Former President Goodluck Jonathan has blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for subjecting Nigeria to ridicule in the commity of Nations.
Jonathan said that he is ashamed that Nigeria is now being used as a negative example by international communities.
The former president who spoke at the inauguration of the first bridge built by Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, on Friday night lamented the rate at which Nigeria is being mocked by the President of other countries in the world.
He cited the recent instances where Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, mocked the poor state of security in Nigeria and the naira’s weakening status by saying : “Ghana is not like Nigeria where cattle roam the streets.”
Former President Goodluck also referred to a situation whereby the United Kingdom made some scathing remarks about Nigeria’s currency.
Part of the statement read :
“I feel ashamed as a former President that the president of a neighbouring country used Nigeria as negative examples.”
“If a neighbouring African president will use Nigeria to make negative examples, then we as leaders must know certain things are wrong in the country. That means we as leaders must change the way we do things.”
The former President, therefore implore Nigerian leaders to show serious concern, noting that many things had gone wrong in the country under this current administration.
Jonathan advised President Buhari not to weaken democracy in Nigeria.
He also said President Buhari should resist pressure to rig the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State and subsequent elections in the country.