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Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by Ratello: 11:42am On Jan 06, 2018
Pls read! Powerful letter from Dele momodu to clueless Pmb.

DELE MOMODU WRITES ANOTHER OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT BUHARI

'PLEASE, I BEG YOU...DON'T RUN FOR A SECOND TERM. GO HOME WITH YOUR HONOUR INTACT'

*'THOSE POLITICIANS ASKING YOU TO RUN AGAIN ARE DOING SO FOR SELFISH INTERESTS'

'...Kindly permit me to be as brutally frank as possible. As a stakeholder who made his modest contribution to your emergence as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, I owe you nothing but the truth. I was not a member of your party when I volunteered to support your mission and ambition in 2015. I was elated when Nigerians succeeded in chasing away the profligate and reckless government of the PDP, led by President Goodluck Jonathan. I was one of those who unleashed terror on that government and I subsequently presented you with a compilation of my articles in which I criticised and advised the then President, free of charge. I never expected that our situation could ever get worse under the APC government that almost literally promised heaven and earth. But it has become evident that it is easier to govern by words of mouth than by force of action.

It is indeed shameful that those like me who supported you so vociferously have become butts of jokes everywhere we go. Sir, I plead with you to ignore your acolytes who may be telling you that all is well in Nigeria. My unequivocal verdict, without any fear of contradiction is that things are very bad. While I will not, in all honesty, totally heap the blame on you, there is no doubt that your government has been less than competent. I’m reasonably convinced that you have not availed yourself of the abundant talents it has so pleased God to endow Nigeria with. Rather, you’ve chosen to saddle yourself with hungry lions and deadwoods that you’ve resurrected from penury and oblivion. Leadership should be about managing people and resources. Most of the people you are working with are already retired or tired and with little or nothing new to contribute.

It is grossly unfair that it was very convenient for us to lampoon and scandalise Dr Goodluck Jonathan, yet most of us have remained funereally silent and unreasonably complicit in the evil that the current men of power are perpetrating and perpetuating under your watch. Unknown to you Sir, some people are merely using you to rule by proxy. There is no evidence of discipline in your team, one of the greatest things you preached so fervently about in your first coming as military Head of State. Your acolytes are virtually getting away with murder. Someone, somewhere, sat down with birds of the same feathers, to conjure and compile the most disgraceful list of political appointees ever and yet nothing has happened to those who brought such perfidious insults on our nation. Instead, we are being regaled with tales by the moonlight to gloss over serious maladies in the polity and damning treachery against our nation. No serious apologies. No penitence. Only some foolhardy cockiness from those who will repeat the same nonsense when tomorrow comes.

Your Excellency, it has become very difficult, if not impossible to defend the excessive shortcomings of your government, please, permit my oxymoron Sir. We definitely want you to succeed but it seems some demons are desperately determined to make you fail by all means. The more your administration unravels, the more ridiculously hopeless it seems. You have waltzed from crisis to crisis instead of from glory to glory, as most of us expected. We thought you truly possessed the magic wand and talismanic effect to make all our problems evaporate and vamoose in a jiffy. We did not expect to be regularly mesmerised by impotent excuses galore.

I sincerely doff my hat to your wonderful wife for her rare and uncommon courage. Regardless of what her detractors may say, she is the only insider who has been trying to say it as it is. Even if some of her critics feel she’s seeking for relevance in your kingdom, it is still within her rights. I’m sure that when the day of reckoning comes, you will remember and appreciate her timely warnings. Without mincing words, what Madam Aisha Buhari has been trying to tell you in clear terms is that this government is swimming in a big foul mess and that you should not be carried away by the fake adulation and false adoration you see all around you. There is no government in Nigeria that did not enjoy the services of praise-singers who disappeared as soon as the government itself collapsed like a pack of cards. Ask President Jonathan!

I’m aware that your foot-soldiers are already warming up for the next election. I really do not know what they hope to tell and sell to the electorate this time, particularly after the colossal failure of the last three years. I do not see how they expect to fund your campaign without resorting to the same type of extravagant jamboree we witnessed in the dying and last days of the PDP’s prodigality. As a result of your decision to contest again, you are being forced by circumstances beyond your control to compromise and capitulate on your known principles. Is it not better, and more profitable, to return home, triumphantly, with your reputation intact than to win a pyrrhic victory with everything you ever stood for wasted on the altar of vainglorious aggrandisement? What guarantees do you have that you will win the next election even if you agree to sell Nigeria to the political gladiators?

Sir, I’m pleading with you in the name of God, the Merciful and all-powerful, that you don’t need two terms, or eight years in power, to prove your greatness. Nelson Mandela spent only one term in power and retired to superlative glory as the world’s most respected and revered and idolised statesman. Robert Mugabe spent about four decades in power, yet he returned home in total infamy and unenviable disgrace. It is a lesson of life that we must all learn, sooner rather than later, that man shall not live by power alone. I know my preaching is not likely to touch you and your hardened supporters but, at the very least, I want it to be on record that I spoke publicly, out of genuine love and concern, while you were being goaded on by those who stand to gain more if you win a re-election next year. For most of those asking you to continue, by fire and by force, it is always about their personal agenda and survival. They know their political careers would come to a shuddering halt and abrupt standstill should you fail in your bid to come back. In their desperation to come back at all costs, they are going to do exactly what PDP did, or even much worse. What moral authority would you then have to justify the continued detention and harassment of some of the PDP operatives accused of wasting government resources on Jonathan’s truncated re-election bid. Who amongst us can in good conscience say in the market place that you won the last election on pure merit and that no substantial government funding went into your campaigns.

This year promises to be an interesting one. You will soon discover how treacherous human beings can be when some of those hailing you today as the authentic messiah begin to show you their true colours. Our country is bleeding dangerously while some over-pampered politicians can only think of winning elections by hook or by crook. The quality of your appointees in recent time points to how directionless your government has finally become. In a country overflowing with so many amazing brains and talents, it is incredibly shameful that those are your best representatives for our country. The easiest way for a leader to fail is to continue to attract those much worse than himself. Conversely, the best way to succeed is for a leader to recognise and attract and surround himself with those much better in all aspects of human endeavour. This does not erase or take anything away from the leader but it actually enhances his personality and how he is perceived by everyone. The late sage of blessed memory, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, was a veritable example of how a leader can effectively tap into the collective brains of some geniuses and add to his own in a way that makes him appear super-human.

Nigeria has never been in short supply of whiz kids at home and abroad but Nigeria started dying when our leaders stopped respecting merit and preferred to enthrone mediocrity. The truth is mediocrity begets further mediocrity. The few good leaders in your government have not been able to display their wizardry out of fear and trepidation that some cabal would mark them out and hack them down so ruthlessly. It is a sign of the times, that the courage, astuteness and brilliance that made them stand out in the political crowd has suddenly taken flight and they are now little more than wimps in your insipid government. The bureaucracy in Abuja is enough to suffocate and disorientate any fertile mind.

If I were in your shoes, I would consider that it is not too late to groom and propel some of the best brains in APC or even those living beyond the shores of Nigeria to succeed me. You do not need to look far in this regard but I will not make any suggestions today, lest it be misinterpreted that I am touting any particular individual as a worthy successor. I’m reasonably convinced that you have worked very hard and seem to have reached your peak. To God be the glory. In a country of nearly 200 million people, God has been too kind to you. Apart from former President Olusegun Obasanjo, no other Nigerian has been given a second chance so miraculously. You will be able to justify this unmerited favour by leaving Nigeria much better than you met it. The only way you can do that in the next remaining year is to sacrifice your own personal ambition and hand over the country to proven and tested modern and cosmopolitan technocrats. The world has moved beyond the backwardness that we are being saddled with in Nigeria today. The world expect us to be the true giant and leader of Africa not by words but in deed.

My appeal to you is to urgently do a self-assessment to determine and decide on whether you are what Nigeria needs at this time and age for our country to join the comity of other nations in their march towards technological advancement, political stability, social security and economic prosperity.

With all due respect, Sir, if your answer is yes to the above, you may go ahead and contest but if in all honesty, the answer is no, my prayer is that you will find the courage and selfless spirit to quit the stage while the ovation is loudest. That in itself would be a deserving legacy. I’m watching and waiting for your patriotic decision with bated breath.

Thank you, Mr President, for your usual attention and kind consideration of my latest memo to you, albeit so early in the year.'

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/01/06/mr-president-man-shall-not-live-by-power-alone/


Culled from Thisday Backpage

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by aolawale025: 12:02pm On Jan 06, 2018
Hope Dele would have the balls to reach out to GEJ and apologise

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by Ahamefuna0001(m): 12:25pm On Jan 06, 2018
Make i read am first before i comment.

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by booblacain(m): 12:30pm On Jan 06, 2018
At least he had the courage to speak out, I give him credit for that.

One thing he pointed out which I strongly agree with is that Buhari does indeed have "some" intentions to do well, but he is not capable of it. Good intentions do not necessarily translate to capability and that is one thing most geniune(not the charlatan) supporters of Buhari refuse to understand and accept.

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by oduastates: 12:31pm On Jan 06, 2018
aolawale025:
Hope Dele would have the balls to reach out to GEJ and apologise

Apologise to whom?
The cause of the recent decay !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway , Dele Momodu has hit a point that I noted less than 9months after Buhari's election.
Remember that he delayed his appointments.
One appointment that really struck me as backwards was the managing director of the Nigerian ports authority.
He handed over an important agency of government to a woman who does not have the skill set just like obj and Jonathan handed the same agency to the useless and hopelessly corrupt Anenih.
Nothing in this woman's CV says I am competent for or have a background in this role .



Bala Usman was born in Zaria to the historian, Yusufu Bala Usman.[2] Bala Usman grew up close to the campus of Ahmadu Bello University, where her father worked.[4] Bala Usman earned her bachelor's degree in 2000 from Ahmadu Bello University and her master's degree from the University of Leeds in 2009.[2] She worked for a non-governmental organization, the Centre for Democratic Development and Research Training (CEDDERT) in Zaria as a research assistant for a year starting in 1999.[5] She has also worked for the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) and as a Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Project Implementation.[2] In 2011, she worked as Director of Strategy for the Good Governance Group (3G).[2] In 2015, she was appointed Chief of Staff for the Kaduna State Governor.[2]







Being one of the most important economic appointment, Buhari did not avail of himself with the global talents at his disposal.

KEYWORD - global talent .
There are thousands of experienced managers available globally , who can be enticed to work in Nigeria.
Managers with experience in facilities ,human resources, administration etc .
T
People who see a problem and set out to fix them .
Experience beats narrow tribal or national considerations every time
Where you expected him to move away from the practice of putting expired nincompoops ,children of rich politicians,traditional rulers , deadbeats and thugs in positions of public trust ,he doubled down on the practice .
You can say the same about almost every other agency ,ministry or board .
Even though , I predicted and I was right that Buhari would probably govern like obj ( and he is ) , His narrow nepotic tendencies drops him tad below obj . He cannot use Obj standards because the problem have only got worse since then especially under Jonathan.

For those asking why I zeroed in on this non oil agency aka NPA.
It is because it is one of a few parastatals which can become a mega global corporation .
The NPA cab be turned into one that buys and build ports not only in Nigeria but worldwide , generate humongous profits in the hands of the right managers .
All this without needing funding or directions from Abuja

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by mikejj(m): 12:32pm On Jan 06, 2018
grin if dele can say this who am i?

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by Nobody: 12:44pm On Jan 06, 2018
Buhari will be a big foolish sombody..if he contest.

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by limeta(f): 12:45pm On Jan 06, 2018
How the veg go fit read all this and understand .
Dele you try but the dullard is not in control of things .

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by beejaay: 12:53pm On Jan 06, 2018
The greatest injustice is absolving the person responsible for it all and blaming his appointees (who appointed them in the first place?)
Developmeñt will continue to elude us if we fail to shun psycophancy and political correctness.... PMB is solely responsible for the troubles the country is going through now same as gej was solely responsible for all the failures during his time..as it is today PMB is a failure and no sugarcoating can change that

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by Ratello: 12:59pm On Jan 06, 2018
Buhari's hyped integrity had long been torn to shreds and he is stylishly dancing awilo back to Daura come 2019!

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by masseratti: 1:00pm On Jan 06, 2018
aolawale025:
Hope Dele would have the balls to reach out to GEJ and apologise
apologize for what?can you read at all?he should apologize to Gej for Dasuki becoming ATM? Or Dieziani being richer than Ebonyi state?both PMB and Gej failed all Nigerians.No apology to both of them

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by Nobody: 1:03pm On Jan 06, 2018
wow, thank God iam still alive this day, one of the chronic zombie has just been delivered!

Glory Glory to God


let's Atikulate

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by magoo10(m): 1:09pm On Jan 06, 2018
Some are still ashamed of telling the daura cattle rearer point blank that he is unfit to lead a complex nation like Nigeria.

Btw dele momodu should have known earlier that buhari whose brain have not been put to use for many years cannot guaranty technological advancement, political stability, social security and economic prosperity.

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by tuniski: 1:38pm On Jan 06, 2018
Ratello:
Buhari's hyped integrity had long been turn to shreds and he is stylishly dancing awilo back to Daura come 2019!
Sending buhari back to daura is a task that must be accomplished come 2019!

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by sodiqapril(m): 1:54pm On Jan 06, 2018
politricks,

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by Treasure17(m): 2:06pm On Jan 06, 2018
Nice one from dele momodu. I hope he listen to your advise. Cause this government is really languishing in the ocean of failure. Always progressing in error.

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by Nobody: 2:38pm On Jan 06, 2018
It is clear that PMB has been caged by desprate politicians who are only out to protect their own imterest at all cost. These politicians will surely do alot of shady and unholy things between now and 2019 in the name of PMB. Billions of naira will be stolen in the name of elections. They will also dezprately rigged 2019 election for PMB..
.At the end of the day the remaining legacy of PMB will be completely destroyed.

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by baralatie(m): 2:42pm On Jan 06, 2018
factsandfigures:
It is clear that PMB has been caged by desprate politicians who are only out to protect their own imterest at all cost. These politicians will surely do alot of shady and unholy things between now and 2019 in the name of PMB. Billions of naira will be stolen in the name of elections. They will also dezprately rigged 2019 election for PMB..
.At the end of the day the remaining legacy of PMB will be completely destroyed.
now you understand on Nigeria style of politics

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by DieBuhari: 2:45pm On Jan 06, 2018
Dele, Your Yoruba brothers who happen to be Muslims will lambast you for this.

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by emeka2847: 2:46pm On Jan 06, 2018
Ha

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by fergie001: 2:54pm On Jan 06, 2018
"Who amongst us can in good conscience say in the market place that you won the last election on pure merit and that no substantial government funding went into your campaigns."

I know nobody took note of this,I did.



Thank God for life..........
Surprised nobody has called Dele,ipob
Because the trend here is once you tell the truth about Buhari,some people take it personal......truth be told,Dele don talk everything finish...

Lobatan......

dunkem21, show ooooo

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by emeka2847: 2:57pm On Jan 06, 2018
Did you read the article at all? shocked

aolawale025:
Hope Dele would have the balls to reach out to GEJ and apologise

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by Amazondepth(m): 2:59pm On Jan 06, 2018
No need to be putting cosmetic effect to the very ugly position PMB has been exposed to be in.He has said it while campaigning that leadership is about taking responsibility and he was going to lead from the front;why all of a sudden,everyone of his appointee suddenly is complicit while he remains saintly.make una keep deceiving unaself

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by musicwriter(m): 3:13pm On Jan 06, 2018
I think by now they should form an association of those who regrets voting for Buhari (ATHRVB).

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by surgical: 3:24pm On Jan 06, 2018
Amazondepth:
No need to be putting cosmetic effect to the very ugly position PMB has been exposed to be in.He has said it while campaigning that leadership is about taking responsibility and he was going to lead from the front;why all of a sudden,everyone of his appointee suddenly is complicit while he remains saintly.make una keep deceiving unaself
That's the good fortune the man is blessed with no matter how much he messed up. they will look for who to blame it on, if they. can't find, they can even blame it on the weather or the particular season of the year, what a lucky man.

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by engrfcuksmtin(m): 3:42pm On Jan 06, 2018
fergie001:
"Who amongst us can in good conscience say in the market place that you won the last election on pure merit and that no substantial government funding went into your campaigns."

I know nobody took note of this,I did.



Thank God for life..........
Surprised nobody has called Dele,ipob
Because the trend here is once you tell the truth about Buhari,some people take it personal......truth be told,Dele don talk everything finish...

Lobatan......

dunkem21, show ooooo
Probably sarrik is yet to see this post. Number one zombie on nairaland.

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by BENZINA: 3:45pm On Jan 06, 2018
Coalition forming in style. First it was Soyinka, after so much cry, tears & blood. Later Bakare avoiding to eat his vomit instead decided that he would "contest 2019" presidential election. Now come, Mr. Ovation. Who is next to join the systematic build-up against Buhari?

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by possibility1234: 3:45pm On Jan 06, 2018
THE TRUTH.

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by zombieTRACKER: 3:51pm On Jan 06, 2018
At this point in time
Any human being who supports buhari is a certified





ZOMBIE

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by aolawale025: 3:55pm On Jan 06, 2018
emeka2847:
Did you read the article at all? shocked


He implied he was one of GEJ harshest critics but helped elect a worse government.

" I was elated when Nigerians succeeded in chasing away the profligate and reckless government of the PDP, led by President Goodluck Jonathan. I was one of those who unleashed terror on that government and I subsequently presented you with a compilation of my articles in which I criticised and advised the then President, free of charge. I never expected that our situation could ever get worse under the APC government that almost literally promised heaven and earth.".....Dele Momodu

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by oduastates: 3:58pm On Jan 06, 2018
Buhari created his own problems just like Yardua and Jonathan.
He started conniving with Dogora and Saraki( 2 useless politicians) and marginalising those who paved the way and brought him to power .
The result is there to see.
A dysfunctional senate and House of representative supposedly controlled by the ruling party .
Imagine these clowns were trying stop the funding for the Lagos - Ibadan road . An economic road whose importance cannot be disputed and pays back multiple times over .
Appointments of incompetents into government agencies .
His kitchen cabinet and chief of staff , another set of problem. Through those two , all manner of nincompoops found their way into power .

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Re: Dele Momodu's Open Letter To President Buhari: Please, Don't Run For 2nd Tenure by oduastates: 4:01pm On Jan 06, 2018
aolawale025:


He implied he was one of GEJ harshest critics but helped elect a worse government.

" I was elated when Nigerians succeeded in chasing away the profligate and reckless government of the PDP, led by President Goodluck Jonathan. I was one of those who unleashed terror on that government and I subsequently presented you with a compilation of my articles in which I criticised and advised the then President, free of charge. I never expected that our situation could ever get worse under the APC government that almost literally promised heaven and earth.".....Dele Momodu


Sorry , where did you get your conclusions from?
Jonathan's government remains the worst government in Nigeria's history .
You could only imagine what the country would be like if Jonathan had continued.

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