Bafarawa Claims Buhari Is A Military Man Who Can Not Change Overnight
Presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party and former governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, says if President Muhammadu Buhari was granted the opportunity to rule for twenty years, he won’t fix the economy.
In the atmosphere of campaign for his presidential ambition, Bafarawa stated this while addressing PDP supporters in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
He state that the President does not have business in politics, claiming that Buhari does not posses the leadership expertise to boost the economy oof Nigeria.
He said Buhari’s election as the President in 2015 was a square peg in a round hole.
He said, “The problem with Nigeria is that those in government today have no business being in politics. A military man can never be democratic. He can never change overnight.
“Give Buhari 20 years as the President of this country, he can never fix Nigeria. He is busy going to China to borrow. If he continues as the President, our debt profile would be unimaginable.”
Urging the PDP members to elect as presidential candidate an aspirant who would be able to win at the 2019 elections, Bafarawa said “The PDP must strengthen our chances by electing as its presidential candidate one who can win the general election.
“We have to work together to vote Buhari out. Removing Buhari is easy and difficult. It’s easy if the PDP presidential aspirants can unite to adopt me. It is not a do-or-die affair.
“I have the experience and background to serve this country as the President. When I was leaving the governorship seat, I left N13bn in the coffers for the incoming governor. Mind you, Sokoto is not an oil-producing state. I used my experience and background to do that.
“But because of politics, I was arrested and humiliated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. I was freed by the court. Buhari’s government is very corrupt. If you are in the PDP, you are corrupt, but once you are in APC, you are not corrupt.”
While challenging other PDP aspirants to a debate, Bafarawa also said he believed in restructuring and would make it happen if elected as the President.