One of Nigeria’s finest comedians, Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basketmouth, has blamed former president Goodluck Jonathan for the economic problems bedeviling the country.
He expressed his opinion via one of his social media handles, stating that though he did not campaign nor voted for Muhammadu Buhari in the last general election, he hoped he would emerge victorious at the polls.
“While many of my colleagues, friends and family members campaigned for the PDP, APC and various candidates during the last elections (and I cannot emphasize enough that it is their right to do so), I never campaigned for Buhari or any other politician.
“Indeed, I personally hoped that he would win the election and perhaps that was evident in my body language and I am happy he won. But I did not campaign for him,” he said.
He said he would have voted anybody but Jonathan as the country was already in a bad place by the end of Jonathan’s administration “and it was only a matter of time before we would have suffered the plights of Brazil and Venezuela.”
“Truth of the matter is that I would have voted anyone that could speak 2 words of English against GEJ and that’s strictly based on the amount of greed and selfishness we witnessed from members of his administration in the 6 years that he sat on the rock.
“They put us in this septic tank we are in right now…. well, that and the oil price downfall among other things,” Basketmouth said.
Basketmouth however said he was hopeful that the Buhari-led administration woud turn around the fortunes of the Nation.
“I have seen how government can influence and affect the lives of the downtrodden positively. I am still patient, praying and hoping that PMB can turn Nigeria’s economy around and help strengthen Nigeria’s social justice system.