The Buhari administration is increasingly showing itself to be breathtakingly incompetent, and Nigerians must not reinforce failure by re-electing ineffective and incompetent government in 2019, says former president Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday.

“The truth is this: When you have an ineffective and incompetent government, we are all victims, he said.

“As I said, stop giving excuses; we met challenges. If there were no challenges, then we wouldn’t need you to come.

“You came in because you know there were challenges and then giving us excuse that you have many challenges, that is why you haven’t achieved results.

“And don’t let anybody deceive you. Those of you who are in business, your business could have been better today if we have a competent and effective and performing government.

“You see, I have publicly said and I mean it, that as a party, neither PDP nor APC can get us there as they have been. Never mind about reforms and apology and all that. “

There are good people. I said the PDP is leprous hand, APC is leprous hand, but there are some clean fingers in them. So, let us take those clean fingers in them and graft the clean fingers onto our own.

Whatever one thinks of Buhari’s merits, this competence gap raises profound questions about our national direction, said Ibrahim Adebayo, an economist and member of the New Nigeria 2019 group in a telephone chat with Per Second News.

“One of the underlying problems is the president’s penchant for personnel choices that are bafflingly bad or ethically challenged or both.”

“And what we’re seeing more clearly now is that he has crafted an administration in his own image: vain, narcissistic and dangerous.

Meanwhile, the presidency Monday night said that President Muhammadu Buhari will not join issues with the former President.


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