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Buhari: Why I Openly Wept For Nigeria



buhari-1Former military Head of State and Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) national leader, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), yesterday opened up on why he shed tears in public during one of his presidential campaign rallies in 2011, saying he wept for Nigeria.

Buhari, who was guest of the week on a Kaduna-based radio station, revealed that when he read an article in one of the newspapers and saw the amazing opportunity Nigeria got through petroleum resources from 1999 to 2011, he shed tears.

“That was the only time I broke down publicly; it was as a result of an article in a paper I read before the 2011 general elections… And I saw the amazing opportunity we got through petroleum resources from 1999 to the time I shed tears, and I saw the state of the country, the decay in infrastructure and that people were just in a position of irresponsibility and they were just doing their own thing minding their own business”, he said.

“Nigeria is absolutely mature but the execution is the beginning of the problem, all the laws have been put in place but it appears like people are just doing their own thing and it is a tragedy in Nigeria. The people at the top, at various levels, are just doing what they like, not what the constitution of the country prescribes”, he noted.

The three-time presidential aspirant blamed the country’s elite for the path democracy is taking; saying the running of the country is the “responsibility of the elite including you, me and those that have had the opportunity to go to school to earn correct entry points into various professions”.

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  1. sunday Ayodele

    June 3, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    i believe the CPC national and strongest opposition leader Buhari will influence this nation for betterment if Nigerians can give him chance.This man has the zeal and what it takes to be a good president.let’s support him

    • kent oji agoha

      June 3, 2013 at 9:09 pm

      Sunny Ayo please why not apply for a campaign manager in your locality for the old junta or are you having pity for him or are you talking based on APC? Please do not swallow your pride. They must tell us if we will remain as One nigeria or not. Presidency is non negotiable. God bless us

    • Watchout!

      June 4, 2013 at 11:09 am

      Ayo.Buhari can fool people like you all the time but can not fool all of us all the time.Why did he not weep for himself when as a minister of petroleum he stole oil money worth $2.6 Billion under Obasonjo’s millitary govenment?He did not weep when he incited his supporters to kill inocent copers because he lost election.Shame on him.

  2. Dr M. Yahaya

    June 3, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Although buhari has strong head nevertheless he has d best intention 4 this country….. Well Allah knws best!

    • kent oji agoha

      June 3, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      Dr m yahaya “only Allah knows” but if Buhari knows what he is doing he would have called on all nigerians to forgive him his mis deeds while he was in power as a junta for never having an agenda to handover to democratically elected govt. He’s power thirst type and egocentric. Pride goes before fall. He accepted P T F chairman from a government that never ment well for nigeria (longer throat) he wept in one of his campaigns a junta who has killed the good, bad, urgly & hanspretty. Decite his watch word. Please those you ill \ maltreated cried, sobbed, died & here you are just only but sheared tears . Soon you will do all they did even in (aljena) the spirit world. Nigerian is not a chicken hearted old soldiers. (Nigerian president seat or Aso rock occupancy) Its not a pity party affairs

  3. Israel C. Ubah

    June 3, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Oga that means you rehearsed the cry at home before crying in the public because you certainly did not read the said article at the rally ground. Actor! Your boys (BH) are still acting part 2 of the script you wrote.

  4. Sam

    June 4, 2013 at 6:09 am

    And he did’nt shed tears while killing numbers of innocent during his junta rule, old fool

  5. frank okolobe

    June 4, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Buhari can never be the leader we Nigerians need he talk too much he is a fanatic he take side with people who kill innocent people(boko haram) in one of his interview he said the govt. Should stop kill bokoharam I want to ask has he for once ask the bokoharam to stop killing innocent people he talk in that way so that the northern who are 100 percent in side of there religion should say he is a good muslims I want to let you know that the leader of this country must not be a fanatic. Or person who take religion first but he who has. Nigeria in his heart but on case of buhari he is a disappointment to democracy he killed the first democracy in1983 now he is hunting this one we should as Nigerian pray against this most er buhari from destroying our Nation this is not right for us to stand aside watch
    The evil take lead of our country fellow Nigerians take the fight before it to late this fight is not for Christians or muslims but for Nigerians is a fight we must win to keep Nigeria from faliiing keep the fire burning.

  6. onwordi n

    June 4, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    weep f ur children n ur generations bf weeping for nigerians u can neva rule nigeria again even if u visits d devil himself, nigeria does nt belong to u or ur family okkkkkkk

  7. Chemberlyn

    June 4, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    whats the new strategy u got now that u did nt have when u were the minister??… U are only a deceiver, i wil follow not ur words. Whats the example u left behind for others to follow?

  8. Hammy

    June 4, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Hope if Buhari is gvn dis chance, he wil diliva wela if d wil of Almighty God? Also, nt tornn dis nation in2 a ful muslim nation.

  9. adeola babade

    June 4, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Stop wepting 4 nigeria,we know what u want ok sir

  10. Benjamin Simon

    June 4, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Buhari can never wept for nigeria but he can only wept for his pocket rather to said for nigeria,he is among of the formal president then he can do something for this country and should’t wait for the presidental cap alon.

  11. Emmanuel

    June 4, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Crocodile tears, go and get more eyes water.

  12. edu

    June 4, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Mr. Man pls remove d tree in ur eye b4 lokin @ d pin in ones eye it is nt by force u mst rule 9ja pple lik u should lok 4 devils camp 2 rule.

  13. okoye

    June 4, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    It’s crocodile tears, u went to school and u are supporting almajiri boys you recruited as boko-haram and u want them to continue maiming the same people u want to govern.all of u in apc don’t hv what it takes to sincerely lead nigerians,tell the gov of nasarawa state and others in apc to start showing example by declaring his asset,handsoff awarding of contracts ,tell his electorates the meaning of the security he collects the autonomy of local government etc.u people are not even clamouring for indepent candidates,removal of payment for inec forms etc we need ideological politics not deceit and fraud, even as pdp is not doing well u people are not carpeting them to give us an alternative.

  14. okoye

    June 4, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Fraudlent and deceitful man,u are associating with people without character el-rufai & co and they hv helped to separate u from nigeria presidency.thank GOD pastor hv seen the insincerity in apc and went back to his church instead of tarnishing his image in your fold.leave the political scene when the ovation is loudest.

  15. goodman

    June 4, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Fraudlent and deceitful man,u are associating with people without character el-rufai & co and they hv helped to separate u from nigeria presidency.thank GOD pastor hv seen the insincerity in apc and went back to his church instead of tarnishing his image in your fold.leave the political scene when the ovation is loudest.

  16. Richard

    June 5, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    this man never believed that his boys could be so dealt with by the JTF, well, weeping daddy you’ve not started weeping yet by the time you are incarcerated for your numerous sins, you’ll not shed tear but blood and mucus


    June 6, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Are all these true of the man? Nigerians!!! Let’s try and see in more than one DIMENSION. Economically and politically, Buhari is one of those who reasonable Nigerians look up to , to lead Nigeria out of these MESS and DIFFICULTIES. Don’t let’s forget that only God is PERFECT. God knows BEST!!!

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP



National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP

Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his nationwide broadcast over the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country.

Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.

He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Also Read: President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – Full text

Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.

The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria



PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.


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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari



Gov Yahaya Bello
#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

Governor Bello

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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