The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says counsel by the All Progressives Congress (APC) leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, that former Heads of State, Generals Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida should quit politics and join the retirees’ club, best suit President Muhammadu Buhari.
The opposition party said President Buhari ought to have stepped aside largelydue to his "inability" to connect with the socio-economic realities and expectations of the current generation.
"Tinubu is proverbially passing a message to President Buhari and his supporters on the fact that their candidate no longer enjoy mass acceptance among Nigerians ahead of the 2019 general elections.
"Even Asiwaju Tinubu knows that President Buhari, for obvious reasons, is the most qualified of all our elder statesmen to join the retiree’s club and save the nation the agony of more years of misrule characterized by untold economic hardship, heavy bloodletting and general indignation.
"The supporters of President Buhari should therefore accept the reality by reading the handwriting on the wall and heed wise counsel from well- meaning Nigerians.
"In any case, the APC is already on a death throe, having led the worstgovernment in the history of our nation and will end up as the first party in government at the centre that will be rejected by Nigerians at a second attempt.
"It is to this end that the repositioned PDP has opened its doors to all in the patriotic quest to end the APC misrule by ensuring a newengagement among Nigerians from all walks of life.
"The PDP, through our platform, will enable Nigerians the opportunity of bringing up a dynamic and result-oriented Presidential candidate imbued with the required capacity and who understands the dynamics of growing a prosperous nation of our collective dream," the PDP said.