Greetings my beloved friends all over the world. I trust each and every one of you is doing fine. I may have been incommunicado for sometime which is really unlike me. Trust me, the feeling is nothing personal. Its simply as a result of different interests competing for my time, but I’m highly optimistic sooner than later, everything will be fine.
Today, I decided to write about politics. For friends who know me very well, I am very big on humanity, and politics is one way to show my compassion and love for humanity. Yes, I am very passionate about anything relating to humanity. I’m glad am a lawyer in Nigeria and also a graduate from New York Law School and soon will be lawyer in United States of America God willingly, in that way I will be able to affect human lives in positive manner.
My take on one year of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressive Party (APC) is nothing personal, but my own personal assessment of the polity putting together all relevant factors. Today made it exactly one year, President Buhari assumed office as the President of the Federal of Nigeria. It’s always good for any rational thinking mind with an objective view to life issues to always access and evaluate his plan and direction to life and business in order to have an inventory stock of where he/she is headed. Likewise, it’s imperatively important and necessary for us to have as an insightful assessment of President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressive Party.
He further advised President Buhari “We can investigate and prosecute corruption without employing gestapo style operations. The President must insist on respect for the rule of law. One must never fight illegality with illegality. We must avoid anything that would suggest that enemies are being hounded. No crime could be worse than apartheid yet Dr Nelson Mandela chose peace over crisis. I recommend that corruption can be fought without making it appear like grandstanding. The looted funds will be recovered when a thorough but fair investigation has been carried out. No Nigerian should be detained on experimental basis at this time and age. We should always embrace dialogue as means to conflict resolution. Great Britain, USA, and other European countries sometimes even negotiate with terrorists. Those asking for blood today will sing a different song and tune when tomorrow comes.We must do everything possible to secure the cooperation of every Nigerian no matter our ethnic, religious and political differences. In this regard, I implore President Buhari to hold steadfast to the notion that nothing should be done to humiliate a man who voluntarily gave up power when he could have opted for bloodshed. I will always admire and appreciate the sacrifice of President Goodluck Jonathan. We should remember that he was the first man from South South to govern Nigeria by divine intervention. He paid dearly for fumbling in power and that is enough punishment. Other leaders who wasted our resources since Independence are roaming around freely. If they cannot be subjected to a similar treatment, then Jonathan should be left to his conscience and should be allowed to enjoy his retirement without harassment. No man is perfect and we should not sow permanent seeds of discord that may eventually ruin our nation. That does not mean looted funds must not be substantially retrieved from all public office holders without fear or favour. Many in all the Political Parties and civil service fall into this category. The pursuit of one man as is now being advocated by some can only be an unwarranted provocation and unnecessary distraction”.
I will summarise this article with the opinion of an incisive prolific blogger in Nigeria Rai Chaibani “In simple terms are Nigerians better off or worse off in the last 365 days under PMB administration? Can we be bold to say that government policies in the last one year are truly reflection of positive change in the standard of living of the common man? We all know that president Buhari and the APC won the 2015 election with the promise of restoring security and restructuring the economy, but my Agatu brothers in Benue state are not safe as we speak, all thanks to the activities of the herdsmen in that part of the country. Niger delta how far? Pipeline vandalism is the order of the day. Bomb going off and oil facilities been destroy week in, week out like little kids playing with knock-out and fireworks. Is our economy restructured? Is inflation on the rise? What are the current prices of goods and services in the Nigerian market as at today? Are we heading to a great recession”?
I can go on and on to list the litany of weakness and failures of this government within the past on past one year, but then, I will end with a note of advice, A WORD IS ENOUGH FOR THE WISE.