A former Sokoto State Governor, Attahiru Bafarawa has stressed that President Muhammadu Buhari can’t fix Nigeria’s problems even in 20 years.
Bafarawa, a presidential aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said this while addressing members of the party in Owerri, the Imo State capital, yesterday.
He insisted that Buhari has no business in politics because he did not possess the leadership expertise to boost the country’s economy.
Bafarawa said, “The problem with Nigeria is that those in government today have no business being in politics. A military man can never be democratic. He can never change overnight.
“Give Buhari 20 years as the President of this country, he can never fix Nigeria. He is busy going to China to borrow. If he continues as the President, our debt profile would be unimaginable.”
He urged the party members to pick a presidential aspirant who would be able to win at the 2019 elections.
Bafarawa said, “The PDP must strengthen our chances by electing as its presidential candidate one who can win the general election.
“We have to work together to vote Buhari out. Removing Buhari is easy and difficult. It’s easy if the PDP presidential aspirants can unite to adopt me. It is not a do-or-die affair.
“I have the experience and background to serve this country as the President. When I was leaving the governorship seat, I left N13bn in the coffers for the incoming governor. Mind you, Sokoto is not an oil-producing state. I used my experience and background to do that.
“But because of politics, I was arrested and humiliated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. I was freed by the court. Buhari’s government is very corrupt. If you are in the PDP, you are corrupt, but once you are in APC, you are not corrupt.”