Former minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung, says former president Muhammadu Buhari lives in regret after office.
Dalung declared that Buhari is living in regret given his failure to deliver on some promises he made during the campaigns in 2015/2019.
Dalung who was sports Minister in the former President’s maiden tenure has said it his responsibility to stand by the truth always.
In his words:
“We failed to meet our expectations, and I am not hypocritical because as a major stakeholder who campaigned vigorously in 2015 and went to the nooks and crannies of the north, of all the promises we made, we fulfilled none of them,” he said.
“The political covenant we had with Nigerians while campaigning was that we were going to address the security situation; we were going to revamp the economy; and we were going to give corruption a major technical blow so that we could minimize it to the barest minimum.”
“Looking back, reflecting and evaluating the situation as it is today, we failed woefully.”
He described Buhari as a very honest leader, who believed in people around him, but got his name was dragged in the mud by them.
“He (Buhari) is a very honest man who believed that everybody around him was an honest person, he brought them and trusted them. Today, I believe he is living in regret.
“They have dragged his name and integrity not only into the mud and they’ve reduced his image,” Dalung said.
The Minister in his assertions said he believed Buhari had made some impacts in security between 2015-2019.
He said: “Banditry and terrorism got minimized in terms of attacks, but it’s still flourishing, the complete change of dynamics in the security situation worse than ever before in the history of this country, and is a remarkable failure and indictment too on the APC, because these were not part the democratic covenant they had with Nigerians”.