The Northern Elders Forum has intimated that it has regretted the decision they took in disposing off President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 elections to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari.


According to the Northern Elders Forum, they thought they were getting rid of Jonathan for Buhari to come and fix the bad things in Nigeria but he has since devastated the economy and has heightened insecurity.

NEF Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, made the submission when he appeared on Arise TV’s ‘The Morning Show’ breakfast programme.  

He said, “Is there any Nigerian who is not disappointed in President Buhari including diehard APC people? Is there anybody who would not tell you he wished President Buhari had done much better?

“We raised huge expectations, we told people, ‘Get rid of Jonathan, put Buhari there, he would fix corruption, he would fix insecurity, he would fix the economy’ (but) look at where we are now.

“How can anybody say they are happy with the record of President Buhari, even the people very close to him would tell you that they wished he could have done much better and he could have done much better and he hasn’t.”

Next president should act in opposite direction of Buhari’

“So, what we need to do now is to get ready to elect another President who would go in the opposite direction, a President who has a vision and a clear idea of what governance involves rather than just being a President. So, I am disappointed and that is why today, I am actively involved in trying to see that a new leader emerges in getting Nigerians a new lease of life,” 



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