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Negative synopsis of Buhari's 100 days in office

08 September 2015, 17:05

Abuja - Good Governance Advocates, a pro-democracy organisation, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of reneging on promises made during his election campaign.

The criticism came in the organisation’s synopsis of Buhari’s 100 days in office.

“In the first 100 days, we have witnessed the following; excuses for not fulfilling promises made which hinged on immediate past administration,” said Good Governance Advocates’ Ifedayo Obi.

Obi raised concern at alleged nepotism and meritocracy at recent appointments of Buhari.

Among these, he said, was the appointment of Amina Zakari as Acting Independent National Electoral Commission chairperson and Hammed Ali as Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Custom Service.

Also read: 'Buhari has every reason to celebrate 100 days in office'

Obi said terrorism was now “skeletal” yet bombings were “an everyday affair” with death tolls of about 1 000.

“To make it worse, the officer that guided exit of Kabiru Sokoto (that alleged masterminded bomb attack in Madala) from Police custody was fully reinstated and retired,” said Obi.

He also raised concern at the lengthy period between Buhari’s swearing in naming his cabinet.

Buhari was sworn in on May 29 and has suggested he will name his cabinet before the end of September.

“Most States (both APC and PDP) are taking after our President in forming their cabinets,” said Obi.

Obi said the Good Governance Advocates thus advised leaders to shun “noise, photo shopping, propaganda, excuses and lies” and face governance for the sake of citizens.

“However, if the trend should continue this way, then Nigerians have fetched waters of hope in a broken cistern.”

- CAJ News


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