Serious leaders form their cabinet within one week, Obi lambasts Buhari


By David Olalekan.

The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 presidential election, Peter Obi, has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari for stalling in constituting his cabinet since his inauguration for a second ternure on May 29.

The former governor of Anambra State, while interacting with reporters in Lagos yesterday, explained that serious leaders form their cabinet within one week of assuming power.

He said: “…these are serious leaders who are ready to move their countries forward. Imagine forming their cabinets within one week of being sworn in.

“Can you compare them with what is happening here in our country? I have always said it that for our country to move forward, it must change its current compass.”

He chided President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for allegedly plunging the country into a debt of over N11 trillion, with nothing to show for the borrowed funds.

“What we have today in Nigeria is the cumulative effect of leadership failures. A leader must know his/her destination. Painfully, we have plenty bad role models masquerading as leaders.

“Nigeria is in total mess because of too much borrowing caused by leadership failures. Our situation will get worse if we do not solve these problems urgently. There is serious crisis in Nigeria because politics is now business and transactions. In fact, we have reduced our lives to transactions in Nigeria.

“Tell me, what is working in Nigeria today? A country where states owe billions and the federal government has borrowed over N11 trillion since coming into office and there is nothing to show for all the borrowed funds. Are you not worried that over 21 million of our youths are not employed?

“Nigeria is gradually collapsing and unemployment is part of the disease killing Nigeria. All hands must be on deck to help save our nation from these leadership failures”, he said.

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