Pulse brings you the 15 most crucial points Dele Momodu stated in his 'desperate' memo to President Muhammadu Buhari.
In his ThisDay newspapers Sunday column (June 28 edition), Pendulum, Ovation publisher Dele Momodu wrote a memo which he described as 'desperate' to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The tone of the message is clearly that he is disappointed at the President's performance so far, charging him to get to work without further delay as Nigerians are impatient for the 'Change' mantra that secured him and his party (APC) victory in the March 28 Presidential election.
Pulse brings you the 15 most crucial points Momodu stated in the memo.
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1. Nigerians in their millions voted with their feet and thumbs to elect you President. Many of those who supported you did so for several other reasons and you must understand that they were mainly not members of your political party, APC.
2. Apart from your age, they backed you because they believed in your impeccable pedigree as an incorruptible and honourable man, a strict disciplinarian, a Scrooge who would not fritter away our meagre resources, a metamorphosed tyrant now a born-again democrat.
3. Nigerians ardently placed their hopes in you and fervently prayed you won’t disappoint them.
4. The goodwill garnered during your campaigns and the jubilation that heralded your recent victory are fast fading and you need to, as a matter of urgency, convince the people of Nigeria that you’re now ready to hit the ground running.
5. They are not going to listen to excuses since you had 30 years after quitting the high office to onerously prepare for the job again.
6. For them it is immaterial that you met an empty treasury or that you are mostly surrounded by selfish, corruptive influences and impostors.
7. Nigerians have become totally impatient and what they expect of you is tantamount to performing the miracle of turning water into wine or raising Lazarus from the dead.
8. You cannot afford to waste any second before displaying the sterner stuff you’re reputed to be made of.
9. Do not to be afraid of taking charge of the Party that brought you to power or tackling the politicians that claimed to have helped you in the process.
10. Matter-of-factly you may have to step on some powerful toes in order to achieve anything tangible.
11. The worst that may likely happen is for people to say and accuse you of dictatorial proclivity which won’t be new in your lexicon or to be threatened with impeachment and all-what-not.
12. No evil shall befall you for as long as you carry the people along in your crusade and do not pander to the whims and caprices of members of the privilegentsia.
13. There is no way you are going to fight and survive the battle ahead if the political class see you as a man they can easily bully.
14. Our people may have voted for your Party but they also voted for the individuals that the Party entrusted its mandate to including you.
15. You must not tolerate Party interference in the legislature. Change has come, please imbibe it!