2019: Why Buhari Should Not Seek A Second Term- Omole
A well-known international political strategist, Dr Charles Omole says President Muhammadu Buhari's administration has been a disappointment.
He described the Buhari led administration’s performance as woeful.
Speaking on Bounce News' political show: 'Road to 2019' , Omole, who is an elected Independent Councillor representing the Great Linford Ward in Buckinghamshire in the United Kingdom, said despite government’s promises on security and job creation all that is being witnessed are signs of retrogression.
“No matter how you look at it,” he said, ” this is not the government we all hoped for.”
He noted that most of the problems facing the Buhari administration have been self-inflicted.
He said he agrees with many Nigerians who have asked the President not to seek a second term in 2019, and also chided Buhari over a comment he once made that he is not ready to do anything in a hurry.
Buhari had on January 19, while hosting some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja, said he is fully aware of the issues confronting the country and that he is guided by historical antecedents.
“I decided to drop the uniform and come back here (to be President of Nigeria), so I have gone through it over and over again. This is why I am not in a hurry to do anything. I will sit and reflect, and continue to (operate) with my clear conscience,” he said.
Omole described Buhari's statement as a sign of his incompetence to handle the various challenges bedeviling the country presently.
“We are in an emergency situation, you need to be rushed. The nation needs a level of speed and agility which Buhari does not have.”
He, however, commended the anti-corruption war of the government but said the war is not being fought in a sustainable and holistic manner.
On the number of youths aspiring to be the President of the country , Omole advised them to add an element of reality into their ambitions.
While admitting that it is their rights to seek for any political office, he said starting with the top position is not a good way to start.
“Changing a nation is not a sprint, it is a marathon. We need a 20- 30 year plan. It is not just winning 2019, he said.
He further advised former President Olusegun Obasanjo and his Vice, Atiku Abubakar to leave the political stage for the younger elements.
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