Leader of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Chief Edwin Clark, has accused the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari of causing the regression of Nigeria by five decades.
Clark said Buhari’s eight years in office was an abysmal failure full of insecurity and recorded economic collapse.
The elder statesman spoke during the launch of a book “Working with Buhari: Reflections of A Special Adviser, Media and Publicity (2015-2023)” written by Femi Adesina.
He faulted the former President for claiming to have achievements, adding that his self-appraisal was contrary to citizens’ assessment of his tenure in office.
Clark said; “What struck me most was the attitude and statement of former President Buhari, who eulogised his achievements as President of the country during the occasion. This, I must say, is contrary to the assessment of the majority of Nigerians of his administration.
To most of us as Nigerians, Muhammadu Buhari failed abysmally as President. His administration was full of insecurity, economic collapse, injustice, religious bigotry and lack of direction. The eight years of his administration plunged Nigeria and Nigerians five decades backwards. Even his successor, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, noted as much in his speech at the time when Buhari was eulogising himself”.
Meanwhile, recall that in a statement Clark released on the eve of Buhari’s exit from office last year, he said the former president was bequeathing a “bouquet of unfulfilled promises, divided nation, and myriad of critical federal infrastructural projects in shameful states, especially roads, and particularly in the Niger Delta region”.