Muhammadu Buhari was appointed the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2015 after winning unanimously against the incumbent president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Recall that, there was a lot of disagreements and chaos during the regime of the former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan because he wasn’t a northerner.
Former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was only appointed as president because the constitution demands that, if a president is unable to discharge his duties, his vice will become the acting presidency and in his demise, the Vice will become the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s appointment was seen as a mistake by the northerners because he was a Christian and a Bayelsa-born. The northern leader’s Forum strongly advised former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, not to run for a second tenure but he played them for a fool and contested for a second tenure, which he won.
This angered the northerners, who applied the strategy of empowering insurgents to wreak havoc in the country to use the military to impeach former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan but their plan was foiled and the people empowered, started abusing the power given to them by trying to make Nigeria, an Islamic country.
They were divided into different factions and each faction had a different mandate. The different factions are: The Fulani herdsmen in the north-west are destroying farms and burning down farmers households because the farmers closed off their grazing sites, bandits in the north-east are kidnapping students and staff from various schools and asking for large sums of money from their parents as ransom and the unknown gunmen in the South-east region are burning down political leaders’ homes, police stations and gunning down anybody that has ties with the federal government.
These factions have constituted a high rate of insecurity and insurgency in the country and they aren’t stopping anytime soon, even though the new Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has been making tremendous success in the Zamfara and Borno states.
In other news, the bandits in the northeast have retaliated by gunning down a military fighter jet that was allegedly returning from a mission in Zamfara state. Even though the pilot ejected before the jet came down, the plane was utterly destroyed and this proves that bandits are a force to be reckoned with and will be difficult to exterminate.
We can recollect that President Muhammadu Buhari was the first president to win against an incumbent president since the military government handed over power to an elected civilian government in 1999 and he got unwavering votes in the north because they were so eager to bring back the presidency to the north without checking the consequences of electing a former military head of state as the president of a civilian government.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise of a change during his campaign days was a very convincing one, even though in the long run, it wasn’t a very reassuring one as his change pushed Nigeria to a lot of deficient including dollar exchange rate with naira, going as high as N522 to 1 dollar.
It was during President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime that Nigeria witnessed a high rate of unemployment, insecurity, insurgency, high standard of living, and the exorbitant price of locally produced foodstuffs like Garri, palm oil, beans, and several others.
According to Gistreel, the man who trekked from Yola to Buhari after Muhammadu Buhari won the presidential election in 2015 has been abducted by bandits. A political activist in the person of Henry Shield alerted the public of the recent development on his Twitter page.