Independence Day Message To Buhari: You Have Nothing To Offer, By Ehi Ekhator

By Post Nigeria October 2, 2016 08:58

Independence Day Message To Buhari: You Have Nothing To Offer, By Ehi Ekhator

Since President Muhammadu Buhari came into power on June 29, 2015, Nigeria has kept on moving backwards, with no single stride forward.

It is presently obvious that the present administration has nothing to offer, and no answer, for the lingering financial situation confronting the nation and her citizens.

Nigerian leaders have turned the nation to a motion picture theater, where they imply themselves the film directors, and the viewers are completely powerless in having a say on the outcome. Clearly, President Buhari is exceptionally confounded, as he is bouncing from one supposition answer to the other.

At first, he thought he would hide under the guise of blaming the previous administration.

He did that effectively well, until a year after, when the hunger in the country wore Agbada and Sokoto, and then Nigerians could not bear it any longer. Indeed, a few days back, Buhari prescribed to faulting his predecessors again, in spite of how Nigerians feel about it, or not.

Speaking at an event tagged, “An evening with creative youths”, Buhari attempted to defend what Nigerians termed as, “passing the buck”. He said, “I am going to bore you with what we met. I know that I am being accused in the papers of passing the buck, but passing the buck is sometimes absolutely necessary, to remind people who take things for granted.

“When we came in, I screamed to high heavens, because I had promised a lot while seeking votes.

“I said where is the saving? There was no saving. There was no infrastructure, power, rails, roads, there was none. What did we spend the money on? I was told buying food and petrol.

“Where were the billions going? We conducted a study, and found out that the oil marketers were committing fraud on at least one third ‎of what they were importing, which is about 25 per cent of our foreign exchange.”

Since Nigerians are no more considering that important, the President moved to support a bill which will give him extreme power that really undermines the legal and National Assembly. He guaranteed, that having the power would make him solve the problems of Nigerian over night.

In the wake of coming up short, he moved to launched a campaign he called “changestartswithme”, a move that was generally censured by Nigerians home and abroad.

He asked for Nigerians to begin the change which he guaranteed. He asserted it would not begin with him, since we as a whole have a part to play in propelling Nigeria. He overlooked leadership by example, he overlooked that he has not shown to Nigerians any confirmation that he had lessened his spending, decreased his aides appointments, or sold any of the private jets in his ownership. He forgot he could not demonstrate the case to Nigerians, except by terminating individuals from his political party who have been accused of padding the budget, and his Chief of Staff, who was accused of taking bribe from MTN, to lessen the organisation’s fine.

Buhari’s only source of hope, is his believed fight against corruption, a strategy he utilized to hush his oppositions and other political adversaries, especially those from the Eastern part of Nigeria. In spite of the fact that we are in a democracy, the administration has kept on holding the previous National Security Adviser of the nation, Col. Sambo Dasuki, and the Leader of Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, in jail.

Nigerians are so frustrated that some are willing to sell their children, in order to eat three square meals for at least 2 days; some are willing to sell or kill their family members for rituals, if it could bring in some money. Buhari has reduced Nigerians reputation to nothing, but the last hair in a woman’s pubic; our integrity is now questioned, even though he is being clapped for by the international company, who probably would be mocking him behind his back.

Buhari realized on his Independence Day speech, how disappointed Nigerians are when he told the country that he contested for four times before Nigerians frustratingly gave him a chance. It is dawning on the President, that he has nothing to offer. Buhari has blamed his inability to meet up with all his campaign promises, to the fall in oil price, but forgot that releasing the list of Boko Haram sponsors as he promised, does not require Nigerian crude oil.

Buhari in October 2015, vowed to deal with Boko Haram, and bring its sponsors to justice. The President said, “This government is determined to stamp out Boko Haram, and all other terrorists of whatever persuasions, and bring all sponsors to justice.”

Buhari has been able to give excuses for everything, but could not, or has not been able to find his way out of the fact that he could not BRING BOKO HARAM SPONSORS TO JUSTICE. His only consolation, is that Nigerians are becoming to have peace from the terrorists. Former territories are turning to a nightmare, as Boko Haram a few days ago, hoist its flags in three community in Borno State.

One would ask why an actually crushed Boko Haram, according to Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed, or the vanquished Boko Haram, as indicated by President Buhari himself, still has the energy to derrick flags in communities, after killing tens of innocent Nigerians.

Nigerians are presently getting to be mindful that they are all alone, however, President Buhari continues giving them a miserable hope, just to spare his face and that of his party. I am certain that Bola Tinubu, the grandmaster and the PHD holder of election rig, is however embarrassed of himself now. I think about how the letter essayist, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is feeling now, in the wake of removing his formal kid, Goodluck Jonathan, for declining to give him regard, and handover his confidence to a dullard, who could not improve his cattle 30 years after.

Could Buhari be losing regards in the eyes of his Northern brothers, since everyone now devices a way to complain the hardship, by saying FOR THIS BUHARI ERA? The cooperation the Nigerian government had after Buhari came into power in the three major terrorists quarters, may be going down, and the Chibok girls’ parents are highly disappointed, as they now see the actual face behind the mask they ignorantly followed.

How dumb was the decision to vote for the same man Boko Haram appointed to speak for them during a peace deal between the then Federal Government, and the terrorists?

The silliest move by Buhari as of late, was the idea to sell National Assets. Nigerians could get up one morning and realize that Lagos and Abuja airports have been sold to Dangote. The idea has appeared to Nigerians, that the man at the helm of affairs, has encircled himself with nitwits and lushes, pretty much as Jonathan was blamed for. Buhari has kept on testing Nigerians’ tolerance and endeavors, to go after their knowledge, since he has possessed the capacity to crease a few media under his wings, who whether great or terrible, would keep on selling a vacant cerebrum for penury.

It is very hard to realize that $1 is now more than N500, barely a year and 4 months after Buhari took over. Nigerians are begging Buhari to return the country back to where he met it, they are willing to accept corruption if things could just fall back to where they used to be. This explains the saying that, IF YOU DO NOT LOSE SOMETHING, YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW VALUABLE IT IS. The devil incarnate has finally taken over the power wheel, and the country’s destination is not guaranteed.

I have searched and thought, if there is another Babangida to drag the President out of the office, just as Babangida did in 1985, before Buhari could capsize the country boat.



Ehi Ekhator is a Journalist based in the United Kingdom, Publisher Naija Center News.

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