I am generally disillusioned by the arrogant politicians the citizens of Nigeria deem intelligent enough to govern Africa’s most populated country.
It’s been twelve long tedious months since the present administration made history, having defeated an incumbent government. It was heralded as a new era that will usher in a new dispensation of thoughts. But when one of the political juggernauts, as they like to be referred, comes out with a – “I won’t contest in 2019 because Buhari is doing well” statement, that gets my blood boiling. Well, you know what I mean.
Personally, I deem it arrogant. It makes me wonder if I am alone with my thoughts.
Barely has President Buhari made any significant policy that Nigerians can applaud.
Barely has President Buhari’s crusade against corruption yielded any gaol term.
Barely has President Buhari kept to any of his campaign promises, a year long in office.
And Okorocha comes out with a 2019 slogan? That’s how I see it.
See what you make of the “I-won’t-contest-in-2019” Statement below as published by Vanguard News.
I won’t contest in 2019 because Buhari is doing well – Okorocha
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has said he will not contest the 2019 presidential election.
Okorocha, who is the chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Governors’ Forum, also gave what seemed like an endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari, for re-election in 2019.
Speaking with newsmen at the weekend during a tour of projects, Okorocha said: “I have been running for the presidency until God said I should settle for the Imo governorship.
“That passion to become the President of the country is not just borne out of the thirst for the position, but had arisen out of the eagerness to offer the nation and her people a strong leadership; the essence would be to build a nation of our collective dreams and aspirations.
“President Buhari came in and, within one year, Nigeria has once again got the doors of the rest of the world opened for her.
“He has shown courage, confidence, maturity and strong leadership. There is now high feelings of leadership in the country. What he, therefore, needs is to be supported and encouraged.”