Saturday, 7 February 2015

Jonathan And Buhari Are Disasters –Aborisade

An academician and activist Mr Femi Aborisade veered towards another direction regarding the forthcoming presidential election by tagging the two leading presidential candidates as disasters and calamities if viewed from the supposed perspective of the late legal luminary Barr. Bamidele Aturu if he were alive.

The two presidential candidates are President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and Gen. Mohammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress(APC) he advised students not to entrust with their votes. Mr Aborisade made this assertion at the first Barr. Bamidele Aturu’s Debate organised by Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Students’ Union while delivering his speech as the chairman of the occasion, on a theme he tagged: Who is Bamidele Aturu.

According to Aborisade “the disaster of this country is that we have two disasters in the two presidential candidates of the APC and the PDP. If late Aturu were to be alive this would have been his view about the two front runners in the imminent presidential election." He premised his argument on the fact that the incumbent president has not been able to meet the welfare needs of the people has enshrined in the constitution. Gen. Buhari on the other hand he said in any decent and normal setting should not contest after he truncated a democratic setting".

He further stressed that endorsing any of these two candidates to become the president of this nation is not necessary. "They are not worth risking your votes or lifes for".  Aborisade however charged Nigerians not to render their votes to any candidate who is not committed to the development of education in the country as Bamidele Aturu would have done if he were alive.

The event featured a debate competition which has 'Nigerian students’ and the challenges of leadership' as the topic. The debate was keenly contested by six ivory towers. They include: Lagos State University(LASU), Ekiti State University(EKSU), Federal College Of Education Osiele, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta(FUNAAB), and the host school Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU). At the end of the intellectual duel, OAU came first with 161 points, UI came second with154 points, LASU came third with 145 points while the FUNNAB and FCABEO came forth and fifth with122 and121 respectively.

Reported by OAU Glitz
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