Factional chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Kano State, Hussaini Mairiga, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a ‘total failure.’
Mairiga, who spoke with journalists in Kano, said “from the look of things, President Buhari has betrayed the confidence of the Nigerian masses, who voted for him massively into power.”
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 have fled their homes because they could no longer provide the basic needs of life for their loved ones.
Mairiga, who is known for his bluntness, expressed worry that after one year of the
Buhari administration, there is nothing to show for it, while poverty in the country has reached an unprecedented level.
The chieftain lamented that, while a bag of rice now sells for N16,000, prices of other essentials commodities have tripled. He noted with dismay how prices of goods have been rising at a time the ordinary man did not have money to make a reasonable living.
Another disturbing scenario, according to Mairiga, was that those around the president, including his ministers, have refused to tell him the truth of the reality on ground. He reminded Buhari of his campaign promises, stating that he did not like the way the masses have been allowed to wallow in destitution and penury.
He said Nigerians have gotten to a worst condition that needs urgent attention. The APC chairman advised the President to stop deceiving Nigerians that the nation had no money whereas on monthly basis, the federal and state governments have continued to enjoy a boost in their allocations.