Prior to the March 28, 2015 Presidential poll, President Goodluck Jonathan had asked the now President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, to answer some 10 questions if truly he hoped to be Nigeria’s president someday. The questions, which the president asked through his Special Assistant on New Media, Reno Omokri, on January 9, 2015, during the campaigns, have not been attended to by Buhari.
Though the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, released 11 names of presidential candidates and their running mates out of 26 registered political parties in Nigeria, President Jonathan and Gen. Buhari dominated political discussions in the country.
On April 31 after the results of the election had been collated, the INEC chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, declared Buhari the winner of the presidential poll. President Jonathan called Buhari on the phone to congratulate him even when the final results were yet to be declared.
However, in all the statement Buhari has released so far, he is yet to address or give answers to the 10 questions he was asked through Reno Omokri’s twitter account.
Omokri said: “I want the former Head of State to answer for all Nigerians to know if he really decides to rule Nigeria once again after being a military ruler in 1983”.
Below are the ten questions Omokri tweeted on his official twitter account, @renoomokri on January 9, 2015:
I have questions for Gen Buhari and his party and I hope rather than insults we will get answers to these factual questions. #GEJtazarce
Has Buhari apologised to Ben Ogedengbe’s family for killing him for a crime that did n’t carry death penalty when he committed it. #GEJtazarce
Why did Buhari regime use violence to stop the September 1985 National Conference of the National Assn. of Nigerian Students? #GEJtazarce
Has Buhari apologised for jailing Tai Solarin & denying him his asthma drugs simply because he campaigned against military rule? #GEJtazarce
Has Buhari apologised for jailing Nduka Irabor and Tunde Thompson for writing a truthful report which embarrassed his govt? #GEJtazarce
Has Buhari apologised for raiding Papa Awolowo’s house and seizing his passport so he couldn’t travel out of the country? #GEJtazarce
Has Buhari apologised for throwing VP Alex Ekwueme in jail even though it was proven that Ekwueme DID NOT steal? #GEJtazarce
What reason did Buhari have for jailing Ojukwu in 1984? Ojukwu was not in Shagari’s govt and he did not steal! #GEJtazarce
What reason did Buhari have for jailing honest Pa Michael Adekunle Ajasin, who did not steal as Ondo State Gov? #GEJtazarce
Can Buhari explain to young Nigerians why he banned the National Association of Nigerian Students? Does he hate students? #GEJtazarce
What reason did Buhari have for jailing the activist Beko Ransome Kuti who campaigned for his brother, Fela’s release? #GEJtazarce