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Buhari’s Administration Is The Biggest Disaster In Nigeria’s History – Junaid Mohammed

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Junaid Mohammed Describes Buhari’s Administration As Failed

“We are having a man who in terms capacity, leadership is the worst we have had in the history of this country and a leader who believes that his job is to make noise about fighting corruption but in actual fact, making the fight against corruption be to the benefit of himself, his immediate family, extended family, in-laws, relations and friends. That is the Nigeria we have today”.

Dr. Junaid Mohammed, a Russia trained medical doctor and second republic member of the House of Representatives, who is also a close ally of President Muhammadu Buhari said this in an interview with Vanguard on some contemporary national issues ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Speaking about the Buhari’s potency in tackling the challenges of this administration Mohammed said:

Now, anybody with knowledge about contemporary history and in fact, global history knows that what the Buhari administration portends is a recipe for national disaster and I am not surprised that his governance has turned out to be the biggest disaster in the history of this country. So, whatever you say doesn’t deny the fact that we are in serious trouble because we have the wrong leader, we have the wrong group, we have the wrong party“.

And nobody seems to know what is the way out because it is bad enough to be in trouble, it is totally bad to be in this kind of mindset whereby nobody knows what is going to happen tomorrow and nobody has the answers because the president has no clues and I don’t know of anybody around him who has any clues.

Some of the worst corruption in Nigeria today are happening in the presidency and in a circle that is composed of a cabal which is composed of his relations, friends and in-laws.

We are heading towards the Latin American experience whereby a whole country is governed by a few families. And that is what is happening in Nigeria today whereas in other countries of the world, nepotism and corruption are done by some people who have at least some proof of appointment, some amount of legitimacy.

So, as far as I am concerned, Nigerians behaved rationally by giving him the benefit of doubt when they chose him in 2015 to be the president of this country because they were watching for what we perceived to be his characteristics with the so-called integrity, which has turned out to be nothing but rubbish.

Dr. Mohammed concluded that Buhari has failed miserably to govern the country.”he has abused the security of the country, and aggravated inter-communal relationship”.

While addressing the issue of the the National Assembly’s altering of the election sequence, putting the presidential election last, an amendment which President Muhammadu Buhari refused to approve, he stated that it is the initiative and the responsibility of the Independent National Electoral Commission to change the sequence of an election, adding that the power to either give or withhold assent to a draft law is vested in the president, hence Mr President has not breached any law.

He lamented that none of the 109 senators are credible “if you add 109 senators plus everybody who is a member of the cabinet plus the president himself and other appointees, what’s the percentage from the population of Nigeria? They are less than 000.1 percentage. So, I have faith in the overwhelming majority of Nigerians who are at least 180 million that there are people of character, people who are credible and above the temptation of corruption, nepotism which are the hallmarks of the Buhari administration”.

Some of them are before a court and on bail for criminal offences. These are not the type of people who will now decide what is good or bad for the country because they lacked the morals”. He stated

Speaking on the incessant Killing in that state and issues that pertain to insecurity he noted that the country has no leadership, politically, economically or otherwise. “The country is in turmoil. The country is essentially ungovernable… the country has no leadership, politically, economically or otherwise. And the appearance, unfortunately, as it was, through free and fair election of the Buhari government in 2015 has now turned to be an unmitigated disaster. We have a president who is horribly limited, no ability. And the appearance, unfortunately, as it was, through free and fair election of the Buhari government in 2015 has now turned to be an unmitigated disaster. “We have a president who is horribly limited, no ability” he said.

About the state of the economy, The Russian trained doctor said that his is the least, “the most ignorant president of this country on matters that pertain to the economy. So, I don’t expect this kind of person to run a national economy of the size and complexity of Nigeria”.

Mohammed who denied having any preferences for candidates in the 2019 elctions said “I only know one candidate so far. That candidate is Muhammadu Buhari. And I know none of the parties, major or minor, has so far produced a candidate, so asking me to predict, I don’t know. I am not a soothsayer or a fortune teller. So, when everything is in place, I will tell you who my preference is and if I don’t have any preference among them, I will be very honest to tell you I don’t approve of anyone.

“But at the moment, it is only Buhari who’s going round under the guise of condoling people because of Dapchi or Chibok schoolgirls, but actually he’s going round campaigning which is against the law. The president should have the confidence to go on his own record and say this is what I have done in the three years I have been in the office. Or better still, this is what I said I was going to do, and this is what I have done. Would the North not give him bloc votes?”

He noted that he could not guarantee that Buhari will win in the North as “You know the so-called North contains 19 states. The North has never had the reputation of giving anybody bloc votes. Go and check. Even when we had the North of the past, one regional government, we had NPC; NEPU, which had alliance with NCNC; UNBC, which had alliance with Action Group”.

And I am not surprised that his governance has turned out to be the biggest disaster in the history of this country. So, whatever you say doesn’t deny the fact that we are in serious trouble because we have the wrong leader, we have the wrong group, we have the wrong party.

And nobody seems to know what is the way out because it is bad enough to be in trouble, it is totally bad to be in this kind of mindset whereby nobody knows what is going to happen tomorrow and nobody has the answers because the president has no clues and I don’t know of anybody around him who has any clues.

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