Icheoku says once again the quivering President Jonathan of Nigeria has been taught a crude lesson in advanced politics - that one can be in power without really being in charge. His anointed candidate for the office of PDP national chairman, septuagenarian Bamanga Tukur, was trounced at the North East Zonal Congress of the party; thereby stopping him cold from ever becoming the national chairman of the party.
President Jonathan mistook the Northerners for former Bayelsa State Governor Dipriye Silva who he ramrod(ed) out of office and was handed a rude shock. His candidate, Bamangar Tukur got only two out of the sixteen votes cast; which means that Bamagar Tukur only managed to get one other vote besides voting for himself. What a pitiful outing by a very weak feather-weight president, compromised by a great Northern conspiracy, which has successfully confined his presidency into a wheelchair of non-performance. Needless to add that the North's threat to make Nigeria ungovernable for the president has since been implemented and Boko Haram, their military wing, is currently showing Nigeria pepper without any meaningful answer for their mayhem from the president. What a lackluster presidency Nigerians are currently witnessing and nostalgically longing for the days of "do or die" politics of the Otta deity..
However, the only good news coming from this disgraceful humiliation of the president by the North is that the days of Aso Rock dictating, selecting and tele-guiding who gets what post in the PDP or to a larger extent the country is now somewhat over. Gradually but steadily, real democracy is taking roots and Icheoku hopes every decent and honest Nigerian will join hand in pushing Nigeria further away from any form of dictatorship, be it uniformed men or civilians in agabada or resource-control fedora hat and jumper outfit. What a new dawn in Nigeria. Icheoku says congratulations to Musa Babayo for defeating Aso Rock and their anointed one Bamagar Tukur.