MasterwebNews 27/8/16 - In defence of President Buhari`s government

[ Masterweb Reports: Oluwatobi Bolashodun reports ] - Nigeria is a unique country, one that boasts of too many intelligent commentators and critical analysts. Going through Nigerian dailies, this much can be deduced from the many opinion pages. However, the sore point with the litany of commentators, opinion writers and analysts in Nigeria is that most of them have lately constituted themselves into prophets of doom, naysayers and masters of letters but without any substance.
 

It is disheartening that most of these people seem to think that by virtue of the letters after their names, they know better than those of us without a letter apart from the initials before our surnames. So they come out with ‘abracadabra’ to confuse the masses.

 

They have used every trick in the book to confuse the masses of the good works of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration, casting doubts on the giant strides the All Progressives Congress (APC) government have made since May 2015. The simple truth is that this man, BUHARI, is doing a wonderful job in eradicating the pests and madness of our society – corruption, indiscipline, insecurity etc.
 

The question I have always asked these band of prophets of doom and naysayers is where were they when certain officials gathered together and decided to share money that was meant for the procurement of heavy military hardware to fight terrorism.

 

Or who could have been bold enough to prosecute a sitting senate president, top politicians and popular individuals without fear? Who else could have tackled upcoming terrorism as ‘Biafra agitators’ and the menace of renewed militancy in the South South? The lessons we are learning now, is that if the now fading Boko Haram nuisance had been dealt with through military response, like we are witnessing, they would have been history by now.
 

The point l am making is that instead of criticisms, these so called ‘Dr. Know alls’ should come up with solutions to support and help the progressive movement. But unfortunately, even if this man, Buhari, assumes some supernatural powers and walks on waters, this same set of naysayers will say it is because he cannot swim.

 

It is a known fact that you cannot please all the people and one challenge I have consciously thrown at our band of intellectuals is that they should tell the masses names of the individuals they think can perform better than President Buhari. The time has come for Nigerians as a people to learn to show appreciation for their leaders so that our country can move forward – for the sake of our future and generations yet unborn.
 

Twitter Send email Editor’s note: The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has witnessed public criticism over time since he came to power after inflicting a heavy defeat on the Peoples Democratic Party. Much of it has been on account of the unresolved social and economic problems facing the country. El- Buraimoh in this piece praises Buhari in doing an excellent job running the country despite a lot of harsh criticisms.

 

Nigeria is a unique country, one that boasts of too many intelligent commentators and critical analysts. Going through Nigerian dailies, this much can be deduced from the many opinion pages. However, the sore point with the litany of commentators, opinion writers and analysts in Nigeria is that most of them have lately constituted themselves into prophets of doom, naysayers and masters of letters but without any substance. Share on FacebookShare on Twitter It is disheartening that most of these people seem to think that by virtue of the letters after their names, they know better than those of us without a letter apart from the initials before our surnames. So they come out with ‘abracadabra’ to confuse the masses.

 

They have used every trick in the book to confuse the masses of the good works of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration, casting doubts on the giant strides the All Progressives Congress (APC) government have made since May 2015. The simple truth is that this man, BUHARI, is doing a wonderful job in eradicating the pests and madness of our society – corruption, indiscipline, insecurity etc.

 

The question I have always asked these band of prophets of doom and naysayers is where were they when certain officials gathered together and decided to share money that was meant for the procurement of heavy military hardware to fight terrorism. Or who could have been bold enough to prosecute a sitting senate president, top politicians and popular individuals without fear? Who else could have tackled upcoming terrorism as ‘Biafra agitators’ and the menace of renewed militancy in the South South?

 

The lessons we are learning now, is that if the now fading Boko Haram nuisance had been dealt with through military response, like we are witnessing, they would have been history by now. The point l am making is that instead of criticisms, these so called ‘Dr. Know alls’ should come up with solutions to support and help the progressive movement. But unfortunately, even if this man, Buhari, assumes some supernatural powers and walks on waters, this same set of naysayers will say it is because he cannot swim.

 

It is a known fact that you cannot please all the people and one challenge I have consciously thrown at our band of intellectuals is that they should tell the masses names of the individuals they think can perform better than President Buhari. The time has come for Nigerians as a people to learn to show appreciation for their leaders so that our country can move forward – for the sake of our future and generations yet unborn. 

 

One of the things our band of critics have been talking about lately is that the president has been appointing people from a particular section of the country into positions in the country. In as much as these people have the right to their opinions, there is the need for us to be objective. What the greatest critics of Buhari have forgotten is that the overall interest of the nation and the ability of the appointed persons to move the nation forward is the most important.

 

Whether he puts his mother, his dad or his whole clan in positions, is unimportant, as long as we are moving forward. The truth is that if we had continued with “you chop, l chop” PDP, things would have been worse. Even the developed countries went through hard times before they got better.Today, Nigeria is a better place in the sphere of security, thanks to President Buhari. If you come to Abuja, you can feel the peace and calmness around; people go about their businesses, go worshipping in their churches and mosques without the fear Boko Haram.

 

Hooligans parading the street of Onitsha in the name of Biafra were quickly quietened, the marauders, lawlessly carrying guns in military style,
vandalising oil pipelines and terrorising communities in the name of Avengers, behaving like they are untouchables – to their own misfortune, when the forces of real military action came on them, fell to pieces. This is what a real military in Nigeria should be. It does not really matter what people say, the military command under Gen. Tukur Buratai is doing a fabulous work and does not need distractions from negative press the way our prophets of doom and naysayers are going about it.
 

If the militants and other violent groups disturbing the peace and economy of this nation want dialogue, they will be listened to but if all the stolen money from former president Goodluck Jonathan’s regime is being used to buy guns and bombs and handed over to some thugs to start war (because EFCC is closing in on them), what do you expect – “… War only begets war… “. Histories are written by victors, not the defeated. Like l rightly said, even if Buhari walks on water, it won’t marvel those who are set in their ways, as in the case of our Lord, Jesus Christ – you will still say it’s because he couldn’t swim.
 

*Photo Caption - President Muhammadu Buhari

 
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