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“I did support PMB…It was a mistake to think these guys were the way forward” – eLDee

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eLDeeIn the past couple of days, a number of entertainers have been voicing out their concerns about the current state of Nigeria.

In a series of tweets, rapper and producer eLDee shares his thoughts.

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  1. bree

    August 10, 2016 at 10:46 am

    btw Eldee looks so cute, his skin like cocoa butter.. i like this new Eldee kwanu.

    • seriously

      August 10, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      There was no choice but to vote buhari because GEJ needed to be voted out too. Let’s wait till 2019 if there will be any worthy presidential candidate. It’s so sad.

    • Bitter Pill.

      August 10, 2016 at 11:18 pm

      There were FOURTEEN presidential candidates cleared by INEC.

      Do you still think the devil you know is better than the angel you don’t?

  2. Peacemaker

    August 10, 2016 at 10:58 am

    We don’t have any other choice now, but wait till 2019 so that we can vote them out and vote in a fresh party #NOPDP42019 #NOAPC42019

    • #TheyStillDontGetIt

      August 10, 2016 at 11:28 am

      Vote who out? LOL.. joke of the millennium. So far almost all elections conducted recently has always ended as inconclusive albeit pockets of election. Pray tell how do you think it will go down when the whole country take to the polls.
      Secondly, your votes won’t count
      Thirdly, we as a people have some sort of amnesia and can easily be bought over, just wait for the period of the election and watch the packaging and propaganda that will be used to buy people over.

    • artklub

      August 10, 2016 at 12:06 pm

      no mind dem…it only takes bags of rice and ending tomato ebola for people to change sides…mtscheww….

    • Joel

      August 10, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      True word!!!

      2019 elections will be inconclusive. Before power can be taken, it has to be given up. You think those who profit from this madness will allow Baba to “graciously concede?”

  3. Mr. Egghead

    August 10, 2016 at 11:05 am

    GEJ encouraged corruption. Infact, Nigeria was looted massively under his administration.But compared with what we have now, he was definitely more competent that this man from Daura. It took him 6 months to come up with ‘saints’ like Amaechi and Fayemi; incompetent bungling buffoons like ‘Dalung, Adamu, Audu Ogbeh and our minister for ICT, Shittu, who is still operating Windows 2000.
    Fashola is forging ahead but is clearly overwhelmed and Kachikwu is now a figurehead.
    As for Osinbajo, ? ?
    The CBN has gone mad; stifling forex inflow in a country that needs $$$

    But I’m still waiting for evidence that Buhari is ‘fighting corruption.’ He is just arresting people and holding those he likes, even without trial. No civil service reform, no police reform, no radical or drastic bill/law from the Presidency.
    Nobody knows what exactly has happened to the trials of Dasuki and Bafarawa. Even Diezani is now a forgotten sentence.

    These clueless people have completely shattered the economy. Nobody knows where Baba is going. This has nothing to do with the price of oil. Argentina was dead broke. Their latest President set forth a plan for growth and money from abroad poured in. That’s the way international economics works: If you have a good plan and method of execution, money will pour in.

    • artklub

      August 10, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      it won’t matter if he is fighting corruption if there is no country again. the guy never had any plan except to scatter the last administration and he still doesn’t have a plan. if he had common sense he would have hit the ground running to save the economy, at least. he is not educated and has not got any smart ideas. neither does he want to hire smart people.

    • kilipot

      August 10, 2016 at 1:54 pm

      The thing tire me. In fact clueless has a new definition which is Buhari. No plan whatsoever. All he wanted was to wield power, to bully and perpetrate revenge, unfortunately this is 2016 where even though corruption and all other bad things are the order of the day,there is the hand of democracy which doesn’t really and thankfully accommodate dictatorship. He really wants to divide the country with nepotism ands tribalism. His religious extremism shows through and he just can’t be bothered.
      Come 2019, I still have a feeling we will still be inn this matter o. As my bro in law said and I agree that even the woman from KoWA party, would she have been a better president in that after the campaign she has just vanished.
      We the youth really need to man up. All these old men are the same. Imagine Jimi At band picking up PDP chairman form, did he not just Want to be Governor of Lagos state a year ago?

    • The Truth.

      August 11, 2016 at 12:00 am

      “”The thing tire me. In fact clueless has a new definition which is Buhari. No plan whatsoever. All he wanted was to wield power, to bully and perpetrate revenge, unfortunately this is 2016 where even though corruption and all other bad things are the order of the day,there is the hand of democracy which doesn’t really and thankfully accommodate dictatorship. He really wants to divide the country with nepotism ands tribalism. His religious extremism shows through and he just can’t be bothered.””

      @kilipot, you have have said it. That is EXACTLY it.

    • bree

      August 10, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      mr Egghead you forgot to mention Oshiomole among his saints. just thought i should remind you. patron saint Buhari and all his saints

    • Nduka

      August 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      Give this lad a Bell’s!!!

  4. Las

    August 10, 2016 at 11:29 am

    I am selling popcorn and zobo, in case anyone needs it on this thread.

  5. X-Factor

    August 10, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Brov I hold no brief for PMB, but I guess we should look at deeper issues, Most oil dependent economies are facing this recession, Venezuela is currently imploding, Saudi, Libya, etc are only able to survive in the interim (i guess they are also diversifying their economies) because they saved for the rainy days, i,e Saudi with over $7oob and Libya with over $110b…..

    I guess the angst should be directed towards the generational conspirators( PMB himself, IBB,Abdulsalam, OBJ, GEJ, Gowon, Bode George, Tinubu, etc) who over the years have raped us of our commonwealth

    If Kayode Fayemi succeeds with Ajaokuta steel and other rejuvenation projects in the mineral sector, (an italian told me recently that the quality of black marble found in Bauchi is one of the best in the world), if we fully optimize our agricultural potentials( you need to visit Benue state or the mambilla plateau in Taraba/Adamawa), if we exploit the full potentials of our trade, commerce, transport, (I play in the bottom of the Pyramid space and i consult for an SME that rakes in an average of 3 million naira revenue daily from consumer goods for the mass market, talk about hardwork and honest living) , if we will tap into the army of incredible bright minds to deploy massively impactful technological solutions that are scalable and profitable……..then we can begin the process of RE-positioning our economy and avoid this quagmire in the future

    Until then, I guess we may need to endure this necessary pain whilst we keep hope alive!

    • Lou

      August 10, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      Well-said….

    • J. . .

      August 10, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      X-factor abeg help me with details on how I can also be in the shoes of this sme. I would love to explore the full potential of the little opportunities available. I still have hope of a better Nigeria if we all can contribute our quota to make it work and stop complaining or cursing. I don’t mind contacting you if you leave a means to do so. Thanks in anticipation of your response. . .

    • X-Factor

      August 10, 2016 at 7:46 pm

      hey J, that’s fine, can youplease pleave me your contact here so we can touch base or better stilll please send me a mail on [email protected]
      Warm regards

    • Dtruth

      August 10, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      X-Factor …well said but the major issue with your ideology (diversification) is that its a long long term remedy. You did rightfully point out that all the past governments depleted our external reserves without saving for the raining days or investing in infrastructure / manufacturing….So which brings us to the issue at hand….imminent recession…..What rapid economic or fiscal policies do the present adminstration have to give life to the ailing economy say in a 6 month time frame? I fear none. Amechi is still commissioning rail projects initiated by the OBJ adminstration. To make matters worse we have a neophyte as finance minister and the adminstrations economic team is inpet and still implememting stone age policies while playing an ethnic and religious game with economic matters….I am afraid but the truth is that the future is looking dark….I am not even a student of finance and economics but I can tell this adminstration is economically blind….Just look at the recent subsidy on the very scarce forex for pilgrimage? Which progressive nation subsidizes religion? N8bn lost to pilgrimage in a nation facing recession while increasing speculation in the already saturated forex market…I tell you.. Naija don enter one chance with these cave men

  6. flip23

    August 10, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    To me i think what got to our head during the last election was effects of true DEMOCRACY. Never in recent history have Nigerians felt that their voice mattered and people were free to speak their mind on any platform, without one atom of fear.

    Jonathan’s administration was corrupt to the core, YES, but all leaders in Nigeria once the military took over have been corrupt. The greatest achievement during the last administration was the ability to hold those in leadership positions accountable, ensuring that in a country without a real opposition to keep people in power in check, we the people kept them in check…. at least to the best of our ability.

    That why during the last administration people felt it was the “worst” ever, not because it was the worst, but because they were free to critic every facet of it openly, without fear. For the first time comedians and the media could insult the first lady, the president, government officials and sleep in peace at night without fear.

    Unfortunately this ability to critic the government freely without fear is what these “relics of the past” want to take away from us, through their illegal arrests and detentions and EFCC over reach. But we have seen the light and we are never going back to the shadow

    There is nothing wrong in voting with the hope of a better government ( did i think this egyptian mummy had what it takes to lead a democratic country, NO, but lots of people did), what we must do now is hold them accountable and ensure we expose their excesses and greed on every platform we have.

    N/B : 2019 election is going to really interesting, cos i can bet u these economy destroying demons will do everything in their pability to hold onto power

    • Mz_Danielz

      August 10, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      My darling, you are to correct. Freedom of the press, transparency, respect for the rule of law and a govt that believed that posterity was the best judge hence didn’t toot its own horn was what characterized the last adminstration but it was just too expensive for us, we hadn’t grown to that extent and APc understood Nigerians and gave us what we deserved. I’m surprised people expected anything from GMB. A general who says all he was able to achieve was a house, 2 million and had to borrow money to buy a presidential form doesn’t have integrity but a poverty mindset and lack of financial intelligence even 30 year olds who have worked for a while with a bit of financial planning can boast of more than that but alas Nigerians hailed him a prudent man. It was that position alone that made me not vote GMB. I didn’t have a house but I sure have more than 2million and I couldn’t vote a man that lacked personal financial intelligence. God help us all

  7. artklub

    August 10, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Look ELDEE – using the Trump & Hillary example, obviously, you choose the lesser of the evils, knowing fully well that the other is not perfect. Everything that Buhari is doing or not doing now – was forewarned!!! Everyone just wanted to get rid of Last administration without honestly investigating the Buhari option, and they dashed him a JEHOVAH HALO on social media, the reformed Dictator. If someone was a former DICTATOR, are you not supposed to RUN? Oh well! Stop making excuses, you just typed you would vote him again you are truly high on yourself, which is yourself and other big headed olodos voted for former dictator. You no get SENSE…

    • Lou

      August 10, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      No need to be insulting… we all have the right to cast our votes in any way we choose. That’s what democracy is all about. You can disagree with his choices without being rude.

    • kilipot

      August 10, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      But did he vote with your card?

  8. keke driver

    August 10, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    My dear we all did o…I didn’t vote (Shame on me) But I convinced almost everyone around me to vote for PMB…..Don’t beat yourself hard jare, No One saw the future.

    • Ninny

      August 10, 2016 at 5:49 pm

      because you lack discretion, foresight and discernment. these are free gifts you can sk God for easily, and then watch it outpour in your life like flowing rivers. Please keke driver, dont make this kinda mistake come 2019, for the sake of our future. Ayam tired!

    • The Truth.

      August 11, 2016 at 12:06 am

      @keke driver, “”No one saw the future.””

      Speak fro yourself.

    • The Truth.

      August 11, 2016 at 12:06 am

      “”for””

  9. Prince

    August 10, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    I’ll agree with him. Goodluck Jonathan spent 6 wonderful years drinking ogogoro at Aso Rock. Yes, this isn’t the change we anticipate but he was a better choice than that moron.

    • Urban Myth.

      August 11, 2016 at 12:11 am

      @Prince, please can you supply evidence of this “”ogogoro drinking””?

  10. gbaskelebo

    August 10, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    @keke driver, now you see the present! hehehehehe

  11. Xristybabes

    August 10, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    forward ever!backward never!!!!Apccccccc….change!lmao,una never chi chumtin

    • Amy

      August 10, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      What is funny here? I hate it when people come up with the “i-told-you-so” attitude when it comes to this present administration. People are openly admitting that they made a mistake with the PMB and yet, you still feel the need to beat them into the ground. In case it hasn’t occurred to you mami, we are all in this together. Do I regret voting for PMB now? Yes I do. Would I do it again if presented with the same circumstances of March 2015? Yes I would. People felt GEJ had been there for 6years and there was no tangible improvement and just wanted to try something new. My Dad kept saying he wished there was another opponent as strong as GEJ and PMB and that that was who he was going to vote for but there wasn’t and as Eldee said, we decided to go with what we thought was the lesser evil. People voted for PMB because they were tired of GEJ. If we could foresee the future, I’m sure we wouldn’t have made that mistake but we cant and now here we are. We have learnt our lesson and hopefully, there wont be a repeat of this in 2019.

  12. yemi

    August 10, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Nigerians are not patient sha. lets give pmb time. Afterall pdp has been rulling for several years and d country is still bad. i believe things will get better under this administration

  13. nwa nna

    August 10, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    We can all continue to split hair, but the reality was that Nigerians wanted change myself included and voted based on the choices available. There’s no doubt that Nigeria is facing some strong economic headwinds with the drastic decline in the price of oil but truth be told, PMB’s administration is doing a fantastically awful job in steering this ship through the storm.
    Economic recession isn’t synonymous to only Nigeria. The issue with Nigeria is PMB has failed to appoint the right people into key positions that can properly navigate our economy through this trying times. Truth be told, PMB is just overwhelmed with the task at hand and his key advisers do not have the best interest of Nigeria at heart to drive the change Nigeria needs. Our legislative body is too busy padding the budget to be concerned about the stewardship of the country… The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result! The sad truth is Nigerian leaders are all cut from the same cloth across all party lines.

    • artklub

      August 10, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      i agree with you dear, but at some point, WE the CITIZENS have to take responsibility for having THOSE PEOPLE in power. there’s a saying that ‘you get the leaders you deserve’ – after a while (since independence) we cannot keep CRY VICTIM. at some point, we have to learn to see well-well and choose well. and take responsibility for our CHOICES. and react accordingly. what i do know is that the transparency of the last election, all that mirage and hope for CHANGE, happened for a reason. I think it happened, so that we could live to REGRET our choices and LEARN how to DO THE RIGHT THING next time. If we get a fair Chance next time….

  14. Beard gang

    August 10, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    precise and truthful statement mr.egghead.
    buhari’s biggest problems are his sluggishness and technical incompetence.
    if you must manage nigeria’s economy then you must be academically and mentally sound.
    no promise is better than empty promise.
    nigerians were presented with two bad options;
    1. a weakling who did not understand nigeria, very complacent and a terrible push over.
    2. a nefarious despot bereft of brilliance who is out for blood of his foes.
    both are incompetent.
    APC and PDP are the same.

  15. Author Unknown

    August 10, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Nigerians need a magician, not a president. Forget the fact that our major source of revenue has dipped, where have you seen change for the better without some degree of pain? Even in our personal lives, we make sacrifices to get better.

  16. Solomon Akinboyewa Olawale

    August 10, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Sorry, u guys all sang for his campaign.

  17. Sammie

    August 10, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Words well said eldee. What we are suffering is years of poor planning,visionless leadership and corruption. The global oil prices affect all nations, why are just a few (including us) suffering it?

    The truth is that these old men are out of touch with governance in the 21st century. Imagine the Sport ministers recent utterances? Budget padding? God help us.

  18. Engoz

    August 10, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    I challenge Nigerian youth to be NON-PARTISAN. No political party should have your allegiance. Start thinking independently. When they do good you give them the kudos, when they do bad you thrash them. Stop the sycophancy! PDP is an abysmal opposition made up of degenerates. The youth can form a movement that would serve as a better, intellectual opposition to the embarrassment that APC is. The Nigerian youth is educated, strong, creative and make up most of the population. Nearly half of Nigeria’s population is between 15 and 34. Do you know we are actually the King-makers in this country, all things being equal? It is whom the youth support that will win. Now, these men will soon die. Their legacy to us is a very rotten Nigeria. Stop giving your total support to them. Be independent thinkers. See what we have done with the entertainment scene when there were no jobs for the youth. We can do wonders if we can start thinking for ourselves and our interests. We don’t even have to do street marches to protest because the government will not waste time to kill you off. We have the internet, the greatest weapon of this century. We dominate the internet. We should use it as much as possible to challenge senile views and retrogressive ideas. I pray for a Conscious Youth Renaissance in this country. And it starts with thinking independently and critically.

  19. Oluwatoyin Ayobami Olufunke

    August 10, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Who is to be blamed?

  20. Talsha

    August 10, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    I will be happy if men and women in my generation begin to sit and deliberate on leadership for 2019 and future elections (Why wait till election draws near?). The country belongs to the future generation. Lets raise credible leaders who are free of nepotism and tribalism. Let it go down in history that we desired a change….change…did i just use that word…..change (not in the Nigerian context)…….Lets wake up oh! or our children may one day be refugees.

  21. Tayo

    August 10, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    ENGOZ, I really agree with you! When I see youths attached to one party in this NIgeria, for better or for worse, I just shake my head. We are not a 1st world country, we can’t afford that kind of luxury. They are the same people soooo how do you justify that? We need to be critical of our leaders, because time and time again they have absolutely failed us.

    Left to me, I don’t even want Buhari for 3 more years. If things continue like this, the next year, we need to come together and ask him to step down. It’s not just that we are in a recession. This administration don’t know what direction it wants to take. CBN is a great example with different rule change every second.

  22. luvnaija

    August 10, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Hmmm I was one of the major free will campaigners for this administration. To say I am disappointed is an understatement! I do not believe that PMB has any strategic economic road map to turn things around if not he would have hired 70% technocrats as his henchmen/ministers. Rather what we have are his political allies whom he has used the ministerial slots to compensate.
    NNPC for example has never declared profit until Kachikwu’s first month in office, incidentally he was blunt with the truth and showcased things as they were in the process had a run-in with Amechi today Kachikwu has been relegated to the background. Consequent upon this, NNPC has been on a downward spiral. PMB is just one of them and power hungry! He is not the Saint we were fooled to believe he was!
    All the old men nearly at their departure lounge have no fresh idea to move this country forward! Buhari has flip flopped on his policies more than any govt regime ever. My worry is that he is too aggressive and un diplomatic unlike GEJ. If given another chance I’d vote Martin Onovo.
    Nigeria must rise again!

  23. nnenne

    August 11, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Let’s hit the nail at the head.
    Nigerians vote across tribal lines, period.
    An average Northern would always vote Buhari in. The moment APC merged, with a Yoruba man as deputy, with ties to Pa Awo family, every reasonable Nigerian knew he got majority of Yoruba votes.
    Even if Buhari runs against the best presidential candidate from the South East, tomorrow, an average northerners would still vote for him. And if his deputy is still Yoruba, you know the answer!

    GEJ, may not be the best president, but how can you compare him with Buhari?
    What record does Buhari have?
    It is only a non- progressive country like Nigeria that a man with a record like Buhari, would have the gut to run for a public office, not to think of the office of the president!
    How do you even compare the two?

    Corruption has always been endemic in,Nigeria, nothing new. This is not a justification for it. To imply that last government is the most corrupt is a fallacy.
    Where is our oil boom money?
    Common people!
    History have it that Naira was worth more than the Dollar!
    What lasting foundation was laid?

    GEJ is the first government to loose to opposition. Has anyone thought what could have happened if all previous governments were really scrutinized?

    Is Nigeria corruption free now?
    No more bribery in public places?
    Public servants do not take freebies anymore?
    Do we have corporate compliance?
    How did Buhari pay all these tuition for his children in pounds? An not saying he stole money in this administration. I have no proof.
    Did he receive freebies from people, who may have stolen?
    How much was his income?
    So many difficult and unanswered questions.

    My assertion is:
    If GEJ was that bad why look for a better candidate to run against him? Did they not say, ”
    ” once beaten, twice shy.”
    That past administration was bad,is it not enough reason to really search for a better candidate?
    Was Buhari a new kid on the block?
    Did Nigerians not know him enough?
    In a country of over 160 million people, why Buhari?
    The answer?
    TRIBALISM, GREED AND SELF-INTEREST!

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