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Obasanjo appeals to Buhari to dump 2nd Term Ambitions - BellaNaijaFormer president Olusegun Obasanjo has in a lengthy press statement asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to run for president in 2019, The Cable reports.

Obasanjo, who was a supporter of Buhari in the 2015 elections, said he believed in Buhari, and although he was aware the current president was not well-versed in the issue of the economy, he thought he would bring to the table people who were.

Grading the performance of the Buhari-administration, Obasanjo said while credit must be given to Buhari on strides made in fighting corruption and insurgency, there are other areas where he has failed, including in nepotism, internal politics, and passing the blame.

Nigeria needs to move on and move forward, Obasanjo said.

See the letter below:

THE WAY OUT: A CLARION CALL FOR COALITION FOR NIGERIA MOVEMENT

Special Press Statement By President Olusegun Obasanjo

Since we are still in the month of January, it is appropriate to wish all Nigerians Happy 2018. I am constrained to issue this special statement at this time considering the situation of the country. Some of you may be asking, “What has brought about this special occasion of Obasanjo issuing a Special Statement?” You will be right to ask such a question. But there is a Yoruba saying that ‘when lice abound in your clothes, your fingernails will never be dried of blood’. When I was in the village, to make sure that lice die, you put them between two fingernails and press hard to ensure they die and they always leave blood stains on the fingernails. To ensure you do not have blood on your fingernails, you have to ensure that lice are not harboured anywhere within your vicinity.

The lice of poor performance in government – poverty, insecurity, poor economic management, nepotism, gross dereliction of duty, condonation of misdeed – if not outright encouragement of it, lack of progress and hope for the future, lack of national cohesion and poor management of internal political dynamics and widening inequality – are very much with us today.With such lice of general and specific poor performance and crying poverty with us, our fingers will not be dry of ‘blood’.

Four years ago when my PDP card was torn, I made it abundantly clear that I quit partisan politics for aye but my concern and interest in Nigeria, Africa and indeed in humanity would not wane. Ever since, I have adhered strictly to that position. Since that time, I have devoted quality time to the issue of zero hunger as contained in Goal No. 2 of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. We have set the target that Nigeria with the participating States in the Zero Hunger Forum should reach Zero Hunger goal by 2025 – five years earlier than the UN target date. I am involved in the issue of education in some States and generally in the issue of youth empowerment and employment. I am involved in all these domestically and altruistically to give hope and future to the seemingly hopeless and those in despair. I believe strongly that God has endowed Nigeria so adequately that no Nigerian should be either in want or in despair.

I believe in teamwork and collaborative efforts. At the international level, we have worked with other world leaders to domicile the apparatus for monitoring and encouraging socio-economic progress in Africa in our Presidential Library. The purpose of Africa Progress Group,which is the new name assumed by Africa Progress Panel (APP),is to point out where, when and what works need to be done for the progress of Africa separately and collectively by African leaders and their development partners. I have also gladly accepted the invitation of the UN Secretary-General to be a member of his eighteen-member High-Level Board of Advisers on Mediation. There are other assignments I take up in other fora for Africa and for the international community. For Africa to move forward, Nigeria must be one of the anchor countries, if not the leading anchor country. It means that Nigeria must be good at home to be good outside. No doubt, our situation in the last decade or so had shown that we are not good enough at home; hence we are invariably absent at the table that we should be abroad.

All these led me to take the unusual step of going against my own political Party, PDP, in the last general election to support the opposite side. I saw that action as the best option for Nigeria. As it has been revealed in the last three years or so, that decision and the subsequent collective decision of Nigerians to vote for a change was the right decision for the nation. For me, there was nothing personal, it was all in the best interest of Nigeria and, indeed, in the best interest of Africa and humanity at large. Even the horse rider then, with whom I maintain very cordial, happy and social relationship today has come to realise his mistakes and regretted it publicly and I admire his courage and forthrightness in this regard. He has a role to play on the sideline for the good of Nigeria, Africa and humanity and I will see him as a partner in playing such a role nationally and internationally, but not as a horse rider in Nigeria again.

The situation that made Nigerians to vote massively to get my brother Jonathan off the horse is playing itself out again. First, I thought I knew the point where President Buhari is weak and I spoke and wrote about it even before Nigerians voted for him and I also did vote for him because at that time it was a matter of “any option but Jonathan” (aobj). But my letter to President Jonathan titled: “Before It Is Too Late” was meant for him to act before it was too late. He ignored it and it was too late for him and those who goaded him into ignoring the voice of caution. I know that praise-singers and hired attackers may be raised up against me for verbal or even physical attack but if I can withstand undeserved imprisonment and was ready to shed my blood by standing for Nigeria, I will consider no sacrifice too great to make for the good of Nigeria at any time. No human leader is expected to be personally strong or self-sufficient in all aspects of governance.

I knew President Buhari before he became President and said that he is weak in the knowledge and understanding of the economy but I thought that he could make use of good Nigerians in that area that could help. Although, I know that you cannot give what you don’t have and that economy does not obey military order. You have to give it what it takes in the short-, medium- and long-term. Then, it would move. I know his weakness in understanding and playing in the foreign affairs sector and again, there are many Nigerians that could be used in that area as well.They have knowledge and experience that could be deployed for the good of Nigeria. There were serious allegations of round-tripping against some inner caucus of the Presidency which would seem to have been condoned. I wonder if such actions do not amount to corruption and financial crime, then what is it? Culture of condonation and turning blind eye will cover up rather than clean up. And going to justice must be with clean hands.

I thought President Buhari would fight corruption and insurgency and he must be given some credit for his achievement so far in these two areas although it is not yet uhuru!

The herdsmen/crop farmers issue is being wittingly or unwittingly allowed to turn sour and messy. It is no credit to the Federal Government that the herdsmen rampage continues with careless abandon and without finding an effective solution to it. And it is a sad symptom of insensitivity and callousness that some Governors, a day after 73 victims were being buried in a mass grave in Benue State without condolence, were jubilantly endorsing President Buhari for a second term! The timing was most unfortunate. The issue of herdsmen/crop farmers dichotomy should not be left on the political platform of blame game; the Federal Government must take the lead in bringing about solution that protects life and properties of herdsmen and crop farmers alike and for them to live amicably in the same community.

But there are three other areas where President Buhari has come out more glaringly than most of us thought we knew about him. One is nepotic deployment bordering on clannishness and inability to bring discipline to bear on errant members of his nepotic court. This has grave consequences on performance of his government to the detriment of the nation. It would appear that national interest was being sacrificed on the altar of nepotic interest. What does one make of a case like that of Maina: collusion, condonation, ineptitude, incompetence, dereliction of responsibility or kinship and friendship on the part of those who should have taken visible and deterrent disciplinary action? How many similar cases are buried, ignored or covered up and not yet in the glare of the media and the public?

The second is his poor understanding of the dynamics of internal politics. This has led to wittingly or unwittingly making the nation more divided and inequality has widened and become more pronounced. It also has effect on general national security.

The third is passing the buck. For instance, blaming the Governor of the Central Bank for devaluation of the naira by 70% or so and blaming past governments for it, is to say the least,not accepting one’s own responsibility. Let nobody deceive us, economy feeds on politics and because our politics is depressing, our economy is even more depressing today. If things were good, President Buhari would not need to come in. He was voted to fix things that were bad and not engage in the blame game. Our Constitution is very clear, one of the cardinal responsibilities of the President is the management of the economy of which the value of the naira forms an integral part. Kinship and friendship that place responsibility for governance in the hands of the unelected can only be deleterious to good government and to the nation.

President Buhari’s illness called for the sympathy, understanding, prayer and patience from every sane Nigerian. It is part of our culture. Most Nigerians prayed for him while he was away sick in London for over hundred days and he gave his Deputy sufficient leeway to carry on in his absence. We all thanked God for President Buhari for coming back reasonably hale and hearty and progressing well in his recovery.But whatever may be the state of President Buhari’s health today, he should neither over-push his luck nor over-tax the patience and tolerance of Nigerians for him, no matter what his self-serving, so-called advisers, who would claim that they love him more than God loves him and that without him, there would be no Nigeria say.President Buhari needs a dignified and honourable dismount from the horse. He needs to have time to reflect, refurbish physically and recoup and after appropriate rest, once again, join the stock of Nigerian leaders whose experience, influence, wisdom and outreach can be deployed on the sideline for the good of the country. His place in history is already assured. Without impaired health and strain of age, running the affairs of Nigeria is a 25/7 affair, not 24/7.

I only appeal to brother Buhari to consider a deserved rest at this point in time and at this age. I continue to wish him robust health to enjoy his retirement from active public service. President Buhari does not necessarily need to heed my advice. But whether or not he heeds it, Nigeria needs to move on and move forward.

I have had occasion in the past to say that the two main political parties – APC and PDP – were wobbling. I must reiterate that nothing has happened to convince me otherwise. If anything, I am reinforced in my conviction. The recent show of PDP must give grave and great concern to lovers of Nigeria. To claim, as has been credited to the chief kingmaker of PDP, that for procuring the Supreme Court judgement for his faction of the Party, he must dictate the tune all the way and this is indeed fraught with danger. If neither APC nor PDP is a worthy horse to ride to lead Nigeria at this crucial and critical time, what then do we do? Remember Farooq Kperogi, an Associate Professor at the Kennesaw State University, Georgia, United States, calls it “a cruel Hobson’s choice; it’s like a choice between six and half a dozen, between evil and evil. Any selection or deflection would be a distinction without a difference.” We cannot just sit down lamenting and wringing our hands desperately and hopelessly.

I believe the situation we are in today is akin to what and where we were in at the beginning of this democratic dispensation in 1999. The nation was tottering. People became hopeless and saw no bright future in the horizon. It was all a dark cloud politically, economically and socially. The price of oil at that time was nine dollars per barrel and we had a debt overhang of about $35 billion. Most people were confused with lack of direction in the country. One of the factors that saved the situation was a near government of national unity that was put in place to navigate us through the dark cloud. We had almost all hands on deck. We used people at home and from the diaspora and we navigated through the dark cloud of those days. At that time, most people were hopelessly groping in the dark. They saw no choice,neither in the left nor in the right, and yet we were not bereft of people at home and from the diaspora that could come together to make Nigeria truly a land flowing with milk and honey. Where we are is a matter of choice but we can choose differently to make a necessary and desirable change, once again.

Wherever I go, I hear Nigerians complaining, murmuring in anguish and anger. But our anger should not be like the anger of the cripple. We can collectively save ourselves from the position we find ourselves. It will not come through self-pity, fruitless complaint or protest but through constructive and positive engagement and collective action for the good of our nation and ourselves and our children and their children. We need moral re-armament and engaging togetherness of people of like-mind and goodwill to come solidly together to lift Nigeria up. This is no time for trading blames or embarking on futile argument and neither should we accept untenable excuses for non-performance. Let us accept that the present administration has done what it can do to the limit of its ability, aptitude and understanding. Let the administration and its political party platform agree with the rest of us that what they have done and what they are capable of doing is not good enough for us. They have given as best as they have and as best as they can give. Nigeria deserves and urgently needs better than what they have given or what we know they are capable of giving. To ask them to give more will be unrealistic and will only sentence Nigeria to a prison term of four years if not destroy it beyond the possibility of an early recovery and substantial growth. Einstein made it clear to us that doing the same thing and expecting a different result is the height of folly.Already, Nigerians are committing suicide for the unbearable socio-economic situation they find themselves in. And yet Nigerians love life. We must not continue to reinforce failure and hope that all will be well. It is self-deceit and self-defeat and another aspect of folly.

What has emerged from the opposition has shown no better promise from their antecedents. As the leader of that Party for eight years as President of Nigeria, I can categorically say there is nothing to write home about in their new team. We have only one choice left to take us out of Egypt to the promised land. And that is the coalition of the concerned and the willing – ready for positive and drastic change, progress and involvement. Change that will give hope and future to all our youth and dignity and full participation to all our women. Our youth should be empowered to deploy their ability to learn, innovate and work energetically at ideas and concepts in which they can make their own original inputs. Youth must be part of the action today and not relegated to leadership of tomorrow which may never come. Change that will mean enhancement of living standard and progress for all. A situation where the elected will accountably govern and every Nigerian will have equal opportunity not based on kinship and friendship but based on free citizenship.

Democracy is sustained and measured not by leaders doing extraordinary things, (invariably, leaders fail to do ordinary things very well), but by citizens rising up to do ordinary things extraordinarily well. Our democracy, development and progress at this juncture require ordinary citizens of Nigeria to do the extraordinary things of changing the course and direction of our lacklustre performance and development. If leadership fails, citizens must not fail and there lies the beauty and importance of democracy. We are challenged by the current situation; we must neither adopt spirit of cowardice nor timidity let alone impotence but must be sustained by courage, determination and commitment to say and do and to persist until we achieve upliftment for Nigeria. Nothing ventured, nothing gained and we believe that our venturing will not be in vain. God of Nigeria has endowed this country adequately and our non-performance cannot be blamed on God but on leadership. God, who has given us what we need and which is potentially there, will give us leadership enablement to actualize our potentiality.

The development and modernization of our country and society must be anchored and sustained on dynamic Nigerian culture, enduring values and an enchanting Nigerian dream. We must have abiding faith in our country and its role and place within the comity of nations.Today, Nigeria needs all hands on deck. All hands of men and women of goodwill must be on deck. We need all hands to move our country forward.

We need a Coalition for Nigeria, CN.Such a Movement at this juncture needs not be a political party but one to which all well-meaning Nigerians can belong. That Movement must be a coalition for democracy, good governance, social and economic well-being and progress. Coalition to salvage and redeem our country. You can count me with such a Movement. Last time, we asked, prayed and worked for change and God granted our request. This time, we must ask, pray and work for change with unity, security and progress. And God will again grant us. Of course, nothing should stop such a Movement from satisfying conditions for fielding candidates for elections. But if at any stage the Movement wishes to metamorphose into candidate-sponsoring Movement for elections, I will bow out of the Movement because I will continue to maintain my non-partisan position. Coalition for Nigeria must have its headquarters in Abuja.

This Coalition for Nigeria will be a Movement that will drive Nigeria up and forward. It must have a pride of place for all Nigerians, particularly for our youth and our women. It is a coalition of hope for all Nigerians for speedy, quality and equal development, security, unity, prosperity and progress. It is a coalition to banish poverty, insecurity and despair.Our country must not be oblivious to concomitant danger around, outside and ahead. Coalition for Nigeria must be a Movement to break new ground in building a united country, a socially-cohesive and moderately prosperous society with equity, equality of opportunity, justice and a dynamic and progressive economy that is self-reliant and takes active part in global division of labour and international decision-making.

The Movement must work out the path of development and the trajectory of development in speed, quality and equality in the short- medium- and long-term for Nigeria on the basis of sustainability, stability, predictability, credibility, security, cooperation and prosperity with diminishing inequality. What is called for is love, commitment and interest in our country, not in self, friends and kinship alone but particularly love, compassion and interest in the poor, underprivileged and downtrodden. It is our human duty and responsibility so to do. Failure to do this will amount to a sin against God and a crime against humanity.

Some may ask, what does Obasanjo want again? Obasanjo has wanted nothing other than the best for Nigeria and Nigerians and he will continue to want nothing less. And if we have the best, we will be contented whether where we live is described as palaces or huts by others and we will always give thanks to God.

I, therefore,will gladly join such a Movement when one is established as Coalition for Nigeria, CN, taking Nigeria to the height God has created it to be. From now on, the Nigeria eagle must continue to soar and fly high. CN, as a Movement, will be new, green, transparent and must remain clean and always active, selflessly so. Members must be ready to make sacrifice for the nation and pay the price of being pioneers and good Nigerians for our country to play the God-assigned role for itself, for its neighbours, for its sub-region of West Africa, for its continent and for humanity in general. For me, the strength and sustainable success of CN will derive largely from the strong commitment of a population that is constantly mobilized to the rallying platform of the fact that going forward together is our best option for building a nation that will occupy its deserved place in the global community. May God continue to lead, guide and protect us.

Amen.

47 Comments

  1. FasholasLover

    January 23, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Oginni di? Romance yaff finnish nau nau? Yeye dey smell. Buhari is living in La la land. His greed might just make him refuse all sensible entreaties. His disgrace will be epic.

  2. Chic

    January 23, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    It has begun!!. But does anyone need to tell Buhari before he knows not to run for a second term? It’s been a disaster thus far… where do we begin? the fact that the man was out of his country for the most part of his tenure, or the senseless killings by his people that has still not been addressed till date or the increase in unemployment, or is it the acute hunger and inflation, or the different blunders from his media team….?? he should take a bow and leave. He’s done nothing but blame past administrations for his woes. Past administrations of which he was a head at a time.

  3. Yeyeperry

    January 23, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    And so we welcome the birth of a new political party. God keep us to see 2019 and beyond. No one should miss the drama that has just started to unfold.

    • "changing moniker"

      January 23, 2018 at 4:11 pm

      yep. exactly

    • nene+

      January 23, 2018 at 6:25 pm

      Hahahahahahahahaha where is Lauretta with her cow endorsements?
      Waitooo Buhari wanted a second term for real? untop of what na? with your 4 years that feels like 400 years? God forbid.

      Receive RED CARD

  4. Becca

    January 23, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    What is the political ideology of APC & PDP?
    Is Nigerian politics even on the the political spectrum or do people just vote solely for their preferred leader?

    • Biker Chic

      January 23, 2018 at 4:40 pm

      We vote because our ward leader tells us who to vote for Lol. Nigeria we hail thee. Buhari is not versed in anything. Babanla mistake. He has to go.

    • Funms

      January 23, 2018 at 4:51 pm

      Neither party has an ideology. Sad but true. I appreciate what OBJ has written. He is not perfect in any way, was selfish and vindictive when he was president, but again he has put himself on the right side for posterity.

      Father Buubuu should listen to the will of the people and God, and honorably step aside.

    • Ada Delta

      January 23, 2018 at 7:52 pm

      My darling Becca, you have asked a very important question that flew right over the head of many an audience in this here BN and I can bet many Nigerians. Our political process is so infantile it’s ridiculous. What do the parties stand for? We do not know. We will still keep having the ‘Nigerian problem’ for a long time to come, whether it is duke, buhari or a posh spoken, western educated fine boy!

  5. mywifeisfiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine

    January 23, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    thank You OBJ! i am y not like your ways but you have balls and i love you for it. Watch as the eagles start to circle around; 2019 will be Lit for good and bad.

  6. Ijebuhesha

    January 23, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    The useless old, selfish man Obasanjo cannot be surpriesed at turn of events. Only a VERY BIG FOOL did not know that Buhari’s second coming would be this terrible. The man had clear antecedents and in fairness to him, he has never been the type to shy away from his biases. Buhari was Buhari and every sensible person (I am not talking about those that have to wait for cashtivists like Chude and Omojuwa to dictate to them) knew Buhari would forever be very dull, very tribal and religiously biased and yet very stubborn person he has always been. But many including the likes of Obasanjo, soyinka, Tinubu and that loud mouth woman Oby deceived our excessive classroom educated but very gullible and poor discerning young people just for their selfish interests. Anyways, it is called a zoo for a reason

    • Tunde

      January 25, 2018 at 6:23 pm

      Ha ha, my sentiments exactly. Thanks for your comment. Wikipedia failed Nigerians. I think they all got too excited when they saw his fine family (only exposed for political reasons, i.e. to paint him as a family man) and saw Michelle Obama carrying Bring Back Our Girls (100% political move, orchestrated by political campaign planner David Axelrod, a good friend of the Obamas).

      How about all those people that were trekking for Buhari?

      Now, his son was airlifted to Germany when he hit his head from power biking. How many Nigerians can even afford to be airlifted to Ghana in such a circumstance, given the explosive fall of the naira from N165 to 1usd in 2015 to N368 to 1 usd in 2018?

      Change indeed 😀

  7. Loki

    January 23, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    As whom I would consider Buhari’s biggest supporter during the 2015 elections, I will say this “Buhari, please, jor, biko, (whatever “please” is in Hausa/Fulfude/Arabic), do not let your ego, greed or stubbornness push you to run in 2019. You cried for years that you had something to offer Nigeria; you were given the chance and failed. There is no room for repeat; the patient is dead. What we need now is someone who can raise the dead and rotting. Regardless of how much we would like to deny it,, Nigeria is a failed state and it failed to the deepest of levels under your watch, and you have shown clearly you do not have the capacity and maybe even the interest in governing this country the way it should.
    I support Obasanjo in this. Please don’t come back. You need to be put out to pasture. Go rock your grandchildren on your knee and read them bed time stories. We’ve had enough of you.
    Meanwhile I just gave myself Carpal Tunnel syndrome typing something that the Commander in Chief will NEVER read. Ah well…

  8. Lailatu

    January 23, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    The jig is up. We know what happened the last time Obj wrote to a sitting president.

  9. Ewa Ali

    January 23, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    You go join me dance “election dance?

  10. Fence

    January 23, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    I see the CIA has told OBJ to give Buhari a warning before Its too late. Obasanjo works for and provides intelligence to western governments especially USA.

    Something is definitely in the works if buhari decides to run again….

  11. Wifematerial

    January 23, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    AM NOT LAUGHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. tony

    January 23, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    VERY PAINFULL!!!! I SUPPORTED BUHARI AGAINST MY OWN BROTHER… THIS MAN CAME IN WITH A WHOLE LOT OF GOODWILL ON A PLATTER…BUT HE HAS PROVED TO BE THE MOST INCOMPETENT CLANNISH NEPOTISTIC HUMAN BEING!!!! NIGERIA, WHO DO WE HAVE TO RISE UP AND LEAD US??

    • jokobaba

      January 23, 2018 at 10:58 pm

      Tony, no be only you. I am busy licking my wounds. All the “I told you so…” Cattle rearer go home and rest!

    • Engoz

      January 24, 2018 at 8:44 pm

      Lol. I wonder what slogan the All ‘Progressive’ Congress will run on after the bastardization of ‘change’. To think they have ‘progressive’ in their name, lol.

  13. tony

    January 23, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    OBJ has spoken; Hate him or love him, OBJ ran an inclusive civilian government where the country flourished, arts and entertainment blossomed, we paid off our debts and the middle classes expanded, a lot of diasporas returned, there was a lot of hope… AND DONT FORGET GSM. Oh and Oil prices averaged $50… plus he left a lot in the reserves… yes he chop money…. the bigest mistake he made and a grave one at that was handing over to Yaradua… Big f—up!!! and invariably it has put us in this situation

  14. GANNY OGUNSHAKIN

    January 23, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    it’s sa’ad to see you go. Nigerians don’t want a puppet as President. Nigeria needs a president who’s his own man or Woman. Start packing all your s— inside Aso Rock to avoid leaving any personal stuffs behind. your time’s up. a word is enough for the wise. I’m just saying.

  15. tony

    January 23, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    bella naija!!! where is my second comment o??

  16. cj

    January 23, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    obasanjo’s letter was timely and a welcome development to a president whose aids&praise singers have urged to seek a 2nd term.I read it all,I mean d letter but was somewhat dissappointed dat baba seem not to align with d call for restructuring(d type advocated by pastor tunde bakare. y’all shld check it out via YouTube etc)dz 3rd force movement he’s calling 4 seems nebulous to me ..lets restructure 1st& perhaps dz social awakening via 3rd force can kick-start..Am going away with d fact dat baba did highlights d power of d youth 4 a positive change. 4 an old horse like him,it shows his level of patriotism.

    • IQ

      January 24, 2018 at 8:57 am

      @cj

      Please type like an adult. Sensible as your comment was, it was hard work reading it.

  17. Hedx

    January 24, 2018 at 12:19 am

    Obasanjo is suddenly a saint in Nigeria? So much for a man who wanted to impose himself on Nigerians for a third term… smh
    By the way, why does he think he owns Nigeria, and therefore can decide on who runs for a political office or not?

  18. Cozygal

    January 24, 2018 at 1:51 am

    The summary of this letter is simply that:
    1. Baba will no longer support BuBu; that means Bubu’s chances of winning (in his dreams) just got shattered. Apart from to fight corruption, BaBa knew that BuBu had no plans for Nigeria. Yet, he didn’t talk of a coalition for Nigeria in 2014.
    2. The RedCard movement has been blessed and anointed by BaBa. As I can only see him talking of a certain third reich. Every description he’s given for what a CN should be is what RedCard movement seems to be.
    3. Obasanjo is a shrewd man. One that I don’t trust. Yes, he may love Nigeria, but I think he loves his wield of power more than he loves Nigeria. If he’s backing the redcard movement, then I’m not sure that they are a movement to trust. If there’s anything I’ve learnt about him, it’s that the statement; ‘You can’t bite the fingers that feed you’, holds true with him.

    It is well.

    • Hedx

      January 24, 2018 at 2:35 am

      I share your sentiments

  19. Hedx

    January 24, 2018 at 8:06 am

    BN why is my first comment missing?
    I hope you aren’t into partisan politics now

  20. Mamamia

    January 24, 2018 at 9:47 am

    But this shouldn’t be our response, sometimes the bearer of good news maybe an enemy but that never takes away from the good he has said, I believe we are all youths on this platform. how about we form our own party and see what happens. We can’t keep living like this at least for the sake of our kids and grandkids. I am seriously thinking about starting or joining a party that shares the same views of moving the country forward as I do. We need a revolution fast and quick this is an emergency these old cargos cant keep fooling us by using our paid taxes for their family gains. Nigeria is not a family buisness no politician in this Nigeria can bedazzle me with their money cause I know most of it is mine. We deserve better and need better. How can we come together to achieve this guys? How?

    • Mrs chidukane

      January 24, 2018 at 10:45 am

      ” No politician can bedazzle me with money because I know most of it is mine”. Words on marble. Extremely well said.

    • D

      January 24, 2018 at 2:13 pm

      You’ve said it all .the way forward is we all get our voters card and send a message to future politicians that if you misbehave we have the power to send you home.
      That said we can all say we are not affected until people around you including the ones you feel are wealthy approach you for cash then you would understand that it is not a poor man’s problem but our collective problem as a nation.
      Thank you Baba obasanjo for speaking the mind of most Nigerian.a word is enough for the wise.

  21. Favour

    January 24, 2018 at 10:33 am

    For crying out loud…. what has buhari done wrong because he has not allow money to flow by saving or taking from our reserves… my take buhari should go for second term, open more corrupt practices and yansh however he needs to change his ministers and bring professional experienced competent hands…

    • Grace

      January 24, 2018 at 2:25 pm

      So you don’t see anything wrong in whatbje has done and yet he needs to change memebers of his cabinet? Well done Ma! Cos you go to work and can afford three square meals

  22. Favour

    January 24, 2018 at 10:36 am

    The money recovered in ikoyi could have been covered up, same with diezani… if people steal from government what will remain , all these politicians sponsoring red card or whatever are afraid it will be their turn soon to be exposed and shame, all the bribes and tips they receive they don’t get it anymore. Awon agbaya onijekuje…

    • Miss sunshine

      January 24, 2018 at 11:54 am

      Favour, sorry but is this sarcasm? Like are you effing kidding me? “What has buhari done wrong?” Your Take is that buhari should go for a second term, so that what will happen na? So that our economy which is already bad will become worse or so that we’ll keep on being victims of his fellow cattle rearers. I mean what can you say buhari’s achievement is since he was voted in 2015. Is it the long fuel queues or lack of overall development or how the cost of living in nigeria increases daily? What are his achievements, favour? Ok sorry you must be lauretta onochie, She’s the only one that can type the rubbish you put up there. Even if he brings professional competent hands or whatever, Oga buhari is too old to be the president, even his wife thinks so, let him retire in peace and spend the rest of his life in daura being a good grandfather.

    • Iris

      January 25, 2018 at 2:17 am

      Abeg we are not fighting with you. It is very simple. Pack your things and follow him to his village when he is leaving Aso Rock. #NgwanuByeeee

  23. Oyin

    January 24, 2018 at 10:59 am

    I will cast my vote for Buhari in 2019 as revenge to all the people that voted him in in 2015. let the suffering continue!

    • Diamond

      January 24, 2018 at 12:43 pm

      Hahahahaha.. are you minding them? They think is only them that can be wicked. Lol

    • ceetoo

      January 24, 2018 at 2:10 pm

      How can you be wicked even to your own self?
      You should be feared. People (like me) supported PMB because they believed he actually had the good of Nigeria at heart… kia this your statement made me remember the two women in the bible that were laying claim to a child and Solomon asked that the child be divided into two and shared to them (of course this will kill the child) the really mother cried and said the other woman should take the child she will rather remain childless than watch her child die… that is the kind of heart you are expected to have toward this country (well as long as we stay together) how will you rather watch Nigeria go to ruins under PMB just to prove a point? watch your children have no future? your parents? friends? relatives ? even random strangers not able to eat? Men some of you should be feared from the kind of statements you make….

      PS… i did not even bother to read through bear with the errors

    • Iris

      January 25, 2018 at 2:19 am

      You just took Small Mind Bush Thinking to an astronomical level. For you to want a country to suffer (one which you carry as passport for) simply to prove a point you must be thoroughly wicked in your daily life

    • Seriously

      January 25, 2018 at 3:20 pm

      Now, you are being an idiot, nothing more.
      This is not about revenge. Buhari won, Nigerians got to see what he’s all about. He’s nothing to write home about, now it’s time for change. Everyone deserves a chance. Jonathan had his chance too and time for him to go
      just like how Trump has his chance and he’s been showing what he’s capable of. It’s up to Americans to want to continue like this or not.

  24. Xyz

    January 24, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Na wa o ,I voted for Jonathan my people halla sey i should have voted Buhari that naija for betta ,.next election i come trek 20km go vote for Buhari now my people they halla me now sey I should have voted for Jonathan that hunger no for dey bite us like this.Chei ! my people, na only naija dey waka like this!!!

  25. Graceabound

    January 24, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    …and for the first time I could read such a lengthy epistle without letting out a yawn.
    Its quite unfortunate that the APC drama unfolds into a blank script… we’re so bored! Watching out for 2019 elections but then bubu please go home and and take a retirement vacation- I feel for you- eziokwu! Obj has repented; Hallelujah!

  26. Favour

    January 24, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    @sunshine, you see yourself what is your reason not to vote for buhari, you said because he is old, is that an excuse, some Nigerians are behaving like the children of Israelites always murmuring..,.sit back and eat everything that should be eaten by generations to come

    • Miss sunshine

      January 25, 2018 at 4:29 pm

      Of course he’s too old. So u want me to believe the football age they’re saying, Oga buhari must be pushing about 80, whether you believe it or not is your business. He’s not good for nigeria and you must definitely need a mental check up if you think, with all that is happening, that he should still continue as president.

  27. JJ

    January 25, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Well, we the citizens of the Federal Republic read it. And we commend your gusto. Cheers

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