Opinion: Maybe Nigerians really deserve PDP

by Babayola Toungo

Nigeria ElectionsWe are behaving like mumus in the face of this assault against common sense and decency.  May be we all deserve the PDP.

The 2015 electoral campaign exposed the Peoples Democratic Party for what it is – a party peopled by bigots, thieves, irredentists and people without honour or decency.  It also exposed the chieftains of the party as liars and shameless.

The campaigns further exposed the rest of Nigerians as cowards who deserve the PDP.  Since the beginning of the campaign, Nigerians have been inundated with uncouth speeches, outright lies, blackmail and harassment of opposition politicians and hallucinatory fable tales by certified schizophrenics.

We have been bombarded with hate-filled documentaries on respected individuals by a party in the throes of death.  A section of the country was ridiculed and insulted by a woman who cannot even spell the word ‘refinement’ and may not even recognise it where it is written for her.  In all this, we kept quiet.

Were General Muhammadu Buhari not to emerge as the presidential candidate of the All Peoples Congress (APC), I don’t know how PDP’s campaign was going to be because their whole campaign is centred on the APC candidate.  The whole machinery of the party and Jonathan’s campaign organisation are deployed towards destroying the hard-earned reputation of the ascetic General.

Nigerians were treated to what can only be politely described as a pack of lies by a group whose stock-in-trade is becoming clear to all of us to be no more than irredentism.  The fulcrum of their campaign has been Buhari from the get-go and it remained so throughout the campaign period.

Telling lies comes naturally to these people and impugning the character or reputation is no big deal to them because they neither know the meanings of the words nor do they possess the qualities.  Their god is lucre and they believe the same for all of us.

The latest attempt to malign Buhari and may be turn him into a hate-figure to his millions of supporters is the ridiculous charge that he promised four western countries to scrap the Anti-Gay law passed by the National Assembly.

The irony is lost on those making this patently false accusation that they were the ones who accused Buhari of being an Islamic fundamentalist and that both the dominant religions practised in Nigeria clearly prohibits same-sex marriage and the punishment for doing so explicitly spelt out in the holy books.  It is the likes of Funny Kayode, who made the accusation that opposed the Act in the first place, while wearing the borrowed robes of human rights activism.

So if Buhari is an Islamic fundamentalist, how could he have promised to scrap a law that to all intents and purposes conformed to the dictates of the Shari’ah Law they accused him of intending to implement on the country once he is elected.  How low can these people go in their desperation to cling to power?  Actually, do they have a ‘low’?

As if attacking Buhari and the opposition is not enough, the president and the PDP have now resorted to attacking national institutions.  Attahiru Jega, the Chairman of Independent (?) National Electoral Commission (INEC) is pilloried on a daily basis for insisting to not only go ahead with the rescheduled elections, but to also use Card Readers in the authentication of voters.

In their desperation to scuttle the elections, Jonathan and his party are not loath to attacking the very fabric of our unity.  Not being satisfied with the verbal assaults targeted on hapless Nigerians, they released the uncouth wife of the president on us, who in her verbal diarrhoea cannot differentiate between the good, the bad and the ugly.  In an unusual clarity, she unwittingly let out the nation how northerners are perceived in the Aso Villa, yet some unscrupulous politicians are asking us to support the PDP.

Patience and her husband take pleasure in denigrating our cultures, customs and institutions and they do this in a period when they need us most – at least our votes to help legitimise their misrule and kleptocracy.  The tell whoever care to listen that our Emirs and Chiefs, the very custodians of these cultures and customs, are there to be bought and sold by the highest bidders and to prove this insult, Jonathan has been going round the country and allegedly dropping huge amounts of money in the various palaces where he is received.

The clearest indication that Jonathan and his PDP doesn’t care if Nigeria will break up today is their resort to ethnic champions (militias, for lack of a better word).  These are men and women who took up arms against their fatherland for personal gains and not for any altruistic cause as they are now exposed for what they are.

We have seen the likes of the Niger Delta militants forgo any pretence to environmental protection once the amnesty allowance began trickling into their bank accounts. “Pipeline protection contracts” and other juicy add-ons were given to sweeten the ‘sweetheart’ deals between these blue collar criminals and their white collar colleagues in government.

Thank God for the Moroccans, the Goodluck Jonathan gang have been exposed for what they are – a bunch of thieving liars.  Knowing fully well that Jonathan did not speak on phone to the Moroccan monarch, they went to town with a story that a phone conversation took place between Jonathan and King Mohammed VI.

The no nonsense King ordered the immediate recall of his country’s Ambassador to Nigeria and issued a press statement, which in essence, called the Nigerian ruler a liar.  Shame of a nation!  We may soon see a press statement from Funny Kayode accusing the opposition APC of orchestrating this national embarrassment.  Since they are used to lying to Nigerians without being forcefully challenged to substantiate the wild allegations they constantly make, they believe they will get away with their lies on the international forum because of diplomatic ‘correctness’.  All discerning Nigerians should “shine their eyes” and know them for what they are.

To further compound their stupidity, General Martin Luther Agwai was fired from his position as SURE-P Chairman for daring to tell the president that change is inevitable.  This is the president who recently bemoaned that “80%” of his advisers give him bad advice.

Do you wonder why they give him bad advice?  With the help of treasonable felons like Uwazuruike, Gani Adams, Edwin Clark and co. Jonathan is lining up Jega for the Agwai treatment and all you hear from Nigerians is a deafening silence.

Jonathan and gang got away with suspending Ayo Salami; they practically bundled Sanusi Lamido Sanusi from office for calling them thieves and they fired Agwai via a press statement for failing to harken to Patience’s admonishing of not uttering the word change at the pain of being stoned – so he got stoned by her husband.  Still we kept quiet.

Now they are organising protests in collaboration with their ‘contractors’ against Jega conducting the 2015 general elections – which they have morbid fear for.  The chick of it.  We are behaving like mumus in the face of this assault against common sense and decency.  May be we all deserve the PDP.


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