President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, by the people, for the people, and of the people of Nigeria
Surely, History had just been made in Nigeria, of such that had never happened in the country, and commonly “unafrican” act. We have heard it in some African countries but for the first time we now experience it in Nigeria. Now hold on that thought.
On Tuesday, March 31st of 2015, #NigeriaDecided their new president-elect, retired Major General Muhammadu Buhari, him that is chosen by the majority, by Nigeria, and by Almighty God, to steer forward Nigeria to a land of milk and honey, a land where everyone lives without fear, corruption-free, suffering – No!. A land of freedom where the common man is heard, where all can proudly call Home sweet Home. A land where “change” simply interpret “development and happy living for all” and everybody lives in peace and harmony. A realistic utopia.
A CHANGE has come to us all Nigerians, a change that will positively effect all.
This is the 4th time he’d contested for the presidential seat. He lost his 1st, 2nd, 3rd run, and fortunately on his 4th run, during which he’d said if should he lose this, that’s the end. He won with the hearts of all Nigerians (the heart of Nigeria).
“Nigeria is what it is because its leaders are not what they should be.” – Chinua Achebe
Succeeding the governance of a government in which administration resulted to rampage of corruption, poor economic stability – devaluation of the currency, unemployment, unstable electricity, time-to-time fuel scarcity, weak security defence, rise of the dreaded insurgent terrorist organization Boko Haram, abduction of the Chibok school girls, and more I will pretend I don’t know of. The lucky star of Nigeria was shining rather too bad, well, Enough of bad-lucks….. To end this paragraph, I believe it is all in a part of the fate of Nigeria.
“Unless Nigeria kills corruption, corruption will kill Nigeria.” – Muhammadu Buhari
Destiny is here..
Yesterday, I was listening to a radio show (on Metro 97.7 FM, Lagos) talking about the Easter’s blessings, when a woman telephoned in and said she was thankful to God for, and described or called Buhari (as) the “Moses of Nigeria”. And also one of the presenters of the show furthermore said that the “….Igbos named Buhari as Ugochukwu” meaning “God’s sent”. Truly.
The president-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari has promised us “Change”. Buhari, In a speech of acceptance, titled “the die is cast”, after the electoral commission declared him winner of the Nigeria’s presidential election and presented him with the certificate of return in Abuja, said “I pledge myself and the government to the rule of law, in which none shall be so above the law that they are not subject to its dictates, and none shall be so below it that they are not availed of its protection. You shall be able to go to bed knowing that you are safe and that your constitutional rights remain in safe hands…..” as reported in an article on Punch NG. He assured however that the dreaded terrorist organization, Boko Haram “will soon know the strength of our collective will and commitment to rid this nation of terror, and bring back peace and normalcy to all the affected areas”, he also said to eradicate poverty and make development of the country’s economic.
Are you still holding that thought? good. Well, for the very first time in Nigeria, happened the event whereby the opposition party defeated the ruling party in a Democratic election, an election which is truly free and fair, thanks to the incumbent president of Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan who accepted he had lost, and proved he was also a humble man too, when he called General Buhari that same Tuesday at 5:51, to congratulate him on his success – winning the Saturday’s presidential election. It happened before he (Buhari) was announced the winner of Saturday’s presidential election by the INEC chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega. That call goes down in the Nigeria history archive. Because, for Jonathan’s spirit of sportsmanship. He had saved many Nigerians from going to riots, which will cost the bloodshed of many fellow Nigerians. President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat once it was clear he could not win, and for that fact he received praises from many citizens of Nigerians, and from other respectable and reputable world leaders at all levels, like the US President Barack Obama.
On a usual ground, violence do automatically opt-in. The defeated party will by all means cause chaos, mayhem and bloodshed in the country. Stubbornness. They would assemble their ruthless killers, hoodlums, hooligans, and thugs from every slum areas, street corners and crooks (a.k.a “Agbéros or Area boys”) to set fire on the country’s peaceful people. Innocent souls would be lost and children would end up in orphanage houses or worse. A very bloody protestations. The protesters carries placards reading hate messages, while some carries weapons, such as guns and locally made explosives. Fight-fight an fight-fight for everywhere. After the bloodbath. The sponsorers tries to collect all they had supplies the Agbéros (i.e weapons and such). Well, it’s impossible. Which is why you hear or see fire-arms in the hands of a child young enough to be your great grandson, and also it is the immediate commencement of corruption in the country, from the streets.
“Nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian.” – Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
But thankfully, none of this happened during this year election. So, for it I submit a total respect to the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, for keeping his words for a free and fair election guaranteed. I remember in 2013 on Politics Today, a Channels Television programme, badbelle Mr. Asari-Dokubo, a guest on one of the programme’s editions, threaten or should I even say promised bloodshed in Nigeria if President Goodluck Jonathan does not win the 2015 presidential election. I thank God for there weren’t any bloodshed but celebrations (I teh you my brother say the devil is a liar). In a televised address to the country, Jonathan said “Nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian”, I quoted this because it proved a high sense of maturity in Nigeria’s democratic system of government. Also, it boosted Jonathan’s respect Nigerians has for him. Even my dad who was against Jonathan’s administration, saluted him for conceding defeat and showing his governance was for the people not for the glory. He described him as “a humble man…..”. I commend the INEC chairman Prof. Attahiru Jega for a job well done…… Ok o!
To cover a long story short, everything, (except for FFK & Co. were playing dirty in the gutters), is happening smoothly in the country (just as long as it concerns the subject at hand) and the people seems to be connecting stronger by the day, as we now wait for the states government election, 11st of this blessed and happy month of April. A lot is happening pal. While….
For our newly elected president, General Muhammadu Buhari, I wish you total support from Almighty God and fellow Nigerians, in fulfilling your promises, and I pray you be the one the world will recognise as “A Man of the People” and truthful to his words and to all… Ameen!
Head over to my friend @iyabadan’s blog to read a poem for Muhammadu Buhari.
Have a happy Easter holiday,