Nigerians seem to have become fed up with a daily dish of excuses from President Muhammadu Buhari’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), which came to power in 2015 vowing to take the country from chaos to stability and prosperity.
But more than two years on, the status quo seems to have become the norm and the economy even seems to have worsened, with a weak naira, escalating unemployment numbers, massive borrowing for infrastructure not yet seen, persistent nonfunctional electricity and skyrocketing hunger and corruption in the land.
The latest angry reactions came from an article published by Simon Ateba News Africa last week where the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo blamed again the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan and praised the Buhari administration for the achievements the readers said they have not seen, at least in Nigeria.
The articleso much angered the readers that they continued to attack Mr. Buhari, his Vice Osinbajo and all those who attempted to defend the APC until Sunday afternoon.
They asked Mr. Buhari and Osinbajo and APC apologists to keep their lamentations and blame games to themselves and prepare to leave office in 2019.
These furious reactions came even as Mr. Buhari’s government blamed the former administration for bringing back and promoting a man who was declared wanted by the former administration.
, Nigerians were shocked that the former pensions reforms boss, Abdulrasheed Maina, who was accused of massive corruption and declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was recalled and promoted by the Buhari administration, even though his name was still on the wanted list of the EFCC.
The Buhari administration then blamed men and women still loyal to the past government for bringing the corrupt official back and promoting him. The government said these men and women still loyal to the last administration were bent on bringing the administration down.
But that explanation seemed not to have gone down well with Nigerians, especially because President Buhari, who asked for an investigation to be launched following the recall outrage, did not punish anyone or even report to voters.
With that saga and many others, Nigerians have continued to lambast the Buhari administration for continually blaming the previous administration while corruption is rife in the current government.
The readers posted their comment on a Facebook page that daily dishes out articles on the presidency in Nigeria. (The Nigeria Presidency News Facebook Page).
You can read some of the comments below.
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