Ex-Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung, says the government of former President Muhammadu Buhari was a disaster.
He said Buhari reneged on the promises he made to Nigerians in 2015, adding that the erstwhile president is now living in regret.
Dalung, who served under Buhari’s government, noted that his allies undermined his government and “dragged his name in the mud.”
He made this known in an interview with Trust Radio.
The former Minister said as a founding member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), it behooves him to speak the truth.
He noted that Buhari was an honest and upright character but he was surrounded by corrupt and untrustworthy people.
“We failed to meet our expectations, and I am not hypocritical because as a major stakeholder who campaigned vigorously in 2015 and went to the nooks and crannies of the north, of all the promises we made, we fulfilled none of them,” he said.
“The political covenant we had with Nigerians while campaigning was that we were going to address the security situation; we were going to revamp the economy; and we were going to give corruption a major technical blow so that we could minimize it to the barest minimum.”
“Looking back, reflecting and evaluating the situation as it is today, we failed woefully.”
He described Buhari as a very honest leader, who believed in people around him, but got his name was dragged in the mud by them.
“He (Buhari) is a very honest man who believed that everybody around him was an honest person, he brought them and trusted them. Today, I believe he is living in regret.
“They have dragged his name and integrity not only into the mud and they’ve reduced his image,” Dalung said.