Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Yes, This President Is A Failure- Azuka Onwuka

Azuka Onwuka writes;

What has President Goodluck Jonathan achieved in the four years and 11 months of his administration since February 9, 2010 when he became the Acting President? Let him show us one thing he has achieved.

For example, I just came back from the South-East through the Sagamu-Benin Expressway. This was a road that was as smooth and beautiful as the German autobahn all through the eight years of President Olusegun Obasanjo and the two and half years of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua. The Ore portion of this road was such a delight then that people spent just two minutes there instead of two days. When Yar’Adua became president in 2007, that portion of the expressway was so beautiful that his Minister of Transport, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, visited it but did not weep. Rather, she sang the Halleluya Chorus in ecstasy because of the beauty of the road. But Jonathan came in and destroyed that road and all other roads.

When I passed through Ore this Christmas/New Year season, I was surprised at the havoc Jonathan had done to that road through the SURE-P programme. It took me six days to travel from Lagos to Onitsha and five and half days on my return trip! Last year, Jonathan inaugurated the destruction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, with Julius Berger handling the Lagos to Sagamu part and RCC handling the Sagamu to Ibadan part. When I visited Ibadan/Osogbo two months ago, I noticed that some portions of the road had already been destroyed. If the companies keep to the four-year destruction plan, by 2017, that road would have been fully destroyed. The Apapa-Oshodi Expressway that used to be loved by drivers of heavy-duty trucks because of its smoothness has now been destroyed by Jonathan. He has done the same thing to other wonderful roads in other parts of the country. What a man!

Before 2010, farmers were being begged to collect as many bags of fertiliser as they liked. There was no iota of bribery and racketeering in fertiliser distribution. If you were passing by a bus stop, you would be begged to collect as many bags as you wanted. Consequently, Nigerian farmers produced so much food that Nigeria was able to feed itself and the entire Africa. But since Jonathan took over, fertiliser has become as scarce as elephant tusk. Bribery has taken over the distribution. We have not produced even a bag of rice since he came in.

Who says that Jonathan is not a failure? When he came in, our aviation industry was the best in the world. Aeroplanes were not dropping from the Nigerian skies: EAS Airlines (May 4, 2002); Bellview Airlines (October 22, 2005), Sosoliso Airlines (December 10, 2005), ADC Airlines (October 29, 2006). Our airports were world class. In fact, the air conditioning system worked so well that the airport lounges were freezing to the point that snow formed inside them! Under Jonathan’s tenure, contracts were awarded to simultaneously destroy all the airports. In addition, Nigeria did not attain the prestigious Category 1 Certification in aviation.

What about health? In 2014, the World Health Organsiation did not certify Nigeria free of the guinea worm disease. In 2014, it did not declare us Ebola-free. Bill Gates did not tweet in December 2014 – “One of my favourite stories of 2014: In just one year, Nigeria went from 50 polio cases to six”. Maternal mortality did not drop from 545/100,000 to 350/100,000 in four years under Jonathan.

The one that pained me most about this Jonathan was the automotive policy. Before him, Nigeria was the number one exporter of cars. Cars were even being produced in the backyard of every Nigerian house. But since he came up with the new auto policy, auto companies have been running away from our country.

What about electoral reforms? This President has destroyed our exceptional electoral system that was planted by former president Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999. In 2003, Obasanjo gave us one of the best elections. Peter Obi was not rigged out in Anambra. In 2007, while we were still jubilating about the magic of 2003, Obasanjo blessed us with the 2007 electoral miracle. All local and international observers endorsed the elections as the best in world history. Candidates did not protest. Chibuike Amaechi’s candidacy in Rivers State did not have any “K-leg”. Olusegun Mimiko was not rigged out in Ondo. In Edo, Osun and Ekiti governorship candidates of the opposition party were not rigged out.

The 2007 presidential election was so good that Yar’Adua, who benefitted from the electoral artistry, praised the election to high heavens. Even the United States and the European countries flew in to beg Obasanjo and Prof Maurice Iwu of INEC to teach them how to organise exceptional elections. Nigerians felt tall.

But when Jonathan supervised the 2011 elections, he gave us the worst ever. The Peoples Democratic Party bigwigs like Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, Speaker Dimeji Bankole, Obasanjo’s daughter, Senator Iyabo Obasanjo, won by a landslide. The PDP won all the 36 states.

Just last month, some ministers appointed by Jonathan resigned to contest governorship primaries in their states. This same Jonathan influenced the primaries and made them governorship candidates of the PDP in all the states for the February 2015 elections: Mr Musuliu Obanikoro (Lagos), Mr Labaran Maku (Nasarawa); Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu (Ebonyi), Mr Emeka Worgu (Abia), Dr Samuel Ortom (Benue), and Elder Godsday Orubebe (Delta). If it was Obasanjo, Senator Bola Tinubu, Maj. Gen Muhammadu Buhari or Amaechi – who hate interfering in states – they would not influence the primaries for their associates to win. But this Jonathan is just too overbearing! Haba!

Before now, other past presidents supported local production which resulted in Nigeria producing every single product it needed. Then, we were even exporting cement to the US and Europe. All the cement used for construction was bought from Nigeria. Immediately he came in, for the first time in history, we began to import cement. From 30 years ago to five years ago, we were exporting rice to Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the rest of the world. Our cocoa production was the highest in the world. Palm oil flowed like River Niger everywhere in the nation. Cotton was like saw dust. Groundnut pyramids filled every part of the North and even the South. Agriculture boomed. Other presidents supported agriculture massively. But today Jonathan has completely destroyed agriculture! This President needs to be whipped.

What about the railway system? Before Jonathan came in, other presidents had so much supported the railway system that we had the best rail system in the world. Rail lines and modern trains traversed every state and local government area. But since he came in, he had given instructions that the rail tracks across the nation be excavated and that the rail system be killed forthwith. What a leader!

This is a man who hates equity. He noticed that all states had federal institutions of higher learning. He went to nine states and closed down their federal universities: six in the North and three in the South. These states are Nasarawa, Taraba, Katsina, Jigawa, Gombe, Kogi, Bayelsa, Ekiti and Ebonyi. How can these states ever forgive this unjust man?

Which one should I talk about and which one should I leave? This Jonathan has not done anything. He met a land flowing with milk and honey, a land where the infrastructure was the envy of even the US, a land that had the best economy in the world, a land with the best democratic ideals, a land of justice and fairness, but what did he do? He just destroyed everything and added no value.


Let’s shave his head with a bottle shard, tie him to a pole at the Eagle Square and put an inscription over his head which reads: “Behold the father of failure!” After that, we then grab the guys at Oxford Dictionaries by the neck and force them to change the meaning of the word “failure.”

Twitter @BrandAzuka

46 comments:

  1. OK.....we agree with you....@Good luck jonathan has failed Nigerians

    Yes...that is why He must repeat as the President


    Abbi if person fail...shebi d person dey repeat class?

    So....leave my President alone.....he wants to repeat his class(Aso rock)



    Say President


    Say Aso rock



    Say @Good luck





    @Galore

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    1. LWKMD.....lemme use ur space@Galore.
      The kind of comments on this article is really baffling. it's either most of the bvs commented just after reading few lines or were in haste to post comments. I refuse to believe many are educated ignoramus.

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    2. They must have been in a haste to comment

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    3. Some people read it to the end yet didn't understand. Na wa. I fear for una o. LORD have mercy!

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  2. Brilliant write up,Jonathan must be smiling

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  3. Lol, Though i do not support him, there are some things he wrote which are wrong. CHANGE WE NEED.


    @iyke via Airtel SIM

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  4. a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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    I read half and i feel like crying i swear.... Buhari for president......
    *GLO BRING 3G TO KONTAGORA*
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

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    1. Please read the complete post aand re-comment. Olodo...
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  5. We all know that the president is bringing darkness on this country, however, this man's narrative is heavily biased. It is what we Yorubas call "Asodun". Must he write? I can never support GEJ because he has allowed corruption to fester under his watch. However, he has tried when it comes to the issue of roads. Lagos Ibadan expressway is a show of it.

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  6. Mr azuka, u are very stupid fellow. Those years u talked abt in regards to our airline, Jonathan wasn't d president ruling then. Be sure u say things.

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  7. Dis man s outdated,he s sayin tinz d reversed way.u don't wanna vote 4 gudluk,dont vote. Bt sayin rubbish s out of it.

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  8. Ladun this is called oxymoron - ok.

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  9. your reverse psychology no dey work oga Akuza

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  10. STOP !!
    Before you guys join in the abuse, read the story well.
    Most of us don't read long posts because of time wasted. I almost didn't read this but then i did. I like the writers way of promoting GEJ, his amplified negativity gives you an unbiased picture to compare the past with the present. If he said positively that GEJ has done this or that, most aniti-GEJ minds will have a clouded perception and judgement.

    But then again this is an uncompleted report of GEJ's administration which has so many ills .
    Well the writers main aim is to say "GEJ is not a failure " I agree. But he is not my ideal candidate neither GMB
    FEB 14 Nigeria decides



    Human Being No Be God

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  11. STOP !!
    Before you guys join in the abuse, read the story well.
    Most of us don't read long posts because of time wasted. I almost didn't read this but then i did. I like the writers way of promoting GEJ, his amplified negativity gives you an unbiased picture to compare the past with the present. If he said positively that GEJ has done this or that, most aniti-GEJ minds will have a clouded perception and judgement.

    But then again this is an uncompleted report of GEJ's administration which has so many ills .
    Well the writers main aim is to say "GEJ is not a failure " I agree. But he is not my ideal candidate neither GMB
    FEB 14 Nigeria decides



    Human Being No Be God

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  12. This guy sha!!! If one is not smart, they would not grasp any meaning at all.
    Bravo Azuka!!! Nice one! Jonathan truly deserves a fair judgement from all of us. We should quit being blind and realize that he made an impact in this country, whether it meets our expectations of him or not.

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  13. Let him leave us alone.. He his a failure. The whole wide world knows that.

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  14. Brilliant write up

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  15. If GEJ is so pained. He should give a live broadcast of what his administration achieved in the last six years

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  16. Well said* we all knw that he has fail us

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  17. Jona is just so lame, those supporting him are doing so because they benefit from his stupidity, the masses are not smiling pls

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  18. THIS MAN NA MAD FOOL,WHICH ROAD BE LIKE GERMANY AUTOBAHN.IDIOT.THAT DEATH TRAP ROAD,WEY DEY LIKE THAT SINCE 19TEEN GREGRE NO CALENDAR. FOOLISH MAN.

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  19. It is so obvious Ladun is anti-Jonathan. You never post positive stories about him, nor post negative stories about Buhari, and you are supposed to be a neutral blogger? Lack of class on your part. if you like dont post my comment, i am ok if you read it personally.

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  20. U wlda jus said 'Pls Nigerians vote APC!' instead of blowing all this lie lie wiv no facts to support it..... But thts none of ma business #sipping Lipton

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  21. Almost everything that this man said is obviously political. This man is a Local Liar.

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  22. This man is a bloody liar and karma will pay you for your works in kind. I travelled the Benin-ore-sagamu, it's a fat lie to say the road was smooth, the opposite will be a better description. I almost sleep on that road twice. Please people need to be honest and not spread lies to discredit the president to favour their paymaster. It was this administration that carried out a massive re-construction especially at the benin-ore end despite every year allocation during obj regime. The records are there for clarification.

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  23. Noting azuka thank u so much the truth is bitter but must be spoken.

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  24. I wonder how u guys reason.. here's a man coming out to reel out GEJ achievements over past administrations but choose to do it d opposite way becos he knos sum of u mofos would b happy hearing abt failures of GEJ than to see his works... good a thing most of the thieves in pdp are now in apc..

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    1. To Anonymous 20 Jan 2015 21:50

      What achievement?
      Jonathan has achieved nothing since he has been president.
      Instead,he made things worse in Nigeria.

      He should just go back to the creeks.

      What this writer is trying to pass across to us is that Jonathan met Nigeria as a failed state where nothing worked and since Jonathan himself have not really achieved anything, we should not be blaming him.

      This is the excuse of all the IGBOS intellectuals who are supporting Jonathan.

      So, it is not surprising to read comments like this from one of the supporters of Jonathan.

      This is nothing but a flawed way of analyzing situation under Jonathan.
      It is being done maliciously by these IGBO people with the sole purpose of arriving at a favourable objective for Jonathan.

      It is purely nonsensical and outright foolish way of thinking.

      Under Jonathan, ordinary Chad is dissing Nigeria by sending troops into Nigeria without the consent of Nigeria. Can you imagine that. And supposedly we are not only the giant of Africa but also the number one economy in Africa.

      Under Jonathan, there was oil boom. Where is the surplus accumulated as a result of the oil boom? Where is the surplus accumulated by OBJ? All have been stolen.

      Under Jonathan CORRUPTION is the order of the day and nothing is being done about it.

      Jonathan surrounded himself with hooligans like Fayose and morbidly corrupt people.

      Yet, Jonathan told us stealing is not corruption. He told us he does not give a damn.
      During his last campaign in Lagos, he gave a speech where he stated that arresting corrupt government officials on the street is not the solution to corruption.

      So, what is the solution? Frolicking corrupt people like he has been doing?

      He publicly stated that 'people expected him to fight corruption as if arresting corrupt government officials on the street and jailing them is the solution'.

      Some times when Jonathan speaks you just but wonder.

      The question is what has Jonathan done to deal with corruption?
      What has he done to make life easier for Nigerians?

      This is what any sane and intelligent person not BLINDED BY ETHNICITY unlike this writer ought to have been writing about instead of attempting to spin the fact that Jonathan is a monumental failure.

      Jonathan was elected to come in and improve on what is on the ground.
      He was not elected to come in, give excuses and blame his failure on the past governments before his own government.
      This is a simple fact that writers like Mr Azuka Onwuka ought to know.

      -olu@atlanta-

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    2. @ Olu@atlanta
      In as much as most of the things you mentioned about GEJ is true, I see tribalism in your comments, not really on this post but on several others that has to do with an Igbo, Biafra etc. You waste no time to write epistles on matters concerning an Igbo man, always pondering insults on them. I have been reading this blog for a while and I have been seeing your comments. I don’t know if that’s the way you are but the way you sound sometimes depict absolute hatred for the Igbos. Have you ever thought if you were born into an Igbo family? Please sit down think about it one day. If you study ethnic groups you will understand that certain behaviors are cultural and historical. Please try not to also judge people mentioning their tribe. I bet if a Yoruba man does something bad, you won’t say Yoruba’s are like this or like that, you will just criticize the person. Generalization in ethnicity on negative characters breeds hatred and tribalism.

      That said
      What is happening in GEJ’s case and a few others is that in the absence of excellence, mediocrity is celebrated. Did GEJ do anything positive? Yes he did (just as the writer is trying to point out) but is it close to what is expected of him? NO! It is like getting a cup of garri when you are entitled to a bag. GEJ out of sentiment and not proven competence was voted into power with a lot of expectations. At the beginning when he tried to clean the system, he met with resistance and instead of persisting he joined them back (Anyway He was part of them (PDP) from the onset). Nigerians forgot that he licked asses of the same people to get up there and we were expecting something different. He didn’t have the balls to fight them. Sometimes when GEJ speak to defend his actions I feel ashamed of “our president”. Every government has opposition who wants you to fail but how you deal with that and achieve your primary goal makes you a Great Leader.
      We need such a leader that will aim for excellence without having ethnic and religious sentiments, without being afraid of his actions, and will also be free of corruption. GEJ or GMB for me is not that leader. The major problem Nigeria has is that the constitution was drafted based on ethnicity, religion and corruption.
      Many Nigerians think that if/when GMB enters into power he will fight corruption like waving a magic wand. It is not the military era so he can’t just start jailing people. The ill drafted constitution protects some of these bad past/present leaders. Secondly, corruption has eaten deep into every sector in Nigeria that it takes having anti-corrupt people in all these sectors to fight corruption holistically. GMB has a better chance with some of the people in his camp now as a party but we don’t who will be his ministers and co (the list of his ministers in his previous administration showed ethnic sentiment)

      Right now we are all celebrating mediocrity. Some say GEJ has been so wonderful and some say Obj was the man, while some even said Abacha’s regime is had a strong positive impact on Nigeria.
      There is no bone of contention when you compare Nigeria and other developed countries with even lesser resources than Nigeria. …….
      …..we could talk on and on but let’s channel that energy to the little things we can do on our own to improve ourselves, our community and our country
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      I AM A NIGERIAN.

      Human Being No Be God


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    3. What the heck is epistles?
      Agreed we are all so divided in Nigeria. Only God knows what can be done to unite us.

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  25. Dat write up get k leg,dnt blame gej 4 every damn thing in dis country

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  26. I wonder why this biased writer is attempting to praise jonathan while conspicously refusing to inversely write about the successes if any of the main reasons of the existence of government namely security and defence, state of the economy and provision of social ammenities and infrastructure. Most of this so called achievements shouldn't even be the government's business. Why in the first place is fertilizer so inaccessible and expensive that it has to be the "federal" government buying and subsidising it for "local" farmers. Instead of being santa claus, shouldn't their approach been more of creating an avenue/enabling environment for wealthy nigerians to manufacture locally and drive prices down or why is government trying to forcefully revive an automobile assembly industry that can't even source raw materials locally or don't even have the electricity to drive their assembly lines and to add salt to the injury, it is a south african bank that will handle the loan payment such that when they realise income from the interests paid by ordinary nigerians, they will move such profits to their country and deplete our economy further of funds it so desperately needs. Power that is the most important ammenity didn't get a mention in the gentleman's writeup, security and the fight against insurgency is irrelevent to him i pressume even corruption that we all even with the president agree is killing our economy isn't needed in his opinion. I know the main opposition may not have all the answers but i will take a gamble on them because i know for sure jonathan does not have any answer especially on the things that really matter

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  27. See how sum people can't sit and read a simple pis dis Mr Azuka write here. Wot he mean is dat our dear president did so well for Nigeria. As he come he transformed so many sector. But he write in d bases of dos dat is saying dat goodluck didn't do anything. So u guyz should read d write up again so u will understand it well.

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  28. I wish to say dat sum people don't reason well @all coz when u read dis write-up u will discover how Mr Azuka is bringing everything GEJ have achieved but he is trying to turn sum people head and yet sum people didn't see wot dis man. He mean dat GEJ consult Benin - ore road. He consult apapa road. He re-address d problems farmers are facing when he come onboard. He change d face of our airport and airlines in Nigeria. Railway was change under his regime. So dos who did not understand wot Mr Azuka write should stop abusing him.

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  29. most of the commenters don't understand the writer..... let me break it down he is writing about GEJ's achievements in a reverse way....in other words it is called a satire

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  30. No point arguing. go out and cast your votes. This election has slowly turned to an ethnic. ALL yorubas want GEJ out, so also the abokis. his supporters are mainly the minorities and the igbos. That's an ethnic bias right there. no one is talking about issues for/against the PDP/APC. Just attacks on both frontline presidential candidates. With all the social media and seeminly intelligence of people, we are still in 1960

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  31. @ Olu@atlanta
    In as much as most of the things you mentioned about GEJ is true, I see tribalism in your comments, not really on this post but on several others that has to do with an Igbo, Biafra etc. You waste no time to write epistles on matters concerning an Igbo man, always pondering insults on them. I have been reading this blog for a while and I have been seeing your comments. I don’t know if that’s the way you are but the way you sound sometimes depict absolute hatred for the Igbos. Have you ever thought if you were born into an Igbo family? Please sit down think about it one day. If you study ethnic groups you will understand that certain behaviors are cultural and historical. Please try not to also judge people mentioning their tribe. I bet if a Yoruba man does something bad, you won’t say Yoruba’s are like this or like that, you will just criticize the person. Generalization in ethnicity on negative characters breeds hatred and tribalism.

    That said
    What is happening in GEJ’s case and a few others is that in the absence of excellence, mediocrity is celebrated. Did GEJ do anything positive? Yes he did (just as the writer is trying to point out) but is it close to what is expected of him? NO! It is like getting a cup of garri when you are entitled to a bag. GEJ out of sentiment and not proven competence was voted into power with a lot of expectations. At the beginning when he tried to clean the system, he met with resistance and instead of persisting he joined them back (Anyway He was part of them (PDP) from the onset). Nigerians forgot that he licked asses of the same people to get up there and we were expecting something different. He didn’t have the balls to fight them. Sometimes when GEJ speak to defend his actions I feel ashamed of “our president”. Every government has opposition who wants you to fail but how you deal with that and achieve your primary goal makes you a Great Leader.
    We need such a leader that will aim for excellence without having ethnic and religious sentiments, without being afraid of his actions, and will also be free of corruption. GEJ or GMB for me is not that leader. The major problem Nigeria has is that the constitution was drafted based on ethnicity, religion and corruption.
    Many Nigerians think that if/when GMB enters into power he will fight corruption like waving a magic wand. It is not the military era so he can’t just start jailing people. The ill drafted constitution protects some of these bad past/present leaders. Secondly, corruption has eaten deep into every sector in Nigeria that it takes having anti-corrupt people in all these sectors to fight corruption holistically. GMB has a better chance with some of the people in his camp now as a party but we don’t who will be his ministers and co (the list of his ministers in his previous administration showed ethnic sentiment)

    Right now we are all celebrating mediocrity. Some say GEJ has been so wonderful and some say Obj was the man, while some even said Abacha’s regime is had a strong positive impact on Nigeria.
    There is no bone of contention when you compare Nigeria and other developed countries with even lesser resources than Nigeria. …….
    …..we could talk on and on but let’s channel that energy to the little things we can do on our own to improve ourselves, our community and our country
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    I AM A NIGERIAN.

    Human Being No Be God


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