Former Vice President and Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives
Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, appear to have broken ranks with
President Mohammadu Buhari and the ruling party, saying Buhari was not
ready to lead.
Atiku, who spoke in Abuja, said President Buhari was not ready to learn
from the lessons of the past.
President Buhari has presided over an administration that has seen mass
killings of Nigerians by Fulani herdsmen, Boko Haram and security
agencies, human rights violations, refusal to obey court orders and a
comatose economy in the past one year.
The former vice president is a veteran presidential contestant, who
finished third in the APC primaries that produced President Buhari.
He said Nigeria had the misfortune of an “äccidental leadership”.
Speaking on the clashes between herdsmen and farmers, he said President
Buhari was not ready to learn from the past.
“We have a leader who is not prepared to learn from the past”, he said.
Atiku, who recalled loosing 300 cows to cattle rustlers in Cameroon, said the country would get the right leadership in due course.
“Again, here we come back to the same economic challenges that are facing the country but we also have a leadership that is not prepared to learn from the past and the leadership that is not prepared to lead,” he said.
Atiku is also believed to have issues with the National Leader of APC and former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, whose considerable influence in Buhari’s government is discomforting and a probable impediment to his presidential ambitions.