Senior citizen, Professor Ben Nwabueze has opined President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is premised on “deceit”. The former Law teacher and administrator said this in an interview he granted The Sun.
“This administration has been characterised by deceit”, said Nwabueze who is also an arrowhead of the Southern Leaders of Thought. He also dismissed President Buhari’s party – the All Progressives Congress – as being deceitful for making a volte face that shows it as embracing the restructuring agitation it previously denounced.
“APC wants to deceive us, but I hope we would not allow ourselves to be deceived again. This country has been run by government of deceit. APC is government of deceit”, the elder statesman hammered on.
“Their restructuring is the more you look the less you see, that is why they say they were for restructuring, and after Buhari’s re-election then they we will restructure. This deceit has been going on for too long”.
More so, Nwabueze waved off a second term for the president, saying “the campaign for his re-election is a journey in deceit”.
“He (Buhari) has spent almost three years in office. Three years of chaos, of suffering, of hardship”.
“He has done enough damage in his first term and we don’t need anything more to convince us that he can’t take this country to any higher level, unless he is talking about higher level of suffering.
“He will take us to a higher level of misery, if he is given a second term. The decision is now left for Nigerians to decide”, said Nwabueze in the interview.
Furthermore, Nwabueze said the president and his party have busied themselves on “churning out lies, trying to buy votes and support here and there.”
Newsbreak.ng recalls that President Buhari, in his Independence address last October, dismissed the agitation for restructuring, calling it a bid to balkanize the country.
“Recent calls on re-structuring, quite proper in a legitimate debate, has let in highly irresponsible groups to call for dismemberment of the country. We can not and we will not allow such advocacy,” said the president in his speech.
However, the ruling party would later appoint a committee to lead it on how to approach the restructuring calls. Among the committee members was Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai, who overtime had shown himself to be opposed to restructuring.