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Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Buhari's government is shameless for talking about 2019, Ex-lawmaker says
A former lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Mohammed has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari’s government for hinting that the president will seek re-election in 2019.
The Presidency spoke out after a former associate of Buhari, Buba Galadima said that the president would be abandoned by the people in 2019.
“It is very unfortunate and shameless that a government that is yet to do anything is already talking of 2019,” Mohammed said according to Vanguard.
“It is very unfortunate that a party like APC that is fast becoming moribund is already talking of 2019 when they have nothing to show for the four years Nigerians gave them.
“This development shows they are power-hungry, hypocritical and corruption-ridden. This entire 2019 discussion is ridiculous. I believe a government that has performed will rely on its performance before being considered for another four years in office.
“We are not even in the middle of the four-year term given to them and they are already talking of 2019. This is an unfortunate development and it shows the ineptitude of the government.
“For a man that has led us into the worst recession ever and has got nothing to show Nigerians since he assumed office to be talking of 2019, shows how shameless the government can be,” he added.
Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, who responded to Galadima’s comments, insisted that Buhari still has goodwill with the people of Nigeria.
President Buhari was sworn in on May 29, 2015, and will complete his first term of office in 2019.
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