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If President Buhari were a patriot…, By Benjamin Obiajulu Aduba

By News Express on 25/05/2018

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•Benjamin Obiajulu Aduba
•Benjamin Obiajulu Aduba

President Muhammadu Buhari is one of only two people who have ruled Nigeria both as a military dictator and as an elected president. In a country of about 100 million citizens, this is not an insignificant accomplishment. In Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs President Buhari should be at the top, Self-Actualization level. He should not have any more needs. If he were a patriot he should quit right here and right now.

But he is not.

If he were a patriot he should read the warning signs.

1. His most ardent supporters are showing signs of weariness. They still offer some defense and protection for him but they seem tepid. Mr. Lai Mohamed can lie on his behalf for only so much as his integrity begins to deteriorate. Even Professor Aluko is now willing to accept that some of PMB’s actions/lack of actions are mistakes. Mr. Danjuma, one of his richer and early backers has openly called for NC citizens to buy arms to protect themselves as the government is unable to do so.

2. The massive demonstrations by Christians in Abuja a few days ago show how deep the disgust of Christians with his administration is. Christians constitute about 50% of Nigerians. When a leader loses the support of most his nation, patriotism demands that he, the leader, steps aside.

3. The Shiites (about 10-20%) of the Muslims lost faith in him after the massive slaughter of the members by the Nigerian Army just because they were in a quiet religious procession. Item2 above when commingled with this item 3 show that PMB has divided the country along religious quake/fault lines.

4. Among Northern elite, his base, many harbor doubts about his capacity to continue. They have stated openly that they would be looking for alternative leadership from the North. They Have not passed a vote of full confidence in his leadership given many opportunities the have had to do so.

5. Nigeria is a multi-cultural, multi religious society that requires her leaders to be operating at the top of their games. A person close to his 80’s and in bad health does not meet this standard. The most recent trip to London, for health check-up, dramatises this weakness. Some of us thought that he has made full recovery but PMB’s doctor took a look at him when he stopped over in London (on his way to USA) and ordered that consultation was needed.

6. PMB’s performance thus far has been very unremarkable. His greatest accomplishment is the murder of Christians, Shiites, and Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. And other human rights abuses. His glorifying of human rights-abuser and looter-extraordinary, former President Abacha, who he served, shows who his heroes are.

7. ETC.

The two things that seem to motivate Mr. Buhari’s desire to continue are the facts that he has not groomed successors. And his fear that his party is fractured.

But there is one solution for both weaknesses. His early exit would allow his party’s system to work its way out. The system would throw out a candidate and the candidate would have enough time to unite APC members behind him/her. If PMB takes this step now he would be helping his country and his party. If he waits till September to withdraw the ensuing infighting would handicap APC and throw the election to PDP. If he fails to withdraw he would have also handed the country to PDP on a platter.

President Buhari will not step down which is why I think he is not a patriot.

•Benjamin Obiajulu Aduba writes from Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He can be reached via baduba54@aol.com

Source News Express

Posted 25/05/2018 3:42:14 PM

 

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