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Buhari Pandering To Foreign Interests – Balarabe Musa

Posted: Jun 5, 2015 at 1:20 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Tony Ezimakor  –  Abuja


Former civilian governor of old Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa, has urged the new Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to seek more  local  solutions for the myriads of problems facing the country than relying on foreign help.

Alhaji Balarabe Musa

Alhaji Balarabe Musa

Musa, the National Chairman of Peoples Redemption Party, (PRP) and Co- Chairman of Credible Alternative Alliance (CAA), a coalition of 14 political parties and 13 civil society groups, also raised fears that the newly inaugurated government seems to lack vision on how best to pursue its electoral promises, blaming it for seeming confusion in the ruling party.

He noted the growing tendency for the All Progressives Congress ,APC administration to pander to foreign support in all its moves, including the  ‘social media’ campaign the party  ran in the 2015 general elections,  would not augur well for the sovereignty of Nigeria.

It is recalled that former Prime Minister of UK, Tony Blair had at a recent forum urged the new administration to remove the controversial oil subsidy, while Amnesty International listed names of Nigerian Army chiefs it wants tried for human right violations in the fight against Book Haram.

Much as he said the CAA would not condone violation of rights of the people under any guise, he cautioned Buhari to be wary of running the country on the basis of western propaganda.

Addressing journalists in Abuja where he dissected the inaugural address of President Muhammadu Buhari, Musa regretted that the speech was lacking in vision and boldness which he said is urgently required to fix Nigeria.

Apart from enumerating the challenges posed insecurity, perversive corruption, power shortage and the like, he noted that no concrete measures were put forward to address the challenges, even the group raised issues with the presidential directive to relocate the command and control center of the war against insurgency to Maiduguri.

In a statement which he co signed with Olu Falae and read by National Coordinator of CAA, Damian Ogbonna, the group maintained that APC cannot afford to ignore local inputs from labour unions and opposition political parties if it hopes to bring the much desired change Nigeria needs.