Seven GREAT lessons from APC victory in Ekiti state ( Number 3 and 4 are big challenges for 2019)

  1. This is the first victory of Adams Oshiomhole, the just sworn in chairman of the ruling APC. It means his boast can never be taken forgranted.
  2. Nigerian people, especially the villagers, are very gullible, they can easily sell off their birthright just for a few naira notes. This is because many in Ekiti were easily swayed just for the sake of N5000 given to them by the APC.
  3. Oshiomhole’s boast of taking Ekiti, Delta and Rivers states has just begun. He has taken the first state and there is a big possibility of taking the remaining two powerful strongholds of the PDP. However, it may be a herculean task to win over Delta as it is heavily populated by PDP members across the three senatorial districts of the state.

For Rivers state, much blood may flow as Governor Wike and Rotimi Amaechi will lock horns to lay hold on the soul of the state.

  1. For PDP to win the 2019 presidential election, it’s certainly going to be a big battle of wits. Though President Muhammadu Buhari has lost confidence of majority of Nigerians, the INEC, security agencies and the judiciary are fully under the control of APC. They are subject to manipulation to do the biddings of the APC.
  2. Buhari with his APC is determined to conquer Nigeria and spread his tentacles across the country. His actions are dictatorial in nature as he flouts court orders and carries out actions at his whims and caprices.
  3. Majority of Nigerians, especially the Southern states, are very gullible. Irrespective of the cries against Buhari’s government, many are still blindly supporting his administration. They are following Buhari sheepishly because to them he is fighting corruption whereas it is a one sided corruption fight.
  4. Nigeria’s democracy is yet to move to a level where elections can be free and fair, and there are fears that the system may get worse. Besides the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Nigeria has never conducted any credible election since 1999. Rather than getting better, the electoral process is getting worse and messier. Because of poverty and the need for stomach infrastructure, Nigerians are ready to sacrifice their future on the altar of N3000 and N5000. This is just to prepare a pot of soup for a day.

 

 

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