By Mbasekei Martin Obono
It’s me again. First, I want to congratulate you for attaining 100 days in office. I can imagine that surviving 100 days has not been an easy walk, in a country that has been messed up since you left office unceremoniously in 1985. Upon your return to power, May 29 2015, you have done terrifically well within first 100 days. You’ve done so well that your predecessors have been stunned and Nigerians have not been able to comprehend what spell was cast on them all the while. You should have been life president.
Mr. President, within 100days and without a Minister of Power, you have single handedly generated electricity to almost 5000Mega Watts. This is what one of your predecessors spent a whopping $16billion trying to achieve in 8years, but you achieved it without spending a dime and in no time. Nigerians everywhere are complaining of constant power supply which is damaging the food in their freezers, because they are not used to constant power and cannot differentiate between the freezer and fridge compartments of their refrigerators. Mr. President, I now believe that miracles are real, for real.
Within these 100 days, Mr. President, our rail systems have started working. The Kano – Port Harcourt train services you started constructing on May 29, when you hit the ground running are fully in operation since July, just two months after. Before you settled down, you started the construction of Port Harcourt refinery and ensured that it worked, now the Kaduna refinery is already working at over 90 percent efficiency, producing 1.5million litres of Premium Motor Spirit per day and saving Nigeria $5.33million just within 60 days. Baba, you are a miracle worker o.
On corruption, I heard that since you were declared winner, even before you were sworn in office, alleged criminals who looted our commonwealth have been trooping your residence to restitute. I even read somewhere that one former Minister returned $250million to you and I asked, did she do so via Internet banking or POS and to which bank account please? Baba, we didn’t know that you were more fearful than the law. We need to institutionalize you and have a law court called Buhari court of restitutions instead of the special courts you are about to create on corruption.
Recently, you have been doing quite a lot to stem the rise of the dollar against Naira, well done. I read in Financial Times of August 16, 2015 that you got angry at the rise of the dollar and started cutting down trees in Abuja so that the dollar will fall against the Naira because dollars grow on trees, right? Sai Buhari.
Mr. President, I also read that the National Bureau of Statistics just released our economic growth rate at 2.35 percent when you met it at 6.45 percent. Baba, we need your miraculous works to be done here. If you cannot improve our economy don’t make it worse.
On assets declaration, I heard you have declared your “modest” assets to high heavens to the point where hosts of angels are clapping and singing your praise for not being a disappointment, as one of them. You didn’t allow the impunity that comes with occupying Aso villa to overwhelm you to the point of not giving a damn. You came to the Villa and you were not of the village and the village behavior was not found in you.
Recently, you have been on denial spree. Through your spokesmen, you have denied that you didn’t promise to publish assets publicly. You said it was your party, the APC that made the campaign promise. Baba, You would recall that during the National Assembly leadership saga involving Senate and House of Representatives leaderships respectively, you kept admonishing Senator Bukola Saraki and Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara to respect party supremacy. How come you do not want the same party supremacy to bind you on assets declaration? Oh, I forgot we are in animal farm.
During the campaign, you talked about your 100 days covenant while answering a question in Chatham House, London. Recently, Your Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity said it was your party that made the covenant with Nigerians, not you. While we were about to recover from that shocker, your party’s national publicity secretary came on air to say, the party never made such promise. Since all we have been hearing is probe, probe, probe. To be taken seriously, we would like you to probe yourself and your party, the APC on the campaign promises fraud. Charity they say begins at home. So, physician, heal thyself first.
Baba, need I remind you that you are Mai Gaskiya?
Are you also going to deny that you didn’t promise unemployed graduates and the aged N5,000 monthly allowance? Are you also going to deny that you promised every pupil in school a meal per day? Are you going to deny that you promised to end Boko Haram by December, 2015? Are you also going to deny the revival of Ajaokuta steel company? Are you going to deny the promise to create three million jobs per year? Are you going to deny and denounce all the campaign promises and manifesto that looked like one of those unsolicited fraudulent emails one receives?
It would be good to let us know that you can no longer fulfill any of the campaign promises you made instead of your supporters claiming the achievements of the past administration with your body language.