Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, was quoted by a overseas information medium as accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of being “very uncompromising, additionally power drunk; (and) who will not be prepared to go away power and not using a struggle.”
The presidency via Femi Adesina, the Particular Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity has now responded to the claims saying, ‘somewhat than use the identify of President Buhari to buoy his bid to get the presidential ticket of a celebration, whose flag has been flying at half-mast because it obtained roundly trounced at the polls in 2015, the former Vice President wants be informed that the President is actually uncompromising, but solely when it comes to looting the frequent patrimony of Nigerians, and squandering their riches’.
President Buhari is uncompromising in the quest to restore probity and accountability to public workplace. He is uncompromising in cleansing the rot Nigeria was consigned into pre-2015, thus the warfare in opposition to corruption is being fought with out worry or favour. The President is equally resolute in the willpower to make sure that Nigeria is not a mono-economic system, relying solely on oil.
Sure, President Buhari is single-minded in effecting change in each space of Nigerian life. So, Alhaji Abubakar is proper, if that was what he meant by the President being “uncompromising.”
But power drunk? No! And being a person “who will not be prepared to go away power and not using a struggle?” By no means! Not President Buhari, who has demonstrated in many ways in which he is a dedicated democrat, although additionally a retired army normal. He has no apologies about that. By a sterling army profession, he served Nigeria together with his coronary heart and would possibly, earlier than venturing into partisan politics.
In some ways, President Buhari has wielded power with decency, and as a way of serving the folks, somewhat than for private ends. If there’s one individual not intoxicated by power, it is President Buhari, and scores of hundreds of thousands of Nigerians know this. That is why they may make investments him with power once more subsequent yr, understanding that he will not misuse or misapply what has been entrusted to him.
Former VP Abubakar might want to borrow a leaf from the decorous language employed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, in answering his latest press assertion on the restructuring debate. That is the hallmark of statesmen, and not crying wolf the place none exists, which is what the allegation of being uncompromising and power drunk actually is.
President Buhari is actuated by service to nation, and nothing else. So, there could not be something like “not prepared to go away power and not using a struggle.”
Certainly, the insinuation of a struggle is the mindset of a person who is both undemocratic, or has seen defeat staring him, and his social gathering, in the face.
Let the former Vice President relaxation assured that there might be no ‘struggle’ over power in Nigeria. Not underneath President Buhari’s watch. The folks do not need a struggle. It is some political leaders we should beseech to eschew pugnacity, and thoughts their language.