Icheoku asks why must Nigerians feverishly, always defer to and accept the dictates of this people on who governs or rules them? Now using the arrowheads of Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida, they want to once again impose their will of Tambuwal on the rest of the people as their president? Reliable sources informs Icheoku that Tambuwal was rather a compromise option as the two military men cum power brokers and power facilitators in Nigeria, Obasanjo and Babangida, would neither stand an Atiku's presidency nor tolerate a Buhari's coming back to power. Both men are deathly afraid that their past would be resurrected in a Buhari or Atiku's presidency and come back to hunt them and would rather not risk such a nightmare.
So with both Buhari and Atiku now technically disqualified, an option was found in Tambuwal. It was also this bickering between the two army men over the choices which Buhari and Atiku presented, that stalled and delayed Tambuwal's defection until the very last minute. According to sources in the know, Tambuwal wanted an assured commitment of securing the APC presidential ticket first, before jumping off the PDP ship. Continuing the insider posited that Tambuwal could not see himself toying with the number four position in the country as a PDP's elected speaker without a safe and secured landing at APC as their presidential candidate. The same source also confirmed to Icheoku that Obasanjo is but a mole in the PDP, gathering strategic insights and would soon formally defect to APC and publicly throw his support for Tambuwal?
Icheoku must as a prelude say that we admire and even love Tambuwal a lot and have also written extensively in the past about him and favorably too. At least he comes very well educated, young and vibrant, some experience, good public and presidential personality/image and has no known baggage, at least not any that is putrefying? But then why did he not wait for his turn and the right time to jump in, since the office or ticket would have been rightfully his when the North's time to comes? Icheoku says this is the cruel fate which will haunt Tambuwal presidential aspiration and for a long time if not forever as Nigerians, given the chance, do not take kindly to green snakes in green grass. Icheoku says Nigerians will remember for Tambuwal that while he was speaker, he schemed and planned and connived and contrived with opposition forces to sabotage and undercut a government and a party that he was part of and supposedly represents as their elected speaker just for his selfish goal.
Icheoku reiterates that treachery of any kind, including political one, is abominable. Speaker Aminu Tambuwal, by his action, is now a treacherous person and cannot and should never ever be trusted again. Icheoku says any person in the speaker's exalted position, who could so shamelessly and surreptitiously conspire with the opposition against his own party and president, while simultaneously guised and pretending fake loyalty and allegiance to both his party and president, lacks requisite candor and is therefore not a fit and proper person for the presidency of Nigeria. For this reason therefore, Icheoku have reframed the title of this article to read "Tambuwal, the man who will not be president;" and we stand corrected or ready to be proved wrong by developments.
It also does not matter whether Muslim Fulani Tambuwal runs with Christian Edo State Governor Oshiomhole as his vice presidential candidate, as the Southsouth cannot pawn their presidency for the glorified office of vice presidency. Icheoku maintains that Speaker Aminu Tambuwal by so scheming, has just become another self-destruct politician in the garb of Lagos State Governor Fashola, who similarly self-inflicted irrecoverable political wound on himself with his ill-advised deportation of fellow citizens from their own country. But hey, blame the constellations which dictate the affairs of men as Tambuwal has now also fallen victim to their unforgiving mockery of men by disemboweling on their political sword. Fie with Tambuwal, away with political treachery; and such a Brutus stab as Tambuwal's is making Icheoku wonder if Nigerians ever ask themselves soul searching questions and make informed decisions accordingly?