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'Buhari must resign over fake poll promises'

31 December 2015, 14:29Okoro Chinedu

Lagos – President Muhammadu Buhari must resign for reneging on most of his election campaign promises, the National Coalition for Good Governance in Nigeria (NCGG) has said.

The organisation claimed Buhari had not only contravened “more than 80 percent” of his campaign pledges but he has refused to implement the promises that formed the basis for his election as President.

“In civilized climes, Buhari should have resigned without any public outcry or bear the burden of popular uprising. Sycophants, pretending and sectional-minded people cannot provide leadership let alone good governance,” NCGG said in a statement signed by Malam Abdulazeez Mitchika and Zebulon Ayo-Tamuno, Coordinators for the North and South respectively.

“Instead of creating jobs, he is creating an environment that will make corporations to downsize. He has promised to sack 2 000 University lecturers in January 2016.

"The banks are likely to lose 30 000 workers. He is corrupt and incapable of fighting corruption. Buhari has not found the Chibok girls. Boko Haram has intensified and now the Shi’ite and Suni Muslims are slaughtering themselves.”

The officials said Buhari had not fulfilled the N5 000 promised unemployed youths and had not provided the free meal he promised.

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They said Buhari promised to create720 000 jobs by the 36 states in the federation yearly but failed.

“This may never happen even if we give Buhari 50 years to rule Nigeria,” the NCGG officials said.

NCGG said the fight against corruption had been selective. “Firstly, he has only prosecuted and persecuted people from the Niger Delta. Secondly, he has refused to prosecute high profile corruption cases such as the Halliburton scandal. Buhari is also embroiled in Dasukigate hence he is now going for a plea bargain. This hypocrisy must stop.”

NCGG pointed out the economy was on a recession.

“Buhari’s seven months rule has brought Nigeria’s economy to an all-time low and it is plummeting further on a slippery slope.”

Officials said Buhari's Media Chat on Wednesday had “betrayed his intentions to lead Nigeria to utter disintegration.”

“He has no ideas on how to move Nigeria forward. President Buhari’s promised change is fake, utopian and nonsensical. He should resign before pushing Nigeria to the precipice of disintegration. Nigeria must be united and not even President Buhari can divide us. We so resolve!”

Buhari won the presidential election in March and was sworn-in in May.

- CAJ News


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