2019 is not totally about President Muhammadu Buhari but a vicious battle of wit between two oduduwa sons. Cruising to political reckoning is Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the man with the veritable sustaining political empire who since 1999 has not only remained politically relevant but wholly influential. He has built a dynasty that has criss-crosses the country and if everything goes well in his estimation, he would write his name permanently on the wall map of Nigeria’s political history.
On the other hand is Dr Olusegun Mathew Aremu Obasanjo, another descent of the Oduduwa blood. He has seen it all in the political calculations of Nigeria. For a man who broke the barrier of poverty and became a world reference is a man who has seen it all. He was military head of State and then civilian president. Just recently, he bagged a doctoral degree in Theology. Like Tinubu he has built a political empire but unlike Tinubu, his political investments have crumbled disastrously like a pack of badly arranged cards under the menacing hands of a violent wind. From his team of technocrats to plenty of politicians in his kitty when he reigned as president to the presidents he installed successively, there is no tangible trace of these investments today. Like the bubbles, they have all dissolved into nothingness.
Juxtapose this to Tinubu, you will find a man cruising in luxurious splendour. Like a mother hen, he watches in pride the manifestation of his chicks turning into cocks and chickens. He is the only godfather with formidable political structures in Nigeria. And with the traces on ground, he is set to conquer the political entity called Nigeria. The traces are there but only for the critical visible minds. Come 2023, Nigeria may produce a South West president and the man to make this happen is Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu. And the man to thwart perhaps this projection is Aremu Obasanjo.
To deny Tinubu this earthly honour, Obasanjo must rise up in fierce opposition. Like a war General, he knows the tactics of war and as a politician; he is also gifted with the theatrics of mischief. The first thing to do is to cut the bridge that leads to 2023 and the man to make that possible is Muhammadu Buhari. Stop his aspirations in 2019, kill Tinubu’s dream of producing a South-West president in 2013. With the general agreement that power must reside in the north for eight years, a Buhari’s four years and not 8 years would mean 12 years of power in the north. Because whoever succeeds Buhari in 2019 would end up doing eight years instead of four. Remember it was Jonathan’s refusal to stick to four years that led to the death of the PDP! Power is too sweet to let go- a man who enjoys four years can go any length to have eight years.
Can the South-West allow itself to be short-changed by the North following the gentleman’s agreement of zoning formula? This is the conundrum of our political reality.
Blinded by personal ego and the quest to be unrivalled, one man is set to deny a region the chance to be represented at the top roof of our political echelon. This ploy is not actually against a region per se but against one man begotten with the fortunes of destiny. Can Tinubu sustain his altitude of returning power to the West by 2023 by overcoming the dangerous wit of Obasanjo? Only time can tell.
– Haruspice wrote from Abuja
Man Seeks IGP’s Intervention Over Threat To Life
A police witness, Isah Abubakar, has called on the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to probe the alleged threat...
Why FG Is Interested In Developing PSIN – Oyo-Ita
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, has given the rationale behind federal government’s...
Buratai To Soldiers: We Must Be Proud Of Our Nation
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has implored officers and men of the Nigerian Army (NA)...
Your Woes Are Self-inflicted, Ekiti APC Tells PDP
The ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), in Ekiti State has advised the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), to look inward...
Lagos Records 5,000 Deaths Via Road Accidents
Fresh facts have emerged that about 5,000 people died last year in Lagos State. Speaking at a one day Interfaith...
Oyo Ranks First In Cyber Crimes In S/West,Says EFCC
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Ibadan zonal office yesterday revealed that Oyo State has the highest number of...
Umahi Denies South East Govs’ Endorsement Of MACBAN Vigilante
As the controversies surrounding the alleged proposal by the Miyetti Alah to organise local vigilante groups in the South East...
NEWS16 hours ago
Gov Fintiri Sacks LG Staff Employed from April 2016 To Date
NEWS16 hours ago
INEC Server: Stop Heating Up Nigeria’s Polity, NANS Tell Atiku
LAW21 hours ago
Tribunal Dismisses Atiku, PDP Application To Inspect INEC Server
NEWS19 hours ago
Do Away With Some Persons, APC Stakeholders Charge PMB
NEWS16 hours ago
FMC, Keffi Staff Protest Appointment Of New Clinical Head
NEWS14 hours ago
Gov Fintiri Declares Free Education in Public Schools in Adamawa
FOOTBALL21 hours ago
Cameroon In Tears As England Win Overshadowed By VAR
COVER STORIES6 hours ago
CBN Kicks Off PMB’s 100m Jobs Project