A Presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party and Bauchi state governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, says President Muhammadu Buhari does not understand politics.
While addressing delegates and party leaders in Katsina on Sunday, Mohammed said Buhari failed to live up to expectation because he is surrounded by deceitful people.
The visit was part of his meeting with party members ahead of the primaries.
“The people of Katsina state have done great things for the development of this country, an example is what late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua has done for Nigeria, May Allah repose his soul.”
“But unfortunately, your son, our father, the current president, is surrounded by dishonest people, liars whom he thought are people of integrity, because he is a soldier, he doesn’t know people or politics.
“We know everybody, both good and bad ones, we must correct that bad impression that we are all bad people, we must secure the future for our children and grandchildren, and we need dogged people like me,” he said.
Mohammed said if given the opportunity, he would use the experiences he gathered as a journalist, a civil servant, a politician and an administrator who served as FCT Minister for six years and Governor of Bauchi state, to put the country back on track.
He said if he becomes the President in 2023, he would address the problem of poverty, hunger, insecurity and restore respect and dignity for the citizens both within and outside the country.
“This issue of banditry has become like a plot that even the armed forces have become insignificant in the fight, they are not given the needed equipment to face the enemy. We must elect people that can salvage the situation,” he added.