Says Jonathan government a total disaster…
“It’s either that the President and the ruling elites underestimated or oversimplified the depth of the problems of the country and made impossible promises in order to rise to power…”
Former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani, says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has failed Nigerians woefully.
Sani who stated this on Sunday pointed out that indices available indicate to the fact that Buhari and the ruling class may have failed because they underestimated the problems facing the country while at the same time making impossible promises.
In a statement he posted on his Facebook page on Sunday, the former lawmaker also berated the immediate past Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.
He said Nigerians won’t easily forget that Jonathan’s administration was a huge disaster to the nation.
Sani, however, observed that Buhari’s administration compelled Nigerians to appreciate Jonathan’s government better.
“The present leadership in the country has woefully failed. We have said this even when it was a taboo and more dangerous to say it; but the regime that it succeeded was also a disaster that must not easily be forgotten.
“However, it’s actually this Government that compels our citizens to appreciate the last Government comparatively.
“It’s either that the President and the ruling elites underestimated or oversimplified the depth of the problems of the country and made impossible promises in order to rise to power, or that the people expected too much from a new ruling elites with a limited capacity to govern or with a different agenda other than the one publicly advertised.
“One bitter truth we always prefer to ignore is that almost eighty percent of those who ruined the country in its first fifteen years of democratic experience, migrated with their old habits and new uniforms to the messianic side, and we unreservedly called it a change,” Sani stated.
He added that, “What is evident today is that the leaders and the led are learning their hard lessons the hard way. Those who collected money, fabrics and favors and queued up to thrust tyrants and incompetent people to the position of power and those who bought their way to the throne are staggering and sweating hopelessly in their storms.
“Voting leaders is not simply about ‘exercising your civic responsibility or national duty’ or ‘retiring some or renewing some or employing some’;it’s most importantly about entrusting your fate,your life and your future to those you gave your mandate.
“Most of those who threw stones and spears at us for speaking truth to power and on behalf of their masters, now voluntarily and slowly turning it back against their Lords who had once used them as ladders;It’s only going to get worse in a steam and stream of endless sufferings.
It’s impossible for leaders to respect, fear or honor people who are paid to vote. The relationship was not founded on service, principles or ideology but on material transaction. Those who worship leaders as their gods other than hold them to account are returning to the real God to protect them from their fake gods.
“Learning the hard-way comes with experience we hardly forget.”