Update: Citizen Nebukadineze Adiele: “Ayo, If you do not know that ..Buhari..has failed, more than did Jonathan, then you are either stupid or a shameless hypocrite..”–Citizen Nebukadineze Adiele New York[RR]United States–According to respected generational political commentator, Citizen Nebukadineze Adiele who was reacting to publication by Independent Newspaper that reported hours ago that there appear alleged […]
Update: Citizen Nebukadineze Adiele: “Ayo, If you do not know that ..Buhari..has failed, more than did Jonathan, then you are either stupid or a shameless hypocrite..”–Citizen Nebukadineze Adiele
New York[RR]United States–According to respected generational political commentator, Citizen Nebukadineze Adiele who was reacting to publication by Independent Newspaper that reported hours ago that there appear alleged international pressure on Mohammadu Buhari to step down from wanting to stand for re-election after 2019. According to INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER Reports: “Credible sources said the pressure on the president not to seek re-election has been on for a while and comes mostly from the international community led by the European Union, the United States, the UK, and Saudi Arabia. Aside from the issue of his health, which has greatly hampered his performance in the last three years, Daily Independent gathered that those against a second term for Buhari also harped on the current divisions in the country which, according to them, may worsen if he seeks re-election. According to our source, “From the feelers we are getting, President Buhari may opt out of the 2019 presidential election. There is serious pressure on him from the international community, especially the United States, European Union, the United Kingdom (UK), and even Saudi Arabia..”, Daily Independent in its piece captioned: “Pressure Mounts On Buhari Not To Seek Re-Election”, said.
Meanwhile Citizen Adiele is concerned. Specifically, he is disturbed commentaries by so-called die-hard-Buhari-supporters like certain Ayo Ojutalayo and others whose disposition is it is “Either Buhari or nothing” as shameless hypocrites.
His words: “Retard Ayo, Look up the meaning of persuasion/persuade before making an idiot out of yourself. Those words are to politics what butter is when bread is mentioned. A Republican Party Congress man from NY, who was recently indicted on insider trading, has been persuaded by his party to reconsider running for reelection because his running will cost his party that red district, as folks will not be willing to reelect a man standing trial for corruption. He agreed because he put nation and party above his personal ambition. What would have been undemocratic would have been a yanking away of his platform from him against his will by the party or the electoral commission. You are so Buharideenish that whatever intelligence or objectivity you have takes a hurried leave once Buhari’s failed presidency is mentioned.
Adding, “Ayo Ojutalayo, the issue of president Buhari’s failure in office is not personal and should not be personalized as you Buharideens are doing, it is about our country. If you do not know that the man has failed, more than did Jonathan, then you are either stupid or a shameless hypocrite. We all canvassed for him to become president because we thought that he would make Nigeria better, but he has not, he has even made Nigeria more divided and economically backward. If you were a statesman, you would set aside your slavish beholding to his person to address his performance as president. The only thing you Bantus count as accomplishment by him is that JAMB remits billions instead of millions into the federation account; IRS (what is called in Nigeria), remits trillions into the federation account; Port Authority remits trillions into the federation account, etc. But you Bantus are too stupid to ask how any of these remittances has solved one problem in Nigeria — tax evasion is still prevalent; examination malpractices are still rampant and as much students as was the case before his presidency are still denied admissions into the universities; the ports are still congested and corruption therein has only been marginally addressed, etc..” he said.
“The type superficial change mentioned above was not what he was elected to do. Muhammadu Buhari was elected president because Nigerians assumed that he would decentralize the ports and most federal establishments so that most of the problems that existed before his presidency could be arrested, not necessarily solved overnight, etc. The president has appointed incompetent and corrupt elements into positions of responsibility and has held no appointee of his responsible for malfeasance and incompetence — but for VP Osinbajo firing Lawal Daura, the bum would have gotten away with staging a coup against the National Assembly last week. Were president Buhari in Nigeria when that happened, Daura would still be in office today (I do not minimize the fact that Osinbajo must have gotten an ok from the president before firing Daura).
“Ayo Ojutalayo, if you were a statesman whose interest is in bettering Nigeria, so that our youths no longer look forward to exiting Nigeria, you would not be seeing president Buhari’s incompetence as tolerable and as worthy of being rewarded with a second term. I attribute his failure to ill health and his limited educational attainment (he never improved on his personal education outside of what the army offered him, unlike most of his colleagues; he has written nothing). In the 21st century, Nigeria is too sophisticated for 80-year old minimally educated Muhammadu Buhar to preside over. He should be a statesman by pulling a Mandela in not running for reelection. If he runs, I don’t see how he will not be defeated, but if he rigs himself back into office, would he not have tarnished whatever accomplishment history would have recorded for him? Why are you Buharideens so thoughtless that all you think about is your God’s (Buhari’s) remaining in office? Have you thought about the potential dire consequences of his rigging the election to remaining in office? Have you no sense to feel Nigerians’ not wanting him as their president after May 29, 2019? Why has it not occurred to you that Nigeria could become South Sudan should Buhari lose the election but refuse to leave office or if he deploys rigging to remain in office? You Bantus have even admitted that he has failed, except that you excuse his failure on the ground that his predecessors also failed. That is a dumb excuse because he was elected to correct the ills of his predecessors and since he has failed in doing so, he should be persuaded into graceful exit or be thrown out ignominiously at the polls.
Shocked Citizen Adiele in conclusion said: “I cannot believe that you, an alleged lawyer, are ignorant of the place of persuasion in politics; so shamefully ignorant that you consider it undemocratic.”he said.
Certain Ayo Ojutalayo: “May God continue to safe us, Nigerians, from military and undemocratic mentality”, he unhinged.
Cyril Anyanwu:’It is undemocratic to mount pressure on Buhari not to seek re-election. He has a right to seek re-election and nobody should deny him that right. I will fight to defend Buhari’s right to seek re-election even though I detest his politics and consider him grossly incompetent.
“Mounting pressure on Buhari not to seek re-election instead of challenging and defeating him at the polls is an act of cowardice. Make your case on why you are a better candidate than Buhari. That should be a very easy case to make”, he added.
APC-SKC Ogbonnia for President: “Great day, Fellow Nigerians: I have always said from time that true Nigerian patriots will eventually join to mount pressure on President Buhari not to seek re-election. The prediction is coming true, not only from within my party but from the international community.
Excitedly APC’s aspirant SKC Ogbonnia added: “Please keep up the good work. To Defeat Buhari within the APC is a task that MUST be DONE!!”, he said.
“Persuading president Buhari to not run is the best political application short of disgracing him through a primary election loss or through fielding him and that fielding of him resulting in the Party’s loss at the general election. How does asking an ailing and inept president to not run for a second term constitute a violation of his right? Running for an elective office is a privilege, not an inviolable right. What is actually undemocratic is the taking over of the National Assembly using security agents of the government’s; rigging election using the powers of the incumbent presidency; siccing security agents on political opponents and critics, etc.
Folks should educate themselves on the difference between rights and privileges.” . . . “–Nebukadineze Adiele
Ayo Ojutalayo: “This Bantu is attempting to insult his readers’ intelligence. Persuading someone not to run for re-election is undemocratic. It is not anybody’s business to stop a candidate from being disgraced “through primary election loss”. If a candidate wins the primary election, it means that in the Party’s opinion, the candidate is the Party’s best choice among the candidates. Attributing the Party’s loss at the general election to him is just being stupid. The loss should be attributed to those who chose him (the Party). If APC believes PMB is the best among the available candidates, APC will take responsibility for the result of the general election. If the Party is bothered about his health or his effectiveness as President, the Party will not choose him as their flag bearer unopposed or choose him instead of other primary election candidates. To try to persuade a candidate (of the masses) that won or will win the primary election (if he contests) not to contest is undemocratic and anti- masses. Those that want PMB persuaded not to contest are afraid of him and or his policies.
“Suffice it to say that Western World would not join in persuading PMB not to contest because it is undemocratic to do so”, he added.
Lagos – Pressure is currently on President Muhammadu Buhari to bow out of the 2019 presidential race, Daily Independent has reliably gathered.
The president is currently on a 10-day vacation in the United Kingdom (UK) and findings indicate that the holiday may be extended for another 11 days.
Credible sources said the pressure on the president not to seek re-election has been on for a while and comes mostly from the international community led by the European Union, the United States, the UK, and Saudi Arabia.
Aside from the issue of his health, which has greatly hampered his performance in the last three years, Daily Independent gathered that those against a second term for Buhari also harped on the current divisions in the country which, according to them, may worsen if he seeks re-election.
According to our source, “From the feelers we are getting, President Buhari may opt out of the 2019 presidential election. There is serious pressure on him from the international community, especially the United States, European Union, the United Kingdom (UK), and even Saudi Arabia.”
It would be recalled that shortly before his departure to the UK, the president had appealed to his supporters across the nation to suspend campaigns for his re-election in compliance with the electoral law, saying it had come to the realisation of the presidency that his supporters had started campaigns through advocacies and placement of advertisements in the media.
A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC), who also confirmed the development, said there was a possibility that the president might not seek re-election.
According to him, that was why loyalists of the president were considering Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, who served as Secretary to the Federal Government (SGF) from 2007 to 2008 under the late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, as a possible alternative.
“Yes, I am aware of the development though it is not something that is being discussed at the party level for now.
“For now, it is not a serious issue because one, the president has not made up his mind whether to continue with his re-election plans or do a single term or bow out.
“Two, the party, for now, is trying to put its house in order, given the gale of defections among parties and issues surrounding the Senate Presidency.
“Once these are settled, we will now shift our focus on issues surrounding the 2019 presidential election.
“But one thing I know is that ever since the president announced his desire to seek re-election at the party’s NEC meeting in April, there has been serious pressure on him, especially from the international community, to rescind his decision and that is why some power brokers in the presidency are already considering Babagana Kingibe as an alternative if the president decides not to run.”
Also speaking, a close ally of the president said he was considering Hadi Sirika, Minister of State for Aviation, as his choice but added that his loyalists are afraid that Sirika is too immature for the job.
He also said they argued that fielding Sirika as the APC’s presidential candidate may not augur well for the party as they doubt if he has the nationwide appeal to confront whoever emerges the candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or the coalition.
“Hadi Sirika is the president’s preference. He is President Buhari’s right-hand man who has access to him and, aside from that, he is his nephew, the son of his elder sister.
“But the fear is that Sirika is too immature for the job of leading the country.
“Another fear is that if the party fields Sirika as presidential flag bearer, does he possess the national appeal to defeat anyone the opposition presents?
“The highest elected position he has achieved is a senator. These are issues that are still sketchy now, but I believe will get clearer in the coming days,” he said.
In its reaction, the Reformed APC, a breakaway faction of the APC, said while it was not aware that President Buhari might opt out of the race, it would do the nation a lot of good if he listened to the voice of reason and quit after serving his term to allow for a younger president.
Speaking with Daily Independent, Prince Kassim Afegbua, the faction’s National Publicity Secretary, said, “While we are not aware he may rescind his decision to contest, we believe doing so will be in the best interest of the nation as we need a younger, energetic leaders to pilot our affairs.
“Nigerians will be happy if he listens to the voice of reason and bow out honourably of the 2019 race.
“This country needs a stronger, younger element that can unify us, go around the country and build bridges of understanding and begin the process of healing the wounds in the land.
“There are wounds in the hearts of people either at the tribal or religious level and it wasn’t like this before.
“So, we are pained that those who are promoters of Buhari, because of re-election, are not honest with Nigerians and they are not patriotic enough to tell the president the truth that his health can no longer carry him, and that Nigeria is appearing to be less governed.
“This country needs a man who is awake when the country is sleeping. We need a man who will walk within the pace of the country and not the country walking at his own pace.
“One man cannot continue to hold 180 million Nigerians to ransom,” he said.
Credit: Citizen Nebukadineze Adiele, Independent Newspaper