INTERVIEW: Eedris Abdulkareem Bombs Buhari, Endorses Atiku For President

A Nigerian controversial rapper, Eedris Abdulkareem bares it all in this interview with Ehi Ekhator, NAIJA CENTER NEWS. He bombs President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, and talks about the Saturday 16 Presidential election.

Excerpt:

Over the years you have expressed your views about governance in Nigeria, how would you view the current administration?

Eedris Abdulkareem

My candid opinion is that President Mohammadu Buhari’s government has failed us all, including his diehard supporters irrespective of their posturing and grandstanding.

Mr Buhari said he inherited an almost recessive economy and has listed his numerous achievements, would you agree with that? Why?

This question in itself exposes the insincerity of this government! If Mr Buhari inherited a recessive economy from the GEJ government, how come everything is now beyond the reach of the common man? How come the US Dollar that exchanged at a steady rate of 150 Naira per Dollar is now exchanged at 365 Naira per dollar? How come a litre of fuel is sold at 165 Naira as against 86 naira under the previous administration despite the fact that Mr Buhari’s government is paying Trillions of naira in fuel subsidies? There are many questions begging for answers here! Nigerians are under a heavy yoke right now!

The Saturday election is between the two main contestants, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP and the Muhammadu Buhari of the APC, who do you think will win?

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With the current pitiable state of affairs in Nigeria, and the fact that my people, my family, my friends and my fans are all enmeshed in the sufferings, bad governance and nonchalant ‘you can go to hell’ dispositions of the current administration, I’ll tell you for free that this is the easiest choice to make!

Choosing between a business-minded consummate politician with structures strewed around the nation, and tens of thousands of Nigerians in gainful employment in his numerous business concerns and a man who is known to have only 150 herds of cows for many years now is not a big deal!

Of course, we want a manager of men and resources, a resourceful person!
Our plan is to get Nigeria Working Again with Atiku Abubakar.

Compare and contrast between Buhari and Atiku

This is like comparing the Eiffel Towers with the diminutive Lekki Bridge Tower in Lagos, Nigeria. Atiku worked and rose through the ranks of the Nigerian Customs Services to get to the pinnacle of his profession!

He is a consummate and cerebral businessman with cosmopolitan appeal! Atiku has more than a thousand herds of cattle in his private ranch. He sits atop a conglomerate that employs more than 100,000 Nigerians. He has been tested and trusted as Obasanjo’s Vice President!

He has built educational institutions and is known to be involved in many charitable organizations. He is well read and accessible!

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Buhari, on the other hand, has been eating from the government coffers since his early twenties and is only known with his 150 herds of cattle. He is an illiterate, vindictive, draconian and visionless!

Who will you vote for?

Of course, I stand with the man of the hour! Atiku has my VOTE!!!

Nigeria, speculators say is at the brink and this election may break us, do you think this is true?

A lot has been said in that direction, but it behoves Nigerians themselves to close ranks together and make sure the country survives this! The only snag I see here is thatMr.

Buhari might refuse to accept the unprecedented defeat that Nigerians are going to hand to him and his cronies! This too shall pass away as Nigeria will survive Buhari and all the prophets of doom predicting damnation.

What brought Buhari to power was his promises to tackle insecurity, corruption and build on the economy, has he done all that?

No, he hasn’t delivered on any of his myriad of promises! Insecurity in the country has taken a new and bold turn! Herdsmen are now known as headsmen (killers)! Killing and raping have been elevated to a new and dangerous level, while the officialization of corruption has been completed!

In Nigeria today, the most corrupt person is immediately declared or rather canonized a saint once he or she joins Mr. bBuhari’spolitical party, APC!

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What do you have Nigerians who are divided as the election draws nearer?

My sincere appeal to all undecided Nigerian voters is that they should reflect on their lives and gauge how far they have fared under this administration and compare and contrast that with their lives under the previous government!

I want them to sincerely evaluate all these and check whether they are appreciating in value or depreciating. In so doing can they be able to make informed and intelligent decisions! We need to get Nigeria back on its feet again!

What message do you have for NCN team?

For the NCN team, I can only say more power to excel higher, and more wisdom to serve the Nigerian people without fear or favour!

Nigeria is at a crossroad now and the time has come for the mainstream media, both print and electronic to take up the gauntlet and stand by the side of the people!

I believe you’re doing a wonderful job for us all and I appeal to you to please keep the fire blazing! God Bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria!

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