The Oasis Reporters
Monday, October 30, 2017
For over a year I have tried to give this All Progressives Congress, APC administration a breather, hoping that they may somehow get their act together.
For the record, governance has never been known to be an easy task, but it requires planning, open mindedness and a will to do the right thing.
We have witnessed in the last thirty(30) months an unusual penchant for lies, profligacy and incapacity. From the most basic to the ridiculous. We saw them bungle over the appointment of ministers, when they could not even agree on what portfolios to be assigned before the nominees where screened.
We saw them handle badly the illness of the President, the whole episode was shrouded in secrecy, even to this day we do not know what ailment(s) the President suffered from.
The country saw how the government made a mess of issues concerning the corruption in high places, starting with the issue of secretary to the Government, the NIA, the Kachikwu/Baru and now this Malami/Dambazzau nonsense with Maina.
In a way, like most cynics I want to gloat and say I told you this was going to happen.
But as a Patriot who loves this country and cherish the values of democracy (that system that promises good governance) and hope that in my lifetime I will witness the foundation of a new Nigeria, I cringe, sometimes I even weep at missed opportunities by this government.
This administration has refused to ride on the good will that heralded it into power. It has been one bungle or the other. The President has been silent on a number of issues and it is not doing him or his administration any good.
We have given them a wide berth hoping that they will dig their heels in and do the work.
The economy is in shambles, power is comatose, security is at it’s worse and every conceivable ethnic nationality is either asking to go on their own or for restructuring of the polity.
In all these, the government has been either silent or pathetically defensive without providing a solution to assuage the yearnings of the people.
Civil society has shouted its voice hoarse and have now resorted to prayers in churches and the mosques. Nigeria cannot carry on like this, I do not see how we can survive under this arrangement.
A word is enough for the wise! It is time to take back our country.
Written by Gogo Karibi-Whyte