Buhari has failed Nigeria – Northern Elders
The sages that constitute the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) have accused President Buhari’s administration of failing the country in terms of security and economy improvement.
Ango Abdullahi, Acting Chairman of NEF has released a statement disclosing that the increased rate of poverty in the northeast proves that Buhari lacked the will and capacity required to lead the nation.
The northern sage who explained poverty and insecurity are intertwined said Buhari’s administration is clueless in addressing the two biggest problems that face Nigeria.
“It has become necessary and appropriate, however, to make public, the position of the forum on important matters that affect the manner Nigerians live, and the future we must address,” it said.
“The forum regrets that by any standard of judgement, the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari has failed the nation in the vital area of improving its security.
“The relationship between insecurity and poverty is fundamental, but the administration does not appear to have any idea on what will provide relief or solution.
“It gives the forum no pleasure to say that it had warned Nigerians that President Buhari lacked the will, the competence and commitment to lead it into a secure and prosperous future before the 2019 elections.
“It is shocking that in spite of unprecedented consensus among Nigerians that the administration requires a new resolve, approach and leadership in the fight against the nation’s multiple security challenges, President Buhari appears either totally isolated or in deep denial over the result of his failures to secure Nigerians.”
Speaking on 2023 Presidency, Ango disclosed the group would only support the candidate who had the best interest of the northern people at heart.
”The north knows its interests, and will stand together to elect only persons who meet the standards and interests of the people of the North,” it said.
“No politician should assume that they are entitled to our support unless they show a clear understanding and a commitment to deal with our problems and meet our aspirations.”
Referring to the latest Okada ban in Lagos state, the northern sage splurged northern governors to provide means of livelihood for northerners whi would like to return to their states.
“With due respect to the rights of the Lagos State Government to take decisions that improve the environment and public safety, we are constrained to draw attention to the impact of its policy on banning Okada and Keke in parts of the State on the poor and operators, many of them from the North, who earn honest living through this trade.
“We urge restraint in the responses of those who are immediately affected by this policy, while we urge Northern State Governments to mobilize and support the people who will be compelled to relocate back to the North with other sources of legitimate living.”