Monday, March 7, 2011
NUHU RIBADU, WHY HE WILL NOT WIN.
First of all he looks so gaunt and not presidential enough. He looks mean and hungry and Julius Caesar admonishes that such men are dangerous. He lacks experience. He is not President Obama, admitted he feels good comparing himself with that young charismatic American president. Above all Mallam Nuhu RIbadu lacks principles and convictions otherwise what explanation does he now offer for cavorting with Bola Tinubu, a man he once described as the numero uno financial and economic criminal in Nigeria?Icheoku queries, if Nuhu Ribadu could be so cheaply bought by Tinubu; who knows how bended his back will be when heavy hitters of the world come calling. Icheoku's beef with the mallam is that he appears to have swallowed his vomit on Tinubu by accepting his campaign sponsorship from him and you wonder what epiphany sanctified all the sins of economic and financial crimes his EFCC said Tinubu committed. Like Richard Akinjide rightly posited, it is very insulting for a man who has never held any position in his life other than being member of the Nigeria police force to arrogantly feel that he is experienced enough to rule a complex country like Nigeria.The gist of the matter is that Mallam Nuhu RIbadu lacks the experience to rule Nigeria; and even his strongest suit - anti-corruption credentials, now appears compromised with his dalliance with Bola Tinubu, a man with no stellar records. The good news however is that ACN is a Yoruba regional party, ran by Bola Tinubu as his personal estate and lacks national acceptability in Nigeria. To make matters worse, Nuhu Ribadu choose a fellow political no-body as his running mate and you wonder the God President Jonathan serves that so paves his political path with such diamonds. Away with Nuhu Ribadu, a puppet of Bola Tinubu who would run affairs were Ribadu to miraculously win in a nightmarish scenario; but thankfully enough, his chances at winning is akin to hell freezing over. Icheoku calls on Nigerians to simply say no to the man behind the scene, Bola Tinubu, by rejecting his minion, Nuhu Ribadu.