The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, has expressed regret working against former President Goodluck Jonathan during the 2015 general election.

Speaking in an interview with Arise TV on Tuesday, NEF spokesperson, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed said everyone thought President Muhammadu Buhari would perform better than Jonathan.

He stated that Nigerians, including members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, are disappointed in the Buhari administration.

Baba-Ahmed said, “Is there any Nigerian who is not disappointed in President Buhari including diehard APC people? Is there anybody who would not tell you he wished President Buhari had done much better?

“We raised huge expectations, we told people, ‘Get rid of Jonathan, put Buhari there, he would fix corruption, he would fix insecurity, he would fix the economy’ (but) look at where we are now.

“How can anybody say they are happy with the record of President Buhari, even the people very close to him would tell you that they wished he could have done much better and he could have done much better and he hasn’t.”

He also stated that whoever succeeds Buhari as the next president of Nigeria must do what the president has failed to do in terms of inclusive governance.

“The nation needs a leader that would do the things that President (Muhammadu) Buhari hasn’t done, create inclusiveness, address resentment and frustration in other parts of the country and in the north and speak and act for everybody,” he said

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