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Military, not Buhari, responsible for Nigeria’s problems— Sen Achonu

By Joseph Erunke

Senator Athan Achonu has asked Nigerians not to heap blames of the current economic recession on President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the problems were created by past military administrations.

Sen. Athan Achonu
Sen. Athan Achonu

Achonu insisted that the problems bedeviling Nigeria were caused by the military, which, he said, abandoned its constitutional responsibilities to engage in the governance.

He said the unconstitutional incursion of some military officers into the nation’s politics left it heavily wounded in many areas.

Speaking with Vanguard in Abuja, Achonu, who said it was time for the President to listen to advice from the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and present Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, insisted that rather than blame President Buhari, past military cartels should be held responsible.

He advised the President to look beyond his party’s men to get a new team that would get the country’s economy back on track.

“Buhari is not the problem, this problem was created by the military. It is the military cartel that has ravaged this country. The moment they came in, true federalism disappeared,” he said.

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