The eight years of President Buhari in office has shown Nigerians that reputation is like a solid rock. It rarely changes. The past president was widely renowned for his sadistic disposition during his regime as a military leader. Though he campaigned for his presidential election using the mantra of change, the outcome of his stay in office was brutish. His callous watch over the atrocities of the Boko Haram sect exhibited his lack of milk of human sympathy to those he does not favor.
And now, we have President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The record of his birth and every other background information about him are shroud in fraud. Something as simple as his college degree certificate from a school in America, of all places, where a phone call to the office of the registrar will download the transcript of a student has been mired in wiles of litigation. He did not disappoint with his election campaign which was like a horror movie featuring the worst thugs in Lagos.
The examples of these two presidents do not foretell a good omen. One is akin to ask of where is the chance for a disciplined leadership of the country. Evidently, one does not give what one does not have. Many Nigerians are pressing for the nation to rally around the president now that the presidential election litigation is over and the Supreme Court has declared him a winner. Either the intention of those proposing for the country to move on is shallow or they are cohorts in the orchestration of corruption.
The country cannot forge ahead progressively when the leader is dragging a bag loaded with records of fraudulent activities. The president does not have the benefit of clarity of mind to champion a genuine agenda. All he knows is the tricks of exploiting situations at any cost. He had to bulldoze his way through the presidential election tribunal to the Supreme Court to be declared winner of the presidential election.
This write-up is just a psychological profile of the president. Already, his policies are stinking of disrepute. And he is blindfolded with jungle manipulations to see the consequences. His mindset is warped with criminal tendencies in every of his initiative. He is marching like a gorilla and muscling his way through the acts of checks and balances that are constitutionally designed to stop overreach by a leader.
I believe this too shall pass and many will survive. Many have lost hope in government and that for them is not far from spiritual death. Nigerians should begin to learn that when you plant the seed of corruption that the government will not blossom. It is not for lack of bright minds that will lead the country to prosperity but the foolishness of those who refuse to see the big picture. When Nigeria is good, we all enjoy.