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Buhari ‘President has given Nigerians negative change,’ Fasehun says

Fasehun made the comment in reference to the slogan of Buhari’s party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) which was frequently chanted during the 2015 election campaign.

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The founder of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Fredrick Fasehun has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari for bringing 'negative change' to Nigeria.

READ: We haven't seen your change - PDP tells Buhari

Fasehun made the comment in reference to the slogan of Buhari’s party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) which was frequently chanted during the 2015 election campaign.

READ: Nigerians will see promised change soon - Buhari

The OPC leader made the comments during an interview with Daily Independent. Excerpts below:

The APC government is just 100 days in office, looking at the promise made during campaigns, do you think the party has  done well within the  first 100 days in office ?

The APC government has not been fair to Nigerians, they made Nigerians expectant because of the various promises they made. They promised that within two months, the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria would fizzle away, the electricity failure would be a thing of the past, the economy would be rejuvenated, but all these have not been kept within the promised period.

They made change their swear song but unfortunately, the change has been in a negative form. The Boko Haram is still waging stronger and the girls they took away are still in their custody. There has not been change at all and for over three months now Nigeria has been without a government.

Ours is a presidential system of government, we did not want anybody to be a sole administrator, Buhari has been the sole administrator of Nigeria for over three months now. There is no federal executive council, the National Assembly is in shamble with members quarrelling every day and the president has been behaving as if he is the president of one section of the country.

Those he has so far appointed to serve in the government come from one section of the country. But he owes the constitution a great debt because the constitution prescribes federal character in appointments and he has not complied with that constitutional provision.

He is the sole administrator and he is running a solo government, unfortunately Nigerians are very long suffering people, they have not called his attention to the promise made.

Obviously, if the government has no programme for the first 100 days in office, then the people cannot expect anything from that government .  I don’t know if you can still remember, the APC said that Buhari would come down and start running and now Buhari has jump the ground and he is still looking here and there to find out which direction he has to run. This is not fair to Nigerians at all.

Do you believe Buhari is selective in the fight against corruption?

I do, and that is why I said that if we want to have a probe, let us know and if it is witch hunting, let us know too. Unless he want to tell us that he knows the government that is not corrupt. If he can hit his chest and say I know the government that is not corrupt then he should probe all of them, if he chooses one or two for probe, then he is involved in witch-hunting. 

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