Since the election of March 28, that saw General Muhammadu Buhari defeat incumbent President, Goodluck Jonathan, we have heard or read of some good news coming out of Nigeria.
Before the election or for the most part of Dr. Jonathan’s tenure as President, Nigeria had been in the news for all the wrong reasons. The President and the presidency did not also help matters as utterances, comments, and actions coming out of the Aso Rock, was nothing, but disaster.
When the Chibok Girls were abducted by the Boko Haram, the initial reaction from the presidency was that of denial, until the whole country added their voice to that of the families of the victims, before the government of Goodluck Jonathan, made effort through collaboration with the United States Army and ECOWAS, to have the children rescued.
All the efforts to find the abducted girls, did not yield any results, until Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and his People’s Democratic Party (PDP), lost the Aso Rock to General Buhari and his All Progressive Party (APC).
All of a sudden, things are working in Nigeria, Boko Haram, have been subdued, no more bombings and abductions and the biggest news of all, the Chibok Girls are been found and returned home.
Is it that President Goodluck Jonathan, did not command the confidence of his people or that they just could not trust him to bring back the girls, when they were abducted.
After the 2000 election in Ghana, we experienced similar trends where, the killing of women that had send shivers down the spines of women in Ghana and people living in fear in their communities, suddenly stopped. Traders out of the goodness of their heart after complaining that the economy was in tatters could afford to reduce
their prices, just to help the John Agyekum Kufuor-led government.
Is been three years now, and this government is battling with Dumsor, a problem the President made us aware a fortnight ago was not financial, but rather technical.
Dumsor, is currently competing with the Black Stars, after their 2014 abysmal appearance at the world cup in Brazil as to which is embarrassing this country more on the world stage.
We at The Herald hope that, as the President promised, this problem will be over by the end of the year. We do not wish this problem to be carried into 2016 for it to become a tool for political rhetoric and for things to stabilize only after 2016 election, as is happening in Nigeria.