Hauwa Gambo: Bola Ahmed Tinubu, you have a message (YNaija FrontPage)

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  • http://www.markamaza.wordpress.com @amasonic

    Even their plans for expansion are suspect. Tinubu is so obsessed with becoming the New Awo that he’s not concerned with any election outside the old Western Region. I still haven’t forgiven the national HQ of ACN for how they cared less about the Adamawa governorship elections this February, despite their candidate giving the PDP incumbent a run for his white beards

  • C.Nwobi

    Dang! You hit that nail so hard on the head!

  • http://deleted Jumai

    Hauwa, my Hauwa. Kai, you are blessed!

  • http://deleted Danil

    Hmm,… Deep thinking. Welcome to the Frontage once again

  • Emma Akpore

    Oh my goodness, you captured a vivid picture of exactly what I had in mind. Telling it like it is. Tinubu behaved so much like an “unruly child” on the day of Campaign, it sure pissed me off. Honestly, I wasn’t surprised at the outcome of the election result.

  • eniitan

    You literally took the words out of my mouth. I kind of enjoyed the silence that emanated from them after they were humbled. The gall of them!

  • Akerele olufemi

    This is a personal opinion about Asiwaju Akanbi Tinubu and ACN. It is not a true reflection of the party and its ideology. Although CAN got wrong by fielding a very weak candidate and Asiwaju imposing him on the party. The progressive minded people are solidly behind CAN!

  • http://olojov.blogspot.com OLOJO

    Rejoinder: Bola Tinubu, You have a Message

    I have known the writer to be very prolific, and have always showcased this through her dexterous style of writing- thumbs!

    However, I’m largely disappointed at how you handled this piece. I’m surprised at how difficult it is for you to distinguish between a strong character and a vibrant entity. This clearly exhibits your very shallow knowledge of what a political party should represent and how they operate.

    First, your write up shows how much of a pessimist you are. It shows how laidback you are toward contributing to transforming the political landscape in this country eventhough you claim to be very knowledgeable.

    Second, the title of your write up clearly lacks logical connection with the body of your message in that your inability to clearly state whether you had problems with the personality of Ashiwaju Bola A. Tinubu, state governors of the ACN or the party itself. I was very quick and excited to read your piece but was disconsolate to realize it fell short of what I expected from you. The fact is, there’s much to gain when you crystallize problems with intention of driving at a point. Yours’ is however a reversed case, because you have shown to many individuals like myself, who looked up to your capabilities and prowess at changing the socio-political milieu of this country, that being a prolific writer doesn’t make a transformational leader.

    Third, I acknowledge the fact that during the course of several campaign rallies for the just concluded guber-election in Ondo state, inciting, unfriendly, vulgar, and obnoxious statements were made by individuals of repute and caliber. Please note that this act cuts across board. Leaders of the various political parties slandered and defamed their personalities for cheap political gains. It’s left for our generation to decide on whether or not to adopt a more civil approach in politicking.

    Fourth, what happened in Ondo state clearly shows that democracy has come to stay in Nigeria. Nigerians are more aware, engaged and committed towards sustaining virtues of democracy, which is very laudable. For me, the outcome of the poll in Ondo is indeed the ‘beauty of democracy’. Democracy is more about an open-ended approach to development, good governance; higher living standards et al. political parties are vehicles to specific destinations, its left for people to decide what vehicle they desire.

    Fifth, yes indeed, the ACN came in with so much vibes and many hoping that the party would drive us to our desired destination. Well, it’s apt for me to state that even though we ain’t there yet, the party hasn’t fallen below expectations. As a matter of fact, considering the political terrain in Nigeria and the arch dominance and rivalry of a party like the PDP, the ACN has done fairly well. There’s no perfect system anywhere in the world; the ACN is well aware of her fundamental challenges and working toward correcting them.

    Sixth, I unequivocally and clearly condemn your statement “…as Nigerians ponder the absence of a credible alternative in our politics at the moment” – very laughable! This clearly shows you are not engaged, yet you are very quick to condemn. Dear Hauwa Gambo there are over thirty (30) political parties in Nigeria; yet you say absence of a credible alt? My very candid advice for you is identify yourself with one of these and contribute to developing our country by deploying your God given talents and other resources available to you.

    Finally, please whittle down on your Nihilistic approach and be more objective in your writings.

    • olateju

      Even if any political party would drive us to the promise land NOT ACN