Osun State former governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has lamented over what he described as the failure of the President Muhammadu Buhari, to deliver on his campaign promises.
Oyinlola, who said he played a critical role in the campaign that brought Buhari into power, said he was regretful of his action, adding that he should have listened to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s warning that Buhari was unfit to govern the country.
The former governor said this in an interview he granted BBC Yoruba, which was monitored by Punch. Oyinlola said, “I am saddened that Buhari said he did not know what restructuring is. I played an important role in the process that brought Buhari to power.”
“One of the policies we sold to the South was restructuring but it was shocking that in an interview, the President said he didn’t know the meaning of restructuring. May God forgive us and have mercy because this was contrary to what we envisaged.
“We made a lot of promises to the people but none of the promises he made has been fulfilled, especially on the security issues. It was like Boko Haram would be forgotten within six months of Buhari’s becoming the President. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo warned us that Buhari was not fit to run the country but we did not listen to him.
“We thought that since he was once a military Head of State, he would know how best to handle the insecurity that the country was faced with. Since we gained independence, and civil war, there’s no moment scarier than what we have now.
“The newspaper reports we read daily capture deaths and abduction of people. Already, parents are wary of sending their kids to school. Insecurity has not gone worse like this since 1999.” Oyinlola lamented that the current federal structure in operation in Nigeria was not working, arguing that the country should return to the era of regional governments.