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Memo To President Buhari: An Open Letter To Dele Momodu By APC UK

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April 10, 2016 – Memo To President Buhari: An Open Letter To Dele Momodu By APC UK

Dear Dele Momodu,

I hope you’re not offended that I addressed you by your moniker. I was once told that nicknames were reserved for friends and family. The lasting telephone conversation I had with you during the elections might not make us friends but, this letter is written with a friendly tone.

As you might already know, I am a big fan of yours, I grew up reading the Ovation magazine and even now, I watch Ovation TV every Saturday without fail. I believe we have many things in common. We share an interest in communicating through our pens and politics.

I like your writing style which is why I look forward to reading The Pendulum, your column in This Day. I think critical friends like you are very important and President Muhammadu Buhari knows this.

However, the challenges of running a complex nation like Nigeria might mean he is unable to send a reply to address the issues you raised in your most recent article titled “Another Desperate Memo to President Buhari.”

As usual, this was a brilliant piece but I disagree with the suggestion that we should let those who have stolen from our commonwealth to return the money silently. So many Nigerians have died for lack of security, lack of food, hospital, bad roads and many more have received poor education or none; simply because a bunch of unpatriotic Nigerians diverted the finances meant for the people into their own private pockets. It is wrong for the President to collect the money back ‘silently’ and tell them to go and ‘sin no more.’

First of all, what gives us the assurance they have submitted all they stole or how do we know they would not steal more after the proposed deal with the President?

Besides, I would like to remind you that the Executive and Judiciary are two separate entities. The President has made it clear that he does not want to meddle in the affairs of the judiciary. There are different arms of government and each serves a different duty. We should allow the different arms of government to do their jobs. One of the duties of the judiciary is to determine the guilt or innocence of those accused of violating the criminal laws of that nation. Like any other criminals, those accused of bleeding us dry should have their day in court.

In short, what I am saying is that a country like Nigeria, where things are easily swept under the carpet, a public prosecution and judgement against those guilty of converting public money for their private use is not only a deterrent but an opportunity to build the confidence of the people.

It goes without saying that Nigerians are in need of change. This is why many voted for President Buhari. The change might not be as fast as we all desire but remember that change requires patience and dedication.

President Buhari is laying a solid foundation that would help turn the situation of this country around and together we can deliver more of those APC promises which will make Nigeria great again.

Thanks for taking the time to read my friendly reply to you. I look forward to next week’s issue of The Pendulum.

[By APC United Kingdom]



  1. Olanrewaju

    April 11, 2016 at 2:20 AM

    I also voted for PMB,but he should kindly look into the situation at hand,the hardship is getting out of hand,and something needs to be done in time

  2. Metu Nyetu

    April 11, 2016 at 3:47 AM

    If looters return their stolen wealth silently,

    1) We can never be certain that the money returned is anywhere near what the looter had looted.
    2) It would encourage half-detail accounting in the recovery and so the returned money could be silently looted again.
    3) The extent of Buhari’s fight against corruption would not be fully appreciated.

    Therefore, let the status quo be maintained.

    NB: I say this, pretending that I do not know the selective nature of Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign.

  3. zainab

    April 11, 2016 at 4:51 AM

    why now do something stop traveling up and down doing nothing can u believe the bag of rice is now 12800 per bag do something pls

  4. zainab

    April 11, 2016 at 4:52 AM

    pls do something

  5. Prophet Gbenga Rotimi "KINI IWO NFE"

    April 11, 2016 at 8:01 AM

    There are many circumstance that stoping President Buhari administrative progress, the party called APC has no vision for this great country because the so called people that form the party are the people of yesterday that take this country to where is today.
    The party slogan : CHANGE, and the party logo is use to take nigerians to slaving land again.
    Just to think of it, where is former President Olusegun Obasanjo?, the back bone of APC party, President Ibrahim Gbadamosi Babagida and all the former PDP that change to APC.
    President Buhari is directed by some well knowing top top politicians, Religion Fathers, Business man and women in Nigeria and with this he has no go areas in their favours, during the campaining of the last election, one former Persident ask for the forgiveness of Nigerians that he picked wrong person to rule the country, now that he has picked the right person where are we?, hope he will not come out at the end of this regime again?.

  6. sola olaniyi

    April 11, 2016 at 11:48 PM

    Buhari need to be sensitive to the plights of Nigerians

  7. fifelomo

    April 12, 2016 at 4:45 AM

    Buhari stop your wakawaka moves and fulfil your promises

  8. fifelomo

    April 12, 2016 at 4:46 AM

    Buhari stop your wakawaka moves and fulfil your promises

  9. Maryf

    April 14, 2016 at 2:18 AM

    Buhari please do what you promised to do in this country and stop all these hand shake. Haba!

  10. sharon stone

    April 14, 2016 at 6:03 PM

    focuse on ur goal towards Nigeria and stop dis Ur travel from one to anther.

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