Sunday, May 29, 2022
Arizona, USA

Atiku Abubakar

ollars rained surreptitiously. With the smart exchange of hard currency at their various hotels before the convention, "Delegata potestas non potest delegari," meaning in Latin that "no delegated powers can be further delegated." Lobatan!

As predicted, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar was expected to win the PDP's seemingly well-organized presidential primary election held in Abuja, Nigeria today. Only a political neophyte will not believe that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar will emerge in the peaceful presidential primary election. We must commend PDP for conducting a riot-free primary that preserved lives and property.

Again, take a cursory look at the pictures from the convention. These deprived and dehumanized young hawkers in the crowd are members of a society these delegates and their candidates represent. The delegates have purportedly received bountiful dollar cash to represent them at the PDP presidential election primary. The same sad picture will resurface at the APC's presidential election primary from June 6 to June 8, 2022. APC plus PDP is equal to birds of a feather.

Meanwhile, the northern oligarchs are politically maneuvering in every possible way. My political permutations are: Atiku would emerge as the candidate of the PDP. While hypothetically, PDP is successful, former President Goodluck Jonathan will be pejoratively dragged into the APC to disrupt the Southwestern rotational axis of the 2023 presidency.

Sadly, Yorb n ron (Yoruba are not thoughtful) to see the handwriting on the wall. The political loggerhead brewing between BAT and PYO is very unnecessary and dumb. Igb too is antagonizing and killing their brethren. The youths have continued to mortgage their future. The born-to-rule northern oligarchs are politically savvy to ruefully outsmart and skew other geopolitical structures of Nigeria.

However, while APC is in (kk k eku ma j? ss, fi s'awa dn) power tussle and disarray, can you--readers see how northern power brokers prevailed on Tambuwal to step down for Alhaji Abubakar Atiku during the primary convention? That is the art of politicking by those who understand the political psychology of their opponents. What is the essence of unity when the ingredients of unity are not being served to ginger our collective future? If Nigeria marriage of convenience as dubiously constructed by brutish Lord Lugard is no more workable, let the divorce be done amicably in a referendum.

Repetitively, we are matching on the famished road again. With no regret, some of us who were blinded by our patriotism to support a seemingly ethnocentric and tribal president pathetically did so for the love of our bleeding or hemorrhage country. President Muhammadu Buhari failed us woefully. He squandered our mandate to change the system. The politically infertile man deceived us with the antecedental audacity and anti-corruption czar--Tnd Idiagbon. Unfortunately, Idiagbon was prematurely "yanmutu" by the state apparatus for signaling to vie for President of the Ba*n*n* republic.

Realistically, If Osinbajo and Tinubu fail to sheath their political and aspirational swords, I am sorry, we will be returning to the yesteryear of yesterday. As it is evident now, only BAT has a chance of beating Atiku in the general election. Oga Jona is just a political contractor to reconstruct the political jiggery-pokery of the Northern oligarchs. And if the oligarchs and their enablers don't want Tinubu, then it's cautiously safe to congratulate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in advance as the next president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Pronto! Nigeria's sad story will be a return to the status quo ante and the circumlocutory state of the past. Hence, the pillage of our collective national patrimony will continue unabated.

Nigeria youth movement, where thou?

Who will rescue Nigeria from Nigerians?