Umar Muhammed, Lafia
A former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Mr. Kabiru Tanimu-Turaki, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of deceiving Nigerians and lacking the quality of a good leader.
Turaki, who spoke at a meeting with members of the Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday in Lafia, Nasarawa State, stated that the Buhari-led administration had lied to Nigerians and failed to deliver on its campaign promises.
The former minister said the PDP had qualified candidates that could rescue Nigeria from hardship.
He said, “In 2015, President Buhari made three campaign promises bordering on the economy, insecurity in the North-East and the fight against corruption. But he has totally failed in all these areas.
“The issue of Boko Haram was the only trouble Nigeria had in 2015, and we all saw that former President Goodluck Jonathan was able to push these insurgents out of Nigeria and that was why the Independent National Electoral Commission was able to conduct elections in all the 774 local government areas of this country.
“Our expectation was that Buhari would end killings because he said within three months into his administration, anything that concerned Boko Haram would end.
“Nigeria under former President Jonathan had the fastest growing economy in Africa, but today, the reverse is the case as our economy has become a shadow of itself.”
Turaki also stated that the APC-led government, while claiming to fight corruption, was only persecuting PDP members.
He said, “Buhari claimed that if he became president, he would not go to foreign countries for treatment, but he did.
“He promised to bring down the price of fuel, food items and the exchange rate of a dollar to naira, but he has failed. This is sad.”
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