- Buhari is not the messiah Nigerians are expecting, says Professor Afejuku
- Afejuku says Buhari and his team are shallow emotionally
- He says this regime has no promised land where it is taking the Nigerian people
Tony Afejuku, a professor of English and Literature at the University of Benin, has said that Nigerians must not hope too much to be taken to the promise land, by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
The former ASUU leader in a discuss with Vanguard, said the corruption of the pre-Buhari ascendancy is still very much around; the plague cannot be wished away just because Buhari has been fumigating everywhere that his anti-corruption nostrils direct him to.
Afejuku said Nigeria was dying, very slowly and in great agony before Buhari entered the chambers of his presidential destiny.
According to Afejuku, Buhari entered the chambers with some necessarily tainted persons who were needed (and are still needed) to serve his purpose until they themselves are shut and shot out of reckoning.
"Study a little the mentality of Buhari’s kitchen cabinet, and you will observe that the immediately striking thing is their negative attitude about the preceding regime that tends to blind them to constructive suggestion," Afejuku stressed.
He further noted that "Because Dr. Jonathan was perceived as an Ijaw president, President Buhari is being brain-washed to function as a Northern sectional president who must deny presidential assets and fairness to some sections of our country.
"They don’t seem to understand that their empire will soon become simply stagnant, that it will soon cease to develop and fall to pieces."
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Afejuku further opined that "This regime, this order, has broken our faith and emotions. This regime has broken our morale. The luck it has so far is that the preceding order is still being blamed for our current woes, but it is clear to many of us in my circle that this regime has no promised-land to take our country to.
Buhari and his team are marked characteristically by the emotional shallowness of people who live in a world of thoughts and ideas and have small contact with physical reality."
In reaction to the economic situation in the land? Afejuku said: "Many egg-heads who are part of the new order are imposing their constipated view of economics on Nigeria.
"The over-learned and under-learned men, in babaringa and agbada, black-suits and different hats, who describes and everyone describe, as “intellectuals,” who monopolise our economic lives, have commercialized everything selfishly and crippled our economic morale."
"There is no middle class in our country any more," Afejuku stressed.