The Nigerian political field, a vicious and brutal one, is full of landmines. Those who, for selfish reasons, did not allow the “best president Nigeria never had” to rule us are teaming up again to foist looters on the hapless majority and block the chances of a more capable hand that can curtail corruption in Nigeria.
To start with, one does not need any specialised knowledge in economics to become a president or to govern well. President Buhari’s sterling qualities as a rugged anti-corruption fighter has no equal yet. His aides or assistants are people who possess specialised knowledge in all sectors of the economy. Chief Obafemi Awolowo had no specialised knowledge in economics. However, no Nigerian, living or dead, has equalled his records in the efficient management of resources.
We can say the same thing about President Buhari’s antecedents and records in the anti-corruption campaign. He is just as much a knowledgeable person as anyone with specialised knowledge in his chosen team. When you are in power – power defined here as a coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose— you must use discrimination in the selection of those who will work with you to achieve your objectives. There must be harmony. However, when moles dig in and infiltrate your team that ends the spirit of harmony. I think this explains the charge of nepotism levelled against President Buhari. I pitched my tent long ago alongside the tents of those that war against corruption.
Two movements have emerged. One, with records that show that the fight against corruption will be a mere rhetoric when they come to power. The other movement is presently headed by President Buhari, who is the undisputed champion of the fight against corruption. The dark horses in his camp are balanced by the brightness of his own impeccable records of honesty and I believe it will set a pattern for the future when Nigeria will inevitably be ready for restructuring.
To vote against corruption now is a sure vote against poverty and a guaranteed investment to free the poor from elitist domination and enslavement.
Sagamu, Ogun State.
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