What Awolowo Said About Buhari Before His Death - Granddaughter
Buhari and the late Awolowo’s wife. Image: The Info Stride

The late Obafemi Awolowo had told one of her granddaughters Olufunke that President Muhammadu Buhari does not understand governance.

Speaking on Saturday in Lagos following the presidential primary of the Alliance for People’s Trust Party Olufunke Awolowo noted that Buhari has failed Nigerians.

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She regretted backing Buhari in 2015, saying she thought Buhari had changed after his first stint as military leader in the ’80s.

“It’s is a long time I had been hearing about Buhari, so when he came back in 2014 with the Change mantra, I thought he had changed,” she told the News Express.

“That’s why, at a point, I personally campaigned for him because I believed it was time for change.

“Someone even asked me if my late grandfather Chief Awolowo would’ve been happy to see me campaign for Buhari.

“I told the person that times had changed. But the past three years have shown that the man (Buhari) has not changed one bit; as far as he is concerned, nothing has changed.”

According to her, “Buhari has failed, and that has taken my mind back to what Papa said about him a long time ago before he died.

“My grandfather said then that General Buhari did not have a full understanding of politics and governance. With what is happening in the country now, Papa was right.”

According to her, “Nigeria needs someone who is sincere and who means well” as president in 2019.