Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Reason President Muhammadu Buhari Blunders by Gimba Kakanda.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan took the bullet for even gaffes and indecisions by gate-men at poor-performing public institutions. 

These days an imaginary cast of characters is announced, day in, day out, as the reason President Muhammadu Buhari blunders: the Cabal, Mamman Daura, Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, PDP Defectors in APC, Jonathan, GEJ, Shekau, Boko Haram, Directors, CBN Governor, Emiefele, Dambazzau, Judges, Justices, Judiciary, Cabinet, Buhari's Ministers, Diezani, IBB, Hassan Kukah, Dasuki, and whatnots.

Some have gone as far as blaming democracy for Buhari's inability to lead the war against corruption. They think it's okay to have accused citizens - those the EFCC have, without gathering substantial evidence, continuously rushed to try in the media -facing the firing squad without litigation.

Buhari's government isn't hijacked. The President is just a paper tiger you are too sentimental to see, and that explains why even the few commendable triumphs over corruption we have witnessed were only after the people protested and asked for action. 

"Hijacked" is a respectable word for... (fill in the gap).

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