In the 2015 Nigerian presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari ran on a platform of change. He promised to fight corruption, improve the economy, and defeat Boko Haram. However, after two years in office, it is clear that Buhari has not been able to deliver on his promises.
One of the biggest problems with Buhari’s presidency is his age. Buhari is 76 years old, and he is the oldest president in Nigerian history. His age has made it difficult for him to keep up with the demands of the job. He has been hospitalized several times for medical problems, and he has been accused of being absent from work.
Another problem with Buhari’s presidency is his lack of experience. Buhari has never held a civilian job before. He was a military officer for 30 years, and he was only in office for 18 months as a military dictator in 1983-1985. His lack of experience has made it difficult for him to manage the Nigerian government.
Buhari has also been criticized for his handling of the economy. The Nigerian economy has been growing at a slower pace under Buhari than it was under his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan. Unemployment is rising, and inflation is high. Buhari has also been criticized for his decision to devalue the Nigerian naira.
Finally, Buhari has been criticized for his handling of the Boko Haram insurgency. Boko Haram is a terrorist group that has been waging war against the Nigerian government for over a decade. Buhari promised to defeat Boko Haram, but the group is still active and has carried out several deadly attacks since Buhari took office.
In conclusion, Muhammadu Buhari has not been able to deliver on his promises of change. He is too old and inexperienced to be president, and he has not been able to improve the economy or defeat Boko Haram. Nigeria does not need an experiment. We need a president who is young, experienced, and capable of leading us to a better future.
In addition to the points made above, it is important to note that Buhari has also been criticized for his human rights record. As a military dictator, Buhari was responsible for the arrest and detention of thousands of people, and he was accused of torture and extrajudicial killings. His supporters argue that he has changed since then, but his critics say that his past actions make him unfit to be president.
Ultimately, it is up to the Nigerian people to decide whether or not they want to give Muhammadu Buhari a second term in office. However, it is important to be aware of the challenges that he faces and the criticisms that have been leveled against him.