"You're A Total Failure," APC Chieftain Slams Buhari
A factional chairman of the All
Progressives Congress in Kano
State, Hussaini Mairiga, on
Monday came down hard on
President Muhammadu Buhari,
describing the president as a total failure.
Mr. Mairiga, who spoke with
journalists in Kano, said “from
the looks of things President
Buhari has betrayed the
confidence of the Nigerian masses who voted for him
massively into power.”
The president, who was elected
on the platform of the APC,
assumed office on May 29, 2015.
The factional chairman said it was not an exaggeration that
members of many families in the
country go to bed without at
least one square meal while
others had fled their homes
because they could no longer provide the basic needs of life
for their loved ones.
Mr. Mairiga, who is known for his
bluntness, expressed worry that
after one year of the Buhari
administration in power, there was nothing to show while
poverty in the country had
reached an unprecedented level.
He lamented that while a bag of
rice now sold for N16, 000,
prices of other essentials commodities had tripled.
Mr. Mairiga noted with dismay
that prices of goods were rising
at a time the ordinary man did
not have money to make a
living. Another disturbing scenario,
according to the factional APC
chairman, was that those around
the president, including his
ministers, had refused to tell him
the truth and advice on the reality on ground.
He reminded Mr. Buhari of his
campaign promises, stating that
he did not like the way the
masses were allowed to wallow
in destitution and penury. He said Nigerians were in the
worst condition that needed
The APC Chairman advised the
president to stop deceiving
Nigerians that the nation had no money whereas on monthly
basis the federal and states
governments continued to enjoy
boost in their allocations.
Mr. Mairiga asked the federal
government to urgently open all the closed borders with other
countries to allow food into the
He warned that if urgent steps
were not taken to address the
present situation in the country, Nigerians would soon begin to
die of hunger on the streets.