Nigerian election: Tell your lamentations and excuses to yourself, fed up citizens hit Buhari

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Nigerians seem to have become fed up with a daily dish of excuses from President Muhammadu Buhari’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), which came to power in 2015 vowing to take the country from chaos to stability and prosperity.

But more than two years on, the status quo seems to have become the norm and the economy even seems to have worsened, with a weak naira, escalating unemployment numbers, massive borrowing for infrastructure not yet seen, persistent nonfunctional electricity and skyrocketing hunger and corruption in the land.

The latest angry reactions came from an article published by Simon Ateba News Africa last week where the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo blamed again the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan and praised the Buhari administration for the achievements the readers said they have not seen, at least in Nigeria.

The article Osinbajo: How Buhari turned Jonathan’s failures into successes in just 2 years  so much angered the readers that they continued to attack Mr. Buhari, his Vice Osinbajo and all those who attempted to defend the APC until Sunday afternoon.

They asked Mr. Buhari and Osinbajo and APC apologists to keep their lamentations and blame games to themselves and prepare to leave office in 2019.

These furious reactions came even as Mr. Buhari’s government blamed the former administration for bringing back and promoting a man who was declared wanted by the former administration.

Tagged the Maina scandal or the Maina Gate, Nigerians were shocked that the former pensions reforms boss, Abdulrasheed Maina, who was accused of massive corruption and declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was recalled and promoted by the Buhari administration, even though his name was still on the wanted list of the EFCC.

The Buhari administration then blamed men and women still loyal to the past government for bringing the corrupt official back and promoting him. The government said these men and women still loyal to the last administration were bent on bringing the administration down.

But that explanation seemed not to have gone down well with Nigerians, especially because President Buhari, who asked for an investigation to be launched following the recall outrage, did not punish anyone or even report to voters.

With that saga and many others, Nigerians have continued to lambast the Buhari administration for continually blaming the previous administration while corruption is rife in the current government.

The readers posted their comment on a Facebook page that daily dishes out articles on the presidency in Nigeria. (The Nigeria Presidency News Facebook Page).

You can read some of the comments below.


Olukunle Sonde Now is the time to turn our lamentations,blame game and complaining about what happened in Egypt(old admistratinn) to PRAISE,Lets appreciate how God has moved us within the desert-2015 to date..Hmmm.Thank God that many of us ‘crossed’ the Jordan river and hope to get to the other side of Jericho.However,we must shift focus from the blame game to fast move the nation forward….God bless Nigeria..
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Okokon Offuo Osibanjo is a greatest liar and a greatest house boy that has ever being employed by a northerner ,he filled by telling lies his job will be sustent ,I pity u
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Buking Godwin APC touts always making useless noise with out observing that Nigerians has already rejected them with their bokoharam tactics
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Ze Rubbabel Excuses devalue a man.. All buhari led APC govt knows his to blame and give excuses
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Sanusi Muhammed True tolk…. even the blind man know about….
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Olatunde Anafi These people think we are foolds, where is that success since 2yrs ?
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Virginia Confidence Wali Osinbajo
God watching youooooooo
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Rockson Udoh Wilson A useless Yoruba mans, always talking rubbish like his useless master, shame.

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Ajiyemi Ojo Abiodun why all this lie
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Osem Kelvin All lier shall never go unpunished. Be warned
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Daniel Ositadinma Chijioke Short man wit shory brain
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Goddey Ese I believe u sir
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Akano Abolarin This from a man of God? I wonder
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Segun Oparinde We are still waiting
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Halimat Sadiya The lord is your strength
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Virginia Confidence Wali An interesting lies
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Tunde Babasola Fake! Lies!
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Lucky Chibueze kettle and pot….
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Onyebuchi Ugwu Make Thunder fire you people

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Virginia Confidence Wali Well he has torn Nigeria into poverty
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