Fasehun, who is the founder of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) in an interview with journalists on Monday, February 8, lamented the current state of the nation under the stewardship of Buhari.
Today.ng reports that the OPC leader said Nigerians are not receiving the benefit of voting Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC) party into power.
According to him, the president’s present body language has failed compare to when he ruled before as a military head of state. He said the fear then naturally came because it was a military administration which Nigerians feared dearly.
“Nigerians who cheered the president before the elections are now jeering him because things have gone from bad to worse.
“I think Buhari’s body language is no longer working. He was lucky to have ruled this nation as a soldier and every Nigerian fears the military government. His own military government was particularly dictatorial so we thought maybe now as a civilian president he will bring in good governance and probably change. But some of us believe leopards don’t change their spots and this is what we are getting.
“We thought Buhari will come in and make everybody smile. That was why Nigerians cheered him when he was coming in but now we are jeering. Things have to change for the better. Nigerians must have food on their table, they must be able to pay their house rents. They will have stable electricity to illuminate their environments, school fees will be paid easily, minimum wage will be paid and so on”. “But tell me, which of these things I have mentioned have we experienced since Buhari came into office? It may sound like criticizing him but we are actually telling him that so far, not so good,” he said.
Fasehun stated that President Buhari still has more than three years to rule, adding that there is still enough time for him to impact change.
“I am happy that the leaders of this country that have spines are telling those in government that this is not what Nigerians expected. We all know things were bad. We didn’t expect things to be worse. Some Nigerians are jubilating because the dollar has appreciated to almost N300. That clearly shows that there is no improvement in our situation,” he said.
Fasehun, who also reacted to the country’s recovered loot, said Nigerians are supposed to know how much has been returned so far and how the monies are being used.
“Daily, we hear that people are returning billions as a result of plea bargaining but Nigerians are not seeing the effect of that money. I believe he will do better if he shows us where this money is being paid and how the money is being spent,” Fasehun said.
Just few weeks ago, Dr Fasehun, who aired his opinion on the ongoing anti-graft war embarked on by the present administration, warned President Buhari against running into trouble with his method of prosecuting the anti-corruption war.
The OPC founder gave the warning on Thursday, January 21, while reacting to the handcuffing of the national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, by security agents. A development he strongly condemned.
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