Dear Yusuf Buhari, See What Your Father’s Government Has Delivered #9MonthsAfter

Dear Yusuf Buhari,
How are you? How has life as the President’s son treated you so far? I’m sure you are not complaining like I am currently doing concerning the issues plaguing this country. I want you to help me deliver this letter to the President. It seems you sister didn’t deliver the one I wrote to her last year.

Let me go straight to the point.
On the morning of Friday, May 29, 2015, I was very low on cash. I had to ring my boss at the newspaper I work for to help me out with some money to fuel my generator so I can fully concentrate and cover the event of that day.

Nigeria was swearing in a new president… your father, Muhammadu Buhari. It was a day that brought hope to the lives of any, excluding myself and many others. Many had the hope that he would bring CHANGE to their living condition. They were not wrong; a lot has CHANGED since May 29, 2015.

In any case, Monday, February 29, 2016 would make it 9 months since Muhammadu Buhari became President. 9 months in human terms is the normal gestation period, so it is not out of place to ask of the result of your dad’s stay in Aso Rock, because I honestly have not seen any worth mentioning. Maybe I did not put that properly. I have not seen any POSITIVE result of your father’s 9 month-stay as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

See Yusuf, people are always asking me why I am always critical of your father. The answer is simple: Your father, Muhammadu Buhari carried out a coup on the night of my parents’ wedding! Why in the world would I not be interested in the activities of a man that made them leave the bliss they were to enjoy that night and put on the radio (I was not there but I’m sure that must have been my late father’s reaction, considering the fact that he loved being in the know always)

In order not to sound biased or prejudiced about Buhari, I would like to list a few of the major “highpoints” of his administration so far.


Shortly after the election, both chambers of the National Assembly resumed plenary with their first agenda being the election of leaders of both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Naturally, the election of the officers should be done without rancour, considering the fact that most of the legislators were not new to the system and had gone through the process in time past. Since the end of the Olusegun Obasanjo era, election into National Assembly offices had largely gone without squabbles, which is something that can be termed good for our democracy.

Then comes your father and the APC warlords, spoiling for the entrenchment of “party supremacy,” a term that was hitherto alien to my somewhat rich repertoire of political jargons. But Bukola Saraki was having none of that. We all know how that episode panned out and how he connived with the PDP legislators and emerged as Senate President. We must all not forget the role your father played in indirectly making Saraki’s ambition a reality. I’ve been wanting to ask what he had in mind when he called the anti-Saraki Senators for that meeting at a time when plenary was supposed to be in session. Please help me ask him, please.

To add insult to injury, Yakubu Dogara did a similar performance in the House of Representatives, although from the looks of things, he retraced his steps quickly by handing Jagaban’s man (or boy), Femi Gbajabiamila the House Leadership, unlike Saraki. At least the House of Representatives members were honourable enough to degenerate into fisticuffs, unlike the Senators who refused to give us a dose of some home-made WWE action.


Before the election, Muhammadu Buhari promised to destroy corruption and many people started applauding him. As a good history student, I was not swayed by that assertion and so far, I have not been proven wrong given his escapades in the movie, Buhari vs. Corruption 1.0.

Is it Alex Ekwueme, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti or the famous Umaru Dikko Saga? (Oh Ye Nigerian youth, read up that Umaru Dikko bit, it’s nothing short of legendary!) Buhari’s class of FIGHTING corruption is “CIA-class.” The man does not play! But… but… but the sincerity of this FIGHT is something that is yet to be proven overtime because it is currently panning out the same way it did in 1984. The masses always suffer severe economic turmoil.

Long gist, let me talk about Buhari vs Corruption 2.0.

As part of the fallout of the Senate Presidency tussle, the Federal Government suddenly woke up and slammed a 13-count chare on Saraki, accusing him of false asset declaration. I reeled with laughter when I saw the headline. What I could not understand is how the Federal Government expected Nigerians not to see that issue as a case of witch hunting, even if it’s not, or is… Whatever the case may be the matter is still in court. A 2003 issue was resurrected in 2015! I’m beginning to believe the bible verse that talks about the sins of the father visiting the children, even up to the 4th generation. Some schools of thought also find it useful to note that Saraki’s father, Olusola, was the Senate Leader when the probe of the petroleum ministry Buhari headed was on going. That was the one Fela talked about when he said “$2.8 billion, oil money is still missing.” We might as well watch out for Buhari vs Corruption 3.0!

We also had the Sambo Dasuki and his gate is flying round in the media. When Dasuki was first arrested, the DSS searched his premises and that of his father in Sokoto. Then we heard that he was accused of ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF FIREARMS – You know Hitler said the masses have short term memory so I’m not surprised that people do not remember this.

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Next, we started hearing $2.1 billion (please write that amount somewhere, please). And from there we know the rest of the alleged sharing of the arms fund that happened, right? Some people say the Dasuki matter is as a result of bad blood between both men right from the time Babangida ended Buhari’s military government. I also heard tales of Dasuki and Buhari’s wife, but that is not my business.

We also had the case of those two women that were given two of the most powerful ministries – Petroleum (Mind you Buhari is the current Minister of Petroleum, again) and Finance. Both women wear eyeglass and have eyes!

The case of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala can be summarised thus: A report emerges in the media of her complicity in one scam or the other and she issues a prompt reply. She has gotten a number of international jobs at the same time. Let’s move on to the oil woman, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

You remember that Dasuki amount I told you to write down? Add 13 billion pounds to that list – that is the amount of money she was accused of laundering. Her case has died down for now. Maybe it will be resurrected later, Saraki-class. Convert both amounts to its naira equivalent and convince me why Buhari is interested in Dasuki’s paltry $2.1 billion when we have a potential gold mine in the Alison-Madueke story.

Then the arrests started rolling in, all but one were either former officials in the past administration or members of the PDP. People started screaming blue murder and understandably too. Do Buhari and the EFCC mean that no APC chieftain has engaged in any act of corruption? No need to mention names. We all know the number of PDP people that have been arrested so far.

Then from the blues, the issue of Jafaru Isa sprung up. Within a space of 48 hours, he was arrested, interrogated, allegedly confessed to being in possession of N170 million of the Dasuki money and returned N100 million and he was released, all in less than 48 hours. That is some unbelievable sequence of events with results achieved with supersonic speed and alacrity. Well it was also reported that Mr. Isa was properly compensated with a N300 million contract for his sacrificial role. But, what do I know?

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While Buhari might still be applauded in some quarters for his anti-corruption antics, I would like to point out some things that have been giving me the notion that the President should walk to the EFCC headquarters in Abuja for questioning, at least he can do so when next he visits the country.

Talking about visiting the country, Yusuf, do you agree with me that your father is on a flying spree? Men that man is looking like he has a particular record he is trying to smash. Have you taken time to check out how much a single of those trips cost? Does he know that many of these trips do not have to be done by the President himself? Let’s keep that aside because if you ask me, that is corruption.

The REMITA issue is not a funny one either. While some people were busy hailing Buhari for insisting on implementing the Treasury Single Account (TSA), the Senate raised the alarm of big money hanky-panky going on in the implementation of the scheme. By big money I mean N25 billion (I also read N60 billion) DAILY!!!

Yusuf, please help me tell your father to address this issue. The amount is capable of causing a cardiac arrest. I recently read that the senate has already announced that the REMITA contract would be scrapped. Can this episode be termed a corruption case? If yes, why hasn’t it been treated as such? Let us keep that somewhere in our memory while we move on to other matters.

Let us go back to the gate. There is the story of President Buhari being a beneficiary to the party at the gate. Although we heard the President said he only received 2 bullet-proof cars as after he was allegedly attacked by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, there’s the curious case of his personal assistant, Sabi’u Yusuf receiving the sum of about N850 million into an Access bank account with account number 0045586381 (anyone who does intenet banking can confirm the account number). Over to the anti-corruption agencies, if only they will take a break from their “Ramboism” and read this useless letter.

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Yusuf, do you remember that time your father was campaigning? Do you remember the APC manifesto? Do you remember that your father promised to declare his assets? I remember he did, but in the end, did he? I woke up one morning to see a list of belongings which was ludicrously labelled an asset declaration. Houses and other assets were mentioned without their monetary equivalents. Buhari’s house in Abuja might as well be worth more than a billion naira, who knows? Many funny items were mentioned in that list, sorry declaration, but the funniest has got to be the parcel of land in Rivers State which the president says he cannot locate. Bloody Obadiah! How does he expect us to trust him when he does not know where his property is? After we overlooked his certificate brouhaha? What if that parcel of land is one of the juiciest in the whole of the South? What if the land in question has oil underneath? Many questions unanswered, but our president has declared his assets and we are supposed to hail him for his TRANSPARENCY and join in condemning Saraki for his FALSE ASSET DECLARATION.

Let’s talk about the 2016 budget a little. Yusuf, have you gone through the budget that your father submitted to the Senate? Have you seen the figures? I will just reel out a few so that I don’t sound like a frustrated girlfriend:

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