Goodluck Jonathan does not have an ambition of becoming Nigeria’s president, perhaps he never even thought of it. It was Olusegun Obasanjo after his third term plan was scuttled by the senate, having no successor, who solely went for late Umar Musa Yar’adua and Goodluck Jonathan as his assistant unchallenged by his party members. As far as I am concern, Umar Musa Yar’adua, was Obasanjo’s family friend. Obj must have reasoned he would be able to control Aso Rock even outside Aso Rock. Well, Yar’adua died and Goodluck succeeded him. Obasanjo tried controlling Aso Rock but met a hard rock that in the end he turned against Aso Rock under Goodluck Jonathan. What am I trying to say? I am not making excuses for Goodluck Jonathan as no matter how you analyze his government, you must end up where I started. Was Goodluck Jonathan prepared? I will leave that for you to answer.
President Muhammadu Buhari on the other hand did everything from 2003 till 2015 to become president and finally became president. All these years, army of believers in Buhari made so much sacrifices and stood by him. They created this myth which turned to a cult of follower ship and later militancy. One cannot forget how in 2011 his supporters went on rampage killing people after Buhari lost election, but that’s another story.
You would think a man who cried after losing one of those elections would have a grand plan. In some couple of weeks it will be two years in office since Buhari took over. It has been a story of cluelessness and lack of direction. Buhari ardent supporters would try to tell you all sorts of cock and bull stories. Two years and President Buhari has been adrift. In his first 100 days in office, he was simply overwhelmed and didn’t know his left from his right. We were told to give him time. Then one year passed like yesterday and we were told that he has four years to go. After two years now it is becoming glaring that President Buhari has lost it. History will forgive Goodluck Jonathan but not President Muhammadu Buhari who is turning to a laughing stock.