Buhari’s Lonely Ride…
By Haruna Abdullahi Haruspice
The man is obviously a lone voyager, only him seems to be on this journey, most of those he chose to travel with are mere passengers motivated obviously by their personal gains and idiosyncrasies.
I’m still in search of that appointed scion of the president who stands in pride of the man defending his policies and decisions. Like morbid elements, almost everyone exists like there is no obligation to be and stand with the president to deliver his mandate as promised the people.
During Obasanjo, almost all his ministers spoke and lived the vision of him, Frank Nweke was everywhere speaking to policies, Femi Fani-Kayode was tearing to pieces anyone who dared mess with Obasanjo, Nasir El-Rufai was managing the FCT like his life depended on it, Oby Ezekwensili was everywhere trying to remodel our education into private contraption.
It was damn impossible not to hear policy analysis from ministers every day under Obasanjo, unfortunately, that isn’t here anymore as what we have here are people contented with a docile schedule of working uncoordinated.
With no one giving policy statement or explaining government policies. A lot is being done by the government but no one is communicating them to the populace. About 400 students abducted from a school to date no show of solidarity by the aides of the president.
As usual, they wait in time for the president to lead the way. So sad! Imagine the ripples of effect if ministers had converged on Kankara awaiting the return of the abducted boys? The optics would have been massive and a boost to the dwindling fortune of acceptance of the administration. No one cares how they president fares after all their job are never threatened.
Only a Buhari will keep ministers for 6 years, what do you expect from people who aren’t threatened by sanctions?
The people who speak for Buhari are those not connected to power, they are defined by their altruistic valour and unquenchable love for the man. They go all length to explain his strides, struggled to look for policies to explain while those appointed and paid handsomely are never seen defending Buhari’s strides and standing up to him.
Hardly you find anyone in the embrace of power standing in defence of the responsibility given to them. There is so much disconnect between the president’s men and Nigerians. Very uninspiring relationships with the governs. In the coming days, we shall be calling out those given the cup of responsibilities but are deadly disconnected from the vision of the President.
I don’t want to hear the bucks stop at the table of the president here, it takes others effort for the bucks to get to the table of the president. We can’t continue to have a people who aren’t genuinely tied to Mr President’s agenda. If you can’t help the man, get out.
Abdullahi Haruna Haruspice,