He said Obasanjo is far better than Buhari.
Professor Ango Abdullahi who is a former minister and former Vice Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, and who is now the chairman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), is not backing down on his statement that Buhari’s five years in office is the worst since 1999.
Abdullahi made the statement in an interview with Daily Trust Saturday, maintained that no right thinking individual who lived through the Presidency of Obasanjo to Buhari, can say Buhari has performed better than his predecessors.
He said even President Olusegun Obasanjo who was regarded as one of the worst in Nigeria’s history, is embarrassingly far better than Buhari.
He said, “I have worked with only one of the presidents. I worked with Obasanjo for three years. Of course, Obasanjo was a better president. I ranked Obasanjo far better president than Buhari. This is because of his ability to take on the duties of president whether sometimes right or wrong.
“The critical job of the president is to take decision. Some of the decisions may be right, while others may be wrong. The most important thing is that there must be somebody who takes decisions and take responsibility. This is where Obasanjo excelled. He took decision and took responsibility. This is the major difference between Obasanjo’s presidency and that of Buhari.”
The professor has earlier said that Nigerians are being confused with the words ‘Democracy Day’ when in fact, there’s no evidence of true democracy in the country for the past 21 years.
He said, “I did not believe 29th of May is the Democracy Day for Nigeria. Democracy Day is 1st of October, because that is the day that Nigeria became politically independent from colonial masters.
“If the interpretation of Democracy Day means Nigeria has moved from military to another form of administration, I wouldn’t say that we have moved from military administration to democracy. What we have done was to move from military administration to civilian administration.
“There is difference between civilian administration and democratic administration. As far as I am concerned we have not enjoyed democratic administration in the last 21 years, including the current period that we are in now.”