As President Goodluck Jonathan marks 100 days in office, hard knocks came yesterday from former Military Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, saying Jonathan’s 100 days in office is a waste.
Buhari, the presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in the April, 2011. election, said that it is those who had misplaced expectations that would be surprised that the country has gone the way it has gone in the past 100 days.
He said that in the last 12 years, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been in power and Nigeria has been going down on daily basis.
Speaking through his spokesman, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, Buhari said that it is clear today that Jonathan is not doing badly in terms of the expectations of those who know what the PDP is all about and his own level of competence.
“The blind can see that it is not well with our country and that there is no sign of leadership in place that is even giving any ray of hope of addressing the issues confronting us.
“This is the continuation of the way the PDP has mismanaged this country in the last 12 years and they are going to continue that way until Nigerians know that it is time to make for a better country.”
On the change of members of the presidential election panel, Buhari said that the action was quite absurd and only confirmed the fears that people raised when all the abracadabra of the National Judicial Council (NJC) and the president’s illegal suspension of the President of the Court of Appeal was done, that something was in the offing.
“Now, the fingers are clear. We have now seen that the hand that was the hand of Jacob before, we can now hear the voice of Esau in everything. “That a president would hurriedly approve the illegal suspension of a President of the Court of Appeal (PCA) who was presiding over a petition against him and the successor, within few weeks, disband the entire panel, I think intelligent people can make their deductions and conclusions and know that the Nigerian judiciary is about to be swallowed by the octopus PDP that has ravaged all our values, destroyed our system and make sure that nothing is standing to defend honour and integrity in Nigeria,” Buhari stated.
While calling on Nigerians to keep hope alive and continue to contend for the soul of this country, Buhari further said that what equity is all about, is the contention for the soul of Nigeria.