But unfortunately the president may not be as wise as is befitting of the office which he is occupying to know; and short of calling him foolish, Icheoku says his current desire and drive to go to the mattress with the Ota Deity is ill-advised and ill-timed, especially coming too close to the 2015 election. A wise President Jonathan, would have continued to maintain his dignified silence and let his underlings do the rumble and tumble tug of war with Obasanjo on his behalf. Nigerians already know the mischief-maker called Obasanjo and does not need the president reminding them once again about the man who did so many bad things including having sexual relations with his son's wife Mojisola Gbenga Obasanjo. What the president did by calling Obasanjo name in return is akin to a man taking his shower when a naked mad man came and took his hanging clothes. The man then came out of the shower and started chasing the mad man down the street to recover his clothes. As far as onlookers are concerned, they are two mad men running down the street naked.
However the 2015 election would go down in history of Nigeria as the first time an incumbent president would be going into an election without carrying a resounding controlling lead in any of the regions in the country. Also neither could he be said to be enjoying a full 100% control of any of the six political regions including his Southsouth zone. Icheoku laments that even his home state of Bayelsa State, is now apparently in play because of the alleged power tussle between the State Governor Dickson and the president's wife Dame Patience. Then add Rivers State and Edo State which are both in the hands of opposition party governors.
The president is also not in solid control of the Southeast region either as the people are gradually becoming disaffected with the Jonathan experiment because of too many promises not fulfilled. Ditto the Southwest where his enraged godfather is from and which is also the opposition's strong base. When Icheoku adds the North Central region which the president no longer fully controls as was the case in the past; and his irredeemable very low rating in both the Northeast and Northwest regions, then Icheoku wonders why he is further adding gasoline to the fire with him on the skewer by further drawing Obasanjo and his acerbic mouth further out?
But still, a fledgling weakling Jonathan is a far better and more preferred option than the Nigerians' nemesis numero uno, called Muhammadu Buhari. Nigerians therefore would vote under advisement of this consequential fact, as a change from democracy to a dictatorship is not a good change and not the type of change already free Nigerians would take or accept at this time. Nigerians are too far gone into enjoying their democracy-bred freedom and liberty, to now willfully submit themselves to a slavish chains and shackles under the other guy. Icheoku agrees that Nigerians would rather live free than live like rats in dark tunnels, hiding for fear of being run-over as roadkill by a government out to prove it is tough enough. Nigerians have travelled through the road to perdition before and would not gladly jump up at the offer of a repeat experience.
Finally, with a 2015 Buhari's defeat, Nigerian would have forever sealed the faith of the last man standing, of the three retired trouble making army generals, who think and see Nigeria as their private fiefdom with which they can do as they please. Obasanjo is forever gone and now wandering in confusion into his sunset; Babangida is permanently retired by June 12 from any and every national political participation in Nigeria and with only Buhari now left, he deserves to be similarly permanently retired too. So February 14, 2015 will be a good time to 'mission accomplish' this objective so that Nigerians can thereafter truly live free and independent of these men's machination. Icheoku says President Jonathan, no more verbal attacks or exchange of words with Obasanjo; just leave the old man alone!