Monday, 7 December 2015

Buhari losing focus, says Fasehun

The National Chairman of the Unity Party of Nigeria, Dr. Frederick Fasehun, says although President Muhammadu Buhari started well, the President has lost focus.

Fasehun said Buhari’s zeal for transforming Nigeria, which restored Nigerians’ hope after his inauguration, has reduced.
The UPN leader, who said this in a statement on Sunday, advised the President to stop his frequent foreign trips and concentrate on improving governance in the country.
According to him, Nigerians want Buhari to remain at home and perform his responsibilities rather than travelling around the world.
Fasehun said, “The President is missing in action. Initially, we said Nigeria under Buhari was flying in autopilot but now the country has receded into ‘sabbaticals’, with no petrol, no jobs, no power, no salaries, and people are waiting for their President to give them a Happy New Year, especially when the time comes to pay children’s school fees in the new year.
“Nigerians are concerned about the lingering insecurity, the missing Chibok girls, the puzzling fuel shortage, unemployment, galloping inflation, the falling value of the naira, the dwindling value of stocks in the capital market, the power crisis and so on. The government should concentrate on finding solutions to all these and stop this futile chasing of shadows.”
Fasehun also said any attempt by the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government to gag the opposition would fail.
The UPN chairman accused the APC government of playing a holier-than-thou attitude by giving the impression that those in the ruling party were all ‘saints’ whereas those who served under opposition parties were evil and corrupt.
He urged the government to check the activities of security agencies and ensure that they do not infringe on the fundamental human rights of political opponents.
He added, “The continued covering of APC politicians widely seen as corrupt shows that the so-called fight against corruption is merely a witch-hunt aimed at the opposition. Let someone tell the APC that politics and elections ended on the day President Buhari took the oath of office and governance and nation-building must begin in earnest.
“This intimidating change makes us feel nostalgic about the crusading voices of Gani Fawehinmi, Beko Ransome-Kuti, Olu Onagoruwa, Wole Soyinka, Ubani Chima, Matthew Kukah, Olubunmi Okogie and others.”

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