A leading Human Rights advocate and former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Dr Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), has described President Muhammadu Buhari government as the worst in the history of Nigeria.
Mr. Agbakoba, a leader of Coalition of United Political Parties, gave the verdict on Tuesday when he spoke with journalists in his ikoyi office, dubbing the last four years under Buhari as locust years.
He vowed that the coalition is determined to save the country by bringing Buhari’s reign to an end.
Agbakoba rubbished Buhari’s re-election mantra of “Next Level,” as a failed document and one lacking in “conceptual overhang”.
He however approved the plan of the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, saying it is better than Buhari’s.
According to him, if the presidential election were held today, Atiku would win, while Buhari would come “distant second”.
But the senior advocate of Nigeria feared that Buhari, if defeated, may not be willing to relinquish power, blasting the presence of the service chiefs at the launch of Buhari’s re-election campaign on Sunday.
Agbakoba said, “We clearly understand that to win the forthcoming elections, we require a united opposition. So, all the parties are simply presenting their presidential candidates but by January, the CUPP will formalise its consensus candidate.
“It may well be Atiku or it may not but the person who will be chosen must be one who has the heavy-lifting, who can get the job done.
“Personally, I’m pro-Atiku because I think he has the heavy-lifting but I will not preempt anything.
“We are all united in the mantra and the strong song around our campaign; that is: Anybody but Buhari. That’s the campaign – Anybody but Buhari.
“We are making sure that the four locust years from 2015 to 2019 will never repeat themselves in Nigeria. This has been the worst government in Nigeria’s history.
“Unemployment rate at 20 million, youth unemployment is so high, inflation at about 18 per cent, borrowing requirement or interest rate at about 22 per cent; nothing is working. So, we need to do something to reclaim it.”