A factional chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kano State, Hussaini Mairiga, on Monday described President Muhammadu Buhari as a total failure.
The factional APC chairman, who spoke with journalists in Kano yesterday said: “from the looks of things President Buhari has betrayed the confidence of the Nigerian masses who voted for him massively into power”.
Mairiga said it was not an exaggeration that members of many families in the country go to bed without at least one square meal while others had fled their homes because they could no longer provide the basic needs of life for their loved ones.
Renowned for his frankness on issues, the APC chieftain expressed worry that one year after Buhari came into power, there was nothing to show while poverty in the country had reached an unprecedented level.
He lamented that while a bag of rice now sold for N16, 000, prices of other essentials commodities had tripled.
Mr. Mairiga noted with dismay that prices of goods were rising at a time the ordinary man did not have money to make a living.
Another disturbing scenario, according to the factional APC chairman, was that those around the president, including his ministers, had concealed the truth from him on the true situation of things in the country.
He reminded Mr. Buhari of his campaign promises, stating that he did not like the way the masses were allowed to wallow in destitution and penury.
He said Nigerians were in the worst condition that needed urgent attention.
The APC chieftain also advised the president to stop deceiving Nigerians that the nation had no money whereas, on a monthly basis, the federal and states governments continued to enjoy a boost in their allocations.
He asked the federal government to urgently open all the closed borders with other countries to allow entry of food supplies into the country
Mr. Mairiga warned that if urgent steps were not taken to address the present situation in the country, Nigerians would soon begin to die of hunger on the streets.