Simeon Ateba Writes

The Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has been defeated by General Muhammadu Buhari, the first time a sitting Nigerian President is bullied out of power by the power of the ballot. Buhari, a former dictator who overthrew a democratically elected government in 1983 is returning to power exactly 30 years after he himself was overthrown by General Babangida. Buhari would preside over a divided country and national Assembly as well as a weak economy and a corrupt civil service. Jonathan would now have to toe the path of honour by handing power over to Buhari on 29 May. With no clear blueprint on how to fight corruption he used as a campaign weapon, and with many saying that he will not be able to deal with corrupt individuals who financed his campaign, Buhari, a northern Muslim from Katsina State is likely to become very unpopular, especially because he has said he would not clamp down on the media or jail those who stole Nigeria's billions before 2015.