When will Buhari end the Blame Game?
When they were in the opposition, President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, APC, have the solution to all Nigeria’s problem but since assumption into office, He has been blaming someone or a particular group for his shambolic and embarrassing performance in office. It is strikingly baffling that President Buhari has forgotten that Nigerians voted out People’s Democratic Party because the party could not proffer solutions to the debilitating challenges in the land.
Rather than facing the uphill and herculean task, the President and his party keep singing the song that: “PDP destroyed Nigeria for sixteen years”. He has forgotten that millions of Nigerians who stood under the hot tropical sun in March 2015 did so because they want a total transformation of the Nigerian state.
Mr. President has blamed the oil marketers for fuel shortage in the country, blamed the Goodluck Jonathan regime for the recession that plagued the nation. He has blamed the deceased Muammar Gaddafi for the killings across the length and breadth of Nigeria, blamed PDP for the rot in the health sector.
He has also blamed mischief makers for misinterpreting his famous “Nigerian youths are lazy” statement, blamed the National Assembly for the poor 2018 Budget, and he has even blamed the opposition for sponsoring the Plateau killings, even though the Miyetti Allah claimed they sponsored the horrendous act.
Barack Obama met recession when he assumed the position of the President of the United States of America, but he did not blame George Bush. He fastened his belt and buckled up to end the recession. It took him seven months to achieve the feat.
While President Muhammadu Buhari and his supporters have been singing the song that three years is not enough to achieve landmark achievements, and record huge success in the country, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr. Abiy Ahmed, in the last eight months of his assumption into office has stopped government telecoms monopoly, and already pursuing the privatization of government-owned enterprises.
He has freed thousands of political prisoners incarcerated by previous administrations, and reconciled two divisions of the Orthodox Church.
The top of his numerous achievements is resolving the conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia. Remember that the two countries in the Horn of Africa region engaged in a bitter rivalry for twenty years.
Meanwhile, he has not blamed his predecessors for the debilitating challenges in his country he met. He assumed office and rolled up his sleeves ready to take up new challenges as against my President whose stock-in-trade is buck-passing.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s President is a “Blame Specialist”. He will never stop buck-passing, and will always blame someone for his indolence, incompetence, and insensitivity. The Buhari’s government must end the blame game.
The clock is ticking!