Muhammadu Buhari Opposition parties criticise President for seeking foreign help

The parties said they doubts the Buhari administration's ability to govern Nigeria meaningfully.

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A coalition of about 14 opposition parties under the umbrella of Credible Alternative Alliance (CAA), have criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for seek assistance from foreign countries for support and direction on certain policy issues pertaining to governance.

The alliance, which also includes 13 civil society organisations, stressed its determination to stand as a credible opposition to the All Progressives Congress. It described Buhari’s move as “too early.”

This was stated at a press briefing by the CAA on Thursday, June 4 in Abuja. In  attendance at the meeting were, a former Governor of the old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa; elder statesman, Dr. Tunji Braitwaite; and former Minister of Finance, Chief Olu Falae.

The parties said they doubts the Buhari administration's ability to govern Nigeria meaningfully.

They said the new government’s “ability and readiness to meaningfully govern Nigeria remain in doubt.”

The parties said, “We note that APC appears to want to cultivate and rely too much on the support of foreign governments. This is not good for the sovereignty of our nation. CAA calls upon APC to rely less on foreign support.

“The party should do more to cultivate domestic support from political parties in the country. You cannot govern effectively when you do so alone; it s not sustainable.

“Both the President and other leaders of APC have been in government for decades to warrant knowing exactly what they want to do and how they want to do it. Even those of us here at CAA, with less than a year into our formation, do have bold and visionary plan upon which we predicate our drive to govern Nigeria.”

The parties which came together to form the alliance are; the Social Democratic Party, Peoples Redemption Party, Fresh Democratic Party, Nigeria Advance Party, Peoples Salvation Party, Change Advocacy Party, United National Party for Development, Peoples Progressive Party and Action Party of Nigeria.