Muhammadu Buhari has finally opened up on the failed campaign promises
of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the build-up campaign of
the 2015 presidential elections.
at Aso Rock Villa in Abuja shortly before hosting National Assembly
members in a dinner party on Monday 30th May 2016, the Nigerian
“I underrated the influence of the
PDP for 16 years watching from outside. The experience of the staff,
their commitment and zeal is different from what it is now compared to
when I was in government. Sixteen years of development in the life of a
developing nation is a long time.
“We had to cut down half the
number of permanent secretaries and then do some cross postings. The
permanent secretaries that were there for the past five, seven, 15 years
the only thing that they know is how things were done in the previous
years. Whatever we did in the campaign, in fact we were saying rubbish and that made it very difficult for us.
were even more difficult during the budget which you all know about.
For somebody like me, for the first time I heard what is called padding.
think we will recover by the fourth quarter of the year, what padding
means especially for ministers who had implement what padding contains.
There were very serious developments which I never knew about.”