Buhari not fit to be president, period -Okupe
Even though he has won the presidential election, and stands as president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari is not qualified to be president, so says Senior Special Adviser to the President on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe.
The medical doctor turned politician, who says he stands by his word that Buhari, is not an electable leader, stated that the retired general had no West African Senior School Certificate, and was not eligible to contest for president in the first place.
He stated on his official Facebook page that, “These are very interesting times in our nation. An election has come and gone. A victor has emerged and the loser has conceded.
“Yet some of our folks are behaving as if we have just gone through a war between two hostile nations. The APC agents all over the place are unrelenting in their tirades of abuses, insults and lies against President Goodluck Jonathan, his aides and supporters.
“It is shameful that we are still saddled with denying falsehood and fabrications in the social media and even by hitherto highly respected newspapers.
“Missing $20bn found in an account in Zenith. PGEJ returns tons of dollars to federation accounts. N2tn spent on elections by PGEJ. Okupe says Chibok girls will not be found. How many lies, deliberate falsehood and evil propaganda, outright curses and attacks must we suffer just because we lost an election in which we were never disgraced?
“Buhari polled 15m (56 per cent) while Jonathan scored 12m (46 per cent). Those who talk to us disparagingly should respect the sentiments of the 12m Nigerians who voted for Jonathan.
“Of course, we have our reservations about the results but we will pass on that for now. We have lost this election but this is not and can never be a crime. We are all Nigerians and having lost does not make us less. We should be allowed to bow out peacefully and constitutionally on the 29th of May.
“Yes, I said Buhari was not electable. I also said his victory will not happen. I said and I still insist that Buhari has no WASC certificate. I said a lot of things to promote my candidate and many things to put his opponent down.
“I have no regrets for any of the statements I made. Lai Mohammed said worse. This is the nature of politics. For anyone who cares to listen. We will be back, period.”
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April 21, 2015 at 7:58 am
Okupe just behaved like a football fan. He boasted of victory for Arsenal over Chelsea. The match is played and then Arsenal loses and he feels Chelsea fans shouldnt rub it in his face. He should only say that he is being attacked still, if he didnt talk so much before the election. I would wish all parties would keep quiet and think progress come May 29 but im bi partisan and am allowed to think that, not those who played the match. With victory comes gloating by the winner…
April 21, 2015 at 5:16 pm
In every contest, there are always losers and winners, we Nigerians should learn to be both gallant losers and winners, to do so we have so much to learn. Among many other things we have to learn are;
i. Let us learn to play politics without bitterness. President Good Luck conceded peacefully without a drop of blood being shared because he lost the election, We Nigerians should not only respect him for that but should show appreciation to him and all his supporters for haven shamed all the dome forecasters who foretasted that Nigeria will split in 2015 after the presidential election. Every Nigerian should take note of the precedence he has set for future losers in Nigerian elections.
ii. Irrespective of the political party or tribe a president emerges from , let us learn to respect the office of the presidency. We Nigerians should not be belittling our president with lies and name calling.. We should remember that President Goodluck is still the president of Nigeria, so he deserves every respect from every well meaning Nigeria and everybody around the glob who has respect of our country. We cannot expect other Nations to respect Nigeria if we Nigerians do not respect ourselves in the person of our President .
iii. That a political party lost an any election does make them less citizens of the Nation.They should not be humiliated nor dehumanized continuously. It is both irresponsible and a sign of immaturity to continue rubbing it on their faces. The winning party should celebrate their victory with self respect and dignity without belittling or humiliating the losing party. Remember what goes around comes around. That PDP lost presidential election in 2015, does not mean they cannot come back if they sit down to do their home work and put the acts together.
Please Nigerians, let us place ourselves in a high pedestal in the world stage and command the respect we deserves as a Nation,by playing politics with dignity and self respect as it is done in other countries where politician respect one another in spite of their political differences