by Macdonald Nwajagu
Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a complete reflection of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (GCFR) in the way they handle party affairs.
The average Nigerian is distraught after 13 years of misrule by the Peoples Democratic Party at the centre of governance. After the initial jubilation of emancipation from military & dictatorial rule a breath of fresh air was welcomed, but at the end of the first term of civilian governance a new reality was setting within the psyche of Nigerians: “We are not better off.” Consequent on this and the PDP’s quest and thirst to hang on to power for personal and primordial gains, the Nigerian people completely rejected the PDP as a party, blaming it for all the woes of the nation.
The Action Congress of Nigeria was assembled on the grounds of political convenience & opportunism and then positioned itself as a credible and viable alternative to the misrule of PDP. Nigerian welcomed the thought of “A vote for any party other party than PDP.” It is on the wings of this sentiment the ACN made daring entrance and captured most of the Western States and Edo State.
In all honesty, can anyone boast of an ideological and institutional differences between PDP & ACN? Their disdain for internal democracy within their parties and respect of the rule of law is evident and well documented. The superficial difference between both parties is their size and ACN’s effective use of spin masters.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a complete reflection of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (GCFR) in the way they handle party affairs. In fact the ACN as is presently organized is “a one man’s political organization.” I am scared of ACN taking over the federal government because it would be worse than the PDP.
There is a proverb that says, “A man who sells his dog to buy a monkey because he wants an animal that walks on two legs has not made any meaningful bargain.” PDP and ACN are just two sides of the same coin. Tired as Nigerians may be of PDP misrule, the ACN is not a viable & credible alternative. Chronicling their devious activities would make this article endless.
The propaganda machinery of the ACN & financial and political muscle of the PDP would come into play come 2015 and in the end Nigerians should be wise enough to choose credible candidates over party affiliation. Lies would be told, endless and non feasible promises made but in the end we as Nigerians must keep our eyes open and our mind alert to decipher their gimmickry.
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