The Chief Whip of the 10th Senate, Ali Ndume, has said that former President Muhammadu Buhari was not in charge of his administration like the incumbent President Bola Tinubu.
Ndume stated that Buhari, during his eight-year tenure, failed to take control of and oversee the activities of his appointees.
The Senator spoke Friday on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
Ndume had expressed confidence in the 2024 budget recently presented to the National Assembly by Tinubu, saying he has trust in the current president.
He said, “I believe in President Tinubu, I think he can change things. The President here is in charge, that’s one thing with him.
“Sometimes people even think Tinubu is too authoritative. No, he takes charge; unlike our former President who will just give you an assignment and will not look over you. That’s where the problem is, and he knows that. That was the mistake President Buhari did.”
Ndume added that Buhari later agreed with his claim that his administration was full of those he called kleptocrats.
“He (Buhari) ended up confessing these days that he had more kleptocrats in his government. I said it before, and now he admitted it that there were some kinds of people that took over power to themselves. But in Tinubu’s government, you can’t do that,” the senator submitted.
While saying the nation will have it better under Tinubu, Ndume begged Nigerians to give him a chance.