- Former Sokoto governor and PDP presidential aspirant, Attahiru Bafarawa, says Buhari can’t fix the economy even if he rules for 20 years
- He said a military man can never be democratic and cannot change overnight
- Bafarawa described the Buhari administration as being very corrupt
Attahiru Bafarawa, a former governor of Sokoto state and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari won’t be able to fix the economy, even if he is given 20 years to govern the country.
Bafarawa made the comment in Imo state, while addressing his supporters, in continuation of his campaign for the presidency, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that the former governor claimed that Buhari does not possess the leadership expertise to boost the country’s economy; and insisted that the president has no business in politics.
He said: “The problem with Nigeria is that those in government today have no business being in politics. A military man can never be democratic. He can never change overnight.
“Give Buhari 20 years as the president of this country, he can never fix Nigeria. He is busy going to China to borrow. If he continues as the president, our debt profile would be unimaginable.”
He urged the PDP to pick a presidential candidate who would be able to win the 2019 elections.
He said: “The PDP must strengthen our chances by electing as its presidential candidate, one who can win the general election.
“We have to work together to vote Buhari out. Removing Buhari is easy and difficult. It’s easy if the PDP presidential aspirants can unite to adopt me. It is not a do-or-die affair.
“I have the experience and background to serve this country as the president. When I was leaving the governorship seat, I left N13bn in the coffers for the incoming governor. Mind you, Sokoto is not an oil-producing state. I used my experience and background to do that.
“But because of politics, I was arrested and humiliated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. I was freed by the court. Buhari’s government is very corrupt. If you are in the PDP, you are corrupt, but once you are in APC, you are not corrupt.”
Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that Attahiru Bafarawa advised Nigerians against voting for anyone who has a military background in 2019.
Bafarawa claimed that a retired army general cannot be a true democratic leader going by his or her orientation.
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