Aftermath of Buhari’s Regime, What Next?
ElevateNews takes a look at the position of APC after Muhammadu Buhari’s regime.
We can vividly define the intention of the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
It is a government that wants Nigeria to produce its own food with less importation.
Thus, it closes land borders and bans over 43 items, including rice from importation.
It is a government that wants a shift from a mono-economy of oil to the multi-economy of agriculture, solid minerals and technology.
This government, despite its shortcomings in the area of quality economic policy, has done better than the previous administration in the area of infrastructure.
The Lagos-Ibadan rail line will be inaugurated by April 2020, according to the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.
This administration should be able to complete the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway before the end of this tenure.
The second Niger Bridge can also form part of Buhari’s achievements if enough money is released to fund the project.
It is this administration that is working on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway but there is no indication that it will deliver this road before the end of this tenure.
However, the anti-corruption crusade is dying down. It is more of noise without proper prosecution of looters now.
Of course, a former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu just bagged 12 years in prison for fraud of N7.2 billion, only God knows when another big politician will be convicted for looting the public funds.
The menace of Boko Haram insurgency is gradually becoming a thing of the past as there have not been suicide bombings or abduction of innocent Nigerians in the last few months.
The Fulani herdsmen and farmers clash has faded. It was gathered that the problem was escalated due to the last general election by politicians.
Since the beginning of Buhari’s second tenure, the herdsmen crisis steadily slows down.
The crisis might be connected to politics as posited by political analysts.
No doubt, the economic policy has been so unfavourable to the masses but the direction of this government is very clear.
It is a hard way, no matter how bad it will affect the masses and the elites, this government is not ready to compromise its position on border closure.
But after Buhari’s government, the ruling All Progressives Congress will collapse, there is no doubt about that.
Expectedly, new political blocs will emerge to either continue from where Buhari will stop or discontinue with this present agenda.
It is better for democracy. One thing that is very sure is that Buhari will not want to dabble into politics anymore.
Of course, the political elites will seek his opinion but he will not be able to pull any string because he naturally lacks the stamina to do so.
Those who are closer to him now must begin to form a strong alliance with the new order in the next four years.
Buhari was popular as we were made to believe but his popularity never won him the presidential seat until he formed an alliance with Tinubu.
Those who joined forces with him to win in 2015 are still alive and will do everything possible to push away the cabals that surround the president now.