Former Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, said, yesterday, that All Progressives Congress (APC), has failed Nigerians.
Speaking in an interview with the Hausa section of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Dalung said the government had not fulfilled its promises to Nigerians.
He said despite being a member of the APC, it was his responsibility to speak out if things were not right.
Lamenting the high rate of insecurity in the north, the former minister said the situation was such that people fast and pray for days before embarking on a journey.
According to him, farmers had to pay gunmen before going to the farm and nobody has ever experienced this kind of situation.
Dalung said: “In the north, if you are a Muslim and you want to travel, you must pray, fast for days before embarking on the journey. If you are a Christian and you want to travel, you must fast and pray for days before you travel.“Even if the journey is successful, you will still go to the hospital because of high blood pressure arising from fear during the journey. We have never experienced this kind of situation. Imagine in the north, before you go to your farm, you will have to pay gunmen to allow you farm. If you want to harvest your farm produce, you will still have to pay gunmen before they allow you to harvest. (Vanguard)