We find it most insulting to the sensibilities of Nigerians that those who pillaged our resources, raped our treasury and destroyed our country due to their incurable addiction to corruption and fanatical dedication to mismanagement have the nerve to ask our people to return them to power.
Indeed we acknowledge that our country is not yet where we would love it to be but the truth is that it is just not possible, within the space of four years, for any government to correct the untold damage the PDP did to Nigeria in their sixteen years of woeful failure in power.
In fact, President Muhammadu Buhari deserves commendation for the successes and achievements of his government thus far given the quantum of work that has to be done with the highly limited resources available to it.
We cannot afford to keep behaving like a people condemned to keep repeating their mistakes for any attempt on our part as a people to return PDP to power at this point in time will amount to self-condemnation of our own country for generations yet unborn.
Just as a leopard can never change its spots, an old crook is highly unlikely to suddenly become a saint overnight.
The PDP is an old timer in the game of unbridled corruption and heinous mismanagement of national wealth.
It is a party of habitual nation-destroyers and accomplished looters of the public till.
It has nothing new to offer Nigerians and is guaranteed to prove to be much worse than it ever was should Nigerians be unwary enough to allow it into power again.
While in no way suggesting that the Buhari/Osinbajo administration is without blemish, we categorically state that it is by far morally and intellectually superior to the PDP.
For our own good as a nation, we need the discipline, strength of purpose and unwavering resolve of the Buhari/Osinbajo combination for another four years or we might as well forget any hope of our nation ever getting off the ground.
We cannot afford to act as a people who want to punish the Buhari/Osinbajo administration for its forthrightness and to reward those who robbed us blind for 16 years by voting them back to continue with their looting spree all over again.
We reject Atiku Abubakar’s candidacy for it is the very last thing Nigeria needs at this critical juncture of its history.
With Atiku, we would only have succeeded in returning the one and only country we have back to bondage in Egypt.
To vote in Atiku will only amount to returning our country and ourselves to the years of the locusts with pathological thieves for rulers.
We just have to man-up and take the bull by the horns by making a thoughtful and disciplined decision for the good of our country at this crucial moment.
A vote for Buhari/Osinbajo is a vote for the future.
A vote for Atiku/Obi is a vote for the past.
We therefore call on all Nigerians to vote for Buhari/Osinbajo for by so doing, they would be voting for a brighter future and rejecting a corrupt past.
Andrew Osai Eke
COALITION FOR TRUTH IN NIGERIA