Many of Harold Macmillan’s quotes are noteworthy. But his declaration to the White South African Parliament on February 3, 1960 about “the wind of change flowing through the continent [Africa]” is one of his most well-known quotes. Around that time, a number of African countries were on the verge of achieving independence from colonial authority. Three things could surprise Macmillan if he emerged from the tomb today. One is how far behind the rest of the world Africa is in education and technology.
Second, how much of the continent has failed to achieve good government. Finally, how elections have turned into largely phony warfare almost everywhere on the Dark Continent. He left us with a thought that might comfort the heads of the three aforementioned political groups.
In the meantime, I would want to draw attention to the asterisks in the word before anyone accuses me of labeling the leaders of the Labour Party (LP), New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) mad. M*A*D, or mutually assured destruction, is an acronym.
Less than 40% of Nigerian adults appreciate the ruling party, which was correctly perceived by the leaders of the three parties, particularly the presidential candidates. Then, every one of them committed the fatal mistake of believing that it could beat the All Progressives Congress, APC, on its own. One reason why it hasn’t worked is this. One glance at the total numbers would demonstrate that they would have won by a wide majority and the outcome would not have been in doubt if they had formed an alliance, similar to the APC coalition that ousted the PDP in 2015.
In other words, they interfered with one another and now rely on the Supreme Court of Nigeria (SCON) for assistance. That is a hopeless dream, in my opinion, on which no one should rely. We are destined to live under a government that the majority of Nigerians don’t trust for the ensuing four years. That explains in part why there hasn’t been much of a celebration so far. A new president doesn’t want this kind of mandate; he only received 37% of the vote. That is embarrassing, even when you win. Anyone must feel uncomfortable knowing that 63% of your people don’t want you. One cannot criticize the victor for accepting a free present from the losers.
HOW DID IT HAPPEN?
Regardless of how clever his actions may have been, a vanquished general is always wrong in the eyes of the public, according to Voltaire (1694–1778).
We have no other analogy to help us understand the conclusion, which has left the vast majority of Nigerians speechless, because politics is simply war by other means. I’m still scratching my head in amazement. But, when collecting the VANGURAD BOOK OF QUOTATIONS, or VBQ, I read enough to comprehend a few things regarding intergroup disputes. If you want, you may correctly refer to me as an armchair analyst. According to me, the PDP and other APC opponents suffered from two tragedies. The first is a result of bad luck. “There is nothing so subject to the inconstancy of war as fortune,” a more wise man once stated (Miguel de Cervantes 1547-1616). One aspect that none of the three parties, who are now contesting the results, took into consideration was the chance that INEC will fumble the entire procedure. Despite my alarms, nobody watched the referee and the assistance referees since they were too busy campaigning and doing other things.
To alert individuals fretting over the INEC-created turmoil to the likelihood that it might occur, two pieces were published on this page: WHAT IF THERE IS NO CREDIBLE ELECTION and FELLOW NIGERIANS READY FOR CHAOS. What they would have done or ought to have done is now irrelevant. In actuality, they were caught off guard by the disarray. The chaos was anticipated given a government that lives on lawlessness, and it benefited the ruling party.
MUTUAL CANNIBALISATION SET IN
To some extent, LP, NNPP, and PDP were pieces of the same ancient block—the original PDP. He said that Obi left the PDP due to the “demands of the PDP Governors”. He arrived in LP and unexpectedly became known as the face of the general discontent with the previous government. He undoubtedly garnered more votes than he anticipated.
His votes were overwhelmingly cast against the PDP. For a first-time presidential candidate, Kwankwaso was overly ambitious. His lack of familiarity outside of Kano State was demonstrated by the results. Almost all of Kano’s votes for him were PDP votes. The majority of the votes was not the APC’s goal. That was made very plain by their strategists. They are aware, in a cynical manner, that the majority of Nigerians are sick of Buhari and the APC.
DR IYORCHA AYU VS G5: STUBBORN MEN IN PETROL STATION
Heraclitus said, “It is difficult to struggle against fury since it will pay the price for anything it wants, even at the cost of life itself,” in c. 470 BC.
Ayu, the PDP Chairman, created the G1+4 or G5 Governors by acting in a way that no one in public office should. If a northerner ran for president, he pledged to step down. Atiku was chosen. Ayu resisted going. Nothing is more despicable than a man who is unable to maintain his promises. He produced five extremely enraged men, who regrettably lack the ability to stop. I’ll wrap off this message by sharing a factual incident that happened in Ibadan.
Three vehicles, led by an Army Jeep loaded with jerry cans, entered from the departure gate as the automobile before his own was receiving service. They promptly parked their automobiles next to the pump and gave the employee instructions to swiftly complete serving the car so they could fill their cans, Jeeps, and cars. Apart for Baba Ijesha, everyone else including me moved back. He said bluntly to the attendant, “I’ll light a match if you serve the soldiers before me. They just arrived, even though I’ve been here since yesterday at 6 p.m. The AK-47 of one soldier and the whip of another. As the attendant began to assist them, they dared Baba Ijesha to approach the gas pump.
They, the soldiers, and Baba Ijesha were the last people to see the station burn before it was destroyed by a cigarette lighter flash. My automobile, fortunately, was still rather far down the line. Baba Ijesha and the soldiers both died before they could tell their own tales. That demonstrates what rage, especially when it is well-founded, can accomplish in any situation, even politics. They probably regret it now.
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