Word on the streets is that President needs to be advised to show more interest in what happens in his party.

Many Nigerians have agreed that they have a President who does not understand Nigerian politics and it appears prominent politicians are now also willing to say it openly.

Former Abia governor, Mr Orji Uzor Kalu, on Sunday expressed the view that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would have fared better in the past years if only President Buhari had been more committed to the party.

He said that as the President, he is the leader of the APC and he is not expected to leave the fate of the party in the hands of the national chairman.

One of the areas he believes the President has made mistakes was his approach to appointing ministers and other top officers.

He believes there would have been less disgruntled elements in the ruling party if Buhari had consulted with governors and his 2015 election top players before making appointments.

The APC just lost one of its biggest members and contributor to their 2015 general election success, former vice president, Atiku Abubakar.

Although, he claims his departure was because the APC had failed the people but Nigerians believe he is one of those disgruntled having been rendered less influential in the Buhari government.

Kalu would not dismiss Atiku’s exit as being inconsequential but he disagreed with the allegations of failure made by the Adamawa chief.

He said that the party took over the government at a very difficult period when oil prices had gone down, and foreign direct investment had dried up due to corruption in past governments.

For the Abia man, it takes a disciplined man like Muhammadu Buhari to steady the ship and keep Nigeria alive.

What he would not stop emphasizing is that Buhari needs to improve his politics and carry his people along.

Mr Orji Uzor Kalu was the guest of Sunday Politics on Channels Television. 

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