Buhari ‘President’s US trip a waste,’ PDP says

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

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

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (L) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington July 20, 2015. play

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (L) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington July 20, 2015.

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

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Dame Patience Jonathan

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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.

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PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh

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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.”

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President Muhammadu Buhari returns to Nigeria from the US on July 23, 2015.

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“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.”

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President Muhammadu Buhari speaks at U.S. Institute of Peace

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“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.”

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President Muhammadu Buhari holds joint press conference with US Secretary of State, John Kerry on July 21, 2015.

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

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