Sowunmi said this on Monday when he featured on a Channels TV programme
alongside Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the Buhari re-election campaign
He also dismissed Buhari’s anti-graft war, saying Nigeria’s economy “ran
into a slump because of the corruption under the Buhari-led
The public affairs analyst said the present administration under President
Muhammadu Buhari has “zero integrity,” adding that “whatever arguments
they (the administration) have now about fixing the economy is laughable”.
“They say one thing in the morning, they do another. First, they said they
don’t even know the meaning of subsidy. Right now, they can’t explain to
us who is paying subsidy or who is appropriating it. Now we’re finding out
that $25 billion is somewhere lost within NNPC.
“All over the places where you turn, all the principal officers of this
government are just deep in sleaze, made worse, made totally worse, is
that they really have no care for any section of the country; When they
are not calling young people lazy, they are telling the women that their
position is just in the bedroom, whatever that meant.
“When they are supposed to be looking for ways to bring the nation
together, they are running a percentage that doesn’t even add up in
mathematics; 97 to 5.
“Worse is that they go all over the world shaming the whole country,
claiming that Nigeria is corrupt, even applauding other nations who call
us ‘fantastically corrupt’.”
Sowunmi said why the Buhari administration is “totally incompetent and
unacceptable” is that there has not been a cabinet reshuffle since it came
“What makes them totally incompetent and unacceptable is that in the last
three and a half years, they have not seen anybody in that government,
none of their ministers is due for a change, they have not re-jigged their
cabinet, how can they re-jig their cabinet when they don’t know what they
‘ATIKU RIDING ON THE EMOTIONS OF NIGERIANS’
Keyamo, however, insisted the All Progressives Congress (APC)
administration has delivered on its promises, accusing Atiku of attempting
to ride to power on the emotions of Nigerians.
According to him, “Atiku Abubakar cannot run on promises, and that is the
picture my friend here is trying to create; that he is coming with loads
of promises, he has been a businessman and created jobs.
“And they want to ride on the emotions of the people because of the
unfortunate slump in the economy and get to power. But they have reached a
dead end. Because Atiku Abubakar cannot run based on promises and this
whole thing about running a business.
“He is not Donald Trump that came all the way from the private sector. How
did Atiku Abubakar create jobs when he was in power? What we saw was a
colossal failure of public institutions.”
Keyamo also said the Muhammadu Buhari’s government has been doing well
with the economy, adding that Nigeria is the best-performing economy in