Donald Duke former Cross Rivers state governor and presidential aspirant, in an interview with DW Africa, descried the Buhari’s led government as a failed government. He also said that the administration has refused to evolve with the younger population. His replies and speech states;
” I see such obvious failings. I see a leadership that is steeped in the past; and has refused to evolve with a nation that is predominantly a nation of young aspiring people, rather they are still doing things the way they were done many years ago with no result. I think our leadership in the country today is totally out of tune with the current reality of our nation. There is disconnect somewhere, when you have a leadership that blames its young people for not striving enough or of being lazy, there is a disconnect because the tools to make them achieve their aspiration have not been provided.”
Donald Duke who recently declared his intention to run for president but is yet to make a choice of a political party, stated that the Buhari-led administration lacked direction even when they came into power and that this is evident from the fact and time it took the government to gather its ministers and heads. He added that;
“They were not prepared for leadership. For instance, it took them six months to set up a cabinet. Where do you hear such? President Buhari came into office to fight corruption and insecurity. Let us look at the scorecard. Corruption is not dead. Prosecuting corruption is addressing the symptom and not the problem. The real problem is you have got to create jobs for people; you have got to strengthen institutions that make it almost impossible to engage in such an activity.”
On the issue of Boko Haram, the former governor said “They have announced that the war is over and Bokom Haram has been defeated. We know it hasn’t been defeated. There are still bombings and kidnappings in the North-East. If you visit the IDPs, you will see that we are breeding the next generation of very disgruntled people”.