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Critics of the Buhari administration, under the banner of the Wailing Wailers have stated that Thursday’s incident in Sokoto, where some young residents bearing placards asked the visiting ex-President Goodluck Jonathan to “come back” shows that President Muhammadu Buhari “has been rejected by the same people who massively voted him in 2015.”
The group, in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday by its Acting National Publicity Secretary, Usman Abubakar, stated that the lingering economic woes in the country, as well as the rising inflation rate was an indication that Buhari does not have solution to the nation’s problems, and should as such honourably resign.
Recall that Jonathan was in Sokoto State to pay a condolence visit to the family of late 18th Sultan of Sokoto, Ibrahim Dasuki, when some youths in Hubbaren Shehu called on the former president to come back to office.
The late Sultan is the father of Sambo Dasuki, who served as the National Security Adviser under Jonathan.
The statement by the wailers read: “We are calling on President Muhammadu Buhari for the second time within the week to honorably resign and return back to his farm in Daura for retirement.
“It is glaring that Mr. President does not have any solution to the lingering economic woes, hardship and suffering that has befallen the country. We cannot continue to take it that all is well when the economic situation in the country is critically disastrous.
“Just days ago, reports showed that Nigeria’s inflation has risen to 11 years record breaking 18.3%. In the history of Nigeria, the last time we experienced hyper inflation, depression, recession and famine was when Buhari brutally upset a civil rule and took over powers in 1984.
“The repeat of 1984 brutal and violent rulership is panning out in 2016, it is quite unfortunate that students of history jettisoned all they knew about Buhari and packaged him as a reformed democrat. We are happy in a way that all those that propped him up and elevated him to Aso Rock are now in deep regret.
“Those that supported him out of ethnic and religious sentiments are now aware of the gravest mistake as Hunger, Starvation and poverty does not respect ethnic group or religion, but, it is being exerted on all and sundry. It is in evidence that Nigerian people are totally ill-fated with Buhari.