In an apparent self confession of his failure, President Muhammadu Buhari’s has accepted that he failed just like his predecessor in the way he handled the Dapchi schoolgirls abduction, only that his own failure was ‘much better’ than Mr. Jonathan’s during the Chibok schoolgirls abduction in 2014.
President Buhari, who has a penchant for blaming his own failures on his predecessor, said while speaking in Damaturu where he went to sympathise with the parents of the Dapchi schoolgirls that he faired better than Goodluck.
It was however difficult to see how he faired better when the Dapchi abduction took place more than two weeks ago without his going to commiserate with the parents preferring rather to attend high profile wedding ceremonies in Kano.
Likewise, he ignored the surge in bloodletting in recent months in various states of the Northern region for more less important celebrations at wedding events, and embarked on touring the affected regions only following severe criticisms from different quarters.
Buhari had apparently ignored ethnic and religious killings in Kaduna, the Zamfara mass killings by armed bandits, the deadly onslaught by Fulani herdsmen in Benue, Plateau, Adamawa and Taraba states in addition to the Dapchi abduction, preferring to to go and dance and socialise at a Society wedding, so much so that when he ordered the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to proceed to Benue, the orders were not obeyed and he didn’t know until he visited at least three months later.
Even his supporters have been equally admitting to their idol’s failure by inadvertently comparing him to the immediate past President. What they seem to tell us is that, “we accept he has failed, but his failure isn’t as bad.”