Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s government as the worst ever in Nigeria history.
He said his group, Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), were doing everything possible to ensure the “four locust years of Buhari govt” never reoccur in Nigeria.
Agbakoba, a leader of the National Intervention Movement (NIM), stated this during an interaction with newsmen in Lagos on Tuesday.
Also, he described Buhari’s “Next Level” re-election agenda as a failed document and one lacking in “conceptual overhang”. Agbakoba said that the campaign document of Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is better than Buhari’s.
While nothing that were the presidential election was to hold today that Atiku would win, the former NBA president however expressed the fear of Buhari refusing to relinquish power if defeated.
He also frowned at the presence of the service chiefs during the launch of Buhari’s re -election campaign on Sunday.
“We clearly understand that to win the forthcoming elections, we require a united opposition. So, all the parties are simply presenting their presidential candidates but by January, the CUPP will formalise its consensus candidate .
“It may well be Atiku or it may not but the person who will be chosen must be one who has the heavy-lifting, who can get the job done.
“Personally, I’m pro-Atiku because I think he has the heavy- lifting but I will not preempt anything.
“We are all united in the mantra and the strong song around our campaign; that is: Anybody but Buhari. That’s the campaign – Anybody but Buhari.
“We are making sure that the four locust years from 2015 to 2019 will never repeat themselves in Nigeria. This has been the worst government in Nigeria’s history.
“Unemployment rate at 20 million, youth unemployment is so high, inflation at about 18 per cent, borrowing requirement or interest rate at about 22 per cent; nothing is working. So, we need to do something to reclaim it.
“So, that’s the message; we are working with the united opposition party, which we now have. Obasanjo’s own is called ADC, I am affiliated to the Peoples Trust and all of these come under the umbrella of the third force,” he said.
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