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Bode George slams APC, Buhari over style of leadership

Bode George slams APC, Buhari over style of leadership

- President Muhammadu Buhari is almost two years old in the saddle of leadership in Nigeria and the citizens are daily having reasons to grumble

- The current economic crisis as well as the attacks on oil installations by militants have become two major challenges facing the government

- Chief Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reviewed the current government and scored it very poor

President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC) must do all within their powers to continue with some legacies left behind by Goodluck Jonathan and his predecessor, late Umar Musa Yar'Adua if he must succeed.

This warning comes from Chief Olabode George, former vice chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former military governor.

Bode George slams APC, Buhari over style of leadership

Chief Bode George:

Speaking in Lagos, according to the Nigerian Tribune, George who clocks 71 said  ' the APC-led government is not actually running the country the way the people had expected.

The report said George thinks the Buhari government is misruling the country and insists this is evident in the ways the party is gradually falling apart.

He said the party's trouble include that many of its leaders who worked assiduously to ensure that it emerged successful in 2015 have now been sidelined.

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He recalled that the efforts made by Musa Yar dua and Goodluck Jonathan led to the peace experienced by during their tenure.

He said this is no longer the case with the level of attacks on oil installations. To him, the solution to militancy is negotiation with the agitators.

“President Yar’adua did a lot to improve the lives of  youths in the Niger Delta region, most of whom are now doing well in various courses of study abroad.

"Even though, oil revenue dropped in recent times, the region remains key to our economy as a nation.

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"But if you compare how much that was used to sustain people in that region so as to achieve peace with how much we have lost since the commencement of hostilities and blowing up of pipelines, then, you will realise the need for dialogue.

"As a political leader, the president must realise that it costs nothing to bring everybody together,” he added.

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