The Nigeria Customs Service CG Hameed Ali on Friday said President Muhammadu Buhari has abandoned his campaign path, and he blamed the president for yielding his government to those who are no loyalist of the ruling party yet in key positions in the administration.
“There is no doubt that we have derailed because we are not doing what we say we want to do,” he was quoted as saying by The Nation at a Buhari Support Organisation launch in Jos.
“Today, with all sense of responsibility, I want to say that we have 50 percent of PDP in our government. How can we move forward with this load? How can we achieve our target with this load?” Ali said.
Plateau Governor Simon Lalung, was at the event with Ali. He also supported the Customs’ boss comments,
“It requires very courageous people to come out and say these things are wrong,” Lalung said.
According to him, other APC governors have also complained to Buhari about the influence of non-party members on the government and the APC members who brought him to government.
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“Let me say that in the course of the jihad of the Prophet Mohammad, anytime they go out for a battle, they come back with loot, but this loot, as far as my own research told me is not distributed to everybody, but to those who took the sword and faced the enemies,” the custom boss added, hitting indirectly at Buhari for being generous with his success in 2015.
According to him, the situation would have been better had the president allotted key position to the party loyalists..
“But I must confess here that we have been infused by people who were not part of this journey and these people are the ones that call the shots today,” Ali said.
“That is why we are derailing. If we had the right people who had the vision and have been there in and out, I believe that we will not be going the way we are going today.”
He appealed to members of the group to remain steadfast in their quest for good governance.
“I will, therefore, ask my colleagues of the BSO to go back to the study room. This is a commission, but it is also the beginning of the fight for good governance,” Ali said.