Former Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung, has said that his former principal, ex-President Muhammadu Buhari is now living in regret over an alleged failure of his administration to tackle the challenges facing the country.
Speaking to Trust Radio, Dalung alleged that the Buhari administration failed to fulfil the promises made to Nigeria during the 2015 campaign. He also alleged that the President’s allies have “dragged his name in the mud.”
The former minister said; “We failed to meet our expectations, and I am not hypocritical because as a major stakeholder who campaigned vigorously in 2015 and went to the nooks and crannies of the north, of all the promises we made, we fulfilled none of them.
“The political covenant we had with Nigerians while campaigning was that we were going to address the security situation; we were going to revamp the economy; and we were going to give corruption a major technical blow so that we could minimize it to the barest minimum.
“Looking back, reflecting and evaluating the situation as it is today, we failed woefully. He (Buhari) is a very honest man who believed that everybody around him was an honest person, he brought them and trusted them. Today, I believe he is living in regret.
“They have dragged his name and integrity not only into the mud and they’ve reduced his image.”
Dalung also said that the APC administration og 2015 and 2019 recorded a modest progress, because “insecurity was not as worse as it is currently.”
He added; “Banditry and terrorism got minimized in terms of attacks, but it’s still flourishing, the complete change of dynamics in the security situation worse than ever before in the history of this country, and is a remarkable failure and indictment too on the APC, because these were not part the democratic covenant they had with Nigerians”.
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