- The former chairman of the EFCC, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, says President Muhamamdu Buhari is doing a good job
- Also speaking, Senate president Bukola Saraki says the president is presiding over a divided country
- On his part, the ex-governor of Sokoto state, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, said the APC has damaged the country
Senate president Bukola Saraki, ex-governor of Sokoto state Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa and ex-chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, have expressed their opinion on the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Punch reports that the trio differed on the performance of President Buhari on Monday, September 17.
NAIJ.com gathered that Ribadu, who spoke with newsmen in Abuja, said because Buhari was doing a good job, he would not contest against the president in 2019.
When asked if he was sacrificing his presidential ambition for Buhari's second term, he said: “You can say it is part of it. Of course, that is a good reason. When you agree with a leadership, it is okay that you step aside and allow good things to happen and I am comfortable with that.
“Today, Buhari is our president and I agree with him totally and I am comfortable with the leadership he is giving this country.”
According to Ribadu, the fight against corruption is the most difficult job to do. He said: “It takes a man of courage and integrity to make a success of it.”
On his own part, Saraki said President Buhari was presiding over a divided country. The Senate president stated this in Abeokuta while addressing the Ogun state party executive council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by the Sikirulahi Ogundele faction.
He said: “Today in Nigeria, we are here at a crossroads. The country is divided and to unite the country, we need someone who will make everybody feel a sense of belonging. Today, there is no sense of belonging in some parts of the country.
“We need a president that rules and represents Nigeria. We want a president where everybody will say they belong here.Where there is no unity, there can never be progress. After unity, we can talk about development and progress.”
During his visit to the leaders of Afenifere in Akure, Ondo state capital, Bafarawa said the All Progressives Congress (APC) government had damaged the economy.
He said: “When we get to power, we are going to take our time to do the damage control. We correct where mistakes have been made.
“We shall de-emphasise over-dependence on oil and look towards agriculture, tourism, mining and manufacturing as potential drivers of our economy."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that as the 2019 general elections draw nearer, President Muhammadu Buhari's victory at the poll was predicted by the spiritual leader of One Love Family, Satguru Maharaji.
Maharaji said in a statement he issued in Ibadan that President Buhari would win the forthcoming general elections.
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