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Nigerian critics lambasted in a ‘Zimbabwean manner’

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – YOUTHS aligned to Nigeria’s ruling party have slammed critics of President Muhammadu Buhari, whose two years in office have been received with mixed feelings.

Among the critics is Godswill Akpabio, the former governor of the southern Akwa Ibom State, who has said fellow People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
members and Rivers governor, Nyesom Wike had performed better than Buhari.

Buhari leads the All Progressives Congress (APC) and led them to victory in the 2015 governorship poll. Wike won the governorship poll in Rivers
the same year.

“Ordinarily, we would have ignored the gerrymander-Senator, but because his baseless comparison is capable of misinforming and misguiding Nigerians on the true state of affairs in the country, we have decided to reply him in a Zimbabwean manner,” said APC Youth Renaissance Nationa
Secretary, Collins Edwin.

It could not be ascertained from Edwin what “a Zimbabwean manner” was but he laid into Akapabio and the defeat of the PDP in the general election.

“First, Senator Akpabio is a remnant of the sacked PDP-government who mismanaged the fortunes of Nigeria in the past 16 years with nothing to
show for the billions of dollars it received from oil boom,” said Edwin.

He said Akpabio was alleged to have looted the Akwa Ibom treasury with his so-called transformation agenda.

“Akpabio lacks every moral, political and economic ground to criticise President Buhari, who used the last two years to cleanse the squalor and
Augean stables left by the PDP government in which the gerrymander-Senator played a key role in entangling Nigerians in to the mess.”

– CAJ News

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