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What do u see to this.....
Sir, let us examine your service records. I
consider your
generation a very
privileged one, indeed. In 1975 at the age of 33,
you were
appointed the Military
Governor of the North-Eastern State, present
day Borno &
Yobe states.
In 1976 at the age of 34 you became the
Minister for
Petroleum and Natural
Resources. In 1978 at the age of 36 you
became the Chairman
of the Nigeria
National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Today
the reverse is
the case. Most
Nigerians at age of 35 are still unemployed and
still living
with parents. Many are
still not married. During your time you were
already Governor
at this age.
One major reason for this unfortunate turn of
events is that
many elders like you
have refused to voluntarily handover the baton
to the next
generation. Life should
be a relay race where one runs his race and
hands over to the
next. In Nigeria
many elders like you have run their races and
are still holding
on tenaciously to
the baton.
But Sir, I have an important question here for
you. The
question is simple, MUST
erroneous to imagine that you
can only serve Nigeria only in one capacity.
During the regime
of late General Sani
Abacha, you accepted the appointment to serve
as the
Chairman of the then
Petroleum Trust Fund PTF.
The general opinion was that you served
faithfully in this
capacity. Well done Sir!
But you never asked Abacha to vacate office for
you as your
former subordinate in
the army. Never! In fact that would have been a
move, if not suicidal.
Rather you served faithfully under your former
junior in the
army. Sir, imagine if
you take on another job like the Chairman of
Nigerians actually need you to serve in one of
capacities much more than
they need you in the Presidency. Mere
mentioning your name
as Chairman of EFCC
would drive many corrupt men underground.
But you
wouldn’t . Either the
Presidency or nothing. When are you going to
handover to the
next person? It is
either you do it voluntarily or risk disgrace at
the polls. In
1983 at the age of 41,
you became the Head of State.
Most Nigerians in my age have not had the
opportunity to
serve, but we still remain
committed to the Nigerian project. You should
rather be
graceful to God and to
Nigerians for the numerous opportunities that
have come your
way to serve
Nigerians. Others are begging for just one
opportunity to
serve. Sir, you have to
accept the stark reality on ground that you
have served your
time already.
That is life for you. You run the race, you
handover the baton
for others to run, you
cannot hold on to the baton more than is
necessary. As a
former head of State you
are already a member of the Council of State
Meeting. You
have every avenue to
channel your views across. You don’t
necessarily have to be
in a front-line role,
you can serve in an advisory capacity. That is
still service.
In conclusion, It is crystal clear that you cannot
President Jonathan in a
free, fair and credible election, even in Katsina
Sentiments aside, Jonathan would cruise to a
victory come February 14th,
2015. In fairness to you Sir, any of your
Children would pose a serious challenge to
Jonathan more than yourself.
I do not see Nigerians electing a 72 year old
former Head of
state to lead us in this
Digital era. With due respect to you Sir, you
belong to the
Analogue age and
therefore, will not fit in as president in this
digital era.
This is the blunt truth. Please do not enter the
Guinness book
of world records on
a negative note. Losing four consecutive
Presidential election
would not augur well
for your reputation. It is in your best interest to
assume your position as an elder
statesman and allow others to serve. Nigeria
does not belong
to you alone. It
belongs to us all. copy and post on your wall
let it go round,
is time we youth tell
our self the truth

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