“Buhari-Osinbajo, the Move That Changed Everything”
This is one of the numerous slogans of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and it is quite ironic that indeed there is a change in the movement of politics in the nation. In the history of Nigeria politics, we have not recorded actions and reactions as violent as we have now.
The actions are violent; the reactions cannot be under estimated. Opposing parties seem to have sworn oaths to pull the other down at all cost, hence, devious plots and methods are employed by all the parties to gain the sympathy of the voters.
However, some of these politicians have only succeeded in making a nuisance of themselves in the bid to outshine the other. Dirty linens are everywhere…soiled garments are exposed for the world to see and closets are opening widely, revealing hidden skeletons.
While, one party accuses the other of fraud, deceit and duplicity, the other party returns accusation of frail health, mental instability and even infertility!
Recently, members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Senate have raised the alarm over an alleged fresh plot by the Federal Government to prevent the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, from conducting the forthcoming general elections.
The APC senators, led by George Akume, disclosed this in a news conference in Abuja on Thursday, 26 February 2015. They said a reliable source informed them that the Head of Service would direct Jega to proceed on his pre-retirement leave next week.
This allegation is aimed at the People’s Democracy Party (PDP), who currently runs the affair of the nation at the Federal level. This is not new as it could be recalled that the postponement of the general elections from 14 February to 28 March 2015 did not go well with the APC, who still believe that the election date was shifted to manipulate the polls.
Meanwhile, the Governor of Ekiti state, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, who is a staunch member of the PDP and an ardent supporter of the PDP presidential candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, has said that he will not stop attacking the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari.
Fayose, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday, 26 February 2016, said he owed nobody any apology for exposing “the alleged hypocrisy of the APC leaders.” He also accused them of placing personal interests above national interest.
The governor, who said he had nothing personal against the APC presidential candidate, was reacting to criticisms that had trailed his campaign for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan.
We have the Chatham interview and protest which the members of the APC strongly believe was planned by members of the opposition. Is it a coincidence that the protesters did not know what they were doing?
Xclusive Magazine reliably gathered that many of the protesting youths with placards were just acting on instructions, and many of them revealed before media cameras that they did not know what the protest was about.
Now, is this the change we crave? Nigerians seem to be confused now, where do we turn to for change?
It is important to also note that the two prominent presidential candidates have appealed to our sentiments by owing up to their errors and admitting their flaws.
According to thecandidate of the All Progressives Congress, rtd Major General Muhammadu Buhari: “I have heard and read references to me as a former dictator in many respected British newspapers including the well regarded Economist. Let me say without sounding defensive that
dictatorship goes with military rule, though some might be less dictatorial than others. I take responsibility for whatever happened under my watch.”
While President Goodluck Jonathan in a chat with THIS DAY MAGAZINE admits that his team “underestimated BOKO HARAM” and pledges to improve greatly if given the chance.
Well, the change we want is peace, just peace….Let’s move and change things not destroy things.
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