Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Muhammad Junaid has said President Muhammadu Buhari failed in securing lives and properties in Nigeria.
He said this shortly after the President scored his administration high on security.
Reacting to the pass mark issued by Buhari, Muhammad reminded him that the issue with insecurity in the northeast still persists and that the region recorded three attacks this week.
He said: “Regarding the statement made by the President concerning security in the country generally and northeast, I think President Muhammadu Buhari is being economical with the truth.
‘’First, I believe within this week, there were three or four attacks. And any leader who can give himself pass mark, let alone half when the situation on the ground is the reverse is not sincere or honest with people of this country.
“Nobody likes conflicts, lack of security but it is absolutely unbearable for leaders to invent lies in order to give themselves credits for what he has not done and for which he cannot claim the credit. It does not add any value or credibility to the government, the party, military and the President himself.
“In the words of former President Lincoln, once a leader has lost the confidence of the citizens, he can never regain it. He also said that you can deceive some of the people some of the time, you can deceive all of the people some of the time but nobody succeeds by deceiving all the people all the time.
“History is never written by who want to praise himself. Somebody, whether we are alive or not, will write a more objective history, especially from the time these crises of Boko Haram, banditry started.”
“They gave failed woefully.
‘’Nigerians, including former heads of states, have come out openly to say that Nigeria is already a failed state. I can’t see how any leader can come out and start claiming credit and giving himself kudos when he did nothing.’’