A Gathering Storm, Nigeria 2019
By Adeola Aderounmu
(For my views of Nigerian politics, see my previous posts or visit my instagram posts @thygloryonigeria)
In february 2019, Nigeria will again go to the poll. As l pulled my TIME Magazine January 21 Edition for Europé, l saw a small headline that took a big part of my attention.
I read TIME Magazine for fun, and to keep abreast with the news that l don’t catch on television.
Ian Bremmer listed Nigeria as one of the top 10 risks for 2019. He is right because truly a storm is gathering in Nigeria. For his short analyses, see the images in this essay.
Ian’s short analyses gave Atiku Abubakar as the only opponent of Muhammadu Buhari. That is an underestimation of popular candidates like Omoyele Sowore, Kingsley Moghalu and Fela Durotoye. There is also a former minister, Mrs. Ezekwesili in the race for the presidency.
The incubent Mr. Buhari definitely should not be contesting for this position anymore. He is suffering from aggravated dementia and an undefined mental complicity that only his family members or doctors can elaborate on.
Mr. Buhari likely forged his age. His contemporaries are well into their 80s while he claimed to be 76 years old.
Mr. Atiku is therefore about the same age as Buhari, which is very unlikely.
The 2019 elections may turn violent because the cabal controlling Mr. Buhari are keen on holding on to power. In recent weeks, they have made some security appointment in the police still replacing the former Inspector general with a new one from the north of the country. Invariably all the security chiefs in Nigeria are from Northern Nigeria.
Buhari is the most nepotic president in the history of the world. It is either he is insensitive to the fact that Nigeria is a diverse country or his brain is still in 1984 when he was a military dictator or he is outrightly ”mad”. It is not clear what i wrong with Mr. Buhari but dementia and memory loss are very obvious symptoms.
For my views of Nigerian politics, see my previous posts or visit my instagram posts @thygloryonigeria