by Dave Ok
I campaigned against former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan because he seemed overwhelmed by the Boko Haram activities.
Secondly, due to established cases of fraud that went on in his administration.
Then, APC came with their slogan of change. Only a foolish Nigerian will say that from 1999 to 2015, we didn’t need a change in the status quo; after all, the only constant thing in life is change.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) promised to effect the change we all yearned to have. A change from the old ways of doing things to a new one.
I, alongside many other Nigerians, bought into the change mantra and started championing the course of change.
I could remember how my dearest mother (of blessed memory), a strong politician during the SDP and NRC era, would nearly turn off the television each time PMB, then GMB and his APC train comes on air.
Even the APC flag in my room was an eyesore to my mother.
But, then, there was nothing she could do having come up age-wise to exercise her full authority. She only kept reminding me of the military days of GMB, and emphatically stated that he’s bringing nothing to the table if elected the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
It seems God never wanted her eyes to behold evil, hence, she died about 3 weeks to the presidential elections that saw Buhari come in as President.
Having heard from some military personnel who were my friends that Boko Haram could be decimated if and only the President had the political will to do so, I then concluded that Jonathan lacked that will to end the wanton killings going on in the North East at that time.
Today, the man that made me have some persons call me names is overwhelmed by the activities of the Fulani herdsmen.
Boko Haram is yet to stop bombing. The corruption going on in this regime is also monumental. The prime responsibility of any government is to secure the lives and properties of the citizenry.
Going by this, it can be deduced that the head of this ship does not know his right from his left.
Quoting Buhari, we can only pray for things to get better.
If you cannot act, then resign and let someone who can act take over. You cannot come and subject us to prayers when you can use little of the enormous powers you constantly use in trying to stifle dissenting voices in Nigeria to decisively act and be more presidential.
You declared unarmed IPOB group a terrorist group while you pat your brothers, the Fulani herders, on the shoulder.
Soon, very soon, the blood of these innocent ones who even voted for you (Benue and Plateau States fell deeply for APC) while you sit comfortably in Aso Rock and watch them being butchered like an Eid Ram will come up as a memorial before God.
And to the governors of Benue and Plateau States, it’s perhaps time to see if being in the opposition will serve your people better.
May the souls of all those who Buhari’s incompetency has sent to their early beyond rest in the bosom of the Lord.