Obama and Nigeria's future President
(Hodderway Books is the author of ‘Crazy Billionaires Speak’ available on Amazon.com)
As Nigerians prepare to choose their next president in the 2011 General elections, there are three major presidential candidates: The current president, Goodluck Jonathan; the hugely corrupt former vice president, Atiku Abubakar; and the principled, disciplinarian former military ruler, General Muhammad Buhari. Currently, the incumbent president, Goodluck Jonathan seems positioned to win. And not because he is the best man for the job, but because he has the power of the incumbency and he has the Electoral commission in his palms. Furthermore, he has spent hundreds of millions of Naira from the country’s coffers funding his numerous Presidential campaign teams. He has spent billions in getting less-than-credible entertainers, musicians and Nollywood actors to endorse him and promote him to gullible Nigerian electorates.
But Goodluck Jonathan is the worst person to lead the country. Nigerians will be making the greatest mistake of their lives if they allow Goodluck Jonathan come back into power in 2011. He is no politician, and the whole world knows that. He has never had to contest any elections, and government positions have just been given to him on a platter of gold. His rise to power has been nothing but stroke of luck, and to rule a country like Nigeria, one needs much more than just Goodluck. One needs character, a good track record, the willpower, and the integrity to rule the nation. None of the current presidential aspirants have all these- except Muhammad Buhari.
Goodluck Jonathan is no credible politician. We all remember in 2007 when he was governor of Bayelsa state, his wife was involved in a multi-million dollar money laundering charge. He let it happen. Do you imagine the kind of money his wife and himself will be stealing from the country’s coffers now that he is president?
Corruption as we know it has been thriving even more eversince Goodluck Jonathan came into the Presidency. There have been numerous stories of his Cabinet officials embezzling millions of dollars and going scot free. Even though on resuming the seat of the President, he told Nigerians that he was going to improve the Electricity supply in the country, the situation has gotten even worse. Today, the typical Nigerian household does not get electricity for more than three hours every day. Majority of Nigerians now have to provide their own electricity by spending billions annually in buying fuel products to power their generators. Goodluck Jonathan is not going to solve Nigeria’s power crisis because his friends, the likes of Oil moguls such as Femi Otedola, Sayyu Dantata, and Mike Adenuga will lose billions if Nigeria’s power issues are resolved. Nigerians will suffer under a Goodluck Jonathan presidency.
As for Atiku Abubakar, his story is known all around the world. He is Personae non grata in the United States of America on account of his numerous money laundering charges. If Atiku Abubakar comes into power, he will loot the entire Nigerian treasury. And since he is widely known to be corrupt, corruption in Nigeria will reach new highs if he ever becomes president.
The best man to rule Nigeria is the former Military ruler, General Muhammad Buhari. He is the most credible person to rule Nigeria. Nigerians all know this, and while the vast majority of Nigerians are all looking forward to voting him into power next year, the fear of many is that Goodluck Jonathan will rig the elections to favor himself. If the elections are not rigged, Buhari will definitely be president. He is a no-nonsense disciplinarian who will bring sanctity to the Nigerian polity. If he comes into power, corruption will certainly be a thing of the past. Nigerian will be great again.
So as the most powerful man in the world Obama should do whatever to ensure that the 2011 Presidential polls are not rigged, so that Buhari becomes President.
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