By Bamidele Ademola-Olateju
I watched the video of Buhari’s return and how his adulating followers blocked his convoy to welcome him and I shed hot tears. It must be very humbling to see how loved one is, at such great moments!
I was horrified day in day out, reading updates by my “friends” who wish Buhari dead. It shows the morbidity and cruelty in the hearts of man. It is one thing to disagree with his politics, it is another thing to become inhuman, a demon. Buhari has his flaws. Most notably his penchant for loyalty over competence and his preference for his kind and those he knows. Those are his major limiting factor so far. Who is perfect? Who has no flaws? What is important is that we continue to hold our leaders to account.
I looked at the picture where President Buhari clutched his assistant’s hand and I could feel his love for him. There is prophesy is that grip! No matter what you think, integrity matters! Integrity matters in a country where it is a rare commodity. This morning, I look to his next two years with hope. I hope his illness has given him a chance to review his strategies. Buhari has had a glimpse of how he will be celebrated at death. He has been handed another chance to make himself greater. Many who hate him stand for nothing except their stomachs and pockets.
One thing cannot be debated. Buhari is loved and Jonathan is hated! The difference is clear!