During an interview with The PUNCH, APC National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka said it would be unfair for anybody to label President Buhari as a failure for not quelling the nation’s insecurity
Abdullahi, the son of Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has slammed the All Progressives Congress (APC) for blaming former President Goodluck Jonathan for the security challenges confronting Nigeria.
During an interview with The PUNCH, APC National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka said it would be unfair for anybody to label President Buhari as a failure for not quelling the nation’s insecurity. Morka also accused the former President of condoning insurgency and banditry until it became full-blown.
He said the buck stopped at Jonathan’s desk for failing to take decisive steps to finish the insurgency at the incubatory stage.
"It was the same Jonathan administration that incubated Boko Haram to a point where it became a fighting force. Many of them who are in that party really should be hiding their faces by now. Jonathan would never have survived the onslaught if he was not defeated by election. A lot of issues we are talking about today were incubated by the same individuals and party when they were in government," Morka said.
Meanwhile, Abdullahi, in his reaction to Morka’s statement via his Instagram story on Thursday, wrote, “Seven years later! Same old strategy! When it gets too hot they blame Jonathan. They blame anybody but themselves!"
Since Muhammadu Buhari became President in 2015, the ruling APC and the President have not stopped playing the blame card to avoid taking responsibility for their failures.
For instance, in December 2015, Buhari accused Jonathan of failing to stop Boko Haram during his tenure.
The President said the terrorists remained active due to the previous government’s “abuse of trust in the purchase of equipment and other ammunition to fight the war against Boko Haram”.
“Unfortunately for us as a people, we uncovered that billions of Naira and hundreds of millions of dollars were expended by the previous government to acquire good equipment and ammunition so that the military can use, but unfortunately, there was abuse of trust at various levels that cost Nigeria a lot of lives and goodwill,” Buhari said.
In May 2018, after running the economy of the country aground, Buhari again blamed Jonathan, saying he inherited an ailing economy from Jonathan’s administration.
“This Administration has therefore focused on revamping the ailing economy it inherited in 2015. In 2016, the Government executed an expansionary budget and developed the Strategic Implementation Plan,” he said.