Tuesday, 8 September 2015

SHOCKING! I've Never Been A Buhari Supporter - Yakasai Opens Up

Elder statesman Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, the brain behind the Northern Elders’ Council, has shared his own opinion on President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war.

Yakasai, who was a political adviser of former President Shehu Shagari was a guest Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily today, Tuesday, September 8.

Yakasai clearly stated that he was not a supporter of President Buhari.

He said: “I’ve never been a Buhari supporter. He scuttled democracy and is here to get back at his enemies.

“You don’t come into power to confront your enemies, you come into power to govern everyone even those who stood against you, they’re citizens like you, you don’t maltreat them.”

According to the elder statesman, he hasn’t seen anybody being arrested because of corruption since Buhari assumed office.

Yakasai said he doesn’t see Buhari as a democrat as he had not done anything to convince him otherwise.

Speaking on the delay in ministerial list, he wondered why it was taking Buhari three months to discover capable people, saying: “When it came to the appointment of the Chief of Staff and Secretary to the government of the federation, it turned out to be people he knew long before he became President, so I wonder why it will take him three months to discover somebody that has been with him for 10/15 years.”

He stated that some people were supporting Buhari just because they don’t like former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The former adviser said he has realized from his 64-year political experience that it’s normal for foreign countries to support for any new government.

“I have noticed that anytime there is a new leader, the whole world always praise that leader,” he said.

On the issue of asset declaration, Yakasai said governors should be encouraged to make their assets declaration public.

Some days back, Yakasai had said it was impossible to make a fair assessment of a president who had not formed his cabinet though he rated him high in his effort to recover the country’s stolen loot.

In July, the statesman had noted that Buhari’s tenure could end in crisis if the APC fails to respect the opinions of its members in the National Assembly.