Vanguard reports that the academic guru admitted that the country was dying, very slowly and in great agony before Buhari entered the chambers of his presidential destiny, adding that he assumed office with some necessarily tainted persons who were needed (and are still needed) to serve his purpose until they themselves are shut and shot out of reckoning.
He said: “We are lucky that he was forced to give up power at the time he was forced out. I won’t say more than this. Regarding our current political landscape, the corruption of the pre-Buhari ascendancy is still very much around; the plague cannot be wished away just because Buhari has been fumigating everywhere that his anti-corruption nostrils direct him to.
“Let’s keep this topic in abeyance. Nigeria was dying, very slowly and in great agony before Buhari entered the chambers of his presidential destiny. He entered the chambers with some necessarily tainted persons who were needed (and are still needed) to serve his purpose until they themselves are shut and shot out of reckoning.
“Study a little the mentality of Buhari’s kitchen cabinet, and you will observe that the immediately striking thing is their negative attitude about the preceding regime that tends to blind them to constructive suggestion.
“Because Dr Jonathan was perceived as an Ijaw president, President Buhari is being brain-washed to function as a Northern sectional president who must deny presidential assets and fairness to some sections of our country.
“They don’t seem to understand that their empire will soon become simply stagnant, that it will soon cease to develop and fall to pieces.
Prof Afejuku, who was a staunch backer of President Buhari before the 2015 general election, noted that the current administration has broken people’s faith and emotion.
“This regime, this order, has broken our faith and emotions. This regime has broken our morale.
“The luck it has so far is that the preceding order is still being blamed for our current woes, but it is clear to many of us in my circle that this regime has no promised-land to take our country to.
Buhari and his team are marked characteristically by the emotional shallowness of people who live in a world of thoughts and ideas and have small contact with physical reality.
Speaking on the current economic recession in the country, Afejuku, added that many “egg-heads who are part of the new order are imposing their constipated view of economics on Nigeria.”
“They are over-learned and under-learned men, in ‘Babaringa and Agbada’, black-suits and different hats, who describe and everyone describes, as “intellectuals,” who monopolise our economic lives. They have commercialised everything selfishly and crippled our economic morale. There is no middle class in our country any more.
“And hunger and patriotism are fighting against looters and kidnappers of our patrimony, against the advanced new capitalism threatening to wipe out our masses and people. The question you pose is complicated.
“May the constipated economic view of Buharism not become a cancerous one, a cancerous economic policy nursing unimaginable inflation and polluted deflation.
“Our existing economic rights and privileges may soon cease to exist. The change that we want (or wanted) will soon cease to be for us all and those who promoted it. In fact, Buhari’s change is now changeless change. The polity is disastrously polluted by corruption and more corruption and more corruption. The more Buhari tries, the more we inhale the aroma of corruption”, he said.