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Buhari, Tinubu moving in the right direction

By Kingsley Adekunle Obolo
18 September 2015   |   5:54 am
We are happy and elated to see the vast outpouring of love affection, support and admiration of the Nigerians, showered on President Mohammadu Buhari. With more than 70% rating, his performance thus far, it is an acknowledgment of the fact that he wanted to serve God and humanity with singleness of purpose within his hundred…
Tinubu and Buhari

Tinubu and Buhari

We are happy and elated to see the vast outpouring of love affection, support and admiration of the Nigerians, showered on President Mohammadu Buhari. With more than 70% rating, his performance thus far, it is an acknowledgment of the fact that he wanted to serve God and humanity with singleness of purpose within his hundred days in office.

He has amply demonstrated his firmness and sense of justice. Even the Washington Post, a very influential newspaper of the western world has said that he is the most honest Africa leader, that is why we pass a resolution of a vote of confidence in his leadership; he has succeeded in instilling discipline which has been lacking in the past, he blocked all financial leakages hitherto used as conduit pipe to siphon our money.

His zero tolerance on corruption is legendary. He has reawakened the civil servants to rededicate themselves to the service of the nation; the Buhari’s integrity phenomenon has reverberated all over thereby instilling in all of us a sense of moral values.

For some antiquated politicians, accusing the President of dictatorship is a misuse of language. Nobody at the moment has been detained without due process; those people accusing him are those when they were in power created four power blocks which was used as an avenue of serendipity where professional looters were made to build empire for their kingdom.

It would be recalled prior to Ekiti and Osun elections more than two thousands of opposition members were arrested for just no cause, the past administration used the instrumentality of the state to intimidate and harass people principally for electoral advantage, those who are casting aspersions and criticising Buhari unjustly are not fair to good conscience. Nigeria voted for the current positive change they are witnessing now, any attempt to distract the President from discharging his constitutional responsibility would be a disservice they should stop forthwith.

The last administration was not able to hold the line against the prodigals which leads us to this sorry state. The President must bring to account anybody who will want to bring Nigeria economy to a reverse state.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a champion, defender of the oppressed, a man who defended democracy with his blood even after the death of Chief Moshood Abiola of blessed memory, he fought all military administrations that wanted to thwart our democratic match, he suffered privation, deprivation and all kind of unwarranted indignities. Inspite of everything he remain resolute and steadfast in his pursuit of justice, a man who was in the opposition for years, only for him as a reward was offered the position of vice president by Buhari, although he accepted it graciously.

Looking at the complexity, heterogeneity, diversity and religious sensibility of being labelled Muslim-Muslim ticket he declined; he sacrificed this exalted office so that Nigeria dignity would be preserved. We are even of the steadfast conviction that given the mood of the nation at that time, he would have won that election probably with greater electoral margin than we witnessed. That is patriotism at its finest; there is no living Nigeria politician that has ever sacrificed this much.

Nigerians are not looking for a religious leader but a performer, how many of our leaders have ever sacrificed their personal interest for the service of the nation. When he was governor of Lagos State, he dedicated himself to redressing all economic imbalances of state.

He has equally produced leaders of leaders who have contributed to the shaping of modern Nigeria for better, all the pains he suffered during the NADECO era conditioned him for the better, he never visited vengeance but clarity for all, it is now left to history and generation yet unborn to chronicle his achievement to posterity where he will be better appreciated.

•Professor Obolo is president of National Support for Buhari/Osinbajo Presidency (NSBOP)