By Adekunle Omotunde
Atiku is not the cause of APC led Federal Government’s Gross Incompetence and Insensitivity!!!
President Mohammad Buhari in obvious diving and ducking edged out the Director General of his re-election campaign, Hon. Minister of Transport in Buhari-Osinbajo’s government and former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi.
Ostensibly due to the leaked tapes where this “erstwhile ” #Director #General of the Buhari re-election campaign gave Buhari away, by default telling the truth about the #components and #composition of the #products (President Buhari and APC ) that Amaechi has been mandated to sell.
It is obvious that the APC apparatchiks have a lot to hide about the real mess Nigeria and Nigerians are in, but God “being a Nigerian” will always throw something in at the nick of time to save his people, surely we are not a religious or praying nation in vain!
How come this tape containing of course DAMAGING REVIEWS based on facts and personal evaluation of the Director General of the campaigns are coming out now?
It is not as if these notorious facts are unknown or not in people’s faces but APC and Buhari-Osinbajo media arm have constantly masked them via their smooth rappers and the bold face liars in APC will do everything to deny.
Now it has come out!! The Chickens have come to roost.
The difference in this expose, this time is that it’s coming from the mouth of the man who would have spent the next 37 days jumping on campaign grounds deceiving Nigerians about his “#effective and #efficient one cure all drug” I.e President Buhari but obviously knowing that he is lying , and that indeed the product he is selling is glaringly different and deficient if not grossly so limited in scope, capacity and attributes!
But thank God for the leaked tapes, we now only just have extra confirmation from no less a person than the master salesman himself!
Expectedly, President Buhari quickly harvested Asiwaju Bola Ahmed who hitherto had been in limbo, and who had declared that he would only be a part of the President’s campaigns from the rear.
Now with Rotimi Amaechi out of way, Asiwaju has to justify his found role and how better to please his new master and employer than to latch on and pooh pooh Atiku in a manner that ridiculously brings out his own personality, foibles, limitations and background that is too known to many Nigerians within and outside of Lagos, who in Nigeria does not know the “#owner” of #Lagos?
Every resident and indigene of Lagos today knows that Lagos is the personal property of one man, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who has held Lagos by the jugular. This is a notorious fact!!!
His vice grip is felt in every area, the noose around the necks of lagosians is tightened in all areas from economy to politics everyday!
If anybody is still in doubt, that person will do well to ask former Governor Raji Fashola, who barely escaped to have a second term in the face of great service to the great state and her people with whom Asiwaju has a no love lost relationship today? Is that unknown to the world?
The latest direct victim is the performing Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who succeeded Governor Fashola, whose conscientious and dedicated service to Lagos is going to an unfortunate end abruptly in another 5 months from today not by the good people of Lagos but terminated by the “owner” of Lagos!
Please Lagosians and Nigerians really out of respect and regard must demand what exactly are the “#sins of Governor Ambode! Non Performance? Or falling out of “favour” with the lord of the manor! A sterling performer bites the dust!
So for such a person to latch on to incongruities to describe Atiku to justify his appointment that is steeped in the ambition to be President in 2023, is very unfortunate and moreso because this is coming against the backdrop of the seeming helplessness of the sophistication, sophistry and knowledge of the people of Lagos.
What an incredible incongruity!
To further lend credence to the duplicitous nature of Asiwaju, it is shocking that a man whose baggage are too obvious to all will be the one pontificating inanities about Atiku Abubakar when every Nigerian knows who the Lion of Bourdillon is.
This is one of the sad spectacles of our misfortune as a people today.
It may be of interest to Nigerians that in The Nation Newspapers of today, WEDNESDAY JANUARY 9,2019, Volume 13. No. 4545,( A MEDIUM FULLY OWNED BY ASIWAJU) the newly recruited rented hired gun and commissioned officer AT HIS #Toronto or #Chicago age, speaking for the Buhari campaign spent time to talk about Atiku instead of telling Nigerians about the achievements of his new found assignment and boss.
Coming after 4 years of holding the sacred mandate of Nigerian people, it’s a shame that the threadbare and well worn “goebellian theories and deliberate false claims, sponsored spins” that his craftsmen gave to him to spew about their “whipping boy” Atiku , will be the justification for seeking re-election! What a shame.
Nigerians reading this piece should please get a copy of THE NATION newspapers of today Wednesday 9th of January 2019, and observe the pictures on the front cover, showing the innocent families of five Nigerians, five airforce officers who lost their lives flying an unserviceable aircraft that had to crash in the pursuit of “#rag-tag army of insurgents that the government of Asiwaju’s principal had spent the till dry combatting in 4 years without success.
Today every Nigerian knows how well Asiwaju’s Principal’s Military gusto as a General and all the hype sold to Nigerians in the magic #CAPSULE named #CHANGE has cured Nigerians of the #nagging headache and insomnia from Boko Haram. Very potent drug indeed.
Discerning Nigerians should match the achievements of President Buhari with his 2015 promises as echoed by the likes of Asiwaju with regard to the fight to annihilate Boko Haram and let him and his new campaign boy know the people’s verdict!
Its ridiculously senile to expect that Nigerians should reward incompetence and manifest cluelessness. If you ain’t gat it, you ain’t garit as Americans will say.
New lexicons are introduced to explain their failures, futile efforts and limitations away everyday, it’s either Boko Haram has been technically decimated or kept at the fringes of the country.
APC led government is one of one excuse and excuses a case of a incompetent workman finding refuge in his stars or tools. It’s always PDP or other shadow shasing claim after four years
Nigerians should demand for the budgetary spending over the past four years and match that with their achievements measured in the status of the insurgent activities as at today and above all painfully the innocent lives that have been lost in droves.
Today Nigerian soldiers not only go on AWOL but do self videos with their faces showing and regale compatriots of how they are being treated and how the morale is at it’s all time low, it cannot be otherwise when they fight with less superior weapons, welfare is poor and colleagues of today is in a body bag tommorow not because he cannot fight but a sitting duck for insurgents with better fire power.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has not connected the dots with the incompetence of his master.
Officers are not voluntarily giving away their pride as commissioned officers, and the number of fatherless children and widows are growing.
It is amazing that Asiwaju as a person DID NOT see or read THE BANNER NEWS of his own Newspaper today, (oh! Amaechi already said their boss does not read, it is not unlikely if the new campaign recruit too does not! Birds of the same plumage flock together anyway)
But Asiwaju will do well to get and read today’s copy of his own newspapers, he should QUICKLY DEMAND to see the story from the cover page on page 6 of his newspaper of today.
Not done, Asiwaju would do well to read the Editorial comment from the Editorial board on page 17 of his THE NATION NEWSPAPERS of today too, what a day of record and recknoning, if he was speaking from a soporific plane, the Editorial board lived up to expectations and not a credit to Asiwaju but their individual reputation and character which unfortunately cannot be said of Asiwaju.
If indeed Asiwaju has anything left of INTERGRITY and THOUGHTFULNESS, he will realise that his empty and lousy vituperations about Atiku is not enough tonmask the verdict and reality going even by the judgement of the editorial board of his newspapers.
The editorial of today in the same THE NATION Newspapers came out with blistering EDITORIAL and the indicting title from a stark reality :#THE #JOBLESS 20.9million Nigerians.
This is under the watch of Asiwaju’s boss, President Buhari on whose behalf Asiwaju has chosen to be a loose cannon to justify his appointment, like a toddler walking through a candy shop!!!
The fine points of that editorial includes but not limited to gory statistics from National Bureau of Statistics, an agency under Asiwaju’s master for the past four years about the unemployment profile,e.g “..NBS has confirmed the number of Nigerians without jobs rose in September of this year (2018) to 20.9million, this time last year, the Number of jobless Nigerians was 17.6 million under BUHARI,!!
The Data supplied by an agency of government under Asiwaju’s master!!!
And reported as an EDITORIAL COMMENT BY NO LESS A NEWSPAPER BUT ASIWAJU’S NEWSPAPERS,
on the day ASIWAJU WAS RECRUITED AS NEW CAMPAIGN MANAGER BY PRESIDENT BUHARI!!!
YET ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU DID NOT SEE THIS IN HIS OWN NEWSPAPERS AND BOTH BUHARI AND HIS PARTY PEOPLE CAN BOLDLY STEP FORWARD AND APPROACH NIGERIANS TO REWARD THIS VERY GORY AND STARK PICTURE OF FAILURE AND INCOMPETENCE BY THE APC FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SUPRRITENDED BY NO LESS A PERSON, ASIWAJU’S MASTER!!!
WHAT IMPUDENCE! THE HIGHEST HEIGHT OF INSENSITIVITY DEMONSTRATED TO NIGERIANS!!!
OH WHAT MANNER OF COUNTRY AND LEADERS !
NIGERIANS HAVE BEEN SO PULVERISED AND PRESIDENT BUHARI , ASIWAJU AND HIS GANG ARE JUST TAKING ADVANTAGE OF A PEOPLE SO BEATEN TO THE GROUND, BLACK AND BLUE , SEEMINGLY HOPELESS, HAPLESS, AND WHO HAVE GIVEN UP ON HOPE.
ALL APC as party wants to do is to keep them away from reality by the high decibel of their noise.
These people should tell Nigerians any other country that their people will be so indulgent of any ruling party, and tolerate the temerity and boldness to seek to reward a party that has been government for four years and posting this damning profile and statistics in all sectors and want to be rewarded with a second term?
Not even in any banana republic!!!!
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu obviously did not address his mind to this , obviously blinded by the dream that Buhari will hand over power to him in 2023 at the expense of 20.9million JOBLESS Nigerians that would have exponentially INCREASED BY 12 MILLION going by the picture as given NBS!!!
Nigerians must decisively make this choice in the interest of the Youths of this nation
It is obvious that the President, APC , Asiwaju and his co-travellers are so innured to the growing pains of the people who gave them the chance in 2015 and today they have become masters over servants!
Well these may just be Statistics to President Buhari and Asiwaju and others in APC because their children are not included, neither are they included on the battle front in the Northeast and Northwest and still spreading.
A situation that PROVOKED AN APC GOVERNOR, GOVERNOR SHETTIMMA OF BORNO STATE TO TEARS IN FRONT OF PRESIDENT BUHARI only last week.
WHILE THE GOVERNOR OF ZAMFARA IN SURRENDER HAS PLEADED WITH ASIWAJU’S PRINCIPAL TO DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY,THE FIRST TIME EVER.
TO FURTHER DRIVE THIS HOME, GOVERNOR MASARI OF KATSINA STATE, ASIWAJU’S PRINCIPAL’S STATE HAS DECLARED THAT INSECURITY SITUATION HAS NEVER BEEN THIS BAD!!! and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed did not see or take note of all these.
What a referendum on APC and Buhari-Osinbajo administration rather Atiku is the whipping boy to justify appointment as campaign manager in the face of tears , blood and sorrow!!
There Other gory details in the Editorial but suffice to say this time calls for serious introspection and interrogation of the state of our nation and the fate of our people, andthat is what this election means.
What is the fate of Nigeria and Nigerians from February 16:2019 vis a viz SECURITY OF OUR NATION? PEOPLE ? UNEMPLOYMENT which incidentally Atiku Abubakar has made the corner of his aspiration spot on!!!
Atiku did not hold Buhari, as President and Commander in Chief or anybody down from performing in the past four years, they have put Nigerians in the throes of avoidable pains.
Now NIGERIANS MUST PICK UP THE GAUNTLET AND BE SENSITIVE, BE GUIDED BY REALITY AND NOT SMOOTH TALKING , UNDER PERFORMING LEADERSHIP.
ANOTHER FOUR YEARS OF THIS APC ADMINISTRATION WILL FINALLY TAKE NIGERIA DOWN .
These are the issues before us, Nigerians, Asiwaju not empty expletives about and on Atiku Abubakar PARTICULARLY knowing who you are, time has not paled or dimmed your character, tar rubbishing Atiku will not make you look any nice , neither will that help you in your new job, what with the gory Statistics and a brief state of the nation verdict in two critical areas as revealed by your newspapers of today.
The APC gave promises in 2015, Nigerians should at least be given a little regard by your expression of remorse for failure by your principal for not keeping your promises and not arrogantly and insensitively request for a reward of incompetence and cluelessness with a prized second term which is a reward for hard work and impact in other climes.
The choice before Nigerians is clear, the PDP may be guilty of a number of things but certainly not being insensitive, the party is poised to live up to her remorse and use the failures of APC mixed with humility of the PDP to arrest the drift of our country
This is not a vaunting ambition propelled voyage for Atiku Abubakar rather a carefully thought through assignment to see that our nation realises her full capacity and potentials as Atiku had demonstrated by recognising and recruiting great Nigerians to work for the nation in 1999-2007 under President Obasanjo. Undeniably so.
The APC may deride the past achievements with a couple of challenges but the fact is that the nation was not on a cliffhanger as it is today under Asiwaju’s new master, President Mohammad Buhari and his power driven and hungry party men in trance .
Atiku Abubakar will provide and drive an effective and efficient government that will bring relief to Nigerians in all ways and get Nigeria working again, his pact with Nigerians has been transparently laid out, and will be steered by sensitive Nigerians .That is his avowed mission.
Omotunde is the convener of the Dare To Dream Support Group and writes in from Lagos