President Muhammadu Buhari is more interested in power, rather than governance, the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, has said, accused the President of being a power-drunk, insisting that he is not the country’s messiah.

Speaking in an interview on Tuesday, the Director of Publicity of the Forum, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, said that the forum thought the President was coming to save the nation from insecurity, bad economy, and poor leadership, but to their surprise, the President has not done anything different from the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

He disclosed that it has become very clear that the administration of President Buhari needed to approach governance with a sense of emergency, to do things differently from the way it was done.

The NEF spokesman insisted that the President has failed to tackle corruption more decisively, and also failed to deal with the Boko Haram insurgency for which he was elected, even as he also lamented the inability of the forum to have access to the President and give ideas and suggestions.

He, however, said the Forum is not bothered by the “childish” comments of Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, who described the NEF as a “mere irritant”.

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