Tinubu is running government like a military dictator

Tinubu is running government like a military dictator - Former APC national vice chairman, Salihu Mohammed Lukman

Salihu Mohammed Lukman, a former National Vice Chairman (North West) of the All Progressives Congress has accused President Bola Tinubu of running government like a military dictator. 


Lukman who stated that the current security and socio-economic challenges bedeviling the country are a threat to Tinubu’s second term and capable of closing the party’s “shop” in 2027 if not quickly addressed, accused the President of shutting down the structures of the party and acting like a king with absolute knowledge of solutions to the problems facing Nigerians.


In a statement released on Saturday, March 2, the former APC National Vice Chairman alleged that both former President Muhammadu Buhari and incumbent President Tinubu have rubbished the essence of merger in 2013, and the APC manifesto by inflicting pains on Nigerians.


The statement read; 


“What Nigerians are having today wasn’t what was promised at all. The most disturbing reality is that the current economic hardship is produced during the first term of President Asiwaju Tinubu, with no end in sight. Does it then mean that President Asiwaju Tinubu is not interested in second term? Certainly not.

“If he is interested in second term, why is he managing affairs of government like a military dictator, shutting down the structures of the party and talking down to citizens like a philosopher king who has absolute knowledge of what will produce possible happiness for citizens?

“Unless the objective is to secure second term by other means and not votes of electorate, there can not be any logical reasoning. Could that be the reason for the newfound love with some identified political merceneries who were strongly opposed to the election of President Asiwaju Tinubu? How successful could they be?

“If military governments with all their recruited merceneries could fail to guarantee their survival how could anyone imagine that merceneries could win second term for the President Asiwaju?

“Once they achieved that, any other thing with respect to good government and policy orientation is hardly a priority. Impliedly, this means that the whole merger exercise producing the APC was a deception. Rightly or wrongly, many APC leaders and members have come to accept this explanation as the main objective for the merger.” 

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