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General News of Wednesday, 17 August 2022


'Wait for it' - Buhari's 2015 campaign post emerges, Nigerians enraged

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari

When President Buhari was campaigning ahead of the general elections in 2023, Nigerians were excited and optimistic about the change his presidency would introduce.

His 2015 attempt was the third of many attempts by the former military ruler to clinch power. This was also made possible by the political juggernauts and Nigerians who shared the need for change.

President Goodluck Jonathan became unpopular. The naira had lost value against major trading currencies around the globe and insecurity was rife. The kidnap of the Chibok Girls in 2014 and his government's inability to rescue the victims broke the camel's back.

Jonathan was called all sorts of names and described as the worst president the country has ever seen. Fast-forward to 2022, seven years later and Nigerians are still plagued with the issues that led to the dismissal of President Jonathan.

President Buhari on his assumption of office on May 29, 2015, promised to tackle 81 problems in his first 100 days in office - most of which have gone unfulfilled.

Below are seven of Buhari campaign promise

1. Public declaration of assets and liabilities

2. State and community policing

3. Ban on all government officials from seeking medical care abroad

4. Implementation of the National Gender Policy, including 35% of appointive positions for women

5. Revival of Ajaokuta steel company

6. Generation, transmission and distribution of at least 20,000 MW of electricity within four years and increasing to 50,000 MW with a view to achieving 24/7 uninterrupted power supply within 10 years.

7. Empowerment scheme to employ 740,000 graduates across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

With the end of Buhari's tenure coming to an end in 2023, a March 2015 post by then-candidate Buhari that reads: "Wait for it" has generated some reactions on social media.

The post according to many is a cryptic message of the ensuing hardship should he be president.

See how Nigerians are reacting

Joshua Esio commented: Indeed our eyes have seen and our lives and the country itself have felt your impacts. Promise kept. You warned us but, they were too sentimental to heed your warning. I pray may you never happen to even my worst enemy.

Solomon Buchi said: "He warned us but we didn’t hear word"

Uyi Jenny Ebohon-Ero said: "You are almost leaving office Mr President and we are still waiting for the one thing you swayed gullible Nigerians with and that is "Security of lives and properties"

Kume Denen commented: "We are still waiting. Though, we have seen the bad and ugly, nothing comes from you. But God is not a man, you won't be there forever. We are counting days already."

Paul Ajibola said: "They never knew this is what they were waiting for. Please forgive them sir, we told them but they never listen. I plead for their forgiveness sir. This suffering is too much, can you just let us pay you your salaries from now till May 2023 and allow have the next president."

Sunkanmi Omodele said: "With all due respect, sir. I will appreciate you take us back from where u met us. Thank you, sir."

Onyebuchi Sheddy Akukwe commented: "Yes big bro we have seen it all"


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