In other words, they are some of the faces that caused Nigeria’s problems. And since they created the problems, let me ask, and according to the bible, ‘can demon cast out demon’? Of course “problems cannot be solved with the same mind-set that created them”. - Albert Einstein.
All we hear from Buhari and APC is that they want to change Nigeria. As far as I am concerned, the Yoruba elements of APC are trying to change Buhari rather than Buhari trying to change Nigeria.
I believe they want to purge Buhari of his bigoted ideas and ensure that he realises that there are other ethnic nationalities that exist in Nigeria in addition to his ‘born to rule’ Hausa/Fulani. Thus, the best way to go about is get him to feel other people.
The rebranded Buhari in photos
All the same, if changing Buhari wasn't the intention Yorubas, then, since solving problems require different mind-set than the one that created them, it will be foolhardy to believe that these faces would make any progress towards solving Nigeria’s problems.
Some may argue that they should be allowed to correct their mistakes, but not when they are above 70 years old, which is the average age of the faces that want to change Nigeria now.
And so, the younger Nigerians should be allowed to look into Nigeria’s problems and inject fresh ideas toward solving them. But unfortunately, these younger generations are the ones rooting and begging Buhari to come and rescue Nigeria.
The faces of some of these young men with an average age of 51 that want a 72 year old man to change Nigeria for them are:
They argue that Buhari is a strong man and therefore, will fight corruption head on. Well, the last time Pres. Obama was in Africa, he told the leaders that Africa doesn't need strong men but strong institutions.
became the premier
of Eastern Region
in 1954 at the age
of 50; Governor
General in 1960
at the age of 59;
President of Nigeria
when it became
republic in 1963
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, these men at an average age of 45 didn't look for a 72 year old man to change Nigeria for them. They tried to do it by themselves.
On the contrary, it is baffling that Gov. Fashola and Co, at the average age of 51 is asking a 72 year old Buhari to rescue Nigeria for them.
However, the Nigerian leaders of 1960s sowed the seed of disunity that is still troubling the country till today.
Finally, Nigeria is the only country in the world that calls itself ‘one’ Nigeria. It is because the country is not one.
And so, until the people of Nigeria agree to sit down and discuss those fundamental issues that disunite them, there will never be change.
What can I say Nwubani, that was artful. I thought the suggestion that President Shagari would return to complete his term was absurdly humorous. Perhap President Bhuhari will bow out early to give him back the remainder of his term. Seems fair to me. lolReplyDelete
Nwabani, Seriously now o you have to stop picking on the seniors. You know we weren't taught that growing up from childhood. Why continue picking on Mr. Bhuhari because of his age. I mentioned to you that Mr. Mandela took power at age 75 and he did a fine job. Besides that this was a brilliant article anyway.
To be honest, I don't really care who wins the presidential election. head or tail Nigerians will lose. However, it's a shame that Nigerians are relying on a 72 year old man to solve their problems.
Greece the other day elected a 40 year old man. It's a pity a lot of load is being put on the shoulders of Buhari and he will disappoint if he's elected; not because he will like to but the hawks in Nigeria will frustrate him.
Remember, a tree will never make a forest.
After General Buhari wins the election, he will need to assemble a team of able administrator within his cabinet. Never mind his age. Pay close attention to his cabinet. If he can feed the people, get them clean water, and provide employment by building and repairing roads, while at the same time eliminating waste and corruption he will have saved Nigeria. And I do care who wins the election Nwubani. Naija is my mother and I will never turn my back on her.Delete