Buhari / Osinbajo and 2015 Nigerian elections – Change for change sake or a good choice?

Muhammadu-Buhari-Yomi-OsibajoAlmost everybody I meet is happy that Buhari is going to run for president but I do not share that excitement.  I am skeptical and even fear him a little bit.  Some are happier still that he has chosen Professor Yomi Osinbajo, former attorney general of Lagos State as his running mate.  That they say, is a match made in heaven.  They go on to praise Buhari (or APC’s astuteness in that choice).  They forget that Osinbajo is a choice of circumstance because Bola Tinubu wanted to present himself and when that failed, they went for Osinbajo.

Osinbajo is a law professor and a Christian.  Buhari seem to have a love for pastors because it was a pastor (Tunde Bakare) that he also chose as his running mate during the 2011 presidential elections.  That did not seem to help him then.  Will it help him now?

Many dark shadows hang over Buhari, even though many argue that he is incorruptible.  Being so, one of his first actions would likely be the arrest and prosecution of past government officials who stole state money.  Ibrahim Babangida, if Buhari wins you better go into exile.  Obasanjo too…

But if Buhari wins I do not think it will be because he has a winning team.  It will be because the opposition (Jonathan and Sambo) were the worst of the choice Nigerians have.

What do you think?

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