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OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by temitemi1(m): 8:49pm On Aug 15, 2015
Saturday morning found me reading a novel by one of my favourite authors until I checked my twitter notifications to see that two APC online supporters had copied me in a tweetpic of Governors Nasir El-Rufai and Ayo Fayose. The pixes depicted El-Rufai studying what looked like a construction map while Fayose was buying food items from a smiling market woman. The tagline screamed that while El-Rufai was engaging in City Infrastructure, Fayose was engaging in Stomach Infrastructure.
Apart from the very obvious foolishness of comparing two states in farflung parts of Nigeria with each other while conveniently ignoring the reality that Osun workers are being owed salaries running into over 8 months just as Ekiti workers have received their July salaries, there is also the dimension of the psychological which I shall come to as the central theme of this piece in a moment. Osun and Ekiti share a border between Efon-Alaaye and Esa-Oke but the adulating fans of APC would rather go all the way to the heart of the north from Ekiti, driving through Omuo-Ekiti and Omu-Aran to Lokoja then Okene to Abaji through to Abuja then head further into Kaduna. They would like to ignore the silliness exhibited by Governor Ibikunle Amosun in sacking some teachers because their exam question were considered embarrassing to him. They are perhaps unaware that Ayo Fayose has not only paid teachers’ salaries up to date in Ekiti but is also giving out car loans to teachers in employ of the state.
 
Supporting APC or PDP is sometimes a matter of who you know, who knows you or something else but rarely thought of as a psychological thing. Observing the habits of our APC friends, I think there is no better way to explain their need to praise their leaders to high heavens than a deep-rooted psychological need. From Fayemi who left behind a debt of at least NGN70bn in Ekiti to Fashola who has found himself defending a NGN78m website, APC folks always seem to want someone they can hold up as a poster boy. I remember when on national television I challenged Ikem Isiekwena to mention any state where APC was performing well, he mentioned Osun, yes, the same Osun where grown men (state workers) and their families queue at churches every Sunday to be handed four cups of rice, a satchet of tomato paste and a few cubes of seasoning donated by people from all over Nigeria. The reason these grown men bring their families along is because the more members of your family you have on the queue, the more your chances of getting more stuff to take home.
 
While PDP folks see the problems of nationhood as a systemic problem, the APC folks tend to think it is more of a single leadership problem. The answer to national development lies somewhere between both i.e. systems and leaders. This is why, for example, most of us in PDP were never bothered by allegations that Goodluck Jonathan was weak – to us, what we need are institutions that can help a weak leader to govern rightly and by his semi-detachment from some processes like INEC, free and fair election could evolve and thus deepen democracy. George W.Bush wasn’t the smartest man in any room but America had clear systems that enabled him to wage war against the enemies of America. If he out of weakness wanted to negotiate with a terrorist for instance, the clear policy of US would prevent him from doing this. Another example closer home would be the tenure of Nuhu Ribadu as EFCC chairman – considered personally effective but EFCC was not strong as an institution. Having been told that Ibrahim Lamorde was the brain behind the EFCC successes, Goodluck Jonathan appointed him as the head of EFCC but there was no difference.
 
For the APC crowd, national development will come from one man, a seeming messiah who will in one fell swoop jail all the ‘bad pipu’ holding Nigeria back, dismantle cabals, urinate fuel at an affordable price and decree electricity into existence. For them then, every single leader in Nigeria’s past has failed because the leader was bad, weak or quite simply lacked ‘political will’.
 
This political syndrome is also psychological, an inside out of the Saviour Complex, a situation where able-bodied young men and women rather than study the system and see how to make it work for the people constantly keep their eye out for the next best thing political – constantly looking, hoping and wishing for a messiah to come and end all the problems and as so often happens in the desert, a mirage always appears that makes the weary feet move faster only to shatter the hopes again. Time and time again, every single person that our APC friends have felt was a messiah has proven to be as human as everybody else – none of them can deny that they are not bothered by the slow pace of President Muhammadu Buhari to the business of governance or by the man’s inability to declare his assets publicly as he had promised to do. Indeed, they had told us that by now, the likes of Diezani would be behind bars for corruption – one of the more foolish ones among them even went as far as saying that policemen would no longer collect bribes on Lagos roads because Buhari had become President – it’s a psychological thing really.
 
This tendency to imagine that every flash in the pan is actually a strike of gold is the reason why politicians will continue to deceive them. Again I reiterate that good leaders are needed but surely not at the expense of building systems because a terrible system will frustrate even the best of leaders while the best leader working with a bad system will fail in many areas because no matter how good a leader is, he is simply not a god.
 
APC has won the elections and PDP has lost. As soon as the foolish ones can stop dancing for triumph and stop politicking, it will be time for us to monitor the performance of governors without looking at them with political eyeglasses – it won’t matter if Aregbesola is APC, we will condemn his foolishness in expending state funds. It won’t matter if Idris Wada is PDP, we will ask for his record of performance.
 
The problem here though is that some of them in APC always read political meaning into everything and they will again find fault somewhere with this. We’ve learned to tolerate those ones with the forbearance of a big brother and we won’t forget that their challenge may be that psychological problem that perpetually waits for a messiah.



http://allroundnews.ng/2015/08/15/opinion-the-psychological-dimensions-of-supporting-apc-or-pdp-demola-olarewajudemolarewaju/


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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by sulky1: 9:08pm On Aug 15, 2015
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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by mikolo80: 9:57pm On Aug 15, 2015
temitemi1:
Saturday morning found me reading a novel by one of my favourite authors until I checked my twitter notifications to see that two APC online supporters had copied me in a tweetpic of Governors Nasir El-Rufai and Ayo Fayose. The pixes depicted El-Rufai studying what looked like a construction map while Fayose was buying food items from a smiling market woman. The tagline screamed that while El-Rufai was engaging in City Infrastructure, Fayose was engaging in Stomach Infrastructure.
Apart from the very obvious foolishness of comparing two states in farflung parts of Nigeria with each other while conveniently ignoring the reality that Osun workers are being owed salaries running into over 8 months just as Ekiti workers have received their July salaries, there is also the dimension of the psychological which I shall come to as the central theme of this piece in a moment. Osun and Ekiti share a border between Efon-Alaaye and Esa-Oke but the adulating fans of APC would rather go all the way to the heart of the north from Ekiti, driving through Omuo-Ekiti and Omu-Aran to Lokoja then Okene to Abaji through to Abuja then head further into Kaduna. They would like to ignore the silliness exhibited by Governor Ibikunle Amosun in sacking some teachers because their exam question were considered embarrassing to him. They are perhaps unaware that Ayo Fayose has not only paid teachers’ salaries up to date in Ekiti but is also giving out car loans to teachers in employ of the state.
 


do you prefer pdp cos it sounds like you do
you have to make a choice
until we have third option were stuck with these two
pick a side and get off the fence


Supporting APC or PDP is sometimes a matter of who you know, who knows you or something else but rarely thought of as a psychological thing. Observing the habits of our APC friends, I think there is no better way to explain their need to praise their leaders to high heavens than a deep-rooted psychological need. From Fayemi who left behind a debt of at least NGN70bn in Ekiti to Fashola who has found himself defending a NGN78m website, APC folks always seem to want someone they can hold up as a poster boy. I remember when on national television I challenged Ikem Isiekwena to mention any state where APC was performing well, he mentioned Osun, yes, the same Osun where grown men (state workers) and their families queue at churches every Sunday to be handed four cups of rice, a satchet of tomato paste and a few cubes of seasoning donated by people from all over Nigeria. The reason these grown men bring their families along is because the more members of your family you have on the queue, the more your chances of getting more stuff to take home.
 


no, supporting apc is because they at least gave us substandard over priced dividends of democracy
pdp gave us nothing and rubbed it in our faces


While PDP folks see the problems of nationhood as a systemic problem, the APC folks tend to think it is more of a single leadership problem. The answer to national development lies somewhere between both i.e. systems and leaders. This is why, for example, most of us in PDP were never bothered by allegations that Goodluck Jonathan was weak – to us, what we need are institutions that can help a weak leader to govern rightly and by his semi-detachment from some processes like INEC, free and fair election could evolve and thus deepen democracy. George W.Bush wasn’t the smartest man in any room but America had clear systems that enabled him to wage war against the enemies of America. If he out of weakness wanted to negotiate with a terrorist for instance, the clear policy of US would prevent him from doing this. Another example closer home would be the tenure of Nuhu Ribadu as EFCC chairman – considered personally effective but EFCC was not strong as an institution. Having been told that Ibrahim Lamorde was the brain behind the EFCC successes, Goodluck Jonathan appointed him as the head of EFCC but there was no difference.


it's one thing to know what to do

another to have political Will to implement it

 
For the APC crowd, national development will come from one man, a seeming messiah who will in one fell swoop jail all the ‘bad pipu’ holding Nigeria back, dismantle cabals, urinate fuel at an affordable price and decree electricity into existence. For them then, every single leader in Nigeria’s past has failed because the leader was bad, weak or quite simply lacked ‘political will’.
 


it always depends on one man, always


This political syndrome is also psychological, an inside out of the Saviour Complex, a situation where able-bodied young men and women rather than study the system and see how to make it work for the people constantly keep their eye out for the next best thing political – constantly looking, hoping and wishing for a messiah to come and end all the problems and as so often happens in the desert, a mirage always appears that makes the weary feet move faster only to shatter the hopes again. Time and time again, every single person that our APC friends have felt was a messiah has proven to be as human as everybody else – none of them can deny that they are not bothered by the slow pace of President Muhammadu Buhari to the business of governance or by the man’s inability to declare his assets publicly as he had promised to do. Indeed, they had told us that by now, the likes of Diezani would be behind bars for corruption – one of the more foolish ones among them even went as far as saying that policemen would no longer collect bribes on Lagos roads because Buhari had become President – it’s a psychological thing really.
 


obj and tinubu made him promise not to jail anybody in exchange for their support

can't change shitt if you don't win
so he took the deal


This tendency to imagine that every flash in the pan is actually a strike of gold is the reason why politicians will continue to deceive them. Again I reiterate that good leaders are needed but surely not at the expense of building systems because a terrible system will frustrate even the best of leaders while the best leader working with a bad system will fail in many areas because no matter how good a leader is, he is simply not a god.
 


the people need a symbol to rally around


APC has won the elections and PDP has lost. As soon as the foolish ones can stop dancing for triumph and stop politicking, it will be time for us to monitor the performance of governors without looking at them with political eyeglasses – it won’t matter if Aregbesola is APC, we will condemn his foolishness in expending state funds. It won’t matter if Idris Wada is PDP, we will ask for his record of performance.
 
The problem here though is that some of them in APC always read political meaning into everything and they will again find fault somewhere with this. We’ve learned to tolerate those ones with the forbearance of a big brother and we won’t forget that their challenge may be that psychological problem that perpetually waits for a messiah.


that's the game brer

all na politics



http://allroundnews.ng/2015/08/15/opinion-the-psychological-dimensions-of-supporting-apc-or-pdp-demola-olarewajudemolarewaju/

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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by dunsman(f): 10:07pm On Aug 15, 2015
Nice write up. This is truth in it's entirety.

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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by natas22: 10:11pm On Aug 15, 2015
Reading...........

Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by ba7man(m): 10:14pm On Aug 15, 2015
If @Temitemi1 was a Nigerian governor he would spend his whole tenure eating in bukas, drinking in beer parlors, hanging out with okada men, eating corn by the roadside and rant in the news dalies.......... since that's all his role model seems to do. grin grin grin

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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by erunz(m): 10:55pm On Aug 15, 2015
Demola Olarenwaju, is one PDP supporter I admire so much, he is so objective in dismissing and dealing with APC Touts and their propaganda. He hit the nail on its head. Y didn't APC show us pics of WIKE vs EL RUFAI and AREGBESOLA vs FAYOSE. Useless party and followers that's wat APC and their followers stands for

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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by themilanway(m): 11:17pm On Aug 15, 2015
Sore losers tongue tongue tongue.

Recycled junk as usual.

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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by temitemi1(m): 7:10am On Aug 16, 2015
Demola Olarenwaju is one of the finest critics in this country. I admire the guy a lot!
erunz:
Demola Olarenwaju, is one PDP supporter I admire so much, he is so objective in dismissing and dealing with APC Touts and their propaganda. He hit the nail on its head. Y didn't APC show us pics of WIKE vs EL RUFAI and AREGBESOLA vs FAYOSE. Useless party and followers that's wat APC and their followers stands for

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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by temitemi1(m): 7:15am On Aug 16, 2015
Are all these thing u mentions not better than that of hunger killing pple in the state of Osun cool
ba7man:
If @Temitemi1 was a Nigerian governor he would spend his whole tenure eating in bukas, drinking in beer parlors, hanging out with okada men, eating corn by the roadside and rant in the news dalies.......... since that's all his role model seems to do. grin grin grin

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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by temitemi1(m): 7:19am On Aug 16, 2015
The guy is so dope, the guy is the king of the twitter just like the way barcanista is the king of NL cool
dunsman:
Nice write up. This is truth in it's entirety.

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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by olasmith10(m): 7:20am On Aug 16, 2015
The gap between d leadership of PDP and APC is too wide not to be noticed, der are flaws in both parties, buh d later bears d minimum..

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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by Nobody: 7:58am On Aug 16, 2015
temitemi1:
Are all these thing u mentions not better than that of hunger killing pple in the state of Osun cool
thanks for this piece, this is what have been running through my mind since yesterday night when Cleverly aka ngeneukwuenu opened a thread denigrating Bishop Hassan Kukah with unsubstantiated allegation.
Apc members are behaving like people under a spell and are so quick to judge PDP forgeting that their states are collapsing with the burden of propaganda they can't sustain.

From Imo to Osun to Ogun to Adamawa to Kano to the whole NW, nothing I mean nothing tangible is going on there because the populace that are supposed to check them are still basking in the euphoria of *sai baba*


Cc hinzwazaka mizmycoli candyrain I think this article needs your attention

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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by Nobody: 9:51am On Aug 16, 2015
ECOTERRORS:
thanks for this piece, this is what have been running through my mind since yesterday night when Cleverly aka ngeneukwuenu opened a thread denigrating Bishop Hassan Kukah with unsubstantiated allegation.
Apc members are behaving like people under a spell and are so quick to judge PDP forgeting that their states are collapsing with the burden of propaganda they can't sustain.

From Imo to Osun to Ogun to Adamawa to Kano to the whole NW, nothing I mean nothing tangible is going on there because the populace that are supposed to check them are still basking in the euphoria of *sai baba*


Cc hinzwazaka mizmycoli candyrain I think this article needs your attention
The APC problem is one that I do not wish for anybody. Propagandists, liars, killers, scammers, blakmailers etc. They are now hyping el-rufai that has done nothing. Same way they hyped Aregbe and Fayemi only for time to expose them. Na God go help Nigerians

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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by dunsman(f): 10:49am On Aug 16, 2015
temitemi1:
The guy is so dope, the guy is the king of the twitter just like the way barcanista is the king of NL cool
Wow, weird as it may sound, I've not heard of him. I guess I have to research more about him.
Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by Candyrain(m): 11:18am On Aug 16, 2015
ECOTERRORS:
thanks for this piece, this is what have been running through my mind since yesterday night when Cleverly aka ngeneukwuenu opened a thread denigrating Bishop Hassan Kukah with unsubstantiated allegation.
Apc members are behaving like people under a spell and are so quick to judge PDP forgeting that their states are collapsing with the burden of propaganda they can't sustain.

From Imo to Osun to Ogun to Adamawa to Kano to the whole NW, nothing I mean nothing tangible is going on there because the populace that are supposed to check them are still basking in the euphoria of *sai baba*


Cc hinzwazaka mizmycoli candyrain I think this article needs your attention

I read the ngene.ukwuenu's thread but could only marvel at the kind of people who claim to be in the ruling party. When pdp was in power, we were not so blinded just like the way these people are. We criticize the government when necessary but not these present ones who will never see anything wrong with their "lords" even when their misdeed is staring them in the face. Just as you've mentioned, nothing tangible will happen as long as they keep chanting the "sai baba". Truth be told, Nigeria is boring and I see it as waste of energy at times commenting on political talks.

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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by Whynotthetruth(m): 11:51am On Aug 16, 2015
olasmith10:
The gap between d leadership of PDP and APC is too wide not to be noticed, der are flaws in both parties, buh d later bears d minimum..

Show me a serving PDP leader with such dirty record as Rochas of Imo state, Bagudu of Kebbi state, or Aregbesola of Osun state...waiting for answer plz

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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by Whynotthetruth(m): 11:57am On Aug 16, 2015
Candyrain:


I read the ngene.ukwuenu's thread but could only marvel at the kind of people who claim to be in the ruling party. When pdp was in power, we were not so blinded just like the way these people are. We criticize the government when necessary but not these present ones who will never see anything wrong with their "lords" even when their misdeed is staring them in the face. Just as you've mentioned, nothing tangible will happen as long as they keep chanting the "sai baba". Truth be told, Nigeria is boring and I see it as waste of energy at times commenting on political talks.

PDP is a national party unlike APC hence adherents of both will always be different...

APC is religious cum ethnic party hence it appeals to sentiments not reason or logic...APC is more of religious organization for the North and ethnic or cultural organization for SW...

For the above, they will always see criticism of government as fight against an enemy who must be crushed using whatever method notwithstanding how crude or retrogressive it maybe....

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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by olasmith10(m): 12:13pm On Aug 16, 2015
Whynotthetruth:


Show me a serving PDP leader with such dirty record as Rochas of Imo state, Bagudu of Kebbi state, or Aregbesola of Osun state...waiting for answer plz


The PDP outgoing governors are nothing but total disappointment, not only to Nigeria, buh to humanity.. U asked for it, I ll list dem

Gabriel suswan
Jona Jang
Ramalan Yero
Theodore orji
Suleman lamido

FYI, d issue of owing state workers is not limited to Aregbesola, PDP states also owed workers..
Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by Whynotthetruth(m): 12:36pm On Aug 16, 2015
olasmith10:



The PDP outgoing governors are nothing but total disappointment, not only to Nigeria, buh to humanity.. U asked for it, I ll list dem

Gabriel suswan
Jona Jang
Ramalan Yero
Theodore orji
Suleman lamido

FYI, d issue of owing state workers is not limited to Aregbesola, PDP states also owed workers..

Did they bury your brain with Oni as his abobaku...Is Yero, Lamido etc still serving?...Why not read my post again?... I simply dwelt on change chanters that are present who minions like you feel are good...Go back to my post and match them against anybody you feel has such bad record in PDP today still serving...

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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by temitemi1(m): 1:23pm On Aug 16, 2015
His brain must have been buried with Ooni in replace of AbobaDie grin
Whynotthetruth:


Did they bury your brain with Oni as his abobaku...Is Yero, Lamido etc still serving?...Why not read my post again?... I simply dwelt on change chanters that are present who minions like you feel are good...Go back to my post and match them against anybody you feel has such bad record in PDP today still serving...

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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by temitemi1(m): 1:29pm On Aug 16, 2015
Barcanista, I have never witnessed this kind of assembly of demonic pple in my life!
barcanista:

The APC problem is one that I do not wish for anybody. Propagandists, liars, killers, scammers, blakmailers etc. They are now hyping el-rufai that has done nothing. Same way they hyped Aregbe and Fayemi only for time to expose them. Na God go help Nigerians

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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by temitemi1(m): 1:35pm On Aug 16, 2015
They are truly under a very strong spell. demon possessed pple!!
ECOTERRORS:
thanks for this piece, this is what have been running through my mind since yesterday night when Cleverly aka ngeneukwuenu opened a thread denigrating Bishop Hassan Kukah with unsubstantiated allegation.
Apc members are behaving like people under a spell and are so quick to judge PDP forgeting that their states are collapsing with the burden of propaganda they can't sustain.

From Imo to Osun to Ogun to Adamawa to Kano to the whole NW, nothing I mean nothing tangible is going on there because the populace that are supposed to check them are still basking in the euphoria of *sai baba*


Cc hinzwazaka mizmycoli candyrain I think this article needs your attention

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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by Whynotthetruth(m): 1:38pm On Aug 16, 2015
temitemi1:
His brain must have buried with Ooni in replace of AbobaDie grin

gringringrin

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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by francizy(m): 1:56pm On Aug 16, 2015
temitemi1:
Saturday morning found me reading a novel by one of my favourite authors until I checked my twitter notifications to see that two APC online supporters had copied me in a tweetpic of Governors Nasir El-Rufai and Ayo Fayose. The pixes depicted El-Rufai studying what looked like a construction map while Fayose was buying food items from a smiling market woman. The tagline screamed that while El-Rufai was engaging in City Infrastructure, Fayose was engaging in Stomach Infrastructure.
Apart from the very obvious foolishness of comparing two states in farflung parts of Nigeria with each other while conveniently ignoring the reality that Osun workers are being owed salaries running into over 8 months just as Ekiti workers have received their July salaries, there is also the dimension of the psychological which I shall come to as the central theme of this piece in a moment. Osun and Ekiti share a border between Efon-Alaaye and Esa-Oke but the adulating fans of APC would rather go all the way to the heart of the north from Ekiti, driving through Omuo-Ekiti and Omu-Aran to Lokoja then Okene to Abaji through to Abuja then head further into Kaduna. They would like to ignore the silliness exhibited by Governor Ibikunle Amosun in sacking some teachers because their exam question were considered embarrassing to him. They are perhaps unaware that Ayo Fayose has not only paid teachers’ salaries up to date in Ekiti but is also giving out car loans to teachers in employ of the state.
 
Supporting APC or PDP is sometimes a matter of who you know, who knows you or something else but rarely thought of as a psychological thing. Observing the habits of our APC friends, I think there is no better way to explain their need to praise their leaders to high heavens than a deep-rooted psychological need. From Fayemi who left behind a debt of at least NGN70bn in Ekiti to Fashola who has found himself defending a NGN78m website, APC folks always seem to want someone they can hold up as a poster boy. I remember when on national television I challenged Ikem Isiekwena to mention any state where APC was performing well, he mentioned Osun, yes, the same Osun where grown men (state workers) and their families queue at churches every Sunday to be handed four cups of rice, a satchet of tomato paste and a few cubes of seasoning donated by people from all over Nigeria. The reason these grown men bring their families along is because the more members of your family you have on the queue, the more your chances of getting more stuff to take home.
 
While PDP folks see the problems of nationhood as a systemic problem, the APC folks tend to think it is more of a single leadership problem. The answer to national development lies somewhere between both i.e. systems and leaders. This is why, for example, most of us in PDP were never bothered by allegations that Goodluck Jonathan was weak – to us, what we need are institutions that can help a weak leader to govern rightly and by his semi-detachment from some processes like INEC, free and fair election could evolve and thus deepen democracy. George W.Bush wasn’t the smartest man in any room but America had clear systems that enabled him to wage war against the enemies of America. If he out of weakness wanted to negotiate with a terrorist for instance, the clear policy of US would prevent him from doing this. Another example closer home would be the tenure of Nuhu Ribadu as EFCC chairman – considered personally effective but EFCC was not strong as an institution. Having been told that Ibrahim Lamorde was the brain behind the EFCC successes, Goodluck Jonathan appointed him as the head of EFCC but there was no difference.
 
For the APC crowd, national development will come from one man, a seeming messiah who will in one fell swoop jail all the ‘bad pipu’ holding Nigeria back, dismantle cabals, urinate fuel at an affordable price and decree electricity into existence. For them then, every single leader in Nigeria’s past has failed because the leader was bad, weak or quite simply lacked ‘political will’.
 
This political syndrome is also psychological, an inside out of the Saviour Complex, a situation where able-bodied young men and women rather than study the system and see how to make it work for the people constantly keep their eye out for the next best thing political – constantly looking, hoping and wishing for a messiah to come and end all the problems and as so often happens in the desert, a mirage always appears that makes the weary feet move faster only to shatter the hopes again. Time and time again, every single person that our APC friends have felt was a messiah has proven to be as human as everybody else – none of them can deny that they are not bothered by the slow pace of President Muhammadu Buhari to the business of governance or by the man’s inability to declare his assets publicly as he had promised to do. Indeed, they had told us that by now, the likes of Diezani would be behind bars for corruption – one of the more foolish ones among them even went as far as saying that policemen would no longer collect bribes on Lagos roads because Buhari had become President – it’s a psychological thing really.
 
This tendency to imagine that every flash in the pan is actually a strike of gold is the reason why politicians will continue to deceive them. Again I reiterate that good leaders are needed but surely not at the expense of building systems because a terrible system will frustrate even the best of leaders while the best leader working with a bad system will fail in many areas because no matter how good a leader is, he is simply not a god.
 
APC has won the elections and PDP has lost. As soon as the foolish ones can stop dancing for triumph and stop politicking, it will be time for us to monitor the performance of governors without looking at them with political eyeglasses – it won’t matter if Aregbesola is APC, we will condemn his foolishness in expending state funds. It won’t matter if Idris Wada is PDP, we will ask for his record of performance.
 
The problem here though is that some of them in APC always read political meaning into everything and they will again find fault somewhere with this. We’ve learned to tolerate those ones with the forbearance of a big brother and we won’t forget that their challenge may be that psychological problem that perpetually waits for a messiah.



http://allroundnews.ng/2015/08/15/opinion-the-psychological-dimensions-of-supporting-apc-or-pdp-demola-olarewajudemolarewaju/


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firefire,ecoterrors,tomankint, truckpusher, dearpreye

Hehehehehe!! I'd rather invest in Fayose's stomach infrastructure than hunger strike of Aregbesola... grin

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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by PassingShot(m): 2:12pm On Aug 16, 2015
For all it's worth, PDP brought Nigeria to her knees with their misgovernance of sixteen uninterrupted years. That is the issue for me.

Let each state guide the direction they want to be governed. If the Ekitis don't have a problem with stomach infrastructure instead of real development, why should I lose my sleep. Similarly, if Osun indigines are fine with being owed salaries without taking their governor to accounts, na dem sabi.

My own be say, PDP was a curse to overall governance in Nigeria and we kicked them out. If we had not done that, Nigeria would have crumbled completely in less than a year. The PDP FG had to borrow to pay workers in March and April this year despite unequalled earnings in Nigeria's history. Such was the party's uselessness.

PDP at the center was a case of "if the head is rotten, what do we expect of the whole body?".

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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by temitemi1(m): 2:26pm On Aug 16, 2015
Hehehehehe...
francizy:


Hehehehehe!! I'd rather invest in Fayose's stomach infrastructure than hunger strike of Aregbesola... grin

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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by dearpreye(m): 2:27pm On Aug 16, 2015
The writer has done enough justice to the issue at hand. I'm scared of the APC and it's folks of unquestioning submission and loyalty. I've never seen a people so wicked and hypocritical in my life. Their selective criticism and attacks is even the worst.

Like the writer said, we thought by now all our paste arts would have ended in Kirikiri. Foolish folks!

Governance is serious business. It's way beyond propaganda and lies. Any serious and smart Nigerian knows that PMB can't perform even up to a tenth of what he mouthed during the elections. Till you're on that seat, you have no ideas.

A people who covered up Fashola and his N78 million website saga are a mad group of people. Osun state workers and families are now surviving on the ggenerosity of Living Faith Church. It's a no - issue to them. It's obviously a psychological thing. It's either they've sold their souls to the devil or they're simply being out of their minds.

My deepest fear is that the wicked, infallible, stance they've accorded PMB, it's a question of time before we slide into a dictatorship. Whatever you're seeing now is a foretaste of what's ahead.

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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by Whynotthetruth(m): 2:31pm On Aug 16, 2015
PassingShot:
For all it's worth, PDP brought Nigeria to her knees with their misgovernance of sixteen uninterrupted years. That is the issue for me.

Let each state guide the direction they want to be governed. If the Ekitis don't have a problem with stomach infrastructure instead of real development, why should I lose my sleep. Similarly, if Osun indigines are fine with being owed salaries without taking their governor to accounts, na dem sabi.

My own be say, PDP was a curse to overall governance in Nigeria and we kicked them out. If we had not done that, Nigeria would have crumbled completely in less than a year. The PDP FG had to borrow to pay workers in March and April this year despite unequalled earnings in Nigeria's history. Such was the party's uselessness.

PDP at the center was a case of "if the head is rotten, what do we expect of the whole body?"
.

Quit running from your shadow...stay on topic
PDP borrowed to augment shortfall in salaries... and not borrowing to pay salary in toto... because they valued workers welfare...Buhari is already borrowing irrespective of not having any project yet...Isn't PDP the head when Anambra was growing in bounds while Osun, Oyo,etc were dying?

What have you done in your state to stop the unending bad governance there....What has your state to show for the intimidating debt it has?...What have you done since your governor stopped FOI?...You come online to insult Jonathan and PDP while your immediate environment is under fire...

Start a campaign for good governance in Oyo state...charity begins at home...

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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by PassingShot(m): 2:32pm On Aug 16, 2015
dearpreye:
The writer has done enough justice to the issue at hand. I'm scared of the APC and it's folks of unquestioning submission and loyalty. I've never seen a people so wicked and hypocritical in my life. Their selective criticism and attacks is even the worst.

Like the writer said, we thought by now all our paste arts would have ended in Kirikiri. Foolish folks!

Governance is serious business. It's way beyond propaganda and lies. Any serious and smart Nigerian knows that PMB can't perform even up to a tenth of what he mouthed during the elections. Till you're on that seat, you have no ideas.

A people who covered up Fashola and his N78 million website saga are a mad group of people. Osun state workers and families are now surviving on the ggenerosity of Living Faith Church. It's a no - issue to them. It's obviously a psychological thing. It's either they've sold their souls to the devil or they're simply being out of their minds.

My deepest fear is that the wicked, infallible, stance they've accorded PMB, it's a question of time before we slide into a dictatorship. Whatever you're seeing now is a foretaste of what's ahead.


Keep crying over your loss at the polls. 2019 is around the corner when you and your ilks will start another round of wailing.

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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by PassingShot(m): 2:34pm On Aug 16, 2015
Whynotthetruth:


Quit running from your shadow...
PDP borrowed to augment shortfall in salaries... and not borrowing to pay salary in toto... because they valued workers welfare...Buhari is already borrowing irrespective of not having any project yet...Isn't PDP the head when Anambra was growing in bounds while Osun, Oyo,etc were dying?

What have you done in your state to stop the unending bad governance there....What has your state to show for the intimidating debt it has?...What have done since your governor stopped FOI?...You come online to insult Jonathan and PDP while your immediate environment is under fire...

Start a campaign for good governance in Oyo state...charity begins at home...

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Re: OPINION: The Psychological Dimensions Of Supporting APC Or PDP – Demola Olarewaj by oloyede252(m): 2:37pm On Aug 16, 2015
OK.this is a PDP thread
make Una enjoy Una thread @passing shot let them continue deceiving/enjoying themselves.

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