The Pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment that he has done his best for the country as an honest admission of failure. In a meeting with Al-Mahfoudh Bin Bayyah, Secretary-General of the Abu Dhabi Forum, and Bob Roberts, his deputy, President Buhari said he has done his best for the country in seven-and-a-half years.
According to a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, the President said his government is trying its possible best to address many challenges facing the nation. Reacting in an interview with Vanguard, Afenifere’s General Secretary, Olusoola Ebiseni, said it is laughable that the President pitifully attributed the nation’s size and population.
The Afenifere scribe asserted that President Buhari will go down in history as the leader who most divided this country, adding that he chose a foreign land to make the statement. He said: “The declaration by the President that he has done his best for Nigeria is an honest admission of failure, which he pitifully attributed to the fact that “we are big in size and population” as if that was beyond his knowledge, even as a former head of state. “
The truth is that Buhari might have meant well for Nigeria but the conflict of his parochial mindset with the philosophy of statesmanship demanded of the office he was elected into is the bane of his uneventful administration. “The relevance of the UN and quality of its judgment is called to question when it called upon President Buhari to be conferred with an award for his contribution to peace and security, the areas of the most abysmal score of his government.
“It is also laughable that the president chose a foreign land to pontificate on the need to raise a generation of youths devoid of religious extremism and bigotry when his government, from the beginning, pampered sectarianism and bigotry invariably blossoming into full-grown terrorism, which the Federal Government still romanticizes as banditry.
“Buhari will go down in history as the leader who most divided this country. The courage now admirably put into the new monetary policy with respect to the currency notes is what the President requires to allow State Police with requisite weapons in aid of the nation’s internal security.
“But we all know why he wouldn’t take such steps. Let’s hope he delivers to Nigerians free and credible elections devoid of rigging and votes buying, then he wouldn’t need to personally mark his own script and award marks as he has just done.”