The Former Head of State and General Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria President Ibrahim Babangida has decided to voice out his concerns about the Buhari Administration.
Just today, Sunday the 4th February 2018, Babangida had just released a special statement calling for an outcry on President Muhammadu Buhari to see reasons why he should step down in the upcoming 2019 elections.
Babangida’s urge for Buhari is to allow a generational shift that would reinvent the wheel of leadership and spur healing in the land.
For most who are aware of Nigeria’s historical antecedents, we all know that the likes of Babangida, Obasanjo, Buhari, Abacha among others are responsible for the dilapidated state.of the nation.
If only these men were not so darn corrupt or if only these men had worked on strengthening our social institutions, values and morals, the modern day Nigeria would have been a Utopia.
It seems the error of their ways are beginning to stare them in the face. And they’ve all come to realize that the cataclysmic result of their past actions has brought this present government of wanton suffering and misery
Babangida’s take on the state of affairs was revealed that he was ashamed of the failure of the All Progressives Congress APC to advance its change mantra in the nation.
While Babangida further noted that he did not intend to deny President Buhari his inalienable right to vote and be voted for, he established the fact that that there should come a time in the life of a nation, when personal ambition should not override national interest.
He further goes on to issue a statement particularly lamenting “the flow of blood in the country”.
In his statement, he says, “it’s thing of irony that the country that himself and other Nigerians fought to keep together is daily being drawn to the seams by the flow of blood across the land.”
For the sake of a detailed summary, Babangida was outspokenly rattled from the aspects of Fulani/Farmers Crisis, to the current style of obsolete leadership which he depicted as “Analogue Leadership”, to the nation’s declining development rate, restructuring, illegality of states rehabilitation of federal roads, state police, budgetary allocation, voter’s education, terrorism and a host of many other insecurity problems surrounding Nigeria.
Babangida’s statement ended with a loud cry for the youths to be presented with an opportunity to govern the country through fresh leadership, patriotism and peaceful willingness to resolve Nigeria’s cultural differences and heal wounds.
Babangida’s outcry could not have come at any better time, where the seemingly government opposing section of Nigerian citizens are more than eager to collect their Personal Voters Card and vote out the failed President during the upcoming 2019 elections.
Babangida finally resolves to conclude with his statement that he had not written an open letter to President Buhari, simply for the reasons that he was merely sharing his thoughts with fellow compatriots on the need to enthrone younger blood into the mainstream of Nigeria’s political leadership, starting from 2019.
Do Nigerian Youth really have a chance to steer the helms of this sizzling nation aright?