dangerous it is for Nigeria that Buhari doubles as president and the petroleum
minister. As the president, he already has too much on his plate with too many
issues pulling the country towards collapse.
country down a cliff, and if nothing is done pretty soon, we are going to have
a situation in our hands with the Biafra movement. It is already a keg of
gunpowder waiting to explode in our faces. The business of armed robbery has
never been as lucrative as it is today.
urgent attention. But what do we have? A president who has more-or-less assumed
the role of a jack of all trade while doing nothing in particular. The
president should resign as the minister of petroleum immediately if we are ever
going to have sanity in the petroleum industry.
What we need is a petroleum
minister who is saddled with no other responsibility outside his ministry. Take
for instance the negotiations with the petroleum marketers; it could have been
better handled with more urgency knowing that the people are seriously
suffering as a result of the slow pace of negotiations. I don’t understand how
the president wants to be personally involved in negotiations with oil
marketers and at the same time travel all over the world from one summit to
another. He should understand that the masses don’t care that much about the
bottlenecks in these negotiations; all we want is to be able to drive into a
filling station and buy fuel at any time of the day or year.
responding to every jibe from PDP doesn’t speak of a party who has come to
terms with being a ruling party. What I see here is that the APC never thought
in its wildest dreams that Goodluck Jonathan would lose in the last election
and as a result, they weren’t prepared for the responsibility of ruling. The
PDP left us in a total mess and would love nothing more than seeing APC fail.
the issues facing this country or be seen as another party that failed us. APC
should understand that elections shouldn’t be a win at all cost affairs. The
choice of late Abubakar Audu as the party’s governorship candidate for Kogi
State beats me. A man who had already been twice governor of the state from
January 1992 until November 1993 and from 29th May 1999 to May 2003? Was it
that Audu performed so well in his previous spells as governor of the state
that APC chose to bring him back? I keep wondering what the party’s “change”
philosophy is all about. As we speak, Bayelsa State is having another former
governor as APC candidate for the coming governorship election in the state.
May God save us all from desperate political parties.
contest for elective positions in two different states. We have seen
politicians lose primaries in one state and move to another state and get
elected. Isn’t it confusing that Solomon Olamilekan alias YAYI contested for
Lagos West senatorial seat after previously registering to contest for Ogun
West senatorial district? And now, Faleke, who was a chairman of Ojodu local
government and was also a member of Lagos State House of Representatives may
emerge as the governor of Kogi State. INEC, please explain to us how this is