Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday said the International Community has rejected the country’s president, Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement issued through its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said the claim was confirmed by the poor outing and attention given to Buhari by world leaders and investors at the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) .
“The conference has shown that no world leader or international investors want to do any real business with Nigeria under President Buhari, mainly because of the legitimacy burden of his presidency arising from the rigging of the February 23 presidential election as well as overt impunity, corruption, treasury looting and recklessness that pervade his administration.
“It is lamentable that while President Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress are celebrating a mere pledge of $300,000 (N108 million) from the Japanese Prime Minister and a promissory note for E50 million from an EU commissioner, his Ghanaian counterpart, Nana Akufo-Ado, sealed a deal with automobile giant, Toyota to immediately establish a Toyota and Suzuki manufacturing plant in Ghana with a determined timeline of August 2020 for production.
“The multinational had also signed a deal to establish a similar plant in neighbouring Ivory Coast with a Memorandum of Understanding to that effect already signed last Thursday,” the statement said.
According to the PDP, Toyota preferred Ghana because of the favourable economic climate prevailing in the country, a climate which the party stated has eluded Nigeria under Buhari’s administration.