Sunday, December 7, 2014
MIYETTI ALLAH'S HOSTILE TAKE OVER, IN FULL GEAR?
Icheoku says behold the soldiers of Miyetti Allah, lined up and ready to take their country back, regardless of what any person thinks or feels about their born to rule mentality. As far as they are concerned, it must be their way or the highway and any Nigerian who does not like it must be branded "dog and baboon" whose blood would be used to water the grounds? Icheoku says must Nigerians continue to always tolerate the idiotic mindset that fuels such attitude of exclusive entitlement to power?
Icheoku has nothing against a viable opposition taking over in 2015 and indeed, actually is in support of such earth-shaking development to shake the PDP out of its doldrums; but can't the APC give Nigerians a viable alternative they can live with? Icheoku says sixteen years is such a long time for one party to be in power that they have become somewhat complacent and no longer working hard enough to earn their continuing support by Nigerians to remain in power. If Icheoku has its way, no party would be in power for more than two terms of eight years, and in that way Nigerians would be better exposed to which party is indeed better for them.
But when the PDP has remained in power for this long, with some of their top guns boasting that they would be in power for sixty years, what option do Nigerians really have to check what indeed works better for them or what others have to offer? But unfortunately, the APC is not working hard enough to really give Nigerians this elusive option, to enable Nigerians indeed decide, because of the candidate they are pushing and trying to force down on Nigerians. Icheoku says that BUHARI is not the answer to the question, who is a Jonathan's alternative?
Why must it be another North-westerner or even a Muslim or even a Hausa/Fulani oligarch for that matter? Shagari is from there; Buhari is from there; Abacha is from there; Yar'Adua is from there; and technically, Babangida and Abdulsalam are from there, being both Hausa/Fulani Muslims? Icheoku asks why must the North be only North-westerners - what about Northeast as well as North-central? The APC have other potential candidates who are not from the usual Northwest belt, who are equally Northerners and even non Muslims. They also have potential candidates who are even from the same South-south belt as the man they are planning his ouster from Aso Rock. So a well-meaning APC, would strategically go out of its way to give Nigerians a candidate from the same zone as the man they want to remove. That way, they would really present Nigerians a clear choice, devoid of the religious, sectional and tribal permutations that would determine voting pattern in 2015, in the unfortunate event the inevitable Buhari candidacy crystallizes.
Anyway, it is for Nigerians to decide whether these mean faces is what is required now in the land or would they prefer some happier faces leading the way. As for Icheoku, we certainly desire some happy smiling faces in a country that is already saddled with too much pain and anguish as a result of the Boko Haram continuing menace. Look at El Rufai and the man he once criticized for not retiring and leaving the turf for younger generation, Muhammadu Buhari's faces and you wonder why they are this melancholic? Icheoku says governing Nigeria is not synonymous as performing funeral rites, so undertakers need not apply.
Icheoku pleads with Bola Tinubu to please spare Nigeria this unsmiling sadist as today's Nigeria no longer needs such a demagogue as its leader. No matter what, there is always a reason to be optimistic that there is some good still left in life to warrant a happy face; but long drawn faces, who needs that in Aso Rock? Please APC delegates, Just Say NO To Buhari; reject him as your presidential candidate; at worst, the eminently corrupt Abubakar Atiku would suffice, at least he smiles and radiates some hope! To APC delegates that would soon gather in Lagos to choose their presidential candidate, Icheoku pleads that the future and fate of Nigeria is in your hands, so on December 10, please use your ballots wisely.