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Friday, 3 April 2015

Buhari: This Is Not The People's Victory - by Adekoya Boladale


Adekoya Boladale is a political scientist and scholar on good governance, a social commentator and consultant on political and intra governmental affairs. He is the Convener, Advocacy for Better Leadership (ABEL), Nigeria. Below is an interesting article he wrote. He said Nigeria is run by five people. 1. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma. 2. Ibrahim Babangida, 3. Emir of Kano, 4. Olusegun Obasanjo and 5. the Oil Mafias. Read and tells us what you think...

Buhari: This Is Not The People's Victory
Few years ago, one of my student stood up in the middle of a lecture and asked, 'Sir, who owns Nigeria?' I was teaching a topic on colonialism and it could have been easy for me to answer, the British, but that would have been appropriate if only we were still under colonial rule. Its been decades since we exchanged the union jack for the green and white flag to enjoy self-government. The question though simple to a layman, is pregnant with meanings.

 First, this student having assessed the society he lives in, have come to question the principle of democracy, the mode of governance and the political power play in the process of winning election. He has come to doubt the overblown theory of self governance, independence and strength of an elected political office holder. He sees an illusion in democracy and as a world of make believe, where twisted public perception either true or false reign supreme. He sees the people as a pawn, played and tossed by some power brokers towards a selfish end.
Few days ago, Nigeria went to the poll in an election that saw the incumbent President, Goodluck Jonathan losing the race for a return ticket to the opposition candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari and in an unprecedented reaction that shocked the world, Mr. Jonathan conceded defeat saving Nigeria, West Africa and by extension the entire continent from going into flames.
With the emergence of General Buhari, the word on the street of Nigeria now is victory. The people seems to have found hope, placing upscale level of trust on the war veteran to make life better as soon as possible.
Indeed, the masses have cause to rejoice. The government of President Jonathan haven't had a direct bearing on the people on the street. He has shown lackadaisical attitude to the safety of the people, especially those in the North East and only woke up from slumber at a rather time too late. His leadership ability also shows one who isn't total in control of government, he shows traits of indecisiveness, more than needed patience, making the electorates get bored of his government.
But while the people continue to rejoice over what they termed 'Our votes, counts' it is imperative to state without holding back that the defeat of Goodluck Jonathan isn't the victory of the electorates. Yes, the people voted for a man of their choice but the question of who/what made that man their choice remains unanswered. 

The need to have Mr. Jonathan out of Aso Rock became heightened on 31st August 2013 when seven Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party and the former Vice President walked out of the party's convention, hence forming the 'New PDP'. It should be noted that even though the opposition parties had already merged to form the All Progressive Congress (APC) the effect of an opposition party wasn't so impactful until the New PDP joined it. For those who understand a bit about Nigeria's presidential power play, some of the key factors that determine the making or marring of any occupant of that position is his relationship with the 'Five Pillars' of Nigeria namely General Theophilus Danjuma, Ibrahim Babangida, Emir of Kano, Olusegun Obasanjo and the Oil Mafias. Unfortunately for President Jonathan, all these individuals stood against him.

Some may argue that the records of General Buhari and his undoubted anti-corruption stand gave him the edge against the President but these individuals must ask themselves if these records were not in public domain when he contested and lost the election three times?

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for sixteen years has had the opportunity to govern the country not because it is well structured or so accepted but because the real owners of the country still controls the party. The moment these individuals lost their proxy grip, the party became a shadow of itself. 

Democracy is about public perception, it is the ability to sell yourself to the electorates and make them believe in your plans but that's where it starts and ends. The ability of the people to understand, accept and believe in this messages resides exclusively with some set of individuals.
The March 28, 2015 presidential election wasn't won in polling booths and through ballot papers but at a round table meeting where the best of wine and foods were served.
General Muhammadu Buhari may seem to represent the desire of the electorates but that can only be proven with decisions he makes within the first few months of his administration.
This is a victory for democracy, it is a good step for politics but it isn't a victory for the people per say but rather a change of garment for the 'Five Pillars'.
Adekoya Boladale wrote via adekoyaboladale@gmail.com. Please engage on twitter @adekoyabee and Facebook www.facebook.com/adekoyabee

159 comments:

Davido's driver said...

Too long , let me print

Unknown said...

Hmmmm, passing bye

Unknown said...

Make dem talk like we care

Nky said...

"This is a victory for democracy and a change of garment for the five pillars". True talk.

Unknown said...

Pls give him a break, If someone like Bode George can still come out to be the God father of pdp in Lagos after serving jail term, then Our General deserves a second chance.

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Unknown said...

Hmmmmm some truth thou, may God help our country Nigeria, Amen

Unknown said...

Hmmmmm some truth thou, may God help our country Nigeria, Amen

Unknown said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Buhari never even start dey rule even for a month person don dey write article ontop him head... Let him be abeg....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Madam Hoha said...

Say no to negativity. We cannot forever dwell on "what if". Buhari has only just won the election. It's best we wait and pray he does the right thing and bring changes to our great country. I agree this country is ruled by some godfathers behind closed door, but we must stay focused and continue to strive for change. Someday we would grow and flush out dirty politics from our system and hopefully catch up with the western world. For now I'll suggest we stay hopefully instead of dwelling in negative assumptions. Give the man a chance first all ye "theorist" lol

Alloy Chikezie said...

It doesn't change the fact that he now the president elect

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Anonymous said...

An eye opener. Na wah o

Unknown said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZH0DoeQjXc visit on youtube guys like comment and subscribe

hmmmmmm

tsalz c.e.o said...

Noted Oga.. mke change come na wetin we need

Anonymous said...

VERULE Says-nice one

princess said...

Thank u for this article...

Unknown said...

I love you adekoya.....u've said it all.......de keep shouting change? What is change? What type of change? Good orbad change? Keep the aswer to urselves if u have any, ofwhich u dnt have. I wish una luck. Abum president onwem!

Anonymous said...

I agree with the write up but it's still not complete. They never wanted GEJ to continue so they wanted a way out. I believe some of them are behind Bokoharam. IBB towards the election claimed GEJ insulted the military and the generals so he will be voted out. Let's see how it continues

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Story

Unknown said...

I tot I was d only 1 who is seeing it bt let's gv him a chance sha.

Unknown said...

Story for the gods

Anonymous said...

You must be drunk on paragga what rubbish write up is this where Nigerians not suffering and seeking change or not? When presidnt jonathan gwon in 2011 was it same people who put him. What about his main minister mrs Madueke do you mean she was not in control of these oil mafias mumu talk

Anonymous said...

I agree

Unknown said...

Hmmmm political Buhahaha, God will rule over the affairs of Nigerians we pray

Bonita Bislam said...

No matter how this intelligent writer chooses to give meaning to the emergence of Buhari as the president,it still remain a victory for the people.Since we decided to choose the devil (In Soyinka's words) and our votes really counted ,its still the victory for the masses.
GMB is here to rule for 4yrs,the earlier we start seeing him as our president,the better for BP

Anonymous said...

God will bless his man! finally! This is why I am demanding a publicly signed contact with specific goals from the Buhari team or we are dead in the Water! the only good thing about this election is that Social media granted Nigerians Voice to opine. please use your voice to fear this cabal down. it was so easy for Jonathan to Concede because he would not have to deal with the brood of eternally thirsty vipers that Serve no other God but themselves. He found immense relief. He also wanted Nigerians to taste the fruit of their vote.

Anonymous said...

Blah! blah! blah!
trying to be relevant. Na today you know politics?. Say that to the Queen of England.

Dont kill our joy. Rather pray for God to reign in Government and stop seeing Buhari as a treat.

Take several back seat and spend more time with your students. Cant be bothered reading your spam.

Anonymous said...

When Bihari lost is it that he quarreled with obj and danjuma ..smh ....beer parlor gist for very very dull Nigerians

Unknown said...

Dis write up is d shit.... He just said it all...

Anonymous said...

VERULE Says-i think Obasajo is d main nigga among all as it stands.

APPLE said...

Hmmmm.. #Word..So true.

Unknown said...

You can say whatever you want.
You entitled to your opinion.

Anonymous said...

Dude just says rubbish do you know how much Buhari and IBB don't like each other I may agree with Kano, danjuma but the rest is rubbish

3Dhottie! said...

Wow! Nice piece!

UNHAPPY NIGERIAN. said...

I for one concur fully. Buhari is just a painted joy stick for the aforementioned in this article. Is only a shame that president Jonathan,s attempts to be free of this lot cost him the presidency. But we are here to watch. And I think this is the time for NIGERIANS to start watching the watcher. We must break free from their hold proxy as it is still it is a hold.

Unknown said...

Ok

APPLE said...

And i SMH when i hear some people say things like why won't GEJ concede defeat blah blah and more blah. Ask yourselves why didn't Buhari concede defeat when he lost in 2011? Instead the evil mallam sent his illiterates to go all out and kill Christians SMH. Nigerians have very short memory SMH. It is well, GEJ is even relieved that he is leaving. We thank God.

nance said...

This is vewy true, Nigeria is run by those five men behind the scene,they are manipulative people,.today ibori suffers cos he stood against obasanjo.this is a man dat made warri city a better place....i wish we all knew dat buhari doesn't control d show, obasanjo nd is cohort does,nd when GEJ started loosing ties wif dem, dey broke him. am glad he was able to remove fuel subsidy cos dat was one of the means dat these men in power were using to extort money from nigeria....i don't fink ders a change, cos the same people ruling in 1999 are still the ones ruling, buhari is just a pond in the chess game

Anonymous said...

Goat, senseless write-up witout meaningful content. Go bak to skool

sweetie said...

Huuuuuuuuuuu! Word

CHERRY said...

Ok!

Anonymous said...

You are very correct but let's wait and see. Time will tell.

Anonymous said...

I could have written this. Unfortunately the masses are gullible. Many look but only a few see. God bless Nigeria

Unknown said...

I agree!!!

Unknown said...

Nibo...iro nla..!!! To be candid n precisely precise...Buhari got voted in by the people regardless of any bulatious support from any 5 pillars of buhahaha...#buhariISnotCorrupt #Jonathans administration fucked itsef up...he ate de fingers dat fingered him...#GBAM..NOHOMO.



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Anonymous said...

Dear Bolade, scholar on good governance my foot! You are one of the many problems we have in Nigeria but thank God for change! So your alleged 5 rulers of Nigeria hypnothesised the millions of Nigerians who voted GEJ out? Or did they decapacitate him from leading this nation corrupt free, cluelessly and from the shackles of the Niger Deltan militants? Your educational acquisitions and money spent on them should be considered wasted! Please you guys should stop all these charades, your attempts to suddenly paint GEJ as a sort of messiah will not stop the due process of investigating his economic excesses. Shame on you for trying to rubbish Nigerians noble decision to chose change and betterment of this great nation. I honestly hope the money you were paid to write this junk is worth it!

BrendaN

Anonymous said...

The Believer says:

This is so true. We didn't want Jonathan anymore, we had to make do with the only alternative given to us. Hmmmmmm

Unknown said...

I really disagree. What I can just say is that these people ensure that their is no election rigging and they always spoke ill of GEJ. It's glaring to even the deaf and dumb that GMB will win cos of the direction GEJ is taking us to whereas we need a change of direction. Our votes count Is all I can say

Unknown said...

Let's wait and see if he's the change people want.

Unknown said...

Fact!

Anonymous said...

thank you bro.
perfect write up

Anonymous said...

Shitty article. Writer is delusional.

Anonymous said...

So true. And is sad

onyi said...

I agree with u

Anonymous said...

Absolutely! Gbam, gbam, gbam and gbamest.

Anonymous said...

Thank u so much for this write up,i will still say it Buhari is not loved by a lot of people, it was a narrow team work. Even though Jonathan lost he is still receiving too many praises, it only says something. I repeat we are not celebrating Buhari here cos in the actual sense he wasn't supposed to win based on people,s choice

Anonymous said...

True... I totally agree

Unknown said...

some very strong points u struck there. the new govt will either play according to the dictates of these owners of nigeria or face situations worse dan wah the present administration experienced

Anonymous said...

Great one, we still have very on telling people. GEJ lost cos Obasanjo and IBB tuned against him.teamed up and removed him, they formed a great force, Obasanjo tore his card openly, ran GEJ down openly that caused the whole thing, not that Buhari is generally accepted, a lot in store for his supporters, they haven't seen anything

Unknown said...

What a wonderful write up. Food for thought. This is very true cos Jonathan and his minions lost favour in the sight of these powerful men and they thought they could defy and demystify their strong hold on d Nigerian state through votes amassed from d South-South and d South-East and bribe or buy their way out through d other geopolitical zones. If we really look at it, it was a battle of who was gonna be put to shame between Jonathan and Obasanjo, but d former lost out and towed d heroic line for an alibi as against being disgraced, mocked and molested( So much for heroism).The end result, d populace or d electorate are still shrowded in a dark cloud of illusion that black is black and white is white. Wow!, This is why Albert Einstein says and I quote "Politics is more difficult than Physics".

Amaka eze said...

Well said. I share same opinion

Anonymous said...

This is really thoughtfull of the writer cos he made a point we don't actually chose our leaders,that's 1 ugly truth we need 2 accept.but we barely can help dats what politics is all about. (WESTINO)

Anonymous said...

This is really thoughtfull of the writer cos he made a point we don't actually chose our leaders,that's 1 ugly truth we need 2 accept.but we barely can help dats what politics is all about. (WESTINO)

senator said...

U be mumu d oil mafia r dey not still d south south dat wanted jona

Lady C said...

I dnt want to believe dis write up.

Anonymous said...

all i know is we just elected another illiterate. Most of our so called leaders know nothing about how to turn a country into an economic powerhouse. things like power generation and investment in the private sector shouldnt be a problem in 2015. not everything is oil and natural resources.

unfortunately the citizens are equally as stupid. watch some morons abuse me like im not saying the truth

Unknown said...

Very well said i dont know why we dont hear more from people like this to challenge the mentality of Nigerians. We can only wait and see

DOBY DOBY said...

I agree with him oo.. dsame old pdp folks ar al in apc.. if goodluck had won d election, d country would av been under flames nw.. wen buhari lost in 2011, he burnt houses of pdp supporters in kaduna nd deir was riot evrywer.. I jus dunno wat to say shaa.. lemme sit nd watch buhari rule.. d prb wiv gdluck administration is social media.. evrybody is nw involved in politics evn pple dat dnt und wat it is all about.. evrybody blame gdluck for deir financial prb.. evrybody tinks dat once deirs change dey wuld get jobs dat pay fat salary, ride big cars nd evn get married bt believe me nomata hw d country is we must av d less privileged nd mayb until evrybody is rich den nig is beta..

Unknown said...

U've said it all Sir.....I seriously subscribe to all the points u made.....the five pillars of in Nigeria are swaying d nation to and fro

Unknown said...

Well written and an articulate article...out of all d articles I have read so far based on d last elections ..dis is d most understandable ...very true ..

Zikora said...

Very clear and well understood! GEJ wanted to put them aside in order for him to transform this country but he failed woefully! It is their wishes not the masses that will always be carried out! God help us all!

Unknown said...

That is just it,

Unknown said...

True talk

Anonymous said...

Wise words from a true political analyst

Unknown said...

Nicely written

Anonymous said...

This is another silly article by someone who thinks he knows something....another Bosun Emmanuel type piecing together of fact and fiction to make a concoction labelled truth. IBB was against GEJ??! The oil mafias? Do you even know what is going on in the country? We have new oil mafias in town now and they were solidly behind GEJ. The emir of Kano...is that Sanusi that you are referring to? Who was just installed last year? Obasanjo I will give you that no for the reasons you are canvassing. Please be careful before releasing uninformed statements into the atmosphere....silly and ignorant

Unknown said...

Well articulated

hmc grills and licks. said...

Gibrish

Unknown said...

I do not agree with you abolade even though you have a number of points validated ibb never supported Buhari fot obvious reasons irrespective of Obj difference's with Jona he could not have swayed votes either way cos he has little votes value cos it only in the south that people are paid to vote for an individual but in the North even if you don't give them inducement you will be voted in massively if you are one of them.

Ebonybright said...

I think I agree with u, if only gudluck jonathan had acted more decisively

Anonymous said...

Well written & very true

Unknown said...

U. R Ryt Sir

Unknown said...

U R Ryt Sir

Unknown said...

Okiie o! We have heard you, everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Linda take note!

Unknown said...

Okiie o! We have heard you, everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Linda take note!

Unknown said...

Okiie o! We have heard you, everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Linda take note!

Unknown said...

Okiie o! We have heard you, everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Linda take note!

Unknown said...

Okiie o! We have heard you, everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

evil men 5 devil

events by tegz said...

This is a fact,the election was done before march 28th,the five pillars like he said connived against GEJ,the outcome of the election was decided in a round table meeting with plenty to eat and drink,jega played a major role in it,he helped them through the high numbers of registered voters in the northern states. Jonathan was just ignorant of the strenght of these pillars or rather he was tired of all the troubles of nigeria,so he didn't put as much efforts through strategies. One thing I know for sure is that gej has left his name in the book of history,he left with a good name,he left a HERO. God bless gej.

Anonymous said...

AM SOOO HAPPY "SOMEONE" REALLY UNDERSTANDS INDEPT HOW THIS COUNTRY IS RUN!!!!

linda said...

Gbam!!!! It's like dis guy jst wrote my mind. I ws reluctant to vote for either buhari or Jonathan buh when buhari won, I became more convinced Jonathan was the lesser of two evils. Let's honestly pray buhari will be d good 'change' he preaches.

linda said...

Gbam!!!! It's like dis guy jst wrote my mind. I ws reluctant to vote for either buhari or Jonathan buh when buhari won, I became more convinced Jonathan was the lesser of two evils. Let's honestly pray buhari will be d good 'change' he preaches.

linda said...

Gbam!!!! It's like dis guy jst wrote my mind. I ws reluctant to vote for either buhari or Jonathan buh when buhari won, I became more convinced Jonathan was the lesser of two evils. Let's honestly pray buhari will be d good 'change' he preaches.

Anonymous said...

Spot on. Only den mumu plus Linda day rejoice.

Unknown said...

This guy is a PDP loyalist who for reasons I dnt know why he want to rubbish GMB victory. If wat he claim is true why did IBB,Danjuma and d oilmafias never supported GMB and now leaving the country, pls leet nobody brainwash you. Our political history is not very old so find facts for urselves and as ctizens and scholars dats part our job

Unknown said...

Perfectly said. I know APC isn't the best,its just a changer of skin for the pig

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with u. Time to renew oil well and painting buhari as d messiah of our time after wasting away people's life all bcos they want their oil of well to keep increasing. The blood of innocent people shed to achieve your selfish ambition will tell. God bless NIGERIA. Linda post my comment Abeg.

Anonymous said...

well thank God you said you are a political scientist so lets ask scientific questions:
1. What are the indices that make someone belong to the 5 pillars of Nigeria?

2. Is it inherited or self actualised?
3. what are the proofs of these ones being the pillars?
4. How many other scholars have arrived at that conclusion?
5. Should the five pillars choose to support a candidate like Ayo Fayose, FFK, Orubebe, Tompolo, Asari Dokubo or Gani Adams, will they win?

6. If your answer to 5 is no then your hypothesis needs to undergo further research.

7. What are your proofs that the 5 pillars supported Buhari?

since you are a lecturer, don't be in a haste to present document that still needs a lot of research and scientific evidence.

I appreciate your zeal to write get feedback and here it is, wait till your supposed five pillars support a miscreant and the such characters wins then you can Q.E.D.

Right now, the victory belongs to the people and democracy in Nigeria.

Unknown said...

Hmmmm

Anonymous said...

Only Fools didn't know this, These people mentioned knew Nigerian were actually disinterested in PDP, So they Changed to ACP, which has become the largest party now in Nigeria. Only fools are saying Messaih has come with Buhari. I pity these blind and shallow brain Nigerians, even some are in Europe and America and other Western Countries. How can Buhari become a Messaih of Change? Well I am no less ashame of these that to Obasanjo who has become so belittle in his character display like a kid suffering from Juvenile delinquency. He is a blind Leader to the Yorubas.

Anonymous said...

Okokobioko! Goodluck thank God you've left them with their wahala. Just go relax and enjoy the rest of your life as they control their new puppet!

portable said...

Well said. God bless u

mlydnn said...

Hmmm....wise words, im beginning to ponder....

Anonymous said...

this is awesome, indeed.... future belongs to only those who believes in the beauties of their dreams! Anyway, the so call cabal might have built a solid rock around our power structure BUT this I know, one day it shall no longer be power sharing but power value which will give national identity to all Nigerians irrespective of our color, language and historical backgrounds. williamsokikiola94@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

True talk

Unknown said...

Well said. So much sense in his words. U don't need glasses to see intelligence.
That said, I'll like to point out that even tho its government of, for and by the people, Democracy is not as transparent as it is on papers. This is so all around the world. Each country is run directly or indirectly by some "Very Important People". U can't deny the influence Warren Buffet and Bill Gates wud have on America.
What we need actually is government that is 70-80% fair to the people (since 100% is impossible)

Anonymous said...

I commend this writer, this piece is purely a balanced political analysis esp when she called the apc new pdp!!!! All I crave for is reciprocation of transparency during election as GEJ humbly did, upon buhari's regime in case the people rejects, which I fear he will not do it. Any ways God bless nigeria


Philip brown.

Anonymous said...

I commend this writer, this piece is purely a balanced political analysis esp when she called the apc new pdp!!!! All I crave for is reciprocation of transparency during election as GEJ humbly did, upon buhari's regime in case the people rejects, which I fear he will not do it. Any ways God bless nigeria


Philip brown.

Anonymous said...

I commend this writer, this piece is purely a balanced political analysis esp when she called the apc new pdp!!!! All I crave for is reciprocation of transparency during election as GEJ humbly did, upon buhari's regime in case the people rejects, which I fear he will not do it. Any ways God bless nigeria


Philip brown.

Unknown said...

Adekoya is right... Nigeria shouldn't be all about jonathan, buhari, pdp, apc, cabalsor anyone, but good governance, good strong policies backed by law... Strong policy system that will dictate... Strong policy on governance(local government, state & federal)... Strong policy that will force anyone coming into governance to take an oath(signed) that if he or she steals money, will warrant a 25 yrs imprisonment with all assets seized... Strong policy that will make everyone accountable...

Giddytohpweedy said...

Hmmmm u may be right!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes i agree in totally

Anonymous said...

Well spoken,very soon we shall see the five in action .......!!!!???

Unknown said...

Dis is so true nd I pray we all will live to see d kind of changes he intends to bring i also wish people,humanbeings,Nigerians will open deir eyes nd see dat we are being used nd dat as long as dose five pillars still exist on earth dat better Nigeria we seek to find can never come into existence

MACBOOK said...

This is true ofcos I told some people this election is not the will of God even not the will of all Nigerian but the will of uninformed illustrates from the north..... This is a pure conspiracy between the west and north. It's only time that will tell in this country

Anonymous said...

well said.

Anonymous said...

This is just the truth of the matter..The so called APC is been leaded by leader who had failed us woefully before...I pray this is a different story.

Dazzlnbeau said...

Just the gospel truth!!!

Anonymous said...

Very well said. Going to save this for future reference.

Tripllem said...

Well written,unfortunately Nigerians do not really know the meaning of the word 'change 'in this context and going by what the writer is trying to portray,I think the 'change'is not directly to the people but it is a change for this five sets of cabal mentioned above,anyways time shall tell!

Anonymous said...

Very true

Anonymous said...

I love this man,this is the best and most sensible writeup about this election so far, the plain truth,, lets hope and pray Buhari takes us to the promise land he promised us.

Anonymous said...

I completely agree with your write-up and opinion.These people make up the power block in Nigeria.Nigeria can make a political breakthrough only when they are off the scene.

Anonymous said...

GOD BLESS THIS MAN FOR ME.

Anonymous said...

Your head is there.

Anonymous said...

Linda, I agree with him, or refer to the article written by the Guardian News Uk and compare notes, you will see that it was the retired army Generals that formed Pdp.

Anonymous said...

Exactly wat iv bein telling dis our blackberry generation, we are educated bt nt knowledgeable, do we knw the intricacies of politics. Buhari is nt yet my president, I will nt celebrate him, until he proves himself as being able to alienate from the power players that run this country presently!

Anonymous said...

Please learn to be more objective in your writing, writing what appeals to logic and not emotions or bias. Buhari's anti-corruption stance become more prominent over the years in the face of Jonathan's corruption stricken government. And the decadence of Jonathan's government has only helped in boosting more hope in Buhari's advocacy for a corruption free government. Let's be objective, this isn't about Buhari but the people's quest for progress in our nation.

Anonymous said...

Please learn to be more objective in your writing, writing what appeals to logic and not emotions or bias. Buhari's anti-corruption stance became more prominent over the years in the face of Jonathan's corruption stricken government. And the decadence of Jonathan's government has only helped in boosting more hope in Buhari's advocacy for a corruption free government. Let's be objective, this isn't about Buhari but the people's quest for progress in our nation.

Anonymous said...

I hear you and you're spot-on about the cabal of power brokering kingmakers behind the scenes. But for an academic like yourself, your grammar and tenses suck... "per say" and all.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for being the only one to actually say the truth and not sugar coating it to suit a certain section of Nigerian. others shouldcontinue to hide under their pretence and hypocrisy. Shame on them.

Unknown said...

Nice write-up, keeping my fingers crossed for now to see what the General will do to soothe millions of Nigerians.

Unknown said...

Wow! I am so enlightened! Wow! Again ma eyes ave bn opened! Wow again!

Anonymous said...

Too late... Better keep them shut forever

Anonymous said...

Rosie Said...... You are very much on point......Clean and clear write up.

Unknown said...

Well written . We discussed it during d election that it was a conspiracy.Pls I need dis kind of writer from May 29th cos we need to monitor their activities to ensure dat d keep to their promises.

Nod said...

Thank you Prof. You just hit the nail on the head and revealed the whole truth to some toddlers who still think their votes won the election. But there is one slip: they are six instead of five. The sixth landlord is Ahmed Tinubu.

Nod said...

Thank you Prof. You just hit the nail on the head and revealed the whole truth to some toddlers who still think their votes won the election. But there is one slip: they are six instead of five. The sixth landlord is Ahmed Tinubu.

Unknown said...

Lol,i love u for this comment of urs

Ranti said...

Is there a reason you have decided not to print my comment on this article? You seriously do not want me as one of your haters because I have nothing personal against you but this is the second time you've done this. I believe my comment is constructive and there's no reason for you for you not to post it. I'll take an error on your side.

Ranti said...

Is there a reason you have decided not to print my comment on this article? You seriously do not want me as one of your haters because I have nothing personal against you but this is the second time you've done this. I believe my comment is constructive and there's no reason for you for you not to post it. I'll take an error on your side.

niffyt said...

Pple should get over this already?!!!!

Anonymous said...

You are a big fool! Sensless somebody! You have No brains at all.

Anonymous said...

...govern he said in his acceptance speech not to rule like the PDP. please learn to use APC new tone of language. Omazo

Anonymous said...

True talk! One day we will hear about the huge amount of money these demon Generals spent on propaganda against Jonathan. One of them will confess on his death bed that there are no missing Chibok girls. It is well with Jonathan. I am waiting to see the "miracles" Buhari the pawn will perform. I am also watching the Tinubu/Buhari dance.

Anonymous said...

Very much on point.imagine obasanjo advising gmb to fight corruption he created. I laugh in Greek.now I see why some countries go into revolution.

Unknown said...

Illusion of democracy... Hmmm... Just like Loki said in Avengers 'freedom from the idea of freedom.' Well, I'd say even if though Buhari is obviously not the answer to our problems, he was the better choice for our democracy; for its growth and sustenance... So in that regard, I'd say Nigeria came out ahead...only time will tell about the rest. Nice write up. 1st of May loading...

Anonymous said...

And when you look at the boko haram issue that they almost crucified the president for, shekau is a Muslim and most definitely a northerner and Nigerian who maybe has a family in the north. Why did the northern rulers not plead with him or arrange to discuss with him on issues he was aggrieved about? I know they would have been able to do that. But northerners being who they are will never give up their own especially when the president is from south south. They kept blaming the president. It was all planned to frustrate jonathan's administration. Everything will be revealed in due time! GOD IS OMNISCIENT (HE knows and sees all things).

The new president elect must find shekau dead or alive and he must be punished for his deeds!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 4:27, you spoke like a researcher! The 5 questions you gave him gave you out. Only people like you can see the holes in his biased write-up. As researchers will say...skewed analysis! Like you rightly said, his answers to your questions will determine the relevance of the trash written!

BrendaN

Anonymous said...

One of the five obviously paid you to make him feel important.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately Nigerians are always blind to see when they are headed to hit a rock until they do. Whatever gave Nigerians the impression that their vote buhari in as president was only created by jonathan because their blood shed by the blood thirsty APC would have proved this write right. But a true leader jonathan has saved your blood from been shed and the so called buhari you call change would have caused your blood to be shed. Who is a true leader amongst this two. I support you whoever you writer are. I only pray Nigerians realise that they are the change they need and not buhari. Every Nigerian citizen should wake up and change themselves first and say no ethnicity racism in this country but see all ethnic tribes as one. Then we are on a course in the right direction. For now nigeria isn't ready for change yet. Buhari finally conceded to these political moguls which jonathan at some point as a true he is refused to dance to their tune of music and yet nigeria actually think they have voted for CHANGE. Ofcourse they have but NEGATIVE cHANGE!!!!

Anonymous said...

At the end u will find out who actually has no brain. Prepare for the most terrible 4years of your life.

Anonymous said...

Thank u. It's official Nigerians are dumb fucks

DeeD25 said...

He just said it right! Exactly!!! without the support of those '5 pillars' Buhair wouldn't have won! they turned against Jonathan for reasons best known to him! Y'all there is no change! the 5 pillars will also influence Buhari! it's all a bunch of bulk-shit with the change chants!! that's why I'm not moved, I don't bother celebrating! I wonder at what stage will Nigerians open their eyes and see that it's all the same thing especially with all the people behind Buhari!!

Anonymous said...

You are right as the writer. Nice article. Which change is Buhari going to bring? We are watching. God bless Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

You have said it all... Thanks and God bless you.

Anonymous said...

You are foolish beyond repair

Anonymous said...

Who told u d south south are oil mafia,pls can u tell me two south south man or woman having one oil well.Are the oil wells nt own by d west and north mostly and little from east..

Anonymous said...

Amen

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