Restructuring: Buhari Cleanly, Clearly Deceived Us In 2015 – Oyinlola
Former Osun State Governor and Chairman of Steering Committee of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of deceiving Nigerians with a promise to restructure the country if elected in 2015.
Oyinlola said this at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rally in Oshogbo, Osun State on Tuesday, while calling on Nigerians to elect the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to return the country to the path of peace and prosperity.
The ex-governor, who was a member of Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC), decamped from the party over allegations of marginalisation in 2017.
Oyinlola noted that although restructuring was a major campaign promise of Buhari and the APC before election, Buhari later came out to distance himself from the idea after securing election.
He said, “We have to be conscious of the fact that we have been deceived. When Buhari was coming to government, he promised and told us that one of his cardinal focus was restructuring.
“When he came to power, he told us that he does not know or understand the meaning of restructuring. That is a clean, clear deceit.
“He promised us security. When he came in, we had problem with Boko Haram in Borno state, but today there is hardly any part of the country where security challenges are not present.
“It has come to a point where a governor is asking for emergency rule. In fact the governor of Katsina state lamented that he is overwhelmed with security situation.
“If Buhari cannot provide security in his own state, do you think he would provide it in Osun state?
“That is why I’m telling you that we should think and vote the man who knew restructuring from the beginning. That is Abubakar Atiku.”