The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organization has said President Muhammadu Buhari has voluntarily handed over his presidential candidacy at the All Progressives Congress presidential campaign rally in Warri, Delta State on Thursday.
The party said Buhari by his error has foreseen his defeat and already switched into a handing-over mode.
The PDP said: “The whole world watched as President Buhari, apparently overwhelmed by thoughts of his defeat, ended up declaring the APC Governorship candidate in Delta state, Great Ogboru, as the presidential candidate.”
President Buhari told those at the rally: “I have this pleasure of handing over this flag of honour to our Presidential candidate.”
The PDP statement added: “It is clear that President Buhari, worried by the shunning of his campaign by Nigerians, mistook the Warri Rally for the May 29, 2019 handing over ceremony that is four months ahead.
“President Buhari is already in the mood of his May 29, 2019 handover of mantle of leadership to PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, following the national consensus to return the PDP back to power in the February 16, 2019 Presidential elections.
“President Buhari had continued to display that he did not have the intention of seeking for a second term in office. It is evident that he is only being compelled by the cabal in his Presidency, who the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, had confirmed are manipulating the President for their pecuniary interest while the nation suffers.
“The PPCO therefore calls on all Nigerians to note that there is no need casting any vote for President Buhari who has overtly shown that he is not prepared for the election.”