Donald Trump, who is running as the Republican Presidential Candidate of the United States, can be called a loud mouthed politician or even be described as talkative. He could be called all sorts of names, no doubt, but most times the truth can be found on his lips.
The politician, who tagged Africa “a continent ruled by corrupt leaders” has been lashing out against the leadership therein especially in Nigeria.
The 69-year-old-candidate made this statement in one of his unedited speeches following his initial promise to kick out all Africans from United States when he wins:
“Look at African countries like Nigeria or Kenya for instance, those people are stealing from their own government and go to invest the money in foreign countries. From the government to the opposition, they only qualify to be used as a case study whenever bad examples are required.
How do you trust even those who have run away to hide here in the United States, hiding behind education? I hear they abuse me in their blogs but I don’t care because even the internet they are using is ours and we can decide to switch it off from this side. These are people who import everything including matchsticks.
In my opinion, most of these African countries (like Nigeria) ought to be recolonized again for another 100 years because they know nothing about leadership and self-governance.”
He also recently brought Nigeria into focus once more, making most nationals of the country lauding him for having a brain that works after all.
Unlike when he said he would repatriate Nigerians and other Africans if he wins, his recent comment against the leader of the country was met with enthusiasm by many of Nigeria’s citizens, who showed their approval via social media.
Donald Trump, in one of his pitches, referred to Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria as an ‘insensible president’. Donald Trump like we all know, is VERY frank in stating his opinion. He is one politician who loves to make known his opinion with little or no concern about how his subject receives the comment.
The American presidential candidate is quoted as saying:
“No sensible president continuously travels round the globe while his country Nigeria is in terrible hardship and economic mess. It can only happen in Nigeria where all that matters to the President is the full introduction of Islam, annihilation of his political opponents and absolute extermination of the people of the old Eastern Nigeria. Buhari, prior to his questionable victory at the polls as the President of Nigeria made lots of promises which he has obviously failed to keep and in most cases denied.”
But a closer look at this comment shows that Trump is not far from the truth, as Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari has made tons of trips since he became President.
His numerous trips have been criticized by many who think they are becoming “too often,” and Nigerians now wait to hear the next announcement of yet another trip.
Meanwhile, the country widely known as Africa’s largest economy is currently battling with severe economic crisis and needs her President to always be around.
Though his Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo can handle some trips abroad while the president stays home to take care of his people but he has decided to make the trips himself like he’s been waiting for an opportunity to explore the whole world.
In the past 10 months of his stay in office, Nigeria’s President Buhari has made over fifteen (15) trips. He has been to the United States of America, Benin Republic, Ghana, France, India, Chad, Germany, Iran, South Africa, United Arab Emirate, our very own Kenya, Ethiopia, to mention but a few.
But shockingly, he has not visited up to fifteen states in his country as a President after making massive promises to the country that he would bring change.
The immediate former president Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was ousted from the presidential seat as the country clamoured for real change.
But most Nigerians now regret voting the recent president instead of giving the former president more chance to prove himself. They say since change can be positive or negative, with what they now witness in their country, Mr. Buhari probably meant negative change. They said they would have heeded to the adage ” The devil you know is better than the angel you don’t know”.
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