Connect with us


Clark responds to Buhari, says he was biased, nepotic, plunged Nigeria 50 yrs backward



edwin clark

South-South leader, Chief Edwin Karigbo Clark has berated former President Muhammadu Buhari, saying his eight-year rule was biased, unjust, nepotic, uncivil and filled with religious bigotry.

Clark said this in a statement on Thursday, while reacting to remarks by Buhari in Abuja during the public presentation on Tuesday of a book entitled “Working with Buhari: Reflections of A Special Adviser, Media and Publicity (2015-2023),” by Femi Adesina, and another book entitled, Buhari, the Nigerian legacy (Volume 1-5), which was launched alongside that of Adesina.

He said: “I watched the public presentation of the book, what struck me most is the attitude and statement of former President Buhari, who eulogised his achievements as President of the country during the occasion.

“This I must say, is contrary to the assessment of majority of Nigerians of his administration.

“To most of us as Nigerians, Muhammadu Buhari failed abysmally as President. His administration was full of insecurity, economic collapse, injustice, religious bigotry and lack of direction.

Read also: Rivers: LP faults rescreening, confirmation of commissioners who resigned

“The eight years of his administration plunged Nigeria and Nigerians, five decades backwards. Even his successor, the current President Bola Tinubu, noted as much in his speech at the occasion, where Buhari was eulogising himself.

“For me, this will not be the first time I will be making this observation. In an almost 12-page farewell message I wrote to Muhammadu Buhari, on the eve of his exiting as President of the country, May 28, 2023, I said as much.

“In the past eight years, Muhammadu Buhari has demonstrated in most cases that he did not belong to the whole country but to a group, his tribe and religion, which is contrary to what he said in his inaugural speech that he belongs to everybody.

“For instance, he appointed 14 out of 17 security chiefs from one section of the country. So, the declaration that ‘he belongs to everybody and nobody’ was a sham. I make bold to say that the reverse has been the case. He belongs to some people, but not the entire Nigeria.”

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now