General Buhari Joins 2015 Presidential Race! They’re Serial Losers!- Dr. Doyin Okupe
General Muhammadu Buhari (GMB) declares to contest the 2015 General Election yesterday in Abuja. Clearly, he intends to flagbear his presidential aspiration on the platform of the APC, Nigeria’s strongest opposition.
GMB accused the president and the PDP, the rulling party, of presiding over the country’s decline. In GMB’s words, the government is unthinking. He went further, simply because you sell oil and steal part of the money does not entitle you to cook figures and announce phantom economic growth when all the major indices namely, employment, manufacturing, farming, trading are demonstrably on the decline.
He was particular, among other woes, of the state of power supply in the country. He bemoaned the failure of the invested 20 billion Dollar to yield positive result. He promised, we plan to do it differently.
Many GMB’s stalwarts and social media-soldiers have since taken over the internet, jubilant of the General’s declaration. GMB has, in the words of many, a messianic status. They strongly believe the General is the only alternative to Nigeria’s nightmares.
SaharaReporters has since started an e-poll to determine a winner, if Nigeria’s presidential election was held yesterday. No doubt, responses from the poll with over 5000 participants favor GMB as many faithfuls plastered the poll result on their Facebook walls. Tweets swelled. Another confirmation of their wish to see the realization of a GMB presidency.
Meanwhile, Dr. Doyin Okupe, spokesman to President Jonathan and the president’s most-feared attackdog, voiced the opinion of millions of PDP supporters when he confidently said President Jonathan shall be contesting against serial losers. His reaction was in connection to GMB’s declaration of intent yesterday to join the presidential race. The PDP debunked GMB’s claim of a declining economy as misleading and untrue.
Nigeria’s prominent literary critic, Ikhide R. Ikheloa seems to confirm in a satiric post Dr. Okupe’s confident reaction and the unspoken fear of millions of GMB’s supporters, when he wrote on Facebook, I like that “General” Buhari, knows he is not going to win Aso Rock but he soldiers on. And at 85, he looks great! I’d love to look like that at 40!
GMB has contested at least twice for the office of president and lost on every occasion.