If Tunde Bakare is really a man of God and a prophet, why did he not ask Buhari to apologize for killing those three innocent Nigerians and also saw the vision that Buhari CANNOT be elected president of Nigeria? Icheoku asks, what really moves these little people or is their Napoleon Bonaparte's syndrome so overwhelming that they now think themselves giants of Nigeria politics to influence anybody? Who does this former FCT minister El-Rufai think he is and what clout does he really command thinking his joining forces with brutal Buhari will change anything politically and he is not even personable. Look who is asking Nigerians to trust them and vote for their chief Imam, the crying mallam from Katsina State? What another pathetic case of an owl thinking himself an eagle just because it knows how to take flight; but unbeknownst to El-Rufai and other Buhari's entourage to lala-land, Nigerians know better and not even the tears of the Imam can deceive them this time around. Icheoku declares that Nigerians have tasted Buhari and their tongues are still sour and burnt - their experience was both nightmarish and torturous and cannot be relived again, NEVER AGAIN!
Icheoku says maybe Muhammadu Buhari should have spent more time explaining to Nigerians why he did what he did wrong during his first coming as a coup-plotting military head of state in 1983, instead of using the curtain of false tears to adumbrate on what he intend to do if given the opportunity. Only when hell freezes over! What a dreamer this Katsina army general is. Better still, instead of being a cry-baby, Buhari should have just manned-up and face his monkey by calling an open-season, no holds barred press conference, where he fully answers several burning questions on account of his stewardship as a military dictator. Thereafter he could have apologized for his sins against the people of Nigeria and asked for their forgiveness. Icheoku says that is the real 'STANDING UP' defined and not his fictitious prancing around valedictory address. By fully accounting for what he wickedly did wrong followed with a profuse apology, Nigerians may be in a better position to reconsider their loath of him and try to forgive him. This way, he could have spared himself those fake tears of a despised and frustrated dictator wanna-be Nigeria president. If only Buhari was contrite enough and admitted and apologized for his crimes against the humanity that inhabit Nigeria, he could have been saved from the ignominy of shedding useless tears on national television; afterall boys don't cry especially if that boy is a seventy year old retired army general from sharia Katsina State.
Instead of crying, may be Buhari should have taken responsibility for the parlous state of Nigeria, a state brought about by series of military interventions and army men hopelessly misdirecting the ship of the Nigeria state; a curse of Nigeria, which Buhari triggered off in December 31 1983 when he overthrew a democratically elected government of President Shehu Shagari. May be Imam Muhammadu Buhari should have apologized for reintroducing military coups in Nigeria way back in 1983, giving rise to Babangida's copycat coup against Buhari himself as well as Abacha's coup against the interim government of Ernest Shonekan. It is also on record that most of the military coups in Nigeria, which collectively plunged Nigeria's fortunes aground, were all carried out by Buhari's people:- the counter-coup of April 1966, the Muritala Mohammed coup against genocidal Yakubu Gowon, Buhari's own coup against President Shagari, Ibrahm Babangida's coup against Buhari and the technical coup against MKO Abiola on June 12, 1993 and Abacha's coup against Ernest Shonekan. All of these criminal master-minds (yes coup is a crime) are from the same geographical area of northern Nigeria as Buhari and successively and respectively contributed to the malaise in Nigeria. So when Buhari says things are awry in Nigeria, he is sure definitely pointing the rest of his four fingers on both himself and his fellow northern compatriots conspiratory military coup-plotters.
For the length of period that military interregnums in Nigeria lasted, that length midwifed a Nigeria paralyzed, through faulty incongruous fiscal and political policies of state, formulated by people trained to kill and destroy and who have no expertise in running a huge complexity like government. The result, so many experimentation with governance and economic road-maps gone awry such as Babangida's SAP. These military coup-plotters micro-managed every aspect of the polity and the economy forcing one to wonder what business school Buhari, Babangida and Abacha went to prepare them for management or even to appreciate the nitty-gritty involved, yet they called the shots anyway. Even Abacha was rumored to come to work whenever he please but always not earlier than 12.00noon and you wonder how a country can move on with such snail-speed managers running affairs of state. Buhari and his co-travelers in military coups watched Nigeria dither and tither to its present decaying state; it did not happen overnight, yet Imam Muhammadu Buhari has the effrontery to point fingers when he is supposed to be the one taking responsibilities for all that is wrong with Nigeria today since they are all traceable to his military coup of December 21, 1983.
Icheoku makes bold to say that were it not for Muhammadu Buhari's military coup against President Shehu Shagari government in December 1983 and the decimation of all that were on stream then such as the Lagos metro project among other things, may be by now in 2011, Nigeria would have lurched itself forward. Even the currently still stumbling politicians would have by now figured out what is wrong with Nigeria as well as possible solutions to fix them. These politicians would have since mastered the game and by now be playing it to advantage the populace and electorates. But no, thanks to Buhari's band of military adventurers who struck in 1983 and remained in power for too long; as a result, the center can no longer hold in Nigeria resulting in the near paralysis of the country today. Yet the same Buhari shamelessly wept for 'missed opportunities in Nigeria' when he threw the first curve ball and caused the quake which triggered the avalanche?
If Buhari were wise and articulate, he would have not shed a tear but go down on his knees to ask Nigerians to forgive him for all his wrongdoings while a coup-plotting military head of state. But there he was, in all his Pharisee self-righteousness, beating his chest and proclaiming himself the Messiah that would have saved Nigeria if only Nigerians have not since rejected and declared him NOT WANTED in their Aso Rock. Instead of rehashing what he would do or planned to do, Buhari should have given an insight on his questionable inhuman actions while military head of state of Nigeria and thereafter ask for all bygones to be bygone in the interest of moving Nigeria forward; but his over bloated ego got in the way and made a golden opportunity slip. Buhari thought that by crying a river, he could cry a river big enough to wash away the memory of his mortal sins against millions of Nigerians, both dead and alive, and they would suddenly develop general amnesia that he once ran affairs in Nigeria.
In conclusion, Icheoku says that the crying general, Muhammadu Buhari, now also a fox, failed woefully in his attempt to borrow a page from America's Hillary Clinton's book of political manipulation by shedding tears, which she deployed in New Hampshire during her bitter 2008 Democratic Party's primaries fight of her life with then candidate Obama. Buhari's tears did not move anybody, not Icheoku and not millions of Nigerian electorates because they are not sincere nor genuine but a product of a very wicked vengeful mind and therefore meaningless. Morover Nigerians are not a wish-washy people and living in the land of tears, have seen so many tears to be moved by some fake cartoonish tears of Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari also forgot that what works in America does not often work in Nigeria and that at least, some people as live in New Hampshire like Hillary Clinton unlike the general Nigerians' aversion of his mean spirited self. Finally, Nigerians should remember that Julius Caesar peradventure warned them against 'lean and hungry-looking men' such as Buhari - THEY ARE DANGEROUS; so be sane enough, DO NOT VOTE FOR BUHARI.