Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’Abba, says President Muhammadu Buhari lacks the physical and intellectual capacity to govern Nigeria.
He declared that he will not back Buhari for re-election in 2019.
Na’Abba dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressive Congress (APC) ahead of the 2015 elections.
“He (President Buhari) hasn’t got the capacity physically and intellectually to govern Nigeria this is my honest opinion”, he told Punch.
“There is no way I can support him. I had the opportunity of sitting with the President and telling him that this is what is wrong but he told me that things were wrong before but with his election, everything is right now. That was what he told me and I was very disappointed.” he said
He alleged that President Buhari has sidelined the members of the party in any of his decisions.
“I decided to move back to the APC from the PDP to support him because from his utterances, I believed he wanted to add value to democracy and this is three years into his administration and he doesn’t work with the party, he regards party members as evil, he doesn’t work with anybody, he doesn’t consult with anybody in the party.
“I am a member of the Board of Trustees of the party even though we don’t have it officially. We had a meeting of such a board or whatever you call it in February 2016.
“That meeting was only called again in November 2017 when he decided that he wanted to get re-elected and he needs us. He promised to reconstitute boards.
“He had earlier refused to do that because he believed politicians were responsible for all the evil in this country and he also promised to increase the number of ministers.
“In a nutshell, the President has not added value to democracy by an inch,” Na’Abba stated.