Thomas Thomas, journalist, former House of Representatives aspirant of APC, media consultant to APC in Akwa Ibom, says he is sorry for misleading Nigerians into supporting President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a treatise on his Facebook media platform titled ‘Buhari, King Uzziah’s Death and the Expectationsof the Jews’, Thomas said “all what I said about Buhari have turned out to be wonky and idiotic”.
Likening himself to a Prophet Isaiah in the Bible, who realized the truth about God only after his benefactor King Uzziah died, Thomas said, although Buhari is still alive, “but in terms of discharging his responsibilities, he has long gone”.
Further maintaining that he had no intention of leaving APC, he admitted blame for misleading people into believing that Buhari would sincerely tackle and end insecurity, corruption and nepotism in the country.
The coming of Buhari, he lamented, is a ‘disaster’, evident in his recent surrounding of himself with corrupt men, who deserve to be stoned in better climes.
“He claims to fight corruption, but keeps appointing ‘bloody criminals’ into strategic positions in his lane and useless government.”
He regretted not supporting Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the PDP in the 2019 elections, saying that his belief in Buhari was erroneously tied to the history he read in books about him.
“Little did I know Nigerians were right when they were ATIKULATING.”
The article reads in part:
“Let me start by apologizing unreservedly to my fellow Nigerians whom I have unintentionally misinformed between 2012 and a couple of hours ago because of a King Uzziah incarnate called President Mohammadu Buhari. I am truly sorry.
“While a lot of Nigerians would readily accept my apology, some would find it very difficult to come to terms with my U-turn – But such is life! Something must force a man to recant his earlier stance for the sake of posterity and humanity. Just like Prophet Isaiah, I am not ashamed to cry out that because of Buhari I was a man of “unclean lips”.
“Yes, a man of unclean lips because all what I said and held to be true about Buhari have turned out to be wonky and idiotic, just because I was carried away by those old stories of Buhari I read in books, and by those I heard him and his apostles said in the build up to 2015 and 2019 elections.
“Buhari is the King Uzziah in this piece, I am Prophet Isaiah. Now the question is: IS BUHARI, THE KING UZZIAH DEAD? No, but yes. No, he is still alive, but in terms of discharging his responsibilities, he has long gone!
“I am Isaiah because I refused to read God’s handwriting on the wall, rather I allowed myself to be carried away by sponsored write-ups in the media, and voluntarily misinformed my people about Buhari. I caused the people to believe so much in Buhari and expected him to lead Nigeria to a land filled with milk and honey.
“I caused the people to dream tall dreams and to think that when Buhari comes he would bring succour, stampede poverty, annihilate religious and ethnocentric bigotry, stampede corruption and jailed corrupt politicians who are the problems of this country.
“I made the people to believe that with Buhari, Boko Haram would be a thing of the past; that nepotism would no longer rear its ugly head, etc.
“But the coming on board of Buhari is a disaster. I did not realize this until he surrounds himself, of late, with corrupt men – men who, in better climes, should rather be stoned.
“HOW DOES BUHARI INTEND TO USE DIRT TO SWEEP DIRT? What Mr. President has done by appointing known “criminals” into positions of authority is akin to handing a broom to a heap of refuse to sweep itself! He claims to fight corruption, but keeps appointing “bloody criminals” into strategic positions in his lame and useless government.
“MORE IRONICAL IS THE FACT THAT THOSE THAT APC WAS FORMED TO FIGHT OUT OF THE SYSTEM BECAUSE OF THEIR CORRUPT DISPOSITIONS ARE THE ONES BUHARI FINDS WORTHY OF APPOINTMENTS TO THE DETRIMENT OF THOSE WHO LABOURED WITH HIM.
“Little did I know Nigerians were right when they were ATIKULATING.
“Just like Isaiah, I have realized my mistakes because King Uzziah is dead. As soon as Isaiah was cleansed of all his impurities, the Bible says he began to hear directly from God”.