Former presidential aide Bashir Ahmad says Goodluck Jonathan's government was the most difficult time in Nigerian history.
Ahmad, who served as Buhari's digital assistant, made the claim in a post on his official X account, arguing that the level of adversity faced by the Jonathan administration in Kano was unprecedented.
Ahmad wrote: “I was quite surprised to see some people on this platform praising Goodluck Jonathan and portraying him as the best this country has ever had. The images accompanying this post reflect various events that occurred in different parts of this country during his presidency. Let me talk about the first frame; it was on Friday, November 28, 2014. On this day, the Kano Central Mosque, located next to the Palace of the Emir of Kano, was attacked and more than 200 people were killed on the spot. It was the darkest moment in Kano's history.
“While I cannot speak for Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Bauchi, Kaduna, etc., but for us in Kano, there is no doubt that the Jonathan era was the most challenging period we have ever faced. The setbacks we experienced were unprecedented and had a lasting impact on our lives.
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“The destruction had left Kano in ruins. Nowadays no one can go to the mosque, the market, the school or even the hospital without being thoroughly checked. Public gatherings are banned and night movements are cancelled. Kano was on the brink of complete destruction before the arrival of Muhammadu Buhari.”