Nigeria’s former vice president and presidential under People Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar said Nigerians are frustrated and disappointed in the failure of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to deliver on its promised change agenda.
Atiku, who lost the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket to Buhari in 2015, said it was disheartening that the president is yet to deliver on the three focal points of reviving the economy, security and fight against corruption he campaigned on in 2015.
The former vice-president, while inaugurating his Presidential Nomination Council in Abuja, said Nigerians are once more increasingly being sidelined and neglected in the scheme of things.
“The change that Nigerians were promised during the last presidential election has not been delivered. And our people are rightly disappointed and frustrated,” Abubakar said.
“Their welfare is being ignored, we are once more sliding towards dictatorship as the government chooses which court order to obey, which to ignore and who is bound by the law and who is above the law.”
Atiku, who is aspiring to be Nigeria’s next president after the 2019 elections on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), promised to use his position to restore true democracy and get the country working again.