Basketmouth: Jonathan put us in the septic tank we find ourselves

Basketmouth: Jonathan put us in the septic tank we find ourselves
August 09
14:31 2016

Bright Okpocha, Nigerian comedian known to fans as Basketmouth, has blamed Goodluck Jonathan, former president, for the economic problems bedevilling  the country.

In a recent post on his Instagram page, Basketmouth also made it clear that he did not campaign for Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, during the last general election.

He further noted that despite not performing his civic duty, he was ready to vote for any other candidate but Jonathan in the presidential election.

“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.

“Nigeria was in a bad place by the end of the last 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.”

The comic also expressed hope in the ability of the Buhari-led administration to turn around the state of Nigeria’s economy.

“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.

“Should he and his party fail, we are all free to cast our votes for the next man come 2019 and I shall be exercising that right.”


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  1. Babaonilokoso1
    Babaonilokoso1 August 09, 15:52

    Jonathan is the worse thing that has ever happened to nig

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  2. ngoo
    ngoo August 10, 10:37

    Prayer matters to Change direction of politician and most especially in Nigerians government issue. Politics. Needs good governance

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  3. kay
    kay August 10, 12:15

    Enough of blames..Let these folks work..
    They saw it before they promised gold and silver..Its clear they have no direction and all same wolves.

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  4. keji
    keji August 10, 18:29

    God help our country

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  5. Dictatorship
    Dictatorship August 11, 13:20

    That is if you have the opportunity of casting your vote at all in 2019.When total clampdown and full dictatorship would have been entrenched. Keep praying 5000 times a day or more.

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  6. Ananas_yolawa
    Ananas_yolawa August 11, 17:35

    Baba Buhari, we believe that you are not corrupt. I also pray for you to rise the economic status of Nigeria.

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  7. FOS Concepts
    FOS Concepts August 11, 21:07

    We need to put fire in the bombom of the current administration so that they can perform.
    Enough of excuses, we know the last administration messed-up and even so many administrations before then, Buhari and his team need to move on

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