Former Governor of old Kaduna state and a popular socialist politician, Alhaji Balarabe Musa has delcared that the killings going on in the country have overwhemed the government and that he doesn’t see light at the end of the tunnel in 2019.
This was revealed in an interview with the Vanguard Newspaper.
On the killings, Balarabe said President Muhamadu Buhari is confused and that has shown in his actions and that the government is weak.
“The latest killing in Sokoto proves that it’s a nationwide problem. It is not a regional problem, neither is it the product of Boko Haram insurgency or herdsmen or ethnic, religious – based cleansing. Every reasonable person should know that we have aspects of insecurity in every part of Nigeria. The killing is done in such a sophisticated manner that you cannot trace it to an aggrieved community or group of people. It is well planned, articulated and executed. So what is to be done?
“The killings continue while the Federal Government insists it is doing its best to arrest the situation. Certainly we cannot allow it to continue. But, unfortunately, it will continue because we have a weak government at the centre. In other words, the Federal Government and the ruling party are so weak and irrelevant. The insecurity has reached a level that it has overwhelmed this administration.”
“The overwhelming nature is proved by President Muhammadu Buhari when he said he did not know what next to do, asking for prayers and requesting that Nigerians be patient with his government. How can we be patient when lives are lost everywhere in the country almost on daily basis?”
On the upcoming 2019 election, Balarabe Musa said he doesn’t see light at the end of the tunnel with the current system of things.
“As far as I am concerned, knowing the dangers we are facing as a nation, that is, political, the decision regarding 2019 is left for Nigerians to decide. We will not teleguide the people on who to vote for come 2019. All we can do is to present the facts to the people the way they are. But it’s obvious that this administration is overwhelmed by the gruesome killings that are going on in parts of the country and they cannot do anything about it. The question is, what is responsible for the negative state of the nation?
“That should be our task as citizens to find out. Senate President Bukola Saraki, Governor Aminu Tambowa of Sokoto State, among others, once called for the sack of Service Chiefs in order to curb the killings. What do you make of the call? To me, that is stupid. What we need to do is to change the system controlling the country. The leadership of this administration is based on self-interest first and public interest secondary. And it is characterized by the disabling level of corruption across board. The system that brought the Service Chiefs is self-protection, not public protection.”