Former Minister tackles ‘dictator’ Buhari, says Nigerians are suffering

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

A former minister, and now chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Plateau State, Damishi Sango, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s approach to governance, saying his policies are “anti-people and dictatorial”.

Mr. Sango said the level of hardship under the current administration has forced many Nigerians to live in abject poverty.

He said current events were a repeat of the harsh Nigerian economy during Mr. Buhari’s military government in 1983.

“Buhari is not a democrat, he jailed our parents during his rule as military head of state; I was a witness to that, our people suffered severe hunger, just as the hunger that is biting now,” Mr. Sango said.

The PDP leader said this on Tuesday at a press conference at the party secretariat in Jos.

He said most Nigerians who voted Mr. Buhari in 2015 were disappointed.

“Not many thought the first year of Muhammadu Buhari would look like this. The pump price of petrol at 145, per litre, the Naira at 380 to a dollar, not a single road tarred, the 2016 budget in baby step, no minister has received a tranche for work, salary backlog now a routine, herdsmen as killer squads, Biafra on the rampage, Niger Delta brigands reborn, the change mantra muted jobs,” he said.

Mr. Sango, a former minister youth and sport during President Olusegun Obasanjo administration, said Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong, has since assumption of office received N97 billion from the federal government, yet was owing civil servants.

On the factions in the PDP at the national level, Mr. Sango said the party will address the issues.

“Our leadership challenges at the national level is an internal crisis, it will be resolved soon, I’m of the opinion that both factions should unit for the sake of our great party into strive again,” he said.

He assured that PDP will reclaim its mandate in 2019.

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  • George

    APC CHANGI

    • Lorgne

      Patience.

    • Tonnero

      PDP Thieves!

  • FuzzyLogic

    Plateau State used to have a maverick streak, always charting an electoral path that is separate from the rest of the core North. This changed in 2015, what happened? Has the Hausa/Fulani migration to the state finally changed the demographics in favor of the settlers permanently? Just wondering.

    • Lorgne

      Fuzzy indeed.

    • Danbahaushiya

      Ask Sango

  • Malik Isah

    how about returning his loot to ease the suffering of Nigerians

  • B. Messi

    Wailers!
    NOTHING will stop CHAi-Baba from fulfilling his promise of N1=$1!
    From his efforts thus far;
    $1 = N418!
    £1 =N533!
    €1 = N461!

    Hahahaha!
    APC! CHAINS!!!!!!

    • Pat

      You are so naive to know that if Buhari has not emerge as the President, $1 would have been equaled N1001 by now under Jonathan looting administration. We are not ignorance of where the last regime was leading us to. Not only your future would have been mortgaged but the future of your unborn children and children-children would have been destroyed beyond remedy. If you are expecting Buhari to perform miracle, poor you!

      • defash1

        Prove it!!

      • B. Messi

        ‘IF’ buhari has not emerg(ed)…
        $1 ‘WOULD’ have equalled N1001…

        Hahaha! All you e-rats cry daily is; IF, WOULD, WOULD’VE..etc!
        Mallam, WHAT EMPIRICAL FORMULA DID YOU USE TO COME TO THIS CONCLUSION??
        LOL! Shege dan iska! Sorry some of us told your gullible crowd those wacky promises of N1=$1 and fuel= N40/L were meant for illiterates, the gullible or FOOLS!
        You are here ranting instead of covering your head in SHAME! Why do you think your siblings; tundemess/tunsj, Kay soyemi, wahala/julius, amazing2012, rommel, Maria are on the run??
        You clown, the records will show the facts & figures of the exchange rate & other economic indices during jona’s time..NOT what it ‘would’ve been’ as some VOODOO economists like you claim.
        History/records will also document the RECESSION APC plunged Naijas into!
        SHAME ON YOU! Clowns & Charlatans!

  • Pat

    Buhari is still in the process of healing the wound PDP inflicted on Nigeria economy by their greediness and cowardliness, but the wound is deeper beyond Buhari and average Nigerians imaginations. The healing process is in progress, that is why it is becoming tougher for it to become better. PDP did unimaginable atrocities to Nigeria economy in office and continue to wage gorilla warfare against the healing process from behind out of office. It is laughable that such an anti people and treasury looting party like PDP is criticising President Muhammadu Buhari’s approach to governance.

    • Nigeria4u

      You are wrong, Buhari deceived Nigerians, he made promises and failed, he should resign and stop all these excuses and blame games, that is not what Nigeria need now. Buhari is a liar, a thief, he is clueless, biased, corrupt, a dictator and very selfish person.

      • Tonnero

        Go and sit down. Only Biafrans talk the way you do and we know you opinion is not based on anything but hatred. You are just as clueless as your Jonathan.

        • Alhaji

          Prove what he says above wrong. Nigerians with twenty first century brains know that there is no disputes with the truth he says.

      • Pat

        You know in your heart that you are wrong.

        • Hawkins

          Very Very wrong my brother

  • agbobu

    SHAME ON YOU MR SANGO AND YOU FAILED TO MENTION THAT THE PDP UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF THE GOD FORSAKEN GOODLUCK JONATHAN DEALT PRESIDENT BUHAHARI A VERY BAD HAND. SHAME ON YOU MR. SANGO YOU DID NOT SAY THAT YOUR THEN PDP GORVERNMENT MASSIVELY, RECKLESSLY AND VERY SHAMELESSLY LOOTED AND STOLE ALL OUR MONEY AND WEALTH AND LEFT NIGERIA VERY POOR. MR SANGO IF YOU THINK THAT WE THE PEOPLE WILL LET THE PDP GET AWAY WITH MURDER, THEN YOU ARE NOT IN THIS PLANET EARTH. END OF STORY!

  • Danladee

    Damishi Sango, you know exactly what your party did to make sure Buhari don’t succeed and now you are shamelessly mocking at Nigerians. Yours was a government that enjoyed over $100 per barrel of crude oil and stole everything. God will not forgive you and your party for putting Nigeria into this mess.
    With the foundation being put in place by EFCC, even if PMB leave today, nobody will loot public till as if there is no tomorrow. Your mentor, Jonah Jang will die in penury.

  • Anasieze Donatus

    Sango was sworn in as Sports Minister in June 1999 in President Olusegun Obasanjo’s first cabinet. He later confessed that he knew nothing about sports when assigned the job. During his period of office, Nigeria competed in the All African Games in South Africa (September 1999) and the Olympic Games in Australia (September 2000), and the national football team the Super Eagles played in several international competitions. In January 2001 president Obasanjo dropped Sango from his cabinet..
    In December 2009, Sango criticized the practice of constantly replacing
    sports ministers after a year or so in office. He recommended that they
    should have a 10-year tenure, so they could have time to make real
    improvements.THAT IS NIGERIA FOR YOU,WHEN HE WAS MINISTER FOR SPORT HE WANTED TO STAY FOR 10YEARS BUT ACHIEVED NOTHING WITHIN THE FEW YEARS HE WASTED AS SPORT MINISTER.

  • Mufu Ola

    I never knew this man is still existing. What a crude & rude intrusion!

  • Nobody’sPuppet

    It took Nigerians 16 years to give this cursed man consideration. Finally, see what he has brought with him. CURSE!!! It is far better to dine with a blessed beggar that to eat with a cursed King. You may become a victim of death that his curse will attract.

  • Truth Justice Equity

    There had been no evil and misfortune that Nigeria have not suffered since the coming of pmb to power,it is likely that this man has an evil spell and very bad and negative aura.I have been here for a very long time ,but never in the history of Nigeria have our nation and people become so humiliated,traumatized, suffered hardship ,pain,sorrow and death as within buharis 15 months as civilian President of Nigeria. This a classical example of a nation mourning.never in the history of Nigeria have our naira ever exchanged at 420 to a US dollar,never in the history of Nigeria have Nigerian citizens being murdered by an army of conquest like Fulani herdsmen, never in the history of Nigeria have Nigerian citizens starving to death as in a war time, never in the history of Nigeria have Nigerian citizens become so hopelessly perplexed and badly cast down as today without hope or succour from anywhere. Truly our nation is passing thriugh great tribulations and only divine intervention can save Nigeria from being completely cast down.buhari is a curse on Nigeria, may shame ,distress, pain and sorrow be the portion of all those who used false promises and electoral fraud and wicked manipulations to impose this sorrow,pain and death on Nigeria. May they and their generations bear the recompense of their wickedness against the people and the nation of Nigeria. may God hastily come to our help before it is too late for Nigeria.amen

  • Sir Louis

    So far, PMB is trying hard to make the best of a bad situation. If we must tell the truth, the PDP government and its supporters left Nigeria in a hole. PMB is on the ardous task of getting the country out. It is a herculean task! He deserves encouragement and good wishes, not condemnation. Damishi Sango should hold his wicked party of rogues, the PDP responsible for the hunger in the land!

  • Hawkins

    PDP will reclaim which mandate in 2019.
    Oga I beg no way for continuous looting.
    PMB for 2019.

  • Bulldozer

    My annoyance is not the bad situation but the fact that their is no plan or strategy in sight to solve the problem. It is really a hopeless situation. Despite all the advice from well meaning Nigerians the President is not keen on making any meaningful adjustment. The solution is to divide the country. Let each unit solve its own problems. Gaskia!!!

    • excel

      Why displaying your ignorance to the world? it just show that you don’t even understand what you post here. If not you shouldn’t have post this nonsense for the world to see how dumb you are.

  • frank

    I supported buhari until I saw the way he handled issues and situations, and then I realised and concluded that nigerians made a terrible mistake. he is completely empty. Not like pdp did any better. Matter of fact, it was because of the way past pdp government handled us that made us opt for a change(apc). Yes, pdp bastardized the the system but not the economy. Pdp allowed corruption but obeyed the rule of law,unlike the present apc government. I think these were the messages from the messenger. I find it amazing that nigerians hate or perhaps do not argue intelligently. Most thoughts here are full of sentiments and not based on sound reasoning. Very unfortunate!

    • excel

      You are so pathetic that you can not pretend been foolishly sympathetic to the evil call pdp. What a shame!! the same economy that the then minister of finance (okonjo Iweala) said it will witness a big recession as far back as 2012 and warned the then government of pdp lead by jonathan to save for the period like this but went ahead to loot the nation dry with his allies. and you are here to spit this rubbish from that your stinking head? you must be suffering from dementia disease.

      • YA-YA!

        MUST YOU INSULT PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT IN SUPPORT OF BUHARI’S IDEALS?

        HOW DIFFICULT CAN IT BE TO CRITICIZE WITHOUT BEING INSOLENT?

      • frank

        I’m absolutely and completely sure that u did not read my comment or better still u did not read and understand it. At least you have identified yourself as one of them I just talked about- those nigerians that argue from their yansh!

  • excel

    pdpig are full of leaders with fish brain. The hardship the same pdp brought upon the nation through the demonic kind of governance that the nation witness under people destructive party (pdp) for good 16 years. the pdp is a big mistake and a curse to this nation.