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Re: My Take On Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Ambition - OAM4J by malvisguy212: 9:07am On Nov 16, 2014
OAM4J, am sorry for derailing , can you recommend this thread to frontpage? www.nairaland.com/1999485/all-religions-lead-god-one.thank you.
Re: My Take On Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Ambition - OAM4J by LUV1: 5:27am On Oct 16, 2016
EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN AGAIN HR CAN N
OT SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
Re: My Take On Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Ambition - OAM4J by LUV1: 5:31am On Oct 16, 2016
JESUS IS COMiNG GIVE YOUR LIFE TO JESUS AND SECURE ETERRNAL LIFE.
Re: My Take On Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Ambition - OAM4J by jiinxed: 5:59am On Oct 16, 2016
What a shallow mindset. SMH!
Re: My Take On Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Ambition - OAM4J by spartan117(m): 11:56pm On Mar 29, 2017
OAM4J:
Some months ago, I wrote a piece on why I think Jonathan should not be re-elected in 2015 and I did promise when asked on the thread to let the people know my opinion on Buhari’s 2015 presidential ambition. I think the time is right to talk about this since the general has formally declared to run. Unfortunately, my thread on Jonathan went with the data challenge that affected Nairaland. But for those who didn’t read it and are interested in reading it, you can find it here: http://oam4j..com/2014/04/why-jonathan-should-not-be-re-elected.html

Let me digress a bit and talk about my preferred candidates… If God calls on me today and tells me he is going to let me singlehandedly decide who should be the next president of Nigeria, then come May 2015 Madam “Due Process” Oby Ezekwesili will be sworn in as the next president. This is one person I believe understands the challenges of Nigeria and knows what must be done to move Nigeria on the path of greatness. Madam Oby is one courageous woman who I believe will without fear of favour pilot the affair of this nation like a true mother to greatness. Till date the government of the day is yet to take up her challenge for an open debate. I was also not surprised with her frank and sincere speech when APC invited her to their meeting.

But I doubt the political parties of the day will field someone like her. I also don’t see the likes of Dangote, Otedola etc putting their money in her campaign. But should this woman decide to contest for the highest office one way or the other, she has my support and vote, even if am sure she will not win.

My second preferred candidate is Babatunde Raji Fashola: In 2007 I was rooting for Funsho Williams as the next governor of my state - Lagos, then Funsho Williams was killed and I shifted my support for Jimi Agbaje. I disliked the way Tinubu came up with Fashola because at the back of my mind I felt he was trying to push his “boy-boy” on us, and I felt bad when he won but hoped for the best. But 2 years down the lane I came to Nigeria again and I saw a new and better Lagos. I breathe True Fresh-Air at Oshodi and drove on tarred road to my house unlike before. Everywhere I went I saw Fashola’s government working. And I said ‘thank God Fashola won’. Needless to say I supported his re-election in 2011.

With Fashola as the president of this country, I see our power problem finally solved and massive construction everywhere and Nigeria joining the league of developed Nations.

But in 2015, I doubt majority from the North will support any southern presidential candidate because they still feel cheated with the death of Yar’Adua. And all the likes of Peter Obi need to do is campaigned that Fashola ‘deported’ thousands of Ndigbos from Lagos and Fashola is Awolowo’s pikin... your guess is as good as mine on possible outcomes.

Even if Fashola does not become a president in 2015 I hope for the sake of the nation’s progress he is made the Power or Works’ Minister should the opposition win.

Now back to Buhari, in 2011, I supported and campaigned for this general and truly believed he could make a difference if elected, but it didn’t come to be. So I expected Buhari to follow through his promise of not contesting again. What I had hoped for was Buhari becoming a model to young, bright, fairly honest and courageous people to take over from him, giving them all the moral supports they need to succeed. But that didn’t happen.

The question therefore is: If I have to pick between Jonathan and Buhari who will I support?

While I would have preferred a more articulate and younger Buhari, I will certainly not choose or support a man that think stealing is not corruption... definitely not Jonathan. My views about him from my write up have not changed. So I will pick Buhari over Jonathan by miles. Buhari's records as Petroleum Minister, head of state and chairman of PTF speak volume.

I don’t place Buhari in the same intellectual capacity with Oby and Fashola, but what Buhari lacks in this department he has more in integrity, courage and ability to identify capable hands and use them. If we must face reality, as things stands in the opposition now, Buhari has more chances to send Mr I-had-no-shoe back to Otueke with million pairs of shoes to last him three lifetimes than any other opposition candidate.

…if we are unhappy with what we have, the logical thing to do is to attempt to change it with our votes and to change the next one too if we do not find what we want until we find what we all want. That is when the people would truly have attained power” – Babatunde Fashola

Let me end on a light note with something I observed here on Nairaland and other social media; anytime Buhari’s name is mentioned I see PDP supporters and Jonathanians suddenly become special consultants/advisers for the oppositions on how to choose the best presidential candidate. They will suggest 'better' candidates, analyse how Buhari is unelectable and how Buhari’s candidacy means easy passage for Jonathan. But IMO, I think they are afraid of Buhari. If they are sure Buhari is a walk-over for Jonathan, they will be encouraging the opposition to field him rather than advising them to choose another.

Thanks for reading.

OAM4J




DISCLAIMER:

I am not a member of any political party or agent of any politician. This write up is my personal opinion written for public criticisms and education for me and the readers.

As usual all insults will be ignored.


http://oam4j..com/2014/10/my-take-on-buharis-2015-presidential.html
Do u still belief in buhari?

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Re: My Take On Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Ambition - OAM4J by spartan117(m): 11:59pm On Mar 29, 2017
YungwizzzyChina:


k
Even if u posted dis In 2014 I wud still quote u bcuz u just qouted d whole topic just 2 say k
Re: My Take On Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Ambition - OAM4J by SolutionMee: 3:11pm On Sep 12, 2018
spartan117:

Even if u posted dis In 2014 I wud still quote u bcuz u just qouted d whole topic just 2 say k
Some people though
Re: My Take On Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Ambition - OAM4J by budaatum: 3:05pm On Oct 17, 2018
Arch1:
Any one who still wants Gej should have his/her head checked. Gej has been the president of Nigeria for the past six years yet:

unemployment
insecurity
corruption
various union strike
ethno-religious division
infrastructural decadence
keeps thriving; our foreign policy is appaling; national intergrity- under threat; Security- nothing to write home about. Boko haram now controls more than 10 local govt out of the 774 local govts in Nigeria.

Not forgetting the 19 unemployed nigerian youths that died in the sham immigration recrutiment disaster
A reminder of whom Atiku is a continuation of!
Re: My Take On Buhari’s 2015 Presidential Ambition - OAM4J by Mangekyo: 9:17pm On Jun 10
Arch1:
Any one who still wants Gej should have his/her head checked. Gej has been the president of Nigeria for the past six years yet:

unemployment
insecurity
corruption
various union strike
ethno-religious division
infrastructural decadence
keeps thriving; our foreign policy is appaling; national intergrity- under threat; Security- nothing to write home about. Boko haram now controls more than 10 local govt out of the 774 local govts in Nigeria.

Not forgetting the 19 unemployed nigerian youths that died in the sham immigration recrutiment disaster

Hope you're now enjoying the deep shit you dragged the south south into?
Let's hope you aren't among the Yorubas agitating or wailing right now bcus iffa beat you finish eh undecided

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