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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Make Moves As Buhari Drop Manipulative Speech For 2019 Presidential Election

The backdrop of a gale of second term endorsements for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 Presidential race, especially by governors, National Leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday, ruled out an automatic ticket for the President.
This came on a day governors, political leaders and other stakeholders from the North-Central geo-
political zone of the country asked President Buhari to re-present himself for election in 2019. According to the APC leader, no governor can appropriate the power of endorsement to himself.

Tinubu stated this when he had a closed door meeting with leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere and Pa, Reuben Fasoranti. 
President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinabjo, SGF Mr. Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff and other Ministers during the Inauguration of Audit Committee on Recoveries made by Federal Government held at the State House
Tinubu's yesterday visit to the Afenifere leader is viewed by many as a realignment with the mainstream Yoruba group. This was upon the discord that followed Tinubu’s relationship with the apex Yoruba socio-cultural body.

The visit to Fasoranti came 14 years after he parted ways with the mainstream Afenifere to form a splinter group, called Afenifere Renewal Group, ARG. 

The APC chieftain was accompanied to the meeting by the former Interim National Chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande; Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State; his deputy, Agboola Ajayi; members of the state executive council and the South-West National Vice-Chairman of the party, Chief Pius Akinyelure.

President Muhammadu Buhari who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, who assured that the economy was set to be on a better pedestal, following steps already taken by government in that regards also stating concerning the economy that the "worst is over".

Buhari's speech reads:
 "When you elected us into office, you did so with the conviction that our dear nation needed to be put on a new pedestal for the dreams conceived by our founding fathers, dreams that we have adopted to be realized. 
The full weight of this responsibility informed our careful, slow and steady start to the governance of Nigeria in the last 30 months. We took a deliberate decision to take a closer look at the situation we found before setting out to implement our plans for the country’s recovery. 
We are convinced of the need to establish a firm foundation upon which a united, peaceful and prosperous nation can be built for succeeding generations of Nigerians. I remain very grateful to all Nigerians for their patience and understanding as we go through the difficult steps necessary to achieve this objective. 
We are aware that the journey has been difficult in the last two and half years, but we have managed to stop the downward spiral and can confidently assert that the worst is over. 
Nigeria is back on the path to growth, having eased out of recession. We shall continue to vigorously pursue the task of diversifying the nation’s economy to remove our over-reliance on oil, while making the land set for all enterprising Nigerians to survive and thrive. 
Toward this end, we shall continue to count on the unflinching support and understanding in every area, especially those of you who trooped out to convince fellow countrymen and women of our sincere commitment to the cause of Nigeria."
Buhari seems to be changing all aspect of democracy and what it means, saying from the obvious. How on earth is a president suppose to tell his country about the improved state of its economy when he buys nothing from the market? I don't get!, how a president would say the "Worst is Over"? 
Economy bounce back or improved state is suppose to be felt by the citizens and applause the president for his effort, NOT the other way round. Is "Over" and the people are saying otherwise? is that statement suppose to be the 2019 campaign strategic planned speech or what?

From his speech, Buhari want Nigerians to think and believe the "worst is over" when the prize of goods are still on the high side in market places. 

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