Apologies to Donald Trump, comparing Atiku to Buhari is like comparing sleep to death – Osuntokun
A chieftain of the Coalition of Nigeria (CNM) Akin Osuntokun has described the emergence of former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar as a blessing from God to rescue Nigeria from President Muhammadu Buhari.
Osuntokun stated this while reacting to news that former president Olusegun Obasanjo has endorsed Atiku for second time.
According to him, President Buhari was a danger to Nigeria and the only way out of evading any impending doom was for Nigerians to vote him out in 2019.
He maintained that comparing Atiku to Buhari was like comparing sleep to death or lifelessness.
“The Buhari surrogates who have been frothing over the reunion of President Olusegun Obasanjo and President to be Atiku Abubakar are correct in the observation that this is an unusual development. And they only have their principal, President Muhammadu Buhari to thank for this positive turn of events. To put it mildly, these are desperate times in Nigeria and desperate problems readily provoke desperate measures.” he said
“Confronted with the present danger and calamity that the presidency of Buhari poses to Nigeria, the choice and course of action open to any responsible Nigerian statesman is clear-and that is the subordination of all personal differences to the task of rescuing Nigeria from the fast pace downward spiral towards the political abyss.
“And God, in his inimitable ways, has seen fit to choose Atiku Abubakar as the instrument of rescuing Nigeria from the dark and dangerous turn that the incumbent driver has swerved the country. It is perhaps for the task of the unprecedented challenge of this moment that God has been preparing Atiku-who like all mortals is not without his share of human imperfections. To err is human and to forgive is divine. This cannon alone recommends and sanctions the reconciliation between Obasanjo and Atiku.
“Indeed, the question of the instrumentality of Atiku is one which many Nigerians like Obasanjo have had to ponder and they all couldn’t have had any difficulty arriving at the same call Obasanjo has made. The political differences between Afenifere and Obasanjo is an open secret but in deference to the same logic, it has not been difficult for the two parties to subsume their differences, close ranks and find equal purpose in halting and reversing the Buhari trend that endangers all.
“The Buhari crowd just doesn’t get the sense of the common national consensus that the choice between Buhari and Atiku is like comparing sleep to death or lifelessness – apologies to Donald Trump. Surely the choice is clear,” he added