- PDP says it is wrong for Muhammadu Buhari to score his administration
- The CNM accuses the president of failing to accept blame for anything
- Buhari says some wicked people plundered the country and kept Nigerians poor
Opposition groups in the country have faulted President Muhammadu Buhari for saying he had not done badly, as well as blaming past leaders for the poor state of the economy.
The Punch reports that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) supported by a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, disagreed with Buhari’s position over the performance of his administration, The Punch reports.
The PDP in a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, said was wrong for the president to mark his own scripts. The party noted that there was no way Buhari could judge himself fairly.
He said: “Only a failure will set questions for himself and sit down to mark it. In this case, ask the President if he was the one who elected himself. He should ask those who voted for him, campaigned for him as well.
“If he has done well or he has not done badly as he claimed, let him point to a single project he initiated and completed in three years. Nigerians are tired of a leader like him.”
Similarly, the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), said Buhari should also blame himself for the nations woes being a past leader of Nigeria.
The spokesman for the CNM, Akin Osuntokun, accused the president of failing to accept blame for anything.
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“He has never displayed competence in the area of governance. It is therefore expected that he will give himself a pass mark. However, while blaming past leaders, he should not forget to blame himself since he also ruled Nigeria in the past.
“The President continues to blame everyone for what he fails to do. Transparency International has exposed the deception of his anti-corruption war. This is the same President who indicted his own government when he revealed that the Inspector-General of Police failed to relocate to Benue to curb a crisis as commanded," the group said.
Meanwhile, President Buhari on Sunday, April 15, assured Nigerians that their confidence in the federal government would not be abused, as his administration would do its best to justify it.
The president stated this in London while receiving the Buhari Diaspora Support Organization, led by Charles Efe Sylvester.
In a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, President Buhari blamed those he described as wicked people for plundering the country, saying they have “kept Nigerians poor.”
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