We Must Vote Buhari For Our Own Survival – Oshiomole


Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole says the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at the federal level has reduced Nigeria to a laughing stock in the comity of nations with its incompetence in providing basic amenities and fight insurgency. He therefore said for our own survival as a national, we must vote the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, held at Auchi and Irrua at the weekend. He said it was high time Nigerians asked themselves what the 16 years of PDP leadership in the country has offered.

“For 16 years, they gave us darkness. No light, yet they keep bringing bills. They produced unemployment; our companies have all closed down. If the Federal Government does not have good industrial policy, unemployment will continue to be here. So PDP brought unemployment. PDP government brought kidnapping to our country. There was no single case of kidnapping before 1999, PDP brought kidnapping,” Oshiomole said.

“The most worrisome of them all is that in 1999, PDP Government was handed 774 Local Government Areas and as we speak now, Boko Haram controls about 30 Local Government Areas and if they continue to rule, they will get here. We have the best soldiers in the world, they go to other countries for peace keeping. How come they now say our soldiers are now running from common insurgents? For 16 years, they have not equipped our military.

He therefore urged the people of the state to turn out en masse on February 14 to vote for the APC presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari.

“I can give you 100 reasons why we must vote Buhari. It is for our own survival. It goes beyond tribal sentiments. PDP has failed Nigeria. They have reduced Nigeria to a joke. They have shared our companies to themselves. They extorted our unemployed graduates all in the name of scam recruitment exercise. You cannot continue to vote for a party that has lost every sense of responsibility and reduced our country to a huge joke even within the African Continent.

“This coming election will be a decisive one. We have a Presidential Candidate that has courage; a Presidential candidate that will fight corruption and you will be counting the casualties. He will not be like those who say they are fighting corruption and nobody is falling.

“General Buhari was a Military Governor and later served as Minister of Petroleum before becoming the Military Head of State and despite having held all these positions, he never amassed public funds to himself to become rich. He is the kind of man Nigerians needs. A man that will fight corruption, instill discipline and ensure that the poor are not cheated.

“Buhari built Kaduna and Warri refineries. How can they say all our refineries are good and yet we are importing products and because we are importing, that is why petrol and kerosene price have refused to reduce. If our refineries are not working, where will those our children studying Electrical, Petroleum, Chemical and Mechanical Engineering work after graduation? If PDP could not do refinery in 16 years, do you want to give them another chance to fail? That is why Nigeria needs General Buhari,” Oshiomole said.


  1. Dos cabals he surrounded himself with will nt tell him d real happening. They kip deceiving him until he was disgrace @ d poll. These cabals are eating frm d National cake nd don’t want dat cake 2 finish so soon dat is why they are pushing him till he stupidly fall into pit…….Up General Muhammadu Buhari! Up APC

  2. Dos cabals he surrounded himself with will nt tell him d real happening. They kip deceiving him until he is disgrace @ d poll. These cabals are eating frm d National cake nd don’t want dat cake 2 finish so soon dat is why they are pushing him till he stupidly fall into pit…….Up General Muhammadu Buhari! Up APC

  3. To be realistic are the set of APC leaders truly after the Survival of Nigerians, i can only illustrate their case with an old wine in a new bottle (nothing as change in the test of the wine). some of the frustrated PDP former leathers are still the dictator in APC.

  4. “Nobody fell during Jonathan’s fight against corruption”… except the 46000 ghost workers that were weeded out of the federal service sector. “His economical policies have led our country into the abyss!” But our GDP has quadrupled since he’s come into power and he’s done a lot to reform the industrial and agricultural sector while sanitizing fuel importation and distribution. Well? Any more arguments other than the Boko Haram refrain which is politicized so much by the PDP that it has become the only cornerstone on which they base Buhari’s legitimacy for running as president. And what legitimacy let me ask you? A former dictator who’s not afraid to call for civil unrest if he loses elections.

    What about enumerating how good a job Buhari did as a dictator instead?

  5. This article is interesting, but it fails to take into account the origins of Nigeria’s problems. Endemic corruption, capital fleeting in the army subsidiaries, oil dependency and others are the product of Nigerian history. They can be rooted back to decades before the 1999 constitution. Our system is endemically ill, and already was when MGB was leader in the 80s. Changing the presidents name won’t change our structural inadequacies.

  6. Oshiomole says he can give 100 REASONS why Buhari is the right choice for Nigeria, but then he just says a bunch of reasons why Jonathan is the wrong leader for Nigeria. Maybe his claims about the current leader are true, but tell us what Buhari would do differently! I would vote APC if I thought the candidate had any idea how to fix Nigeria other than to eliminate Boko Haram (which is no easy feat.)

  7. GEJ has implemented a lot of changes for Nigeria. The railway system, the agricultural reform, the conduct of fairer elections, many arrests of corrupt representatives (the governor of the central bank himself) and the suppression of thousands of ghost workers from the federal service sector. What has done Buhari for Nigeria between 1983-1985 until he was ousted by his own men?


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