By Simeon Nwakaudu
Outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari and his few paid supporters are desperate. All of a sudden, they have become the best gamblers. Experts in all kinds of permutations.
They are like the nairabet players who postulate on matches between clubs in distant climes, even when they have no part in the processes leading to the results. Indeed, outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari and his remaining few supporters have dedicated themselves to “political try your luck”.
Buhari is the epitome of mediocrity. The most horrible form of bad governance dressed in wickedness and ungodly lies.
For three years, Buhari and his side-kick, Prof Yemi Osinbade (Nee Osinbajo) frittered away national resources via unprecedented corruption, nepotism, sectionalism and tribalism.
These two worst leaders went ahead to borrow money with reckless abandon, forgetting that he who goes recklessly sows the seed of eternal sorrow for his people.
These two ‘irresponsible ‘ leaders destroyed the security of Nigeria and reduced the value of life in the country. They diminished the economy of thw country to the level that Nigeria became the poverty headquarters of the world.
In short, Buhari and Osinbade added no value to governance. If anything, these two ensured that the country backslided to the pre-independence era. They acted like wildfire that destroyed everything in sight.
It is on this premise that Nigerians resolved to rebuild for the good of everyone. Everyone decided to do away with Buhari and his empty sloganeering and lies. A decision to put an end to the godless 97 and 5percent political harakiri.
So on October 7, 2018 at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, a new course was charted. First, delegates of the PDP rather than voting the North West, chose a candidate from the North-East. Deliberately, they ignored the statistics of voter registration. They resolved to embrace a brighter future.
After the emergence of Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as the Presidential Candidate of the PDP, the party has made another courageous choice, the nomination of Former Anambra State Governor, Mr Peter Obi as Atiku’s running.
I am yet to see a fellow who criticises the nomination of Obi on the basis of competence. But many have questioned the wisdom in terms of geo-political zones’ statistics. This is sad.
But the reality is that this is a winning combination, even by the current political reality. Jonathan defeated Buhari in 2011, despite the fact that he ran with Sambo. He won five South-West states and lost Osun.
Even in 2015 when Jonathan lost to Buhari, he dragged the South-West neck and neck with Buhari. The state by state results speak for themselves.
In 2019, with Atiku in the race, there will be fundamental victory for Atiku in the North-East, North-Central, South-East and South-South. There will be a fight to finish in the South-West and a great struggle in the North-West.
There will be NO free manipulation of votes in Kano State that will claim the life of a Resident Electoral Commissioner. There will be minimal child voting in Kano, Kaduna, Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi States to topple Atiku. Outlandish figures from the theatre of wars in Yobe and Borno will be minimised.
Let’s tell ourselves the truth, Buhari did not win the 2015 Presidential Election. The results were manipulated in Kano, Katsina, Borno, Yobe and Adamawa where child voters and fictional scores gave him that over 2million advantage.
There is no way that Buhari can win any election in Nigeria. He has damaged the country and must be moved out of the field of play. He has nothing to offer.
We cannot afford another four years of deaths, poverty, nepotism, reckless borrowing, poor health infrastructure, decayed education facilities, damaged economy and national disunity, simply because Buhari’s deputy was nominated from South-West by a greedy godfather.
The Atiku-Obi ticket represents the dispassionate way forward. The first step towards re-positioning Nigeria for the good of all.
Should we because of the fear of political rigging, not take the decisive step of retrieving our country from fire? The time to act is now. I personally congratulate Atiku for his courage.
Let all men and women of goodwill rise in defence of our country. Failures cannot hold the rest of the country hostage, simply because they are clutching at straws to STEAL THE COUNTRY BLIND.