Buhari Or Jonathan: The Time To Decide, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Posted on Dec 26 2014 - 2:06am by admin

main normal Muhammadu Buhari has emerged because the APC flag-bearer for the 2015 Presidential election and President Goodluck Jonathan has emerged for the PDP. The combat for the soul and way forward for our nation now starts.

let us consider Buhari. On 22nd July 2014 he instructed The Nation Newspaper that “our united states of america has long past thru several rough patches, however never earlier than have I seen a Nigerian President declare conflict on his own united states as we’re seeing now. never sooner than have I considered a Nigerian President install federal institutions in the service of partisanship as we are witnessing now. by no means ahead of have I considered a Nigerian President make the most of the well-liked wealth to subvert the device and punish the opposition, all within the title of politics. Our nation has suffered serious consequences up to now for egregious acts that are not even on the subject of what we’re seeing now. it’s time to pull the brakes”.

One could have been prepared to just accept the general’s phrases as being those of a actually involved and committed patriot who simply needed our President and his govt to do a greater job and who was worried in regards to the unfolding situation in our us of a if he had not constantly exposed his true colors and his glaring comfortable spot for Boko Haram.

allow me to share only one example of the expression of that tender spot on this contribution. On 3rd June 2013, Thisday Newspaper led their newspaper with the following headline: ”The armed forces offensive against Boko Haram is anti-north- general Muhammadu Buhari”.

The headline used to be followed by means of these phrases: ”Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, has criticised the assertion of state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States and the following military offensive towards the Boko Haram Islamic sect. Buhari, who featured on the “guest of the Week,” a Hausa programme of the Kaduna-based totally Liberty Radio, the day before today said the federal executive’s motion was a gross injustice against the north. in step with him, unlike the special therapy the federal executive gave to the Niger Delta militants, the Boko Haram participants have been being killed and their properties demolished. He mentioned he was once no longer in toughen of the assertion of state of emergency in the three north-eastern states as a result of President Goodluck Jonathan had failed from the outset in addressing the safety state of affairs within the us of a”.

The implications of these shameful and indefensible comments, coming from a former Head of State, are obvious and self-evident. If the reality be informed Buhari’s odd affinity with the terrorists and his fawning about their security and welfare is as unbearable as it’s nauseating.

yet that same normal Buhari who mentioned these unacceptable issues 12 months in the past is now busy pontificating about his issues for our nation. Many would argue that that is pretty rich coming from him given his previous feedback a few ruthless workforce of terrorists who, greater than some other, benefit the award for the best ”troublers of our nation”. Given this I regard Buhari’s comments to the Nation Newspaper on the 22 July 2014 as nothing but self-serving and belated clap entice and balderdash.

yet this clap lure and balderdash is priceless of a little consideration. Of specific passion to me had been the following words: ”by no means sooner than have I considered a Nigerian President declare warfare on his personal u . s . a . as we are seeing now”. truly? correct me if i’m incorrect however i thought that the battle that President Goodluck Jonathan had declared was towards terrorism and Boko Haram and not towards the Nigerian individuals.

Does normal Buhari in finding it difficult to make a distinction between the jihadists and the Nigerian individuals? Does he see them as being one and the same? Does he in truth equate contributors of Jama’at ahl as-sunnah li-d-da’wa wa-l-jihad with the Nigerian folks? Does he regard the armed forces offensive against Boko Haram as being an offensive against OUR individuals? Does he truthfully imagine that each time that a Boko Haram terrorist is killed through our armed forces and security agencies or that his home is blown up that it’s an attack on the Nigerian folks or an assault on the north? Are these people who Boko Haram slaughtering, terrorising, abducting, pillaging, robbing and raping each day everywhere our united states of america no longer the true Nigerians?

Does he honestly believe that Boko Haram is consultant of the pondering of our folks or even the vast majority of the individuals in the muslim north? Has this man not misplaced touch with truth? Does he in point of fact belong to the twenty first century or is he nothing greater than an old relic from the distant past who secretly craves for a return to the norms, ways and values of 6th century Saudi Arabia? Is this sort of man actually fit to be President of our united states?

Is he still insisting on having some other muslim as his running mate with the intention to establish his odd dream of a muslim/muslim President and vice chairman for our united states of america or has he shelved that idea as a result of political pressure from President Olusegun Obasanjo, public resentment and bitter outrage?

Has he beat a tactical retreat from the muslim/muslim adventure and at last opted for Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Professor Yemi Osibajo, Governor Kayode Fayemi or every other yoruba christian to be his running mate as my sources are suggesting?

i need to confess that all three of these people are profoundly good men and are eminently certified for the job however does this newest concession come from the center or is it only a ruse and an try to appease the christian community? Is it an try to trap them in and make them drop their protect? Does Buhari have any respect for Christians?

Does he have any empathy with the christian neighborhood in northern Nigeria for the tremendous suffering, degradation, humiliation,contempt, shame, indignity, persecution and mass murder that they’ve been subjected to in the north for the ultimate 54 years and in particular in the previous couple of years?

Does he regard christians as being human beings? Does he accept the fact that Boko Haram are nothing however beasts? Does he recognise the truth that no-one has the right to take the lifetime of another person within the name of faith? Does he know that compulsion has no location in any civilised faith and that each someone has the best to train his or her free will to determine which non secular faith she or he wishes to espouse?

Does Buhari take note the meaning of the words ”secular state” or the idea that of the secularity of the state? Can he probably settle for the virtues and know the knowledge of such an equitable and cheap constitutional association which guarantees the rights of all faiths and which does no longer permit one faith to laud it over any other anyplace in our usa?

Does he recognize the truth that Nigeria is if truth be told a secular state in which the rights and dignity of the members of each faith, together with the christian faith, are assured with the aid of the constitution? Does he accept the fact that at the moment it’s a heinous crime towards humanity and in particular the woman-child and that it’s a complete violation of the regulations of our land for little women of the age of 5, 6, 9 13 and even up to 16 to be married off and subjected to rape within the name of faith and marriage?

Does the general enhance paedophiles, sexual predators, sociopaths, sadistic perverts and the criminally-insane just like the Boko Haram chief Abubakar Shekau who’re sexually attracted to innocent and defenceless little ladies and who imagine that they are able to be ”sold available in the market” and ”forced into marriage and slavery?” Does he honestly imagine that Boko Haram are human beings? Does this man that wishes to be President of our usa not realize a heartless and callous beast when he sees one?

Does the wanton and relentless shedding of rivers of harmless blood, together with the blood of kids, no longer move his heart? Does the open abduction of almost 300 little girls, each and every of whom is younger enough to be his granddaughter, from the sanctity of their school dormitory in the useless of the evening no longer evoke pity in him and not stir him to rage?

Does he have any compassion and does he feel no pain for the suffering of the victims of Boko Haram? Does he be aware of that Boko Haram has killed as many muslims as they have got christians in their insane attempt to establish an islamic fundamentalist state in our us of a?

Is his incapability to make a difference between Boko Haram and the Nigerian people informed through the truth that he is a closet Haramite whose mentioned want is to ”spread sharia all the way through the entire of the united states of america” as he stated in 2001? Does Buhari nonetheless believe that ”muslims should only vote for muslims’’ or ‘’for these as a way to protect their interest” as he stated in 2001?

Does he still consider that ”christians should now not fear when muslims chop off their own hands and hands within the name of sharia as a result of it’s none of their industry” as he said in 2001? Does he nonetheless believe that Boko Haram contributors will have to be forgiven, granted amnesty, pampered, sent in another country to learn and given month-to-month allowances ‘’like the Niger Delta militants’’ as he steered in 2013?

Does he still believe that , if he isn’t elected as President in 2015, ”the canine and the baboon shall each be soaked in blood”?

The questions are legion. Given his views about Boko Haram does general Muhammadu Buhari have the moral proper to sentence any person, least of the entire President and the Federal govt, for the challenges that we face on this us of a?

by no means sooner than have I viewed a former Nigerian Head of State brazenly categorical sympathy and covertly enhance a murderous and bestial terrorist corporation that has killed neatly over 30,000 innocent Nigerians in cold blood, that has abducted and raped our little ladies and that has slit the throats and drained the blood of our young boys.

by no means before have I considered a former Nigerian Head of State openly shield a bunch of cowardly, uncouth and barbaric jihadists which have bombed and burnt alive the vulnerable, the inclined and the aged in our u . s . and which have slaughtered our squaddies, policemen and intelligence sellers at will and with such callousness and glee.

never sooner than have I viewed a former Nigerian Head of State openly canvass restraint and mercy for a bunch of bloodthirsty, chilly-blooded mass murderers and criminals which have turned our usa into a pariah nation, that has made the north the house of probably the most callous, ruthless, hateful, vile and evil terrorist enterprise on the planet and that has remodeled our nation right into a horrendous haven for ruthless islamic fundamentalists and bloodthirsty islamist militias.

If the reality should be instructed the only thing that’s worse than Boko Haram are these in the Nigerian political category that secretly support and covertly help them. A Buhari Presidency could be a disaster for our united states, a threat to the Christian group and clear evidence of the ultimate victory and triumph of Boko Haram and the jihadists over the Nigerian state. it will additionally signify the end of Nigeria as one nation.

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