Don’t blame Saraki, Dogara for your failures - Timi Frank to Buhari

Don’t blame Saraki, Dogara for your failures - Timi Frank to Buhari

- President Buhari has been advised not to blame his shortcomings on others

- The advice was given to the president by a former deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, Comrade Timi Frank

- Frank was reacting to the president's comments where he passed a vote of no confidence on the National Assembly leaders

A former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take responsibility, “for his colossal failure to make any positive impact in the last years.”

Frank in a statement on Tuesday, May 27 in Abuja, advised the president not to blame his shortcomings on the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara.

Comrade Frank was reacting to the president's comments during a recent interview where he passed a vote of no confidence on the National Assembly leaders.

“I asked them how they felt to hold the country at ransom for seven months without passing a budget. Unfortunately, they were not hurting me; they were hurting the country. So, really, in terms of patriotism, I think I rated them very low indeed,” the president said.

Comrade Frank, however, called on President Buhari to stop his blame games and face reality for once.

“Blame your lethargy, flip-flops and incompetence for your failure, not Saraki and Dogara,” Frank said.

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He added: “It is you the people elected as president to exercise executive powers and not Saraki and Dogara whose duties are to supervise the passage of legislations.

“Any leader who completely abdicates responsibility for his action or inaction cannot by any stretch of imagination be said to be a good leader. If at the twilight of a four year tenure Mr. President is shopping for new scapegoats, At what point would he realize that its was under his government that Nigeria became the poverty capital of the world?

“How many jobs has this administration created for our teaming unemployed youths. It is unfortunate that Nigerians got a man whose archaic policies and personal ineptitude led a once thriving economy into a tail spin and perpetual downward slide.

“It is further regrettable that Buhari who claims to be a man of integrity has failed all integrity indicators in leadership and personal character of being true to self.”

Comrade Frank said it is on record that under President Buhari all budgets were presented in late December and for the last four years budget performance has remained a woeful 25 to 30 per cent while the appropriated amounts are brazenly stolen without consequence.

He opined that rather than the 8th National Assembly being the problem, Presient Buhari has been the real cog on the wheels of the nation’s progress and development.

He continued: “It is clear that the achievements of Buhari in the last four years remain gargantuan propaganda, poverty, suicides and comatose economy for which he has not stopped to blame the 16 year rule of the opposition party.

“I also believe that Buhari has nothing in stock for Nigerians in the next four years, reason he has shifted his pastime of blame for failure to Saraki and Dogara.

“If anything, the unbridled corruption in Buhari’s administration and the thieving aides around him should be held responsible for his unabashed failures.

“Is it not laughable that “Baba Go Slow” has got people to blame for the snail speed of his government?

“A president whose district head was kidnapped and whose Emirate Council since has suspended the celebration of the this year’s Eid-el-Fitri as a result of insecurity is blaming Saraki and Dogara for his cluelessness.

“Buhari as a retired general is blaming the police and community leaders for widespread banditry, kidnappings and general insecurity in the country!”

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Meanwhile, President Buhari has said that Nigerian elites have never supported his political ambition, even as he thanked ordinary citizens for making him a leader.

The president said this during a special interview aired on the Nigerian Television Authority on Monday, May 27.

According to him, the elites have always supported candidates they believe will bend to their political and economic interests.

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