Now, another election season is here and the same lying politicians are again mining the emotional sensibilities of a people, to secure election votes. The crafty, crooked and corrupt polygamist, Abubakar Atiku, sensing that restructuring Nigeria has become paramount in many Ndigbo's minds, has decided to milk the cow of their sensibility and peradventure, ride the pony into Aso Rock. Abubakar Atiku has now deployed the old ploy, mastered by many cunning, conniving and contriving politicians, of just tell the people what they want to hear, to use what is dear to a people to whip up their sentiments, in order to persuade them to vote accordingly and in anticipation that their wish will be granted by their newly found messiah. Abubakar Atiku has suddenly presented himself as the now messiah, who has come to redress Ndigbo's long distress about Nigeria as he who will make their forlorn, despondent hearts, whole again and fully reintegrate them back into Nigeria.
ICHEOKU says expecting or asking Abubakar Atiku to restructure Nigeria is akin to expecting or asking Abubakar Atiku to outlaw polygamy or to abolish corruption; because he cannot shoot himself on the foot or shut off the spigot from which he has been drinking himself fat of free Nigerian milk, and for so long and continuing till this day that is will be extremely very difficult if not impossible to wean himself off it. Therefore the current restructure mantra is dead on arrival, DOA; because the crooked and corrupt polygamist Abubakar Atiku does not have power nor the will to mission accomplish it. Abubakar Atiku and every other enlightened mind in Nigeria, as well as in Igbo land, knows this; but Abubakar Atiku chose to carry on anyway, regardless. Abubakar Atiku is just trying to ride the restructure train, which looks very promising, to sneak into Aso Rock and before Nigerians, especially Ndigbo, can even wake up from their restructure induced stupor.
Anybody with a scintilla or modicum of knowledge about constitutional provisions, particularly powers vested in the various arms of the government, the three separate but equal branches of government which operate in any constitutional democracy - the executive, legislature and judiciary, knows that powers to make laws rests with the legislature and that it will require a constitutional amendment by the legislature to change the current structure of Nigeria. There is no way around this foundational and fundamental requirement and Abubakar Atiku knows this or should at least know about it or is expected to at least know about it. ICHEOKU says every reasonably sensible adult Nigerian, with even a simplistic knowledge of the constitution, understands that making laws is a legislative affair and the process is often cumbersome and tiresome.
Such vested powers in the legislature, the House of Representatives and the Senate, is none negotiable; neither could a president usurp or appropriate it to himself, period. The Congress will have to first pass such an enabling bill to do such a lasting havoc to the foundational structure of Nigeria, before any president can append his signature on the enabling parchment, to bring about such a change. Then there will be various commissions put in place and set up, to actually prosecute the implementation of such devolution, which will take a life of its own, due to all the nuts and bolts which will be unscrewed before Nigeria can finally fully devolve. It is a long, arduous process; and it is not always very easy an assignment, and Atiku knows this. But the ever calculating conman chose to continue with his deceitful promise of a thing which he knows that he cannot do, just because it is a good campaign soundbite.
It is also instructive that the North which Abubakar Atiku is a bona fides member of, has strong aversion to anything that will in anyway threaten or attenuate their stranglehold on Nigeria. Abubakar Atiku is part of this fully resolved North and Abubakar Atiku is a beneficiary of the skewed Nigeria, which saw him rise to the Assistant Directorship in the Board of Customs & Excise without any qualification nor certificate whatsoever. That he is still riding this Northerners-only on-board, Nigeria groovy train, till today, is a fact of incontrovertible truism. Nigeria, as it is presently constituted is a cash cow for Northern Nigerians and those mallams are not yet ready to let it go and will not let it go so easily, without a bloody fight for their survival; because without milking Nigeria, they cannot survive as a people. Like his millions of other Northerners, Atiku knows this consequential fact, but decided because of political convenience, to pretend otherwise. Atiku is willfully riding the current pony of restructuring Nigeria, hoping that it will convey him right into Aso Rock, the reason he is adamantly sticking to the talking point. But Atiku and his Northern brothers has been riding Nigeria and milking it for so long to just dismount now; and will not willingly give it up, unless they are forcibly removed from their predatory perch.
Therefore, anyone believing that Abubakar Atiku is sincere with his promise to restructure Nigeria and will indeed restructure Nigeria if elected, and that his Northern Nigerian people will so willingly loose their stranglehold on Nigeria, has a milkshake for a brain. Abubakar Atiku will not restructure Nigeria, first, because restructuring Nigeria is against Northern Nigerians' interest and second, he does not have the power to do it even if he wants. Such restructure power lies with the Congress, a Nigerian Congress, which is dominated by anti-restructure Northerners who are averse to such idea; and Atiku has nothing on them to make them cave in. The worst part of this con job which Atiku is perpetrating on Ndigbo, is that he has successfully sold this restructure cockamamie to some Ndigbo, who have bought into it and now believes that Atiku will give them a restructured Nigeria. ICHEOKU says just ask yourself, where is Atiku's incentive or motivation to go against his and his Northern people's interest by yielding their power hold in Nigeria.
ICHEOKU is emphatic that what Abubakar Atiku is currently peddling in his campaign for president about restructuring Nigeria is a mere bunkum hogwash, because he neither has the power to do it nor can he muster the Congress to do it and he knows it. Alternatively, Abubakar Atiku should be taken before Alusi Okija to swear or be sworn under oath, that he will keep all the promises he has made and is making, including restructuring Nigeria; and that he is not purposefully deceiving the gullible in order to just get their votes and help usher him into Aso Rock. Thereafter, Atiku should be made to put his hands on papers and sign a solemn pledge that he will keep his promises or at least, try to keep, if elected; otherwise, no deal.
So, until then, Ndigbo and Nigerians in general should keep their safe distances from the danger man Abubakar Atiku, a man who is more dangerous than a Fashola transformer, when and if powered. Abubakar Atiku is a vulture, waiting to feast on Nigeria's decaying carcass and Nigerians must avoid a festival of vultures on their general commonwealth. Nigerians must run to the hills and at worst, even not vote at all, instead of allowing this guy to sneak into Aso Rock under a subterfuge of restructuring Nigeria.
ICHEOKU says Abubakar Atiku is an existential threat to Nigeria, as he has perfected his plans to and will sell Nigeria and whatever is in it, including its population, to the Chinese, rather than restructure Nigeria. The Chinese are coming to recolonize Africa and they are already swallowing other parts of Africa, one country at a time. But Nigerians can still avoid the fate which has befallen some Eastern and Southern African countries already, where they are now being forced to speak Mandarin and Cantonese and pledge allegiance to Beijing, with Chinese heading their armies, police, customs, as well as other agencies of their governments, by rejecting the Chinese agent, Abubakar Atiku. Nigerians, do not say that you were not warned. Be afraid, be really afraid of Abubakar Atiku and stay alert and guarded; as only eternal vigilance will ensure that you will still have a country which you can still lay claim to and which is not over run by the Chinese invaders and colonialists. Atiku, NOT GOOD FOR NIGERIA.