A Message To Nigeria’s Vice President And Other Christians In Buhari’s Cabinet [MUST READ]

A Message To Nigeria’s Vice President And Other Christians In Buhari’s Cabinet [MUST READ]

Sirs,

It is with a deep sense of emotions about the incessant killings in the country by the herdsmen/Boko Haram that I write this open letter to you.

The blood of innocent christians killed in the country since 2015 are crying loud for revenge. The blood of pregnant women, unborn babies in the womb, sucklings and children gruesomely murdered by Fulani herdsmen have reached the heavens.

Families have been thrown into untold and unending pains. Yet, our brothers in the present government of APC have not seen anything wrong with that. You  and other Christians prefers your offices to the killings of your brothers. You value your seats more than your names. You are frustratingly and annoyingly silent over the killings of your brothers and sisters because you want to protect your positions as vice president and political appointees.

It is high time, you and other christians serving in the present government of Apc resign as a show of solidarity over the killings, and lack of capacity to defend your christian brothers.

Silence, in most cases is a polite way of accepting, abetting and supporting an action, idea or a course. For three years now, we have witnessed the bloodbath in the country, where only Christians are the victims. It has been a recurring decimal where Christian families wake up every morning with songs of lamentation, agony, pains and hopelessness over the killings of their dear ones.

From Kaduna to Taraba, Benue to Plateau, Adamawa to Ekiti, the story is the same. Christians have constantly become victims of an orchestrated massacre which is no doubt part of an agenda of a section of a country. If you attempt to doubt, why are the victims only christians?

Some weeks ago, Boko Haram invaded Dapchi in Yobe and abducted about 110 school girls. Weeks later, they, according to our minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, in their own goodwill returned all the girls in their captivity, except a Christian girl, Leah Sharibu, because she refused to deny her faith. The Federal Government failed to include Leah Sharibu in their negotiation because she is a christian. Since the return of the Muslim girls, you, our vice president and other Christians appointed by President Buhari has failed to rise to the occasion to speak vehemently against such discrimination and marginalization. Instead, you are busy going about telling us what Jonathan did not do. You love your position more than your brethren. It is high time you tender your resignation letters.

On Tuesday May 22, rivers of tears flowed freely and uncontrollably in Benue during the mass burial of two Catholic Priests, Rev. Fathers Joseph Gor, Felix Tyolaha and 17 parishioners who were mercilessly slaughtered during a morning mass at St. Ignatius’s Catholic Church at Ayar Mbalon in Gwer East L.G.A of Benue State. After the burial, Fulani herdsmen again killed three persons who were returning from the burial. Till today, our Christian brothers and you, vice president has failed to rise and speak for us. It is high time you resign honourably.

Mordecai told Queen Esther, know ye that you were made a queen for a time like this, when the Jews were to be annihilated by Haman. Esther, a woman at that, took it upon herself to speak for her people, and the lives of millions of Jews who lived there were preserved. But you our vice president and other Christians in this Apc led cabinet has failed to speak for us in the face of this massacre of Christians. You are annoyingly silent about the ethnic cleansing going on in the country. It is high time you resign as vice president and other appointees.

I have watched you , your body languages, rhetorics and everything about you , and come to the conclusion that you are timid, slow and lack the political will to tell President Buhari the truth.

Loyalty is different from low self esteem and foolishness, just as meekness is different from weakness. You and other Christian appointees are neither loyal nor meek. Your guess is as good as mine. Who should you be loyal to? Is it God or man?

Despite your much-talked about academic prowess and intelligence, you have failed to call evil evil, and bad as bad. You have ridiculed your scholarship and sacrificed your conscience on the altar of political positions. It is high time the you and other political appointees resign.

Christians all over the world are disappointed in you and other Christian appointees. Families of those killed by Fulani herdsmen have been disappointed by their christian brother who has refused to defend them. Shame have covered the faces of Christians in Nigeria, because you have failed to defend them. You have failed to borrow a leaf from queen Esther that you preach about. It is high time you resign.

I call on all christians in the present government to honourably tender their resignation letters as a show of solidarity. You have failed us. God will raise christian men and women that will defend us with their positions and lives.

God Bless Nigeria.

Revd Richard Peters
State Coordinator, Noble Youths Mass Support Association NYMSA, Akwa Ibom State,
Activist and Public Affairs Analyst,
Pastorrichardpeters@gmail.com

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See reasons why President Buhari will win 2019 election

See reasons why President Buhari will win 2019 election

President Buhari is on the verge of winning the 2019 election. Here are 5 reasons why.

Buhari is still a huge factor in Nigeria’s political terrain  (naijanews)

President Muhammadu Buhari continues to divide opinions out there.  But don’t rule him out of the 2019 election battle just yet.

They are those who say he’s failed so woefully, a second term is well beyond his and the APC’s reach. They are those who beg to differ, telling everyone who cares to listen that Buhari is still the best thing to happen to this country since sliced bread.

For all the hoopla over Buhari’s perceived ‘incompetence’ out there, the man is on the cusp of getting re-elected and here’s why:

1. Registered voters in geopolitical zones

Out of the 73,944,312 registered voters across Nigeria, as of January 2018, the Northwest had a total of 18,505,984 voters while the Southeast had 8,293,093.

The North central had 10,586,965 registered voters, while the North east zone had 9,929,015.

The Southwest had the second highest number of registered voters with 14,626,800.

The South south as a whole had 11,101,093 registered voters.

INEC boss Mahmood Yakubu has set out his stall for an interesting 2019  (Guardian)

Look at those numbers again and it begins to hit you—the APC strongholds of Southwest and North, have the highest number of registered voters. The Southeast and South South where anti-Buhari sentiments are pretty strong, are still playing catch-up.

For all our social media rants, when the North votes, it often votes big. Ask Kano.

If the North and Southwest settle for Buhari again, the smart money is on him getting re-elected.

2. There is no opposition

The PDP has become a joke since it lost the center in 2015. The party spent two years trying to put its house in order after Goodluck Jonathan got trounced by Buhari.

My big brother in this business, Simon Kolawole, captured it all in his latest Sunday column:

“PDP, as presently constituted, is still the strongest opposition platform. But its brand image is not sparkling. After overcoming the storm-in-a-tea-cup internal imbroglio which many swore had the hand of APC, the PDP is now perceived as the property of one or two Governors.

PDP Chairman Uche Secondus has simply been blowing hot air  (Punch)

“Meanwhile, the SDP has been telling us that Governors and senators will defect to “our fold” in large numbers “next week” but next week never seems to come. There is also the third force as well as the third farce.

“The youth are mobilising and saying they are not too young to run. A lot is going on, but where is the harmonisation? It’s less than 10 months to the nomination of candidates!

“By this time in 2014, APC was already consolidated and ready to do battle. Today, much of opposition’s hope is built on the assumption that people are disappointed with Buhari and will automatically vote against him. Yet we know you don’t defeat an incumbent in Africa through wishful thinking. Anywhere an incumbent has lost, it is usually because the opposition played smarter”.

The opposition hasn’t been playing smart since 2015 and that gives Buhari an edge ahead of 2019.

3. Buhari is still much loved on the streets of the north

I was in Kano the last time Buhari visited that city you can call a swing State. I had to duck to the car so I wouldn’t get caught in a stampede.

Everywhere Buhari has visited in the North has been the same story. Surging crowds chanting ‘sai Baba’ and delving into a frenzy each time the president puts that legendary fist up.

For all his faults, Buhari remains a huge factor in the politics of the North.

Of course crowds during State visits don’t necessarily translate to votes, but there are a barometer or harbinger of some sort.

Most of the lawmakers and Governors from APC controlled States got voted in just because Buhari raised their hands at campaign rallies.

The president enjoys a feral, cult following in the north and there’s nothing to suggest that has changed.

Besides, the president continues to enjoy instant name recognition out there. No other politician comes close.

4. Defections to APC

The APC currently has 24 States in its kitty. Juxtapose that with the PDP’s 11 and APGA’s 1.

In its prime, the PDP controlled 29 out of 36 states. That was in 2007 when Obasanjo systematically decimated the opposition.

Those were the days when the PDP boasted it was going to rule Nigeria for 60 years.

Buhari isn’t losing sleep ahead of 2019  (Brookings)

When the PDP ceded plenty of grounds to the APC in 2015, most of its members began to empty into the APC. The mass defection continues at a frenetic pace today.

Nigerian politicians don’t like to play opposition because their default setting is to align with the party that guarantees them food for their bellies. Nobody wants to die of hunger in the name of opposition.

Don’t be surprised if the APC sweeps more States in 2019 because PDP members are daily emptying into the governing party in droves.

We may just end up with a mono party democracy in 2019 and that would be bad for everyone.

5. Corruption fight perception

The joke on social media after Yusuf Buhari’s power bike accident, revolved around folks on the streets saying something along these lines:

“Buhari is a poor man who can’t afford a car for his son. That is why his son had an Okada accident”.

Now, that may be a stretch, but I have interacted with average Nigerians who tell me that Buhari is running Nigeria badly but at least he is no thief.

Yusuf Buhari gets a royal reception after recovering from bike accident  (Aisha Buhari)

The APC’s anti-corruption agenda may be scoffed at on social media but it remains ingrained in many minds on the streets.

Nigerians who actually possess PVCs may just hand Buhari another term because “he is not a thief”. These Nigerians have also been told that the thieves are the ones frustrating Buhari and who want to stop him from getting another term.

So, yes, there you have it. Barring a miracle, it will be sai Baba till 2023 and there will be just enough humble pies to go around.

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Why we’ve not endorsed Buhari, says Coomasie

Why we’ve not endorsed Buhari, says Coomasie

APC Tenure Elongation: Court fixes March 27 for suit challenging Oyegun, other APC national officers

Electoral Act: No end in sight to rumpus over amendment

2019: Uneasy calm in Lagos APC ahead of polls

Ambitions set Lagos APC members on warpath

TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE writes on the crisis in the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the party’s preparation for the 2019 general elections

Ahead of 2019 general elections, all seem not to be well within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State. The party, which had held sway in the country’s commercial capital since the beginning of the Fourth Republic in 1999, is currently divided over political aspirations and battle for control of its structures.

New Telegraph reliably gathered that the gale of endorsement of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for a second term by party leaders and groups across the three senatorial districts has triggered disaffection among those who felt the party is deviating from its pledge to insist on internal democracy in determining who gets what in 2019.

The controversy that trailed the one year extension of the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led APC National Working Committee (NWC) and party’s executives at state levels has also polarised the party. Likewise the way APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is being treated at the national level and the new assignment given to him by the President Muhammadu Buhari to head the APC reconciliation committee.

According to New Telegraph investigations and information gathered from reliable sources, some of the issues affecting the Lagos APC as it prepares for 2019 general elections are; Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s re-election, the tenure elongation of the party’s executives, ambitions of some party gladiators, board appointments, supremacy battle between Lagos and Abuja boys and Governor Ambode’s recent reshuffling of his cabinet, among others.

With the various issues in the front burner in Lagos APC, some political observers believe that the issues if not properly handled may tear the party apart and affect its performance in the forthcoming elections.

Ambode’s second term and endorsement

It is a normal trend for political office holders to enjoy second term if they perform to the expectation of the public in their first term in office. Going by the comments of members of the public, Governor Ambode, in the last 33 months has performed in terms of provision of infrastructure, which are visible in different parts of the state.

Therefore, many believe he should seek re-election. This, perhaps, explains why several groups and individuals have being endorsing him for second term in the last few months. But, despite the endorsements, there are some members of the party, who believe that the governor has not performed to expectation.

It was gathered from multiple sources in the party that despite the endorsements, the road to a second term is not yet clear for the governor as some members of the party are against his re-election on account of his relationship with some leaders and bloc in the party.

Some are of the view that lack of cordial relationship between the governors and some APC leaders may pose a big challenge to his return in 2019. They are of the view that the governor’s hope of relying on performance index alone to return to the Government House without necessarily carrying party members along may turn out to be a costly political gamble.

Those opposed to the governor’s ambition are said to be mounting pressure on Tinubu to draft his wife, Senator Oluremi, to the 2019 governorship race. But both Tinubu and his wife have kept mute over the issue, but there is a strategic campaign underground to ensure that the move becomes reality unless the governor reconciles with the warring factions in the party.

Extension of party executives’ tenure
The recent extension of the tenure of the Odigie-Oyegun-led APC National Working Committee (NWC) as well as the state executive committees by one year is also generating issues in Lagos APC based on the division among the party leaders over the issue.

Tinubu, a few weeks ago accused the party’s national chairman of frustrating moves by his committee to reconcile aggrieved members of the party across the country, but states chairmen of the party led by Lagos APC chairman, Chief Henry Ajomale, threw their weight behind Odigie-Oyegun and the tenure extension.

Some members of the party in Lagos State, who are against the extension of Ajomale’s tenure as chairman of the party, have kicked against the APC National Executive (NEC) decision on the issue. Among those, who rejected the extension are members of the party’s executive led by the leader of the APC in Lagos Central senatorial district, Prince Tajudeen Olusi.

Prince Olusi, who spoke on behalf of the members of the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) after a Consultative Forum held at the State House Marina and attended by party leaders across the state last Tuesday, said the extension was against the spirit of the Nigerian and APC’s constitutions.

“We have considered the issue of extension of tenure and we are of the firm belief that the decision is a breach of the constitution of our party and of the country. We are against the elongation of tenure. We shall continue to make our decision known to the party and to the President,” he said.

The decision of Ajomale and some members of the APC NEC, who are from Lagos to act against Tinubu’s interest was seen by  many as a sign of crack in the state chapter of the party, but some party chieftains believe that their decision to support Odigie-Oyegun has nothing to do with Tinubu.

Cabinet reshuffle

The recent changes in Governor Ambode’s cabinet have also raised issues within the Lagos APC as members of the party have different views about the exercise. While some leaders are in support of the move, some kicked against it.

Those in support of it believe that the move was for better performance and to accommodate more interest ahead of the 2019 elections. But, those not in support, were of the view that the sack of some commissioners and special advisers was carried out to settle some political scores, especially against those who have issues with some gladiators in the party.

Battle for Lagos West

Though the National Assembly election is about 11 months away, the battle for senatorial positions in the state have started in earnest, especially in Lagos West as the incumbent, Senator Adeola Solomon, is likely to vacate the seat if his ambition to run for Ogun State governorship in 2019 sees the light of the day. The contest for the senatorial seat is pitching major gladiators in the state against one another.

New Telegraph gathered that the senatorial aspiration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State and former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, for Lagos West senatorial seat as well as the possible return of Senator Solomon for the contest, has divided leaders of the party in the state.

The party leaders are rooting for Aregbesola and Obanikoro respectively based on alleged Tinubu’s support for the two aspirants to replace Senator Solomon, who seem to be showing more interest in the Ogun State governorship race at the expense of his re-election as a senator. Aregbesola and Obanikoro are close associates of Tinubu and they both served as commissioners during Tinubu’s first term as governor of Lagos State.

While Aregbesola was Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Obanikoro headed the Home Affairs ministry. At present both of them have the ears of Tinubu as well as APC leaders, who will determine who gets what in the party. Speaking on Aregbesola’s senatorial aspiration, an APC chieftain who confided in New Telegraph said Tinubu has already instructed the party leaders to work for Aregbesola for the Lagos West senatorial seat.

“We are going to do everything to ensure that Aregbesola contests for the Lagos West senatorial seat and I can assure you that he will win the election because he is very popular and many political leaders in the state are solidly behind his aspiration. So, we have been instructed to work for him,” he said. The promoters of Obanikoro’s aspiration are also linking Tinubu to it. They said that one of the agreements made with the former minister before his defection to APC was the senatorial ticket in 2019.

Meanwhile, there are speculations that Senator Solomon may soon declare his ambition to return to the Senate as a result of the running battle he is having in Ogun State over his governorship aspiration. It is believed that his aspiration is a serious issue being considered in the party and some are of the view that his re-election bid may affect the party’s chances in the 2019 polls, especially in Alimosho, the area with largest votes in Lagos State.

Some leaders of the party believe that having shown more interest in Ogun State governorship, it will be political wrong for him to return to the Senate to represent Lagos West. But some people believed that having represented Lagos West very well, he should be given another opportunity to return to the Red Chamber.

Re-election of lawmakers

Apart from the tussle over who represents Lagos West in the Senate, the other two senatorial districts – Lagos East and Lagos Central are also on the spotlight, following moves by some aspirants to represent the districts.

Senator Remi Tinubu and Senator Gbenga Ashafa, are currently representing Lagos Central and Lagos East respectively and they are in their second terms, but there are some party members who angling to take over from them. While the coast is not yet to clear about Ashafa’s re-election; that cannot be said of Senator Tinubu, who has been endorsed by leaders of the party to run for another term.

Since the return of democratic rule in Nigeria, no senator has ever served more than two terms in Lagos State and this is one of the reasons why some aspirants are warming up to replace the duo.

But some political analysts also believe that any attempt to clear Senator Tinubu for the senatorial race and dump Ashafa and other lawmakers seeking to return to the legislative chambers may cause crisis in the party.

The argument is that if Senator Tinubu is considered good and worthy for endorsement, what stops others in her category from enjoying similar benefit.

But some are of the view that any move to return both of them to the Senate may also divide the party since many aspirants are eyeing the seats. There is also controversy over the plan of some lawmakers to return to either the Lagos State House of Assembly or National Assembly, especially those who are currently serving their third or fourth terms in the legislative chambers.

While some party leaders are backing them to return based on their popularity in their respective constituencies, some are pressurising them to pave the way for others to take over.

Political appointments

With the emergence of APC as ruling party at federal and state levels, most members of the party believed that they will benefit from appointments, but till date, many of them are still in the dark without any hope of getting appointments and this has damped their spirit.

Also in this category are those who were asked to step down during the 2015 general elections and last year’s local government election in the state. Some of these aspirants were told that would be considered with appointments at the state and federal levels, but three years after they are yet to be compensated. Some of those who were denied the opportunities of taking part in the council election are also battling for survival in the party without anything to show for sacrificing their political interest for the party’s victory in the poll.

Battle for party structures

The battle for the party’s structures is another bone of contention in the Lagos APC as various interest groups are positioning themselves ahead of the 2019 general elections. At present, the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) bloc, which is in charge of affairs of the party, has been accused of domination by All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) and Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) blocs.

The ANPP and CPC blocs are currently challenging the party leaders on the need for them to be recognised in terms of party and elective positions as well as appointments at the state and federal levels. Investigation by New Telegraph revealed that some APC members, who are mainly from the defunct CPC and ANPP are not satisfied with the state of things in the party and how they have been sidelined in some of the decisions by the party.

A group known as Broom United Movement (BUM), led Mr. Fouad Oki, has emerged in the party, demanding for genuine reconciliation and an end to imposition of candidates.

Lagos vs Abuja boys

The power tussle between those referred to as Lagos and Abuja boys is also a bone of contention in the party as the two groups are working at cross purposes.

The Abuja boys, who are sympathetic to former Governor Babatunde Fashola and APC National Legal Adviser, Dr. Muiz Banire, are locked in running battle with the Lagos boys, which comprises of Tinubu’s loyalists and members of the Ajomale-led state executive. Both groups are doing everything possible to gain control of the party ahead of the 2019 polls.

Speaking to New Telegraph in relation to some of the contentious issues in the Lagos APC, the Assistant Publicity Secretary of the party, Hon. Abiodun Salami, said the party will provide a level playing ground for every member of the party in the coming elections. “At the party level, we are going to be free, fair and transparent to everybody.

The process of choosing candidates will be free and fair. I can assure you that the party is going to ensure a level playing ground for everybody,” he said.

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See reasons why President Buhari will win 2019 election

See reasons why President Buhari will win 2019 election

President Buhari is on the verge of winning the 2019 election. Here are 5 reasons why.

Buhari is still a huge factor in Nigeria’s political terrain  (naijanews)

President Muhammadu Buhari continues to divide opinions out there.  But don’t rule him out of the 2019 election battle just yet.

They are those who say he’s failed so woefully, a second term is well beyond his and the APC’s reach. They are those who beg to differ, telling everyone who cares to listen that Buhari is still the best thing to happen to this country since sliced bread.

For all the hoopla over Buhari’s perceived ‘incompetence’ out there, the man is on the cusp of getting re-elected and here’s why:

1. Registered voters in geopolitical zones

Out of the 73,944,312 registered voters across Nigeria, as of January 2018, the Northwest had a total of 18,505,984 voters while the Southeast had 8,293,093.

The North central had 10,586,965 registered voters, while the North east zone had 9,929,015.

The Southwest had the second highest number of registered voters with 14,626,800.

The South south as a whole had 11,101,093 registered voters.

INEC boss Mahmood Yakubu has set out his stall for an interesting 2019  (Guardian)

Look at those numbers again and it begins to hit you—the APC strongholds of Southwest and North, have the highest number of registered voters. The Southeast and South South where anti-Buhari sentiments are pretty strong, are still playing catch-up.

For all our social media rants, when the North votes, it often votes big. Ask Kano.

If the North and Southwest settle for Buhari again, the smart money is on him getting re-elected.

2. There is no opposition

The PDP has become a joke since it lost the center in 2015. The party spent two years trying to put its house in order after Goodluck Jonathan got trounced by Buhari.

My big brother in this business, Simon Kolawole, captured it all in his latest Sunday column:

“PDP, as presently constituted, is still the strongest opposition platform. But its brand image is not sparkling. After overcoming the storm-in-a-tea-cup internal imbroglio which many swore had the hand of APC, the PDP is now perceived as the property of one or two Governors.

PDP Chairman Uche Secondus has simply been blowing hot air  (Punch)

“Meanwhile, the SDP has been telling us that Governors and senators will defect to “our fold” in large numbers “next week” but next week never seems to come. There is also the third force as well as the third farce.

“The youth are mobilising and saying they are not too young to run. A lot is going on, but where is the harmonisation? It’s less than 10 months to the nomination of candidates!

“By this time in 2014, APC was already consolidated and ready to do battle. Today, much of opposition’s hope is built on the assumption that people are disappointed with Buhari and will automatically vote against him. Yet we know you don’t defeat an incumbent in Africa through wishful thinking. Anywhere an incumbent has lost, it is usually because the opposition played smarter”.

The opposition hasn’t been playing smart since 2015 and that gives Buhari an edge ahead of 2019.

3. Buhari is still much loved on the streets of the north

I was in Kano the last time Buhari visited that city you can call a swing State. I had to duck to the car so I wouldn’t get caught in a stampede.

Everywhere Buhari has visited in the North has been the same story. Surging crowds chanting ‘sai Baba’ and delving into a frenzy each time the president puts that legendary fist up.

For all his faults, Buhari remains a huge factor in the politics of the North.

Of course crowds during State visits don’t necessarily translate to votes, but there are a barometer or harbinger of some sort.

Most of the lawmakers and Governors from APC controlled States got voted in just because Buhari raised their hands at campaign rallies.

The president enjoys a feral, cult following in the north and there’s nothing to suggest that has changed.

Besides, the president continues to enjoy instant name recognition out there. No other politician comes close.

4. Defections to APC

The APC currently has 24 States in its kitty. Juxtapose that with the PDP’s 11 and APGA’s 1.

In its prime, the PDP controlled 29 out of 36 states. That was in 2007 when Obasanjo systematically decimated the opposition.

Those were the days when the PDP boasted it was going to rule Nigeria for 60 years.

Buhari isn’t losing sleep ahead of 2019  (Brookings)

When the PDP ceded plenty of grounds to the APC in 2015, most of its members began to empty into the APC. The mass defection continues at a frenetic pace today.

Nigerian politicians don’t like to play opposition because their default setting is to align with the party that guarantees them food for their bellies. Nobody wants to die of hunger in the name of opposition.

Don’t be surprised if the APC sweeps more States in 2019 because PDP members are daily emptying into the governing party in droves.

We may just end up with a mono party democracy in 2019 and that would be bad for everyone.

5. Corruption fight perception

The joke on social media after Yusuf Buhari’s power bike accident, revolved around folks on the streets saying something along these lines:

“Buhari is a poor man who can’t afford a car for his son. That is why his son had an Okada accident”.

Now, that may be a stretch, but I have interacted with average Nigerians who tell me that Buhari is running Nigeria badly but at least he is no thief.

Yusuf Buhari gets a royal reception after recovering from bike accident  (Aisha Buhari)

The APC’s anti-corruption agenda may be scoffed at on social media but it remains ingrained in many minds on the streets.

Nigerians who actually possess PVCs may just hand Buhari another term because “he is not a thief”. These Nigerians have also been told that the thieves are the ones frustrating Buhari and who want to stop him from getting another term.

So, yes, there you have it. Barring a miracle, it will be sai Baba till 2023 and there will be just enough humble pies to go around.

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Momoh asked Nigerians to stone Buhari

Momoh asked Nigerians to stone Buhari

A former Minister of Information, Prince Tony Momoh has explained why he asked Nigerians to stone the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government if he failed to perform.

Momoh had during the build up to the 2015 general elections called on Nigerians to stone the APC government if they don’t leave up to expectations.

Speaking with The Sun, the former minister said Nigerians were already stoning the president despite his monumental achievements.

He said, “We are in a democracy. As Minister of Information, I gave Nigerians information; one, to satisfy your need for information; secondly, to give you the information to do what you like to do with it.

“So, people who are saying that APC has done nothing have a right through the information they have to achieve the aims they want, but that does not reduce from the fact that objectively, APC has done something.

“Whatever happens, I said stone us if we don’t perform, but some people are stoning us, not that we didn’t perform, but because they are in opposition and cannot appreciate that we are preforming. In the area of security, nobody would say that we have not tried.

“Nobody will say that the challenges we have in the Northeast, Middle Belt, South-south, Southeast, Southwest and even in the Northwest, are not being attended to. In the area of agriculture, nobody can say that we have not attended to eating what we grow, and growing what we want to eat. We came out of recession. There are a lot of things we have done.”

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