Something is happening to staunch supporters of President Buhari and that something is change of mind.
President Buhari wants to change Nigeria and reach out to the very poor in the land.
But no, he can only preach to his cabal and kitchen cabinet.
The rest of us have figured out he’s running a cult in Aso Rock with his cabal and close family in the center.
When analyzed from the vantage point of information derived from reputable sources like the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics, then we readily see that the numbers are not adding up as per expectations of “Change.”
Here is the problem: the poor are tired of complaining. But a bigger problem is in the offing: the northern elite are beginning to complain too.
The latest complainant is Emir Sanusi Lamido.
Sanusi cried out during Jonathan’s regime of the open rape of our common patrimony.
But no, Jonathan wouldn’t listen. They had rather boot him out than have a handful in the kitchen.
Sanusi has today thrown President Buhari under the bus. His warning? Wait for it….
“I’m a friend of this administration but if they decide to run Nigeria aground, I will become the opposition.
“There is nothing happening today that we didn’t forecast years ago because all actions have consequences.
“We created billionaires from Oil subsidies in the past. We are making the same mistake with Forex Subsidies.
“As an Emir, I can seat in my garden and make phone calls to access $10M @ N197 per $ then sell it off at nothing less than N300.
“With just a phone call, I’m making a profit of over a billion naira. That is what people are doing now.
“Any system that allows you sit in your garden & make a billion naira without investing a Kobo is a wrong system.
“We created the recession we are in now and I hope the President won’t make the mistakes Jonathan made.
The Emir continued, “There is nothing we are facing today that we did not know would happen.
“We made mistakes, many of them deliberate. We ignored every single warning.
“We should not continue to blame the previous administration, as we have also made some mistakes in the current administration.
“We must retrace our steps; otherwise we may fall into the same trap we fell the last time when the government was always right.
“The bottom line is that if your policy is wrong, it is you that must change.”
Sanusi made the statement at a Special Session of the 15th Joint Planning Board and National Council on Development Planning.
Will President Buhari listen?