In early 2014, I was a die hard President Muhammadu Buhari fan. Addiction was an understatement to the passion and fire of love burning in me for my Hero.
Having realised that Buhari and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu were coming together and the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was falling apart, I knew the revolution I have been silently praying for was here.
I knew and believe it’s only revolution that could change the situation in this country. My believe was cemented after watching a documentary on the Arab spring.
I sincerely prayed for one but I knew it may be difficult to achieve in Nigeria because we were too divided to see a common enemy and fight him.
For the first time in my life, I donated my stipend to fund a politician’s ambition. I have never seen Buhari as a politician then, but was 100% sure Tinubu is one.
I did not only donate, I canvassed and voted because I wanted change. So I needed no campaign to tell me it begins with me. I already did by voting change advocates.
Fast forward to February 2015, I did not only FeBuhari, I tried to get married in that month. But when it was not possible, I Marched forward and got married for Buhari in March.
My joy knew no bounds when he was sworn in. I was ready to fight anybody to a standstill if they dare say nay of Buhari. Few months after, the blame game started. It was this, it was that. No direction, nothing.
Morning, an adage says shows the day. The plan of this recession was drawn by previous administration but the foundation was laid by this administration.
The foundation of this recession was laid during the first 3 months of the administration. The block of the recession was the emergence of Saraki as Senate President,
The granite was the emergence of Dogara as speaker. The cement was the emergence of Wike in Rivers while the water was the emergence of the governor of Bayelsa against manifest and overwhelming evidence from local and international observers.
And PMB, Atiku and Tinubu were the laborers that made the recession a reality.
If PMB had acted then and Saraki was not made Senate President maybe some of President Muhammadu Buhari reforms would have sailed through and passed easily.
May be if PMB had acted swiftly when it was needed and Wike was taught Pol 245, may be Avengers and some greedy scavengers would have been dealt with decisively and would not have held us to ransom
I still believe in the All Progressives Congress (APC) project but Tinubu and PMB must work together. PMB has to take Tinubu as his chief strategies and jettison some local champions like his kinsman from Daura.
Fashola, Fayemi and the likes are political toddlers still under the tutelage of the great Jagaban Borgu. PMB should know better.
The earlier PMB understands this and returns to the drawing board with his strategists during campaign, the better for the Nigerian project.
Rather than deny his campaign promises, he should instead, consult those who made those promises on his behalf and know how they intend to achieve them.
PMB has to do this fast. Our patience is shrinking and running dry. He should feel our pulse and feel what we are feeling.
The light of indication for this is no longer green, it is yellow. He should act fast before it becomes red.
He must remember that Goodluck Ebele Jonathan enjoyed the same moratorium before he gave Nigerians the satanic New Year Gift (subsidy removal).
Time is ticking!
By Scribe Openiyi Mustapha