Democracy Day: 5 Reasons Buhari Must Resign Today - 4 years ago

Here’s why ailing President Muhammadu Buhari must forward his resignation letter to the National Assembly…immediately. 1. Nigeria’s got no time for this: Can this boy wait for Buhari forever? After 16 years under a PDP that failed to deliver the dividends of democracy, the last thing Nigeria needs is an APC ‘change’ president who’s got good intentions but lacks the physical capacity to make them happen. We have suffered too much. We cannot wait for Buhari. 2. There are 170 million of us Buhari doesn’t possess the monopoly of change. He’s not indispensable. He shouldn’t be fearful, if he’s got Nigeria’s interest at heart, that his exit would spell doom for the country. It won’t. This country has more than enough people to carry on the good work should Buhari step aside. 3. Osinbajo, Lai Mohammed, and Buhari’s media aides are as confused as kukuruku Forget the whole ‘the power of the Constitution is vested in the VP’ nonsense. Osinbajo cannot take decisive action, regarding Nigeria, even if the VP’s life depends on it…as long as Buhari is President, and sick. Information minister, Lai Mohammed seems to have run of out ‘lies’. Buhari’s media aides, Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu are confused. One of them said the President would win if he contests in 2019. Is that what Nigeria needs now? If Buhari loves Nigeria, he should resign and end this confusion. 4. Because…Babachir Lawal What’s the fate of the suspended Secretary General of the Federation? Is he guilty? Will he be jailed? Is he clean? Osinbajo (should have been EFCC) led a probe into Lawal’s alleged stealing of over N200 million from Nigerian IDPs. Report was due May 8. Check the date. We got no word from the Presidency on what Osinbajo found. And this is happening under a President who is fighting corruption? 5. Buhari will never be greater than Jonathan If Buhari dies in office (God forbid), he will never be greater than predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan who conceded defeat when he knew he was beat. Buhari and his handlers must know that it would be bad for our beloved President to go the way of Umar Yar’Adua. We wish Nigerian well. We wish Buhari well too. And that’s why we feel it is in the interest of both parties for the ailing president to step aside immediately.

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