For me, I choose Buhari. Not really because of any of his agenda or that I believe he would make a great President, but because I don't want Jonathan there for another four boring years. The truth is that the impression I get every time I see the picture of Jonathan or listen to him talk is that of someone who is already very satisfied with having become a President and is not bothered whether he makes a good President or a bad one. More like someone who has already surpassed his wildest dream and whatever happens under his presidential watch are just extras. With him I see the past and not a future. I see another four years just like the last four years or worse. And he is my reason for choosing Buhari.
Buhari is not a great choice either. Just preferable to Jonathan. That you are not corrupt is not enough reason to be handed the presidency of a country like Nigeria. We need technocrats more than just clean politicians. And I don't even consider him clean; I see him as just less corrupt that most. We need a President who really understands how a country should be run, who understands the economics of governance, who will make the deep surgical changes we need. Someone who will trim the public service and make it effective. Someone who will pump more money into fixing our educational system and not just claim to create jobs. Someone who has a deep knowledge of economic policies. Someone who is going to steer us in the right direction and not trying to get at old or new enemies. We need a competent leader and not a clean leader (which I don'r even think we have).
And that is my own reason for picking Buhari, Now your turn, who will you pick and why?