‘Buhari took Nigeria 50 years backwards’ – Edwin Clark

Leader of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum and elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, has blasted former President Muhammadu Buhari, claiming his administration set the country back five decades during his time in office.

The elder statesman claimed that Buhari’s administration failed abysmally, lacked direction, was full of insecurity, and recorded economic collapse.

Clark stated this in a reaction to the launching of a book “Working with Buhari: Reflections of A Special Adviser, Media and Publicity (2015-2023)” written by Buhari’s former Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina which was presented alongside five volumes of another book titled, “Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian Legacy, 2015-2023.”

The South-South leader said Buhari’s eulogising of his achievements during the book launch was contrary to citizens’ assessment of his tenure in office.

“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,” Clark said.

“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 backward. Even his successor, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, noted as much in his speech at the time when Buhari was eulogising himself,” he said.

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