Former Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung, has made claims that former President Muhammadu Buhari is now living in regrets over what he perceives as the failures of his administration in addressing the nation’s challenges.
In an interview with Trust Radio, Dalung asserted that the Buhari administration fell short of delivering on the promises it made to the Nigerian populace during the 2015 campaign. He further alleged that the President’s close associates had tarnished his reputation.
Dalung stated, ““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.
“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 (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 concluded by asserting that the current security challenges represent a significant failure and indictment of the APC, as these were not in alignment with the democratic commitments they made to the Nigerian people.
“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,” he said.