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NIGERIA: ‘President’s US trip a waste,’ PDP says

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent trip to the United States of America is a waste.

The opposition party also criticized Buhari over the recent maltreatment of former First Lady, Patience Jonathan at the Port Harcourt airport.

Mrs Jonathan had reportedly been refused entry into the VIP lounge of the airport during a visit to the state to bury a former aide.

The PDP’s comments were contained in a statement released by National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh on Sunday, July 26, 2015.

Metuh said:

 “Now that the visit has come and gone, our fear is that nothing whatsoever has been learnt or gained. What we continue to receive as a nation have been embarrassing disagreements, accusations and counter-accusations, blames and denials on very important issues due to lack of tact and skill in the management of state matters by the APC-led administration.”

“It is disheartening that rather than secure any sort of tangible gain for the fight against terrorism, which has lost steam under the APC watch, with insurgents, who were pushed to the verge of surrender by the Goodluck Jonathan administration, now surging back and spreading into the country, we get nothing but exchanges and disagreements between the Presidency and their American hosts.”

“This is not only embarrassing but also a worrisome indication of crass ineptitude in the handling of international affairs on the part of the present administration.”

Buhari was in the US from July 20 to July 23.

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