Different Nigerians view the performance of the Buhari-led administration with diverse lenses.
To some, Buhari is The Immaculate, The Perfect! while to others, he is the worst thing to have happened to Nigeria after the civil war!
After careful speculation, I present to you the top six categories of Nigerians you will find in the Buhari dispensation.
1. The Praise Singers – Just like a golden fish has no hiding place, this group is easily identifiable. They are the Buhari-can-never-be-wrong crew. In their eyes basically, Buhari is a demi-god who is infallible. In fact, it doesn’t matter to them that they have believed something to be wrong all their lives. The moment Buhari does it, it becomes right!
They have employed all sorts of tactics to advance their bizarre standpoint. Anybody that dare criticizes the President is tagged “Corruption-fighting back,” “wailing wailer,” “enemy of progress,” or some other names. They have gone to incredible lengths to defend many seemingly indefensible actions and inactions of the President. This group are masters in the art of conspiracy theories. They preposterously posit that GEJ created Boko Haram to decimate the North.
They would have left no words unsaid if a GEJ had skipped the burial of fallen heroes (Late Lt. Col. Abu Ali amongst others) for a visit to Edo.
Another instance is when Buhari failed to fulfill his promise of releasing details of looted funds recovered (including the name of looters and amount returned). This group conjured up the flimsiest of excuses to defend this act. While the Shiites have a portion of the blame, they have stoutly defended the massacre of Shiites in Kaduna and some other parts of the North.
Dodoism is the new epidemic in Nigeria. The presidential cluelessness inherited from the previous administration is fast becoming airborne, and this group of psychopathic sycophants are the most vulnerable.
If the Buhari government ends up failing after four years (and I sincerely hope that this doesn’t happen), this group would have contributed immensely to the failure. Many of his close aides belong to this group.
2. The Die-Hard Ranters –
This is another group highly susceptible to Dodoism. This group is a readymade tool for any opposition politician. Beg them, sermonize them, bring Jesus Christ to show them any good side of the PMB’s administration, LAYE LAYE; dem no go gree. They are diehard ranters!
This set of people, even after eighteen months, have not gotten over the loss of their hero (GEJ). In their warped thinking, they believe that the recession wouldn’t have occurred if Uncle “Clueless” was still in power. They still do not realize that with their hero still in power, Nigeria would definitely have been put up for auction.
This group of people specialises in churning out conspiracy theories. The most of recent of their depravities is their spreading of the outrageous claim that Buhari sponsored Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign with $500M!
If you believe this, you are definitely an illiterate; it doesnt matter if you have a Ph.D.
To this group, everything Buhari does is wrong. Anytime an official of the previous government is arrested on an allegation of corruption; they fill the air with chants of ‘witch-hunting.’ Even when it’s clear that such individual has returned a portion of the loot, they still claim that it’s witch-hunting.
To this group, the activities of Boko Haram have dwindled because to them their sponsor “Buhari” is in power. Another patent nonsense they spew out is to say that Buhari promised to make $1 = N1. Till date, none can provide an exact quote of Buhari where he supposedly made that pledge! Even after some Chibok girls have been released, they still stick to their theory that they were never kidnapped!
They are happy that this government is failing and hope and pray hard that it remains so till 2019. The goal is that they want to be able to boastfully say “we told you, Jonathan is the best presiident. “