Just check the voting patterns in 2011 and 2015 anytime you want to run your motormouth. GEJ/PDP got 22.4 million votes in 2011 against Buhari/CPC’s 12.2 million votes. Almost the whole of Nigeria (except a majority of the Muslim North and Osun state) were expectantly excited about the coming of the “shoeless messiah”.
3 years later by 2014, those expectations had turned to despair and regrets to the majority that voted for the “shoeless messiah”. Granting Diepreye Alamieyeseigha state pardon after he escaped from the UK disguised as a woman among other things broke most voters heart.
The only people that stilll supported GEJ/PDP after that are just the same kind of people currently supporting Buhari now despite his atrocious outing in close to 3 years.
Almost 10 million people who voted for GEJ in 2011 refused to vote for him in 2015. That is why GEJ/PDP got only 12.8 million votes as against the 22.4 million he got 4 years earlier. Buhari/APC’s went on to increase his own votes to 15.4 million votes from 12.2 million votes 4 years earlier.
Out of this nearly 10 million voters who supported GEJ in 2011, about 3.2 million of them turned their support to Buhari. Close to 7 million who voted for GEJ in 2011 refused to vote for either of GEJ or Buhari.
You can do the arithmetic yourself before you start misyarning as usual.
The unintelligent Buhari did not come by accident. Something made people who have rejected him for 12 years in a row to accept him in 2015 or become indifferent. That massive change of mind happened within the 4 years from 2011 to 2015.
This political cycle is about repeating itself in the four years leading to 2019. Mark my words!
WRITTEN BY: MBE NWANIGA