Your excellency, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. First, I wish you and your family a Happy New Year. This is a reminder for you to remember the promises you made since being elected as a democratic president, never lose focus on building a lasting legacy I understand how hard you try, but you have to loosen up and leave some certain things the way you met them, respect and obey the rule of law. Our life span is short like the fall of snow, we won’t live here forever, but if you can make a positive change before leaving office 2023, people will have you in mind for generations to come, we will not forget your name and be cherished as diamond, you have a good decision to make. I know making an impact in this world takes courage and time; you are encountering many obstacles but I assure you God will guide and put you one step ahead, God brought you to change the nation not just to govern and go, act differently from the rest who came and gone. Focus on few points agendas, POWER and AGRICULTURE, it’s shameful for a country great as Nigeria to lack electricity and infrastructures till date. For any nation to succeed, power and food has vital roles to play, Nigerians are suffering, we need Light, Security, even our Educational systems in shamble only the rich can afford quality education, it is unfair, sir put more effort on Agriculture. Oil is not the only way out it even brought us pains and betrayers, invest in Agric, Food Importation is killing Nigeria Economy, do not allow any force to manipulate you, you did well for closing all lands borders and directed the CBN Governor Mr Godwin Emefiele to blocked food importations; It is time for us to patronize what we have then let other countries take Nigeria as garbage. It might be hard now, but we will later rip the benefit. You did well on the recent border control, it would tackle some irregularities. Having a few points agendas is better than having many and achieving none. Dear Buhari, I know you are doing your best in tackling corruption because we’re all wounded by politicians who were to lead us to the promised land; they led us astray it’s painful they betray us; they have no principles, may God bless the few honest politicians who are there not to loot but for the welfare of its people. It is disgraceful for our money being stolen, but my advice for you is leaving the fight to the JUDICIARY, ICPC and the EFCC, be fair to all, do not be selective of whom to prosecute or not to, treat the rich the way you treat the poor, treat the oppositions the way you treat people in APC, that is the only way to win a just war, there is no much time, focus more on your government and wisely manage whats left, I admire your discipline. To be honest social media should be regulated to avoid fake news, but do not go too hard on freedom of speech because we are in a democracy. we need your honesty, you can not fight this battle alone, you need all Nigerians. Thanks for working hard to reducing looting but act as a democrat, Insha Allah you will succeed.
Sir, the Nigerian youths are not lazy though I agree we’ve compromised and became corrupt by involving in crimes and supporting irrelevant things or programs, there are pressing issues but we ignore them instead we caged ourselves, I accept that as one fault of the Nigerian youths. I believe we would soon wake up from our foolishness. The suffering and frustration are too much, graduates are roaming the streets with no job, nothing to do, though I go against depending only on results, because we need something more, vocational skills should be a backup plan for any individual for survival. We must respect the youths who stayed focus, I pray for those who gave in to the temptations, many fell along the way because hunger and life’s pressure, I once fell and became shady, it all changed when my soul began tormenting me. Mr president if your government can set jobs, I assure you many youths will repent and follow the right way, please do not go too hard on us, we are like your children, temper justice with mercy, carry us along in your government, may God give us the strength to change and live honestly.
THE PAST AND FUTURE.
In 2015 I voted against you because I was not clear of your vision or mission, but as time goes by, I paid much attention and saw something different if I was opportune to be in Nigeria on the last presidential election I would have voted for you because FOUR years is not enough to achieve your aim, though the suffering now in Nigeria is more than ever before, and we can not blame you about our sufferings, you still have a big chance to do things for the people, we need unity to move the country forward. Some people say 2023 is still far to think or talk of next Presidential election, they are right and wrong, some are already lobbying now to succeed you, do not fall for the sham loyalties or praises, ask God and your conscience what’s best decision to take, it is necessary you do the right thing because you will be judged on Earth after 2023 and also on Judgment day if you pick the right or wrong person. In my assessment, Nigeria’s politics imbalance is because the government is not rotating. You are the last man standing to bring us peace and unity. You brought peace to Nigeria for remembering Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola (MKO). The truth will always prevail. Legalising June 12 as the country’s official Democracy Day in honour of (MKO) as the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, you did not do it for the Yorubas but for the entire nation.
ON THE VICE PRESIDENT
Sir permit me to correct or remind you of something important, for your second tenure to be successful, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo needs to remain in your government, you will achieve your dream to change Nigeria for the better, the equation’s balanced with him. But if you allow some cabals to misinform you of his loyalty, Vice president Osinbajo is a man who wants you to succeed, remain with him till the end, your dreams came through with him because God destined it to be so. God always gives you vibrant Vice even from your military regime, you once had a backbone Vice President Babatunde Tunde Abdulbaki Idiagbon, who helped you formed important policies including War Against Indiscipline, I was told it worked. You have been trying your luck to become a democratic president since 2003, but it only happens with Mr Osinbajo, learn from the past, he is the right person for you, include him in all your strategies because he is a smart and brilliant person, God gave you Mr Osinbajo for a fantastic reason, God has been good to you, always blessing you with loyal people, the equation remains balanced, bear and stay with him, trust him more than everyone in your government because he is the number two person in the federation, ignore every stone thrown at you, do not give in, they are attempting to distract you, do not forget your purpose as president, you are the one who will take us to the next level and you need your vice, confide in him because he is transparent, Sir every past mistake has a lesson, do not allow others persuade you from your vision, be careful of people around you and never forget how former President Goodluck Jonathan was mis-informed and betrayed by the people he trusted with vital roles they were dishonest people who brought down his government, he could not archive much because of dishonest people though President Goodluck tried. Your government should be wiser and clever, pay attention, hear the cries of your people do your best, rescue us from this tough suffering. We reelected you to finish what’ve started, remember your responsibility and get things done.
ON 2023 ELECTION.
Ibos are not Nigeria’s problem they are part of the plan from the beginning, zone presidency to South East in 2023, Investigate and pick an honest Ibo with no corrupt background as your successor, while VP should go North-Central, Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai is a man fit for the job, I admire his leadership. If you can give Ibo presidency, then you’ve changed history, we would call you just and remember for centuries to come if only the world does not end before then. Sir, you are a blessing in disguise do not allow the cabals decide who succeed you, make a good name for yourself and family, it is better than all the wealth and power; I was sad when your daughter Zarah said they attacked her because of you, prove people wrong by making history as the best Nigerian president. Mr President, I am writing this message to give my contribution; I am one out of millions of Nigerians living abroad but not happy of the situations in our beloved country Nigeria because the majority are sad and wishing they were never from Nigeria and even regretted voting for you, do what you promised. Nigerian’s treated differently everywhere in the world, other nations see us as people with no vision or destination, sir please make a lasting legacy, do what’s urgently needed for the country not to divide, I know it won’t be easy for you but try your best, Liberate your people, ignore some certain advice from the western world, am not saying they are all bad but am saying for you to be wary of those who only speak for their selfish gains, they take more than what they offer. Nigeria problems should be solved by Nigerians. Unity is possible, fairness is the key, you were born to be the change, prove the world wrong, this is my opinion and I believe am speaking the minds of many, I am not saying am right or wrong, rather I urge you to put my message into considerations. Do not gamble with our destinies. God bless and see you through the challenges that lay ahead. God bless the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Don’t fear to be different. Assalamu Alaikum.
Let’s not forget what matter is how our lives end, it is important we do right before leaving because life is short and we can not prolong our days.
I am Julius Okiemute