Yahaya Bello, the governor of Kogi State, has said that certain people who are meant to support President Buhari are bringing him down through their acts, comments, lack of action, and quietness.
Governor Bello made the remarks while receiving political, traditional, religious, and other stakeholders from Kebbi and Sokoto states at the Kogi state government lodge in Abuja on Sunday, December 5.
According to the Governor, the president was in a very difficult situation when he took over the government in 2015 and continues to be in now.
“The President inherited a sinking ship but has to prevent it from sinking. Probably, any other person wouldn’t have been able to do better than what he is doing in the circumstance he found himself. We might be thinking that is he not the same Buhari of 1983? He is the same person but the situation then is different now,” he said.
“The president did not just inherit those troubles. The president is leading from a very difficult angle. People who were supposed to support him are the ones that are pulling him down by their actions, utterances, inactions and by their silence
“This is the situation the president found himself in from 2015 to date. And let anybody challenge me with what I said and I will prove it with veritable figures and facts.”
He noted that three or four refineries were established in the country during the president’s tenure as head of state and Chairman of the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF), and that they were all working at full capacity at the time.
“But people are now asking that is it not under the same Buhari the refineries were built? Is it not the same Buhari that was able to build roads, hospitals and other infrastructures and that was he not the same Buhari that drove away Maitatsine? So Nigerians are now asking that what is Boko haram and bandits that he (president) can’t just clear off, but then we need to reflect those that are pulling him down.”
The Governor said he fought against a similar situation in Kogi, adding that “this is why we are having the successes today. We will fix this country.”