party, SDP, have accused President Muhammadu Buhari of entrenching corruption in his administration.
Both parties made the claim on Wednesday when the National Publicity Secretary of the SDP, Goldba Tolofari, paid a courtesy visit to her PDP counterpart, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja.
According to both opposition parties, while the President embarks on an anti-graft campaign, he has failed to implement what he preaches following his non-reaction to several cases of misdemeanours by officials in his government.
Tolofari lamented that the country continues to deteriorate under the Buhari administration.
She said, “it beat my imagination that under Buhari’s watch, things are deteriorating.”
“They are not democrats, that is why things are deteriorating and we cannot watch and see things going the way they are.
“Buhari is the Minister of Petroleum and the whole place stinks of corruption. Graduates are taxi drivers, there is hunger everywhere and that is why our youths are carrying guns with killings everywhere.”
She commended the PDP for providing strong opposition to the government and giving a voice to alternative views that are normally censored by the administration.
On his own part, Ologbondiyan berated the President for failing to tackle issues of insecurity and corruption.
“You have said that the problem of Nigeria today is Buhari and we are joining together to push him out. The bloodletting is becoming too much.
“The journey from Abuja to Kaduna, which is less than two hours, has become a nightmare and this government is not doing anything about it. That is why we signed the MoU to rescue this country.”
Referring to the case of alleged forgery against Kemi Adeosun, the Minister of Finance, the PDP spokesperson said the President's silent reaction on the matter has emboldened the accused to remain on her job.
"We don’t expect her to stay a day longer, but because Buhari’s body language encourages corruption that is why she’s still there. Buhari must be voted out", he said.
Ologbondiyan added that the rescue mission was already on, adding that the result was the mass defection of lawmakers from the All Progressives Congress to the PDP at the National Assembly on Tuesday.