President Muhammadu Buhari,
President Federal Republic of Nigeria,
Aso Villa Abuja.
Being an open letter to Mr. President by the Edo Forum of Patriots.
We write as free citizens who are concerned without partisan
connotation whatsoever on the debilitating state of affairs of our
fatherland; and in moving forward, we have dispassionately considered
varying factors critical to resolving the logjam, and we do wish to
respectfully declare as follows –
From the fight against corruption which is one-sided to the fight
against insurgency, the fate of the Chibok girls, the instability in
economic policies of the country, the fall of the naira against
dollar, skyrocketing unemployment rate, erratic and a near total
absence of the electricity supply, and most recently the worsened
fuel crisis that seems to have overwhelmed your government; and the
worst in our nascent history.
Based on the aforementioned reality, Nigerians are expectedly
apprehensive if your government is really moving or just standing,
within the context of the pyramid of CHANGE promised during your
campaign and inauguration. Of recent, the Minister of state for
petroleum, Dr. Ibe kachikwu has continued to apologize to Nigerians
for his comments last week drawing scathing criticisms from many
Nigerians, including a senior leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, and
others calling for the resignation of the Minister.
Though, we also backed the Minister for delivering a frank message
that lacked the usual political preference. We strongly condemn his
unfunny prank that is being played on Nigerians in the last couple of
Never before has the ship of the Nigerian state been steered aground
as we have it in the last couple of months. Everything has increased:
paper, sugar, rice, bread, pure water and even the cover price of week
days Newspapers is now N200 naira as against the N150 price before.
Some filling stations capitalizing on the fuel crisis are now selling
adulterated fuel mixed with kerosene to unsuspecting members of the
These are all the more reasons to get things right one and for all
sir! So you want continue with the vicious cycle of hopes raised and
Yes, we understand and appreciate what you are doing to make this
country great. Your dedication and government’s resolve to stamp out
insecurity, tackle corruption, revive the ailing economy, provide jobs
and restore hope. But with long queues, it means we have to eat with
our ears. Sir, we therefore suggest that you flee from making excuses
and shifting blames, the expectations are high and urgent. We believe
you can make this country great that is why we voted for you en masse.
As full blood Nigerians we have the right to demand and are strongly
demanding that you as the National leader of the APC initiate a
proactive, quick and sustained action in addressing this fuel palava
Aiyamenkhue Edokpolo, Convener.