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Saturday 20th July 2019,
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Stop blaming past leaders: You are also a past leader, take responsibility – CDHR, CD tell Buhari

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, and the Campaign for Democracy, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop blaming past leaders for the state of the nation and take responsibility.

This was in reaction to the president’s statement on Sunday while he received some members of the Buhari Diaspora Support Organisation in his London residence.

Buhari had said that considering the condition in which his administration met the country without savings and the economy vandalised, his government ‘was not doing badly’.

Reacting, the CDHR President, Malachy Ugwummadu, in a statement, said Buhari should also blame himself as he was once a past military president.

According to him, Buhari’s goodwill was fast receding.

Ugwummadu said: “I just hope that there will be an end to passing the buck with this present administration. The energy the government is dissipating on castigating previous governments can be deployed in reorganising the country.

“One of the reasons Buhari was voted in was the belief that he would be able to deal with Nigeria’s exigencies, not to come in, pass the buck, and abdicate responsibility.

“Buhari should not fritter the goodwill of Nigerians he has, which is fast receding.”

In a similar vein, the CD President, Usman Abdul, said, “The President should be mindful of what he says about past leaders because he was also a former leader of the country.

“The President has not done any better than the previous governments.”

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