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Buhari’s re-election will spell doom for Nigeria –Secondus

Buhari’s re-election will spell doom for Nigeria –Secondus


Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, says Nigeria will sink deeper into further crises if President Muhammadu Buhari is given another four-year term in 2019.

He said that all the promises made by Buhari that made Nigerians to vote him in 2015 had remained unfulfilled till today.

Apart from this, he said the President had divided the country along ethnic and religious lines with his alleged divisive style of governance since he assumed power in 205.

Secondus,  who spoke in an interview with our correspondent on Sunday, said majority of those who toiled day and night to get the President elected three years ago were regretting their action.

He said Buhari could have noticed the disaffection of Nigerians to the way he had been administering the country and that,  this could be the reason he asked the governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress not to rush him into taking decision on whether he would run in 2019 or not.

He said, “The President may have noticed that Nigerians are eager to end his misrule and that’s why he told the governors of the APC to give him some time before he would make up his mind on 2019.

“The fact, however, is that, allowing President Muhammadu Buhari to rule for another four years as from 2019 will be disastrous for the country and its citizens.

“Buhari promised to fight corruption, he promised to fight insurgency and also revive the economy. That’s good.

“But is the fight against corruption working?  Is he not shielding alleged corrupt people in his kitchen cabinet?  Are we making progress in the fight against insurgency? Nobody is even talking about the economy because if we have remained where we were in 2015 when he assumed office, it would have been better.

“But now, we are miles in retrogression. Pray,  should we continue like this for another four years? Those wishing to campaign for  him or asking him to run are doing so not in the interest of the country,  but for self-preservation.”

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