President Muhammadu Buhari has come under fire from former Federal Commissioner for Information and South South Leader Chief Edwin Clark, who called him the worst leader Nigeria has ever had and accused him of failing to see the entire nation as his constituency.
The Niger Delta’s residents, who are bitterly dissatisfied in the departed President, were also marginalized and humiliated, according to the leader of the Southern and Middle Belt Leadership Forum (SMBLF).
At his farewell press conference for Buhari on Sunday at his Asokoro residence, Clark complained that the departing president had broken his promise to Nigerians during his inauguration in 2015 to be just to all regions of the nation.
Quoting Buhari’s statement where he said, “Having just a few minutes ago swore on a holy book, I intend to keep my hope and same as President to all Nigerians. I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody”, Clark noted that the president only observed it in breach .
The leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF said: “In the past 8years, President Muhammadu Buhari has demonstrated in most cases that he did not belong to the whole country but to a group; his tribe and religion, which is contrary to what he said in his inaugural speech that he belong to everybody.
“For instance, he appointed fourteen out of seventeen security Chiefs from one section of the country. So, the declaration that “he belongs to everybody and nobody”, was a sham. I make bold to say that the reverse has been the case, “he belongs to some people”, but not the entire Nigeria.
“Even in simple matters like extending the good wishes of the government to notable personalities in the country on their birthdays or other landmark attainments, the Muhammadu Buhari administration was selective and biased in who it chooses to recognise or consider worthy of goodwill messages.”