Just like the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has said, President Muhammadu Buhari has nothing to show Nigerians in terms of concrete achievements to make him think of seeking re-election beyond the fact that re-contesting is a legal right.
The president’s declaration of intention to seek re-election is awkward at a time when Nigeria should be thinking of electing a patriotic politician who understands economic dynamics and inclusive governance.
It is disappointing that the president will choose to declare for a second term at a period when the security of lives and property of Nigerians cannot be guaranteed.
The president’s declaration of intention to run at this time is the height of insensitivity to the plight of Nigerians who are suffering under his administration as he has nothing concrete in terms of achievement to show Nigerians.
Today, we can count businesses that have either collapsed or are operating under the worst economic condition in history of our dear country, with no single high profile conviction in his anti-corruption war in three years. His anti-corruption campaign has obviously turned into a blackmailing tool aimed at painting one political party black, while anyone accused of corruption that joins the All Progressives Congress (APC) automatically becomes a saint and must be protected to enjoy his loot. That is not war against corruption.
Nigerians at this time should be moving with the global tide by thinking of electing a successful patriotic man or woman as president.