The crimes of Buhari-Wole Soyinka

 

THE NIGERIAN NATION AGAINST GENERAL BUHARI

 

By Wole  SOYINKA

This intervention has been provoked, not so much by the ambitions of General Buhari to return to power at the head of a democratic Nigeria, as by declarations of support from directions that leave one totally dumbfounded. It would appear that some, myself among them, had been overcomplacent about the magnitude of an ambition that seemed as preposterous as the late effort of General Ibrahim Babangida to aspire yet again to the honour of presiding over a society that truly seeks a democratic future.  What one had dismissed was a rash of illusions, brought about by other political improbabilities that surround us, however, is being given an air of plausibility by individuals and groupings to which one had earlier attributed a sense of relevance of historic actualities. Recently, I published an article in the media, invoking the possible recourse to psychiatric explanation for some of the incongruities in conduct within national leadership. Now, to tell the truth, I have begun to seriously address the issue of which section of society requires the services of a psychiatrist. The contest for a seizure of rationality is now so polarized that I am quite reconciled to the fact it could be those of us on this side, not the opposing school of thought that ought to declare ourselves candidates for a lunatic asylum. So be it. While that decision hangs in the balance however, the forum is open. Let both sides continue to address our cases to the electorate, but also prepare to submit ourselves for psychiatric examination.

 

The time being so close to electoral decision, we can understand the haste of some to resort to shortcuts. In the process however, we should not commit the error of opening the political space to any alternative whose curative touch to national afflictions have proven  more deadly than the disease. In order to reduce the clutter in our options towards the forthcoming elections, we urge a beginning from what we do know, what we have undergone, what millions can verify, what can be sustained by evidence accessible even to the school pupil, the street hawker or a just-come visitor from outer space. Leaving Buhari aside for now, I propose a commencing exercise that should guide us along the path of elimination as we examine the existing register of would-be president. That initial exercise can be summed up in the following speculation: “If it were possible for Olusegun Obasanjo, the actual incumbent, to stand again for election, would you vote for him?”

            If the answer is “yes”, then of course all discussion is at an end. If the answer is ‘No’ however, then it follows that a choice of a successor made by Obasanjo should be assessed as hovering between extremely dangerous and an outright kiss of death. The degree of acceptability of such a candidate should also be inversely proportionate to the passion with which he or she is promoted by the would-be ‘godfather’. We do not lack for open evidence about Obasanjo’s passion in this respect. From Lagos to the USA, he has taken great pains to assure the nation and the world that the anointed NPN presidential flag bearer is guaranteed, in his judgment, to carry out his policies. Such an endorsement/anointment is more than sufficient, in my view, for public acceptance or rejection. Yar’Adua’s candidature amounts to a terminal kiss from a moribund regime. Nothing against the person of this – I am informed - personable governor, but let him understand that in addition to the direct source of his emergence, the PDP, on whose platform he stands, represents the most harrowing of this nation’s nightmares over and beyond even the horrors of the Abacha regime. If he wishes to be considered on his own merit, now is time for him, as well as others similarly enmeshed, to exercise the moral courage that goes with his repudiation of that party, a dissociation from its past, and a pledge to reverse its menacing future. We shall find him an alternative platform on which to stand, and then have him present his credentials along those of other candidates engaged in forging a credible opposition alliance. Until then, let us bury this particular proposition and move on to a far graver, looming danger, personified in the history of General Buhari.

           

The grounds on which General Buhari is being promoted as the alternative choice are not only shaky, but pitifully naive.  History matters. Records are not kept simply to assist the weakness of memory, but to operate as guides to the future. Of course, we know that human beings change. What the claims of personality change or transformation impose on us is a rigorous inspection of the evidence, not wishful speculation or behind-the-scenes assurances. Public offence, crimes against a polity, must be answered in the public space, not in caucuses of bargaining. In Buhari, we have been offered no evidence of the sheerest prospect of change. On the contrary, all evident suggests that this is one individual who remains convinced that this is one ex-ruler that the nation cannot call to order.

Buhari – need one remind anyone - was one of the generals who treated a Commission of Enquiry, the Oputa Panel, with unconcealed disdain. Like Babangida and Abdusalami, he refused to put in appearance even though complaints that were tabled against him involved a career of gross abuses of power and blatant assault on the fundamental human rights of the Nigerian citizenry.  

            Prominent against these charges was an act that amounted to nothing less than judicial murder, the execution of a citizen under a retroactive decree. Does Decree 20 ring a bell? If not, then, perhaps the names of three youths - Lawal  Ojuolape (30), Bernard Ogedengbe (29) and Bartholomew Owoh (26) do. To put it quite plainly, one of those three – Ogedengbe - was executed for a crime that did not carry a capital forfeit at the time it was committed. This was an unconscionable crime, carried out in defiance of the pleas and protests of nearly every sector of the Nigerian and international community – religious, civil rights, political, trade unions etc. Buhari and his sidekick and his partner-in-crime, Tunde Idiagbon persisted in this inhuman act for one reason and one reason only: to place Nigerians on notice that they were now under an iron, inflexible rule, under governance by fear.

The execution of that youthful innocent – for so he was, since the punishment did not exist at the time of commission - was nothing short of premeditated murder, for which the perpetrators should normally stand trial upon their loss of immunity. Are we truly expected to forget this violation of our entitlement to security as provided under existing laws? And even if our sensibilities have become blunted by succeeding seasons of cruelty and brutality, if power itself had so coarsened the sensibilities also of rulers and corrupted their judgment, what should one rightly expect after they have been rescued from the snare of power” At the very least, a revaluation, leading hopefully to remorse, and its expression to a wronged society. At the very least, such a revaluation should engender reticence, silence.  In the case of Buhari, it was the opposite. Since leaving office he has declared in the most categorical terms that he had no regrets over this murder and would do so again.

           

Human life is inviolate. The right to life is the uniquely fundamental right on which all other rights are based. The crime that General Buhari committed against the entire nation went further however, inconceivable as it might first appear. That crime is one of the most profound negations of civic being.  Not content with hammering down the freedom of expression in general terms, Buhari specifically forbade all public discussion of a return to civilian, democratic rule. Let us constantly applaud our media – those battle scarred professionals did not completely knuckle down. They resorted to cartoons and oblique, elliptical references to sustain the people’s campaign for a time-table to democratic rule. Overt agitation for a democratic time table however remained rigorously suppressed – military dictatorship, and a specifically incorporated in Buhari and Idiagbon was here to stay. To deprive a people of volition in their own political direction is to turn a nation into a colony of slaves. Buhari enslaved the nation. He gloated and gloried in a master-slave relation to the millions of its inhabitants. It is astonishing to find that the same former slaves, now free of their chains, should clamour to be ruled by one who not only turned their nation into a slave plantation, but forbade them any discussion of their condition.

           

So Tai Solarin is already forgotten? Tai who stood at street corners, fearlessly distributing leaflets that took up the gauntlet where the media had dropped it. Tai who was incarcerated by that regime and denied even the medication for his asthmatic condition? Tai did not ask to be sent for treatment overseas; all he asked was his traditional medicine that had proved so effective after years of struggle with asthma!

           

Nor must we omit the manner of Buhari coming to power and the pattern of his ‘corrective’ rule. Shagari’s NPN had already run out of steam and was near universally detested – except of course by the handful that still benefited from that regime of profligacy and rabid fascism. Responsibility for the national condition lay squarely at the door of the ruling party, obviously, but against whom was Buhari’s coup staged? Judging by the conduct of that regime, it was not against Shagari’s government but against the opposition. The head of government, on whom primary responsibility lay, was Shehu Shagari. Yet that individual was kept in cozy house detention in Ikoyi while his powerless deputy, Alex Ekwueme, was locked up in Kiri-kiri prisons. Such was the Buhari notion of equitable apportionment of guilt and/or responsibility.

 

And then the cascade of escapes of the wanted, and culpable politicians. Manhunts across the length and breadth of the nation, roadblocks everywhere and borders tight as steel zip locks. Lo and behold, the chairman of the party, Chief Akinloye, strolled out coolly across the border. Richard Akinjide, Legal Protector of the ruling party, slipped out with equal ease. The Rice Minister, Umaru Dikko, who declared that Nigerians were yet to eat from dustbins - escaped through the same airtight dragnet. The clumsy attempt to crate him home was punishment for his ingratitude, since he went berserk when, after waiting in vain, he concluded that the coup had not been staged, after all, for the immediate consolidation of the party of extreme right-wing vultures, but for the military hyenas.   

 

The case of the overbearing Secretary-General of the party, Uba Ahmed, was even more noxious. Uba Ahmed was out of the country at the time. Despite the closure of the Nigerian airspace, he compelled the pilot of his plane to demand special landing permission, since his passenger load included the almighty Uba Ahmed. Of course, he had not known of the change in his status since he was airborne.  The delighted airport commandant, realizing that he had a much valued fish swimming willingly into a waiting net, approved the request. Uba Ahmed disembarked into the arms of a military guard and was promptly clamped in detention.  Incredibly, he vanished a few days after and reappeared in safety overseas. Those whose memories have become calcified should explore the media coverage of that saga. Buhari was asked to explain the vanished act of this much prized quarry and his response was one of the most arrogant levity. Coming from one who had shot his way into power on the slogan of ‘dis’pline’, it was nothing short of impudent.

           

Shall we revisit the tragicomic series of trials that landed several politicians several lifetimes in prison? Recall, if you please, the ‘judicial’ processes undergone by the septuagenarian Chief Adekunle Ajasin.  He was arraigned and tried before Buhari’s punitive tribunal but acquitted. Dissatisfied, Buhari ordered his re-trial. Again, the Tribunal could not find this man guilty of a single crime, so once again he was returned for trial, only to be acquitted of all charges of corruption or abuse of office. Was Chief Ajasin thereby released? No! He was ordered detained indefinitely, simply for the crime of winning an election and refusing to knuckle under Shagari’s reign of terror. 

The conduct of the Buhari regime after his coup was not merely one of double, triple, multiple standards but a cynical travesty of justice. Audu Ogbeh, currently chairman of the Action Congress was one of the few figures of rectitude within the NPN. Just as he has done in recent times with the PDP, he played the role of an internal critic and reformer, warning, dissenting, and setting an example of probity within his ministry. For that crime he spent months in unjust incarceration. Guilty by association? Well, if that was the motivating yardstick of the administration of the Buhari justice, then it was most selectively applied.  The utmost severity of the Buhari-Idiagbon justice was especially reserved either for the opposition in general, or for those within the ruling party who had showed the sheerest sense of responsibility and patriotism.

 

Shall I remind this nation of Buhari’s deliberate humiliating treatment of the Emir of Kano and the Oni of Ife over their visit to the state of Israel? I hold no brief for traditional rulers and their relationship with governments, but insist on regarding them as entitled to all the rights, privileges and responsibilities of any Nigerian citizen. This royal duo went to Israel on their private steam and private business. Simply because the Buhari regime was pursuing some antagonistic foreign policy towards Israel, a policy of which these traditional rulers were not a part, they were subjected on their return to a treatment that could only be described as a head masterly chastisement of errant pupils. Since when, may one ask, did a free citizen of the Nigerian nation require the permission  of a head of state to visit a foreign nation that was willing to offer that tourist a visa.?

 

One is only too aware that some Nigerians love to point to Buhari’s agenda of discipline as the shining jewel in his scrap-iron crown. To inculcate discipline however, one must lead by example, obeying laws set down as guides to public probity. Example speaks louder than declarations, and rulers cannot exempt themselves from the disciplinary strictures imposed on the overall polity, especially on any issue that seeks to establish a policy for public well-being.  The story of the thirty something suitcases – it would appear that they were even closer to fifty - found unavoidable mention in my recent memoirs, YOU MUST SET FORTH AT DOWN, written long before Buhari became spoken of as a credible candidate.  For the exercise of a changeover of the national currency, the Nigerian borders – air, sea and land – had been shut tight. Nothing was supposed to move in or out, not even cattle egrets.

 

Yet a prominent camel was allowed through that needle’s eye. Not only did Buhari dispatch his aide-de-camp, Jokolo – later to become an emir -  to facilitate the entry of those cases, he ordered the redeployment – as I later discovered - of the Customs Officer who stood firmly against the entry of the contravening baggage. That officer, the incumbent Vice-president is now a rival candidate to Buhari, but has somehow, in the meantime, earned a reputation that totally contradicts his conduct at the time.  Wherever the truth lies, it does not redound to the credibility of the dictator of that time, General Buhari whose word was law, but whose allegiances were clearly negotiable.

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I beg to disagree with you on this, this beautiful piece was written in 2007,Alhaji atiku abubakar was still the vice president when it was written. Correct your fact. i did not know why sahara reporters decided to re publish it, whatever their motives, i know its for the good.

Never in NIGERIA

I really love this, its expository

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I still have reservations..............but between Lucifer ans Satan......which one do we settle for........There is a say that goes thus "Satan that we have known for long should be preferred to a saint we just heard about"Will this country ever get there at all?

Buhari my good ole General

A beg Professor Soyinka go and sit down, our General knows that he was dealing with animals, liars and cultists hence his resolve to handling the animal kingdom accordingly. All those that he locked up deserved it, in Nigeria no politician can be trusted - they are sly, wicked and nasty pieces of work. So please let our General be.

Prof copied and Pasted... Please update your memoir

"...as I later discovered - of the Customs Officer who stood firmly against the entry of the contravening baggage. That officer, the incumbent Vice-president is now a rival candidate to Buhari..."

With due respect Prof, but It is an open secret that the custom officer was Atiku , why do you describe him as "the incumbent Vice-president"? Perhaps you simply copied and pasted this paragraph from that memoir you mentioned.
On the other hand, you seemed to showcase only one side of the coin, what you believe to be black side for that matter. As a Prof, i expect you to be objective enough to balance your writings on National issues; I expect you to summon the courage to mention some of the positives of Buhari at least relative to other Nigerian Leaders - past and present. After such a balance, you can then authoritatively make some assertions.

Buhari & CPC

i am very sure you are happy where ever you are, considering the achievements of Buhari or whatever you call that bloody man, history will judge you and Buhari for not only killing people, but inciting those good for nothing killers like you.

Soyinka, or what do they call

Soyinka, or what do they call you, you are nothing but an ethnic jingoist. Buhari is one of the only men standing who did not steal a kobo from government coffers, unlike you who opportunistically stole FRSC's money by stashing them in your personal account. Get out; you stink.

Jerry Rawlings of Ghana as a

Jerry Rawlings of Ghana as a military leader executed former heads of state and his people elected him as a civilian president.
So how can Soyinka stoop this low? Please tell us how much of Nigeria's money that Buhari stole ? The answer is none

Good morning Nigeria

wolesoyenka you should wait for the accounting of road safety money you still during BABANGIDA RIGIME
you must account for that you think we don have ur record

Buhari,D revamping hope of a new-9igeria!

Wole Soyinka should mind his utterances,else he loses my admiration as my admirer.If we compare his master IBB,whom he served as corp-marshal chief,u'll agree with me that regime was a right-off with only a laurel 4 establishing corruption in 9igeria.Let it B known 2 all 9igerians that BUHARI is most needed now as no other time of our national-derailment...Vote 4 Buhari!A vote 4 him,is a vote 4 a new 9igeria of our dream country that can compete with other develope countries of D world!His anticeedents is 4 D good of comon-man.

Since when, may one ask, did

Since when, may one ask, did a free citizen of the Nigerian nation require the permission of a head of state to visit a foreign nation that was willing to offer that tourist a visa.?' isn't wole soyinka guilty of accusing Goodluck Jonathan of going to Holy Ghost congress organised by the RCCG and kneeling before God? why should he now accuse Buhari of being stupid in the same crime he committed as he also headmasterly reprimanded Jonathan of doing the same thing? i believe no-one reasonable person should vote for Buhari no matter the case.

but insist on regarding them

but insist on regarding them as entitled to all the rights, privileges and responsibilities of any Nigerian citizen. This royal duo went to Israel on their private steam and private business. Simply because the Buhari regime was pursuing some antagonistic foreign policy towards Israel, a policy of which these traditional rulers were not a part, they were subjected on their return to a treatment that could only be described as a head masterly chastisement of errant pupils.

i don't support buhari at all

i don't support buhari at all but for wole soyinka to mention this below than he must be contradicting himself, 'Shall I remind this nation of Buhari’s deliberate humiliating treatment of the Emir of Kano and the Oni of Ife over their visit to the state of Israel? I hold no brief for traditional rulers and their relationship with governments,

1983, One Billion?

One billion naira in 1983 to do what? What type water works was that. Somebody should please wake ne up! At that time one billion naira would be enough to convert the entire ocean into a water works. Please research this. I urgently need answers.
When was the money sourced? At least I still remember the rail line project was under one billion naira. Gidnt the cancellation cost us more because it was a brecth of contract with the foreign compant handling the project.

1983, One Billion?

One billion naira in 1983 to do what? What type water works was that. Somebody should please wake ne up! At that time one billion naira would be enough to convert the entire ocean into a water works. Please research this. I urgently need answers.

BUHARI

I wonder why nigerians of any tribe should listen to Buhari. This is the most inept BEING that ever ruled Nigeria and also, the weakest. The man with all the military might, was overwhelmed effortlessly By MARADONA.

It's 2011 not 1983

I don't propose that Buhari would have changed. What I do know is that given unrestricted autonomy human beings generally tend to tyranny. It's the typical Actonian dictum about absolute power. That said, if Buhari becomes president he is not going to have the absolute power he wielded in 1983. There will be an opposition steeped NASS to check his excesses and media that is becoming very internet based to amplify his missteps this time. He's not a saint but neither is any of the other serious contenders.

History does not repeat itself

History does not repeat itself, people do. Nigerians should not bring back the 20-month misrule of January 1984 - August 1985 through the ballot box. Let us install the ticket of generational
Shift in Team Ribadu despite the 'minuses'of Ribadu. We can not get an angel of God to contest but must accept this product of our political culture. I am worried by the age of the idea and antecedet of Buhari.

Buhari Answers Lagos Metro Issue

The presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change, Gen Muhammadu Buhari, has said he cancelled the proposed Lagos metro rail line project that was initiated by the government of Alhaji Lateef Jakande because he did not want to take more loans or devalue the naira.
The Lagos metro rail line was designed by the Jakande government to facilitate transportation within Lagos and surroundings but was terminated when Buhari military regime took over in December, I983.
Buhari argued that tagging him an enemy of Lagos State because he cancelled that project was mischievous and unfair, stating that the first one billion naira he spent when he was heading Petroleum Trust Fund was on Victoria Island and Ikoyi waterworks in Lagos.

Source: http://www.punchng.com/Articl.aspx?theartic=Art201104076271678

Read inbetween the lines!!!

@Ayoola Iyana Ipaja, a president can't be a no nonsense man in a rule of law democratic country.
Prof. is just saying here that Buhari is not a saint as you all try to paint him but that the choice is yours if you like being a slave under iron hands that only touche the opposition and the weak real Nigerian patriots.You never know where you are going if you don't know where you are coming from.
He has just poured out in a stream, a piece of priceless history. Let those who have the understanding understand and those who have ears let them hear. THE CHOICE IS YOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank u that you even made it

Thank u that you even made it clear that Buari gave the court chance to do their job over jakande. How many pple have been sent to jail without fair trial by many leader even the PDP is worse. how many press men was assassinated during Buari regime and PDP regime? yet PDP sing the chorus of Rule of law while they practice kangaroo justice paddy paddy judgment. have we not being witnessing the muscling of opposition with impunity. Buari was not the first or the last government that advocate the execution of drug pusher the case of Lawal Ojuolape (30), Bernard Ogedengbe (29) and Bartholomew Owoh (26) Yet you cover their crime to call dog a bad name.It is done in Saudi Arabia and other countries. buari is a no nonsense man and that is what Nigeria need now to save us before we a looted to death.No man is a saint, you can tell all about his heals and cover his goods and achievement, but somebody like us are old enough to see that he was one of the best president we ever had, discipline and focus. It was during his time that we had the price control. warehouse of cabals that keep product to cause scarcity where broken and openly sold to the mases, not now that Dangote alone can put hole in the pocket of Nigeria and allowed to continue to exploit us while competitors are silenced or made to crash or bought over. There are countless achievement Nigeria had during his short regime before the cabal and capitalist stop him from delivering us from the west slavery.

ppple can quickly jump into

ppple can quickly jump into conclusion, If Buari can try Jakande and allow the court to have their way, then he deserve an honour. what about the trial of saro wiwa and many padipadi judgment we experience in the resent day of PDP. Nigeria is leaking and we need a strict MR no nonsense like Buari to fix all the leakages created and is about to be created by GEJ and PDP period.

dis post was dated 2007.wat

dis post was dated 2007.wat is soyinkas coviction at the moment.he is endorsing pdp?
get off it!

we are all saying Buhari is not the fittest, then who???

we are all saying Buhari is not the fittest, then who??? He did not even say whose side he is voting for. I will boldly say he is the fittest to fight corruption practices that is so rampant in our daily lives now and which he is well known for according to the article above, if we want to be going by the past history of Buhari.

Secondly, if Buhari is accused of all these by Prof, wole Soyinka, I'm not surprised, that is what he knows which are facts, I;m not disputing that, but if these are the sins of Buhari, then can you compare these sins to the sins of PDP, sins of Ribadu, sins of Tinubu, inefficiency of freedom of speech in Kano (shekarau)??? please give me a break.

Reader, you will agree with me, with all these sins of Buhari, at least he did a good work to our nation, reduced our inflation from twenty something percent to 4 percent within 2 years, instilled discipline into our ways of lives and so many other good things we could talk about.

Mind you all these sins of Buhari, you should not be surprised, this was Military regime, abbbaaaa, he ruled the way he knew best, I;m sure, reader if it was you that was the military head of state you would have done worse, so let us not dwell in trivial issues of discussing what he did and what he did not do for the common good of rebuilding our nation. He is the fittest for now to repeat war against indiscipline we all know he introduced then which is so much eating into our very fabric of every nigerian.. Infact I will say he is far proven to be democratic by following the courts proceedings in fighting his case that the elections were rigged in 2003 and 2007 for more than 4 years he was in courts (50 Months) if he is not a changed man, he would have collaborated with the poverty development party (pdp) long time ago and be a stupid god father behind the scenes like IBB and co... let us not fool ourselves, this man is on a mission to set nigeria back on it's course and to deliver this nation from our pharaohs. if you want to concentrate on past works of each candidate, you will discover there are unaccountable sins of PDP, shameless party, double playing game of Ribadu who will just want to turn a clean sheet and let our money looters go free and all these were in the past 12 years of democracy, for god sake.. is that what we call democracy?????? rather spreading of corruption. Buhari and Bakare is the right ticket we need now, the earlier you realise it, today is 1st of April, elections starts tomorrow 2nd of APril, the most crucial one the 9th of april and the 16th of april. Vote for CPC and you will not be disappointed. God bless Nigeria.

we are all saying Buhari is not the fittest, then who???

we are all saying Buhari is not the fittest, then who??? I will bodly say he is the fittest to fight corruption practices that is so rampant in our daily lives now and which he is well known for according to the article above, if we want to be going by the past history of Buhari.

Secondly, if Buhari is accused of all these by Prof, wole Soyinka, I'm not surprised, that is what he knows which are facts, I;m not disputing that, but if these are the sins of Buhari, then can you compare these sins to the sins of PDP, sins of Ribadu, sins of Tinubu, inefficiency of freedom of speech in Kano (shekarau)??? please give me a break.

Reader, you will agree with me, with all these sins of Buhari, at least he did a good work to our nation, reduced our inflation from twenty something percent to 4 percent within 2 years, instilled discipline into our ways of lives and so many other good things we could talk about.

Mind you all these sins of Buhari, you should not be surprised, this was Military regime, abbbaaaa, he ruled the way he knew best, I;m sure, reader if it was you that was the military head of state you would have done worse, so let us not dwell in trivial issues of discussing what he did and what he did not do for the common good of rebuilding our nation. He is the fittest for now to repeat war against indiscipline we all know he introduced then which is so much eating into our very fabric of every nigerian.. Infact I will say he is far proven to be democratic by following the courts proceedings in fighting his case that the elections were rigged in 2003 and 2007 for more than 4 years he was in courts (50 Months) if he is not a changed man, he would have collaborated with the poverty development party (pdp) long time ago and be a stupid god father behind the sins like IBB and co... let us not fool ourselves, this man is on a mission to set nigerian back on it's course and to deliver this nation from our pharaohs. if you want to concentrate on past works of each candidate, you will discover there are unaccountable sins of PDP, shameless party, double playing game of Ribadu who will just want to turn a clean sheet and let our money looters go free and all these were in the past 12 years of democracy, for god sake.. is that what we call democracy?????? rather spreading of corruption. Buhari and Bakare is the right ticket we need now, the earlier you realise it, today is 1st of April, elections starts tomorrow 2nd of APril, the most crucial one the 9th of april and the 16th of april. Vote for CPC and you will not be disappointed. God bless Nigeria.

we are all saying Buhari is not the fittest, then who???

we are all saying Buhari is not the fittest, then who??? I will bodly say he is the fittest to fight corruption practices that is so rampant in our daily lives now and which he is well known for according to the article above, if we want to be going by the past history of Buhari.

Secondly, if Buhari is accused of all these by Prof, wole Soyinka, I'm not surprised, that is what he knows which are facts, I;m not disputing that, but if these are the sins of Buhari, then can you compare these sins to the sins of PDP, sins of Ribadu, sins of Tinubu, inefficiency of freedom of speech in Kano (shekarau)??? please give me a break.

Reader, you will agree with me, with all these sins of Buhari, at least he did a good work to our nation, reduced our inflation from twenty something percent to 4 percent within 2 years, instilled discipline into our ways of lives and so many other good things we could talk about.

Mind you all these sins of Buhari, you should not be surprised, this was Military regime, abbbaaaa, he ruled the way he knew best, I;m sure, reader if it was you that was the military head of state you would have done worse, so let us not dwell in trivial issues of discussing what he did and what he did not do for the common good of rebuilding our nation. He is the fittest for now to repeat war against indiscipline we all know he introduced then which is so much eating into our very fabric of every nigerian.. Infact I will say he is far proven to be democratic by following the courts proceedings in fighting his case that the elections were rigged in 2003 and 2007 for more than 4 years he was in courts (50 Months) if he is not a changed man, he would have collaborated with the poverty development party (pdp) long time ago and be a stupid god father behind the sins like IBB and co... let us not fool ourselves, this man is on a mission to set nigerian back on it's course and to deliver this nation from our pharaohs. if you want to concentrate on past works of each candidate, you will discover there are unaccountable sins of PDP, shameless party, double playing game of Ribadu who will just want to turn a clean sheet and let our money looters go free and all these were in the past 12 years of democracy, for god sake.. is that what we call democracy?????? rather spreading of corruption. Buhari and Bakare is the right ticket we need now, the earlier you realise it, today is 1st of April, elections starts tomorrow 2nd of APril, the most crucial one the 9th of april and the 16th of april. Vote for CPC and you will not be disappointed. God bless Nigeria.

Sometimes, I think History

Sometimes, I think History should be a compulsory subject.
A typical African mind do not study, less remember history. That is why we repeatedly accept bull-s**t.
If you are not ready to learn from history then you should be ready to be burn by it when it repeats itself.
The leopard cannot change its spots, & it is embarrassing to our psychic that some people should be bold enough to come out to be voted for.
Nigeria, Africa wake up from your slumber, demand & insist on what rightfully belongs to you- your rights. If we are not ready to vote out the jesters- then stop complaining. Say never again, at least not in my watch. Let us all get involve and stop acting indifferent because that is what the jesters are capitalizing on, our indifference.

R S V P
Register, Select, Vote, Protect
your vote.
Enough is Enough

I concur, SR, please publish

I concur, SR, please publish these articles that remind us of history from time to time.

Sir, thanks for the reminder!!!

Some animals have little brains so they go by instincts all the time!
Some animals have big brains, they remember even what you did to them when they were babies (don't try elephants!!!)
Some humans cannot even remember what happened yesterday talk less of 5 hours ago!
I never never liked that Buhari one bit! There is something odious, ominous and ... about that guy! I can smell Alaafin aole calling the Fulani to take over once again!!! Ok!

This is 'seriously' hilarious, my BELOVED UNCLE!

I once seriously longed for an uncle like you! Since then I have blessed myself with the fact that your writings have contributed immensely to the kind person I am now! Sir, I like this piece:"
I published an article in the media, invoking the possible recourse to psychiatric explanation for some of the incongruities in conduct within national leadership. Now, to tell the truth, I have begun to seriously address the issue of which section of society requires the services of a psychiatrist. The contest for a seizure of rationality is now so polarized that I am quite reconciled to the fact it could be those of us on this side, not the opposing school of thought that ought to declare ourselves candidates for a lunatic asylum. So be it. While that decision hangs in the balance however, the forum is open. Let both sides continue to address our cases to the electorate, but also prepare to submit ourselves for psychiatric examination." I have not finished yours yet, I am still on it, perhaps I will still have more things to write on your sweet piece. Until then...

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