Name: Mustapha Adefila Opeyemi
School: Diadem college
THE BEST ALTERNATIVE FOR THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NIGERIA
Due to some history i have heard from both my parents and other people about general mohammedu Buhari’s tenure when he was ruling Nigeria and some of what I have noticed in the past 5 years. I think General Muhammad Buhari would be the best option for the next presidential election because of some reasons stated below;
I. His former tenure in 1985, General Buhari first tenure has the president of Nigeria during the military regime was a peaceful one which made Nigeria a very peaceful country though it was a military regime.
II. His personality in the Northern part of Nigeria, General Buhari is a very popular and well known person. And he is known as a cheer giver, helping the poor feeding them are things he does for them and this made him highly respected by them because they believe in his trustworthiness.
III. His presence in a good political party: The political party he stays or participate in is also a factor because APC is a very good political party which are becoming popular nowadays because of the good work they are doing and their patriotism while PDP are been hated and are their only well known viral.
IV. The absence of a better competitor: General Buhari is the best option because none of his competitor are better than he is. So therefore, there is a possibility of his winning.
But due to some factors which might hinder him from becoming the president will be discussed below;
- His ruling in 1985: General Mohammedu Buhari government in 1985 was a 20 month tenure i.e it lasted for only 20 months. This government was overthrown by a bloodless military coup led by army chief of staff Gen. Ibrahim Babangida and other top-ranking officers.
This coup was Nigeria’s sixth in 25 years of independence did not radically alter the composition of government but it modified it structure. After the coup Gen. Ibrahim Babangida was named president.
But during Gen. Buhari’s tenure there was a public execution by firing squad on April 10 of three persons convicted of cocaine possession.
II. His background: General Buhari was born on December 17, 1942 which means he is 71 years old and he is a retired Major General in the Nigerian Army. He also was a military ruler of Nigeria from December 31st, 1983 to August 27th, 1985. His ethnic background is Fulani and his belief or faith i.e religion is islam. He is a native of Daura in Katsina.
Our present president, president Ebele Goodluck Jonathan would have been a better choice but because of these problem which will be mentioned below he is not the best choice;
I.The removal of fuel subsidy: on the 1st day of January 2012 President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan removed subsidy. After a lot of protest and some killings President Jonathan still refuses to reduce the price of fuel this made a lot of Nigerians angry and furious. But later in the year he reduced the price to N100 form N140.
II. His lack of concern to the country’s problem: President Goodluck Jonathan has been acting less concern about the country’s problem lately. The kidnapping of the chibok girls, the killing and bombing of states city, and so on by the sect Boko Haram has not been attended to which is a sign of insecurity of Nigeria.
III. The political fight he caused in the house of assembly: Last 3 weeks, on a Monday morning, the president told the police to block the senate president from entering the house of assembly and he also rejected an offer sent to him by the house of assembly. This made people, I mean a lot of people hate the political party called PDP which might affect the president.