Chief Edwin Clark, an elder statesman has knocked former President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he left the country worse than he met it in 2015.
In a farewell address to Buhari during a press conference on Sunday in Abuja, Clark said the former President left unfulfilled promises, divided the nation and left it with a myriad of other challenges, including insecurity.
The elder statesman, a former Minister of Information and the current leader of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), observed that many youths, particularly the professionals, left the country in droves in search of greener pastures, particularly in Canada, Britain and USA under the Buhari administration.
He further explained that former President Muhammadu Buhari left the nation, especially the Niger Delta region, worse than he met it, saying that in the past eight years, Muhammadu Buhari has demonstrated in most cases that he did not belong to the whole country but to a group; his tribe and religion, contrary to what he said in his inaugural speech that he belonged to everybody.
According to him, “The sad truth is that the South-South geopolitical zone has been treated very unfairly by the outgoing administration despite the region’s contributions to the national economy.”
What is needed, he said, was a just, equitable and more egalitarian approach to the administration and management of the nation’s resources and the conduct of state affairs, saying that the country belongs to all Nigerians.