The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari was not to blame for the myriads of socio-economic challenges facing the country.
Director of the organisation Professor Ishaq Akintola said on Thursday in a statement that a former President Olusegun Obasanjo letter berating President Buhari and asking him not to seek re-election in 2019 is making the President a culprit rather than being a victim.
“MURIC believes that Obasanjo’s tirade would have been right had he fired it at the National Assembly which has been holding Buhari by the hand. But alas! Obasanjo has chosen the victim instead of the culprit. Although Obasanjo’s epistle is profound, recondite and arcane, we are constrained to conclude that certain germane correlates have not been put into consideration by the respected retired general and ex-head of state.
“Such factors include the circumstances under which the ruling party, the APC was formed; the congressional booby trap into which the Buhari administration was welcomed ab initio, which, regrettably, is still in operation; the merger agreement which compelled the running of government with moles and saboteurs (electricity discos which are still in the hands of the opposition party).
“The crux of all these factors is the National Assembly which has constituted itself into a clog in the wheel of progress for the Buhari administration. Buhari is therefore the victim, not the culprit. Buhari is the victim of a well-knitted political conspiracy. Never in the history of Nigeria has any president been entrapped by a hostile and belligerent parliament. This is a NASS ostensibly led by his own party men but who, in reality, are better described as Messrs Jekyll and Hyde,” Akintola who also listed some achievements of President Buhari said.