A former Minister of Youth and Sports and current Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Plateau State, Damishi Sango, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s approach to governance, saying his policies are “anti-people and dictatorial”.
The Plateau PDP chair said the level of hardship under the Buhari administration has forced many Nigerians to live in abject poverty.
According to him, current events were a repeat of the harsh Nigerian economy when Buhari was a military head of state in 1983.
“Buhari is not a democrat, he jailed our parents during his rule as military head of state; I was a witness to that, our people suffered severe hunger, just as the hunger that is biting now”, Mr. Sango said.
The former minister made the assertion Tuesday while addressing a press conference at the PDP secretariat in Jos, the state capital.
Mr. Sango said most Nigerians who voted Mr. Buhari in 2015 were disappointed.
“Not many thought the first year of Muhammadu Buhari would look like this. The pump price of petrol at 145, per litre, the Naira at 380 to a dollar, not a single road tarred, the 2016 budget in baby step, no minister has received a tranche for work, salary backlog now a routine, herdsmen as killer squads, Biafra on the rampage, Niger Delta brigands reborn, the change mantra muted jobs”, he said.
The PDP chieftain also lampooned the state governor, Simon Lalong, for owing Plateau workers despite receiving N97billion in federal allocation since assumption of office last year May.
On the leadership crisis confronting the PDP, Sango said the party will address the issues.
“Our leadership challenges at the national level is an internal crisis, it will be resolved soon, I’m of the opinion that both factions should unite for the sake of our great party into strive again”, he said.
He also assured that PDP will reclaim its mandate in 2019.