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2023 presidential election: Who Will Rescue Nigeria?

Buharinomics is the economic ideas and policy initiatives of President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari, aim to transform Nigerian economy and provide conducive environment for the welfare improvement among Nigerians.

2023 presidential election is around the corner, In the build-up to the 2015 presidential election, Buhari promised Nigerians, what in retrospect seems boisterously stupid: NGN1/$1, GDP growth of 10% annually, creation of 3 million jobs annually, the revival of Ajaokuta steel company, etc.

Well, 15 million Nigerian voters bought those lies and it has been 7 years of Buhari:

  1. The current exchange rate is now N422/$1 from N199/$1,
  2. inflation skyrocketing with about a 300% increase in prices of commodities without a corresponding increase in salaries meaning that Nigerians are poorer than they were in 2015,
  3. Boko Haram is even bolder today than they were in 2015,
  4. and with 40% of Nigerian youths unemployed who have adopted survival strategies based on crime.

What to expect from the 2023 presidential elections aspirants

APC presidential candidates like our VP Yemi Osinbajo, Tinubu, Amaechi, etc. echoing continuity in the present state of our country is a bit worrisome to me.

It is none of my business whether they are doing this out of party loyalty or trying to massage the ego of an old man, but this is 2022 and I am going to take them for their words.

QED: APC is not the party to  lead us out of this mess. I am not one to make excuses for grown men.

“Once bitten, Twice shy”

Crossing over to the opposition party, PDP, we have the likes of Former President Atiku Abubakar, Governor Wike of Rivers state, Bukola Saraki, etc. Ikola Saraki, etc.

I am not going to deny the fact that Atiku picked and spearheaded the economic team that was responsible for what has been our most successful period as a nation.

With Atiku there will be economic growth, and businesses will thrive but for a man to be this ever present in the Nigerian political sphere since 92, he must be an enabler or beneficiary of the so-called system we’ve grown tired of.

With Gov. Wike’s Accountant general still on run for N400b fraud, I think it’s even stupid to see Wike as the Messiah we need. His feisty nature would’ve been industrious if he would lead the battle against Boko Haram from the front. For now, I think he’s just a political meme.

Then there’s Peter Obi who will be the perfect test for the age long wisdom,

“He who is faithful in little is faithful also in much”

Obi’s antecedents as a 2 term governor of Anambra State speaks volume and if can copy this success on a national scale as the president then he might be the Messiah we need. 2023 presidential election is another chance to make the right decision .

Ikechukwu Emeka, a trained Biochemist and thinker

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