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I do not write this as a member of the Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress, APC, but, strictly as a citizen and patriot of this country.

To the extent that the Muhammadu Buhari administration has not lived up to expectation is to the extent to which it prevented Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu from participating in governance.

Funny enough, to the extent to which it succeeded, Bola Tinubu’s hand just fortuitously happened to be there.

You can’t hope to succeed in ruling a country like Nigeria without bringing in the best brains from across the nation.

If you choose, instead, to surround yourself with your village people, what you get is what has been happening to our President throughout his tenure.

There is simply no way God could have blessed the work of an administration anchored on betrayal, backstabbing and exclusion.

Nigerians saw torment under General Muhammadu Buhari in 1984, now they are seeing torture under President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

It is as if our President is jinxed to keep exercising poor judgement, whatever he does.

That would have been his own headache but for the fact that he is a President and over 200 million of us are involved.

In this case he is apparently insisting that in order to hold credible elections, he must first destroy the entire country!

Mr. President, if you continue machinating wickedness against your own citizens, if you keep to this path of treachery and betrayal, you will only end up leaving in disgrace as you did back in the eighties.

May God bless Governors Nasir El Rufai, Abdullahi Ganduje, Yahaya Bello, Bello Matawalle, Jide Sanwo-Olu, Abubakar Bagudu, Dapo Abiodun, Babagana Zulum, and, all our other governors standing up to be counted on the side of the masses of this country.

May God bless them and their entire families for generations and generations to come.

They have chosen the path of honour and the route of legality, and, will be remembered as heroes for eternity.

There has to be pushback against a President flagrantly violating the law and effectively breaching his oat of office or the state decomposes into a dictatorship before anyone is even aware of it.

Our governors are just civilized men insistent on following the law and upholding the authority of the courts lest the nation be swamped in anarchy, chaos and doom.

Where the governors are following the law, our President, with the active connivance of the Attorney General of the Federation, is most unlawfully daring the Judiciary and orchestrating a state of nature, thereby assaulting the very fabric of civilization, itself.

We cannot have our country reduced to a banana republic where the Supreme Court can be trampled upon.

The Giant of Africa, of 200 million plus people, is neither going back to George Orwell’s 1984 nor to General Muhammadu Buhari’s 1984, for that matter!

We are moving forward into progress with “Renewed Hope” as our mantra, all the way!

And, that is the will of Almighty God, Himself, for this nation!

Once again, our President has gotten it all wrong.

The simple truth about vote buying is that it can only be stopped by the voters, themselves.

If they are prepared to sell their votes, there will always be those willing to buy them, one way or the other, in one currency or another, in one denomination or the other.

At the end of the day it is really just a question of demand and supply.

Once again, President Buhari has allowed himself to be scammed into inflicting horrors on Nigerians by the godless men he seems to prefer around him.

With the present excruciating hunger in the land, thanks to this irretrievably imbecilic currency policy, more votes will be bought and sold in this election than any other before it!

Mr. President, you will find your citizens selling their votes for as little as a plate of rice on Saturday and you will end up with yet another failure under your belt thanks to the poor choices you seem destined to keep making.

Mr. President, you like presenting yourself as a good Muslim but a good Muslim would never stab the greatest benefactor of his entire life in the back.

I think at the end of the day, you are really just an incurable irredentist, tribal jingoist and pathological sectionalist.

Whereas an incumbent Southerner, quietly and warmly, handed over to you, now that’s it’s your turn as an outgoing Northerner, you cannot bear handing over to any Southerner, not even the one but for whom you would not have become democratically elected President, in the first place!

Thank God the good people of Northern Nigeria have forcefully rejected the seeds of division you are trying to sow in this country.

Mr. President, many Nigerians who used to admire you now believe that you don’t fear God.

Unfortunately for you, the God you don’t fear is fully on Bola Tinubu’s side and it is by His grace that Tinubu is your divinely ordained successor.

Please, learn to be comfortable with the will of God, Mr. President.

Mr President, do you know what Nigerians are now saying about you?

They believe that what is happening is part of the mysterious will of God for this country.

Nigerians now believe that with or without Buhari, Tinubu will still win this election but that God does not want him to be beholden to certain people around you that are now beginning to expose themselves as the collective enemies of all Nigerians!

Nigerians now believe that it is God that is separating Tinubu from you and distancing him from your legacy which he bears no responsibility for, anyway, having been excluded from governance throughout your tenure, thanks to your extended family approach to running our country.

That is all this con you fell for has earned you.

Thanks to the compulsive hustlers and relentless conspirators around you, you are steadily losing what was hitherto your vote bank with people who previously idolized you now resenting you as their collective tormentor across this country!

Is this how you really wish to leave office?

Indeed, in the wake of the currency and fuel crisis, the show of love for Bola Tinubu across the length and breath of this country, but, even more so in the North, has been simply astonishing!

Nigerians have now adopted the City Boy as their own and they are installing him as next President of Nigeria through the ballot box, come Saturday!

Let those orchestrating financial torture against Nigerians keep fooling themselves they can stop the will of God.

Let those deliberately distorting fuel supply keep wallowing in their infernal fantasies of being capable of also distorting the will of God.

Let Peter Obi, his rabble, and, the merchants of fake polls allied to him, keep deceiving themselves they can win an election they are not in any way even remotely prepared for.

Let Atiku Abubarkar, the Cameroonian indigene of Dubai, keep deluding himself he has an ethno-religious cheque to cash in this election.

The real people on the ground will speak their minds vide their thumbs on Saturday!

Obi was never going anywhere, anyway, and, once again, his former master, Atiku Abubarkar has miscalculated as is his star to always miscalculate, especially when it matters most.

They have both already failed!

Those that sold treachery to President Muhammadu Buhari as the way to go with respect to his greatest benefactor in life will be dumbfounded on Saturday for all their plans have already failed and will continue to fail.

What they intended would make Tinubu hated by the people is what is now making him even more popular across our country!

God has finally heard our prayers from North to South across the length and breadth of this country!

The Jagaban is here, the Asiwaju is coming, and it shall be renewed hope henceforth in this land!

President Bola Tinubu, the next President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is loading…

-Jesutega Onokpasa, a lawyer and member, All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Campaign Council, writes from Warri.

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