Former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), has said President Goodluck Jonathan has declared war on his own country.
The leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in a statement he personally signed and made available to journalists in Kaduna said:
“Our country has gone through several rough patches, but never before have I seen a Nigerian President declare war on his own country as we are seeing now. Never before have I seen a Nigerian President deploy federal institutions in the service of partisanship as we are witnessing now.
“Never before have I seen a Nigerian President utilize the common wealth to subvert the system and punish the opposition, all in the name of politics. Our nation has suffered serious consequences in the past for egregious acts that are not even close to what we are seeing now. It is time to pull the brakes.”
Buhari said the developments in the polity has become an unwelcome distraction for the nation’s ongoing survival battle against the vicious Boko Haram sect, which has put Nigeria on tenterhooks, with innocent citizens being killed daily.
“In my capacity as a former head of state, rather than a politician, I have spoken to President Jonathan in private over these issues, but indications are that the strategy has not yielded positive fruits. I cannot, just because I am an opposition politician, fail to do what is expected of me as a former head of state to help rescue our nation in times of great trouble and palpable uncertainty.
“History will not be kind to me if I sit back while things turn bad, just so that no one will accuse me of partisanship. Yes, I am a politician. Yes, I am in the opposition. Yes, there is the tendency for my statement to be misconstrued as that of a politician rather than a statesman. But I owe it as matter of duty and honour, and in the interest of our nation, to speak out on the dangerous trajectory that our nation is heading.
“I can say, in all sincerity, that I have seen it all, as an ordinary citizen, a military officer, a state Governor, a Minister, a Head of State, a man who has occupied many other sensitive posts and a politician. I have been a close participant and witness to Nigeria’s political history since independence in 1960.”
Buhari, who is known to be outspoken and doesn’t hesitate to share his opinion on the Jonathan-led government, has recently took to Facebook to express his discontent with the current situation in the country and to assure that the present administration will soon be a matter of the past.
According to Buhari: “What we are witnessing today of impunity and political rascality as demonstrated by the selective targeting and persecution of opposition politicians is an attempt to subdue the will of Nigerians who have made clear their commitment to free their country from the grip of an incompetent leadership that is bent on severing the ties of nationhood and ruining whatever progress we have made as a country.”
Meanwhile, a political group, known as the Buhari Vanguard, on July 16 said it is time for the APC leader, Major General (rtd.) Muhammadu Buhari, to rule the country and restore the dreams of Nigerians
“How I taught my stingy roommate a lesson” – Man stuns many with his strategy (Video)
Supreme Court extends validity of old and new naira notes till further notice
Tinubu reveals his top priorities as he presents N27.5tr budget for 2024
Man in shock as sympathizers find woman and her children eating hours after husband’s death
“I can never marry an actor, If you see the things they do on set while filming, even the married ones” – Actress Ruth Eze reveals
“Nigeria has lost over $4.6billion to flooding” – NiMet reveals
“Tinubu inherited government that was almost in a coma” – Ogun governor says
Sanwo-Olu’s government crushes 1500 motorcycles over violation of ban law in Lagos
News2 days ago
200-level OAU student lands in hospital after ending hand wash-a-thon at 58 hours for Guinness World Records
Lifestyle2 days ago
“My 3 month old son is so sick of me” — Mother cries out as she tries to force him to participate in a challenge (Video)
Celebrity Gossip & Gist1 day ago
“I would have been disqualified if I was in the All Stars house with Neo and Tolanibaj” – Vee Lament
News1 day ago
Nigerians spend N2.6trn on data and airtime in nine months amid economic hardship