Prepare your hand over note, Nigerians anxiously waiting to retire you on Feb 23 – IYM tells Buhari
By Steve Oko, Umuahia
Pan Igbo socio-cultural youth group, Igbo Youth Movement, IYM, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately prepare his hand over note “as Nigerians are anxiously waiting to retire him on Saturday”.
IYM said Nigerians were totally disappointed in Buhari whose four -year term could only be remembered for hardship, pains and killings of innocent Nigerians.
The Igbo group in a statement issued Thursday by its Founder, Evangelist Eliot Uko, said Nigerias had made up their minds to sack Buhari from Aso Rock “having failled in all fronts “.
IYM noted that despite fears and insinuations that the postponement of the presidential and the National assembly polls would benefit Buhari and his ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), “Buhari’s irreversible fate has been sealed”.
According to IYM, what the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) succeeded in doing when it shifted the poll was to “postpone the retirement date of Buhari.”
According to him, prior to the shift in poll date majority of Nigerians had already made up their minds to show Mr. President the way out of Aso Rock having failed in all ramifications of governance and electoral promises hence
“The seven days shift will not save a sinking boat”, IYM said, insisting that Buhari cannot stay in Aso Rock beyond May 29 due “incompetence, nepotism and lack of capacity”.
IYM maintained that Nigerians could not afford to repeat the mistake of 2015 when they ignorantly put the country on auto reverse by voting for Buhari.
“Since the great mistake of 2015, Nigerians from every region have waited patiently for the opportunity to correct the mistake of 2015 by voting out misery, poverty, killings, lopsided appointments, insecurity and fake integrity. Nigerians have silently prayed for this season of deliverance”.
IYM accused Buhari of intimidating voters by the “death sentence order on ballot snatchers ” but insisted that “no matter how hard they try in whatever guise they blackmail the electorate, those plotting to subvert and undermine the will of the people in order to hang on to power are badly mistaken.
“Expired products are usually discarded for a new, better and valid alternative. Traumatized Nigerians have already made up their minds to wrest our beloved country from the ruthless oppression and mismanagement of a heartless cabal,” the IYM said.
Uko, who is also the secretary of the Eastern Consultative Assembly (ECA), a coalition of civil society organizations, urged voters not be weighed down by the sudden and eleventh hour postponement of poll by INEC when people had already geared up to make potent statements with their votes.
IYM urged voters not to be discouraged by the postponement of the last poll but to troop out enmass to “retire Buhari and enthroned a democrat ” come February 23.
“We plead with all compatriots to keep the ‘potent weapon of necessary change’ (PVC), safe for 23rd February. Let’s all show General Buhari some love by retiring him on his newly chosen date of 23rd February. He tried his best. But Nigerians want to try Atiku”.
IYM also lampooned the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for shifting the polls few hours before its commencement, saying such action was highly suspicious.
The action, according to iym “only confirmed the general ineptitude that has characterised this clueless regime and the current leadership of INEC, popularly known as ‘inconclusive’”.
IYM cautioned security agents not to hide under the guise of the President’s purported order to manhandle voters, saying that any security operative who commits murder will later face the music