An economic analyst and supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari during the 2015 general elections, Feyi Fawehinmi , says supporting the President was a serious mistake.
According to him, “Calling for the President’s resignation won’t be a bad idea.
“It is the honourable thing for him to do. He is clearly not up to the job; that is the fundamental problem with this government.”
Fawehinmi told the Punch that he feels sorry for those he convinced to cast their votes for Buhari, adding that he disliked former President Goodluck Jonathan a lot.
He added, “I feel like I told people I was a mechanic and then they asked for my opinion on a car they wanted to buy.
“Without opening the engine, I simply told them to buy the car based on how the body looked. I can’t speak for anyone else but the lesson for me is that no matter how much you dislike someone and want to get rid of them– and I really disliked Goodluck Jonathan’s government – it is important to always be sceptical even for your own side.
“We did not question Buhari hard enough. We should have pressed him harder to force him to make clear commitments and adopt clear positions we wanted before the elections.
“Something like taking six months to appoint ministers was such an irritating and costly waste of time.
“And it came as a surprise to even his supporters. But we all gave him the benefit of the doubt. We allowed him to get away with too much too easily.”