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|Buhari’s Victory: Obiano, Umahi & Ndigbo - Ebere Wabara by globemoney: 11:05am On Mar 26, 2019|
IN Nigeria’s democracy, contests for elective offices are political warfare. The winner takes all—the balderdash about “all-inclusive” government is sheer rhetoric. There is nothing like that in reality. It is only a deceitful narrative for those who allow themselves to be hoodwinked.
The second element of our peculiar civil governance is that it is incontrovertibly a window of investment and a sure source of prospective streams of income because of the diversity of channels of recoupment. Self-service (or, preferably, aggrandizement) comes first before the utopia of public service—if at all!
Magnanimity in victory is subjective despite all the pretensions to the contrary. In the outgoing dispensation, President Muhammadu Buhari was accused, persistently, of promoting nepotism which was antithetical to the federal character principle. In spite of the brouhaha generated by the ethnic imbalance in appointments, President Buhari seemed justifiably unperturbed.
In the build-up to the recent presidential election, the diligent governor of Anambra State, Dr. Willie Maduaburochi Obiano, threw his weight behind President Buhari based on his personal convictions. Some people were shocked as they had expected that Gov. Obiano should have backed the oppositional candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) whose running-mate, Peter Obi, incidentally, handed over the reins of government to Working Willie.
Pursuant to Gov. Obiano’s declarative stance on the 2019 presidential poll, a superfluity of charlatanistic interjections ensued as if he had committed sacrilege—when, indeed, he took the best decision not swayed by emotive considerations because an indigene of the state and his predecessor in office was involved. The issues involved transcended such primordial inclinations.
In fact, based on their estranged relationship and for no other reason, Governor Obiano was not under any compulsion to back his predecessor who ran with Atiku. The point is, even if it had been another vice-presidential candidate, Gov. Obiano’s special relationship with President Buhari—I will not expatiate—is such that there is no way the governor would have pitched his tent against President Buhari.
When I read in the social media a fortnight ago a bovine-headed post by a supposedly senior journalist that what happened to Chief Ukpabi Asika vis-à-vis the latter’s soured relationship with the late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, and the celebrated curse will also befall Gov. Obiano I was embarrassed and furious. How can any sane fellow equate the Zik-Asika betrayal with the unassailable decision by the Anambra State governor to believe in President Buhari?
The assiduous Governor of Ebonyi State and Chairman, South East Governors’ Forum, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, also found himself in the same line of attack as Gov. Obiano for opposing the clandestine and non-consultative candidacy of Peter Obi. Most Igbo people had preferred a ticket involving Atiku and the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo. The choice is no longer relevant in the post-election circumstance.
For the 16 years that the PDP was in power, there is nothing to show for their poverty of governance in the country generally and the South East particularly. The level of underdevelopment and impoverishment in this part of the country is scandalously unbelievable, yet most of our people are inexplicably obsessed with the party.
When you go to other zones of the country and see the level of individual and collective transformation, you will be shocked to stupor when juxtaposed with the degeneration and absence of federal presence in the South East. It is unfathomable to me how some states in this axis are still being governed by governors on the platform of the PDP—with the illuminative exception of Engr. Umahi of Ebonyi State who has revolutionized the previously backward state and unprecedentedly redefined leadership paradigms.
In the last polls, the Igbo voted massively for Atiku and left President Buhari with marginal votes! These same people will tomorrow blame the All Progressives Party (APC) candidate and predictably the winner of the presidential election for not appointing their sons and daughters to head strategic ministries and other plum appointments. The Igbo will also go ahead and vociferously lament the lack of federal social infrastructure in the zone. My people will crown their ludicrous position on the bizarre theory that anyone who wins after a presidential election should see himself as the father of the nation! If this does not sound preposterous, I do not know what can be more absurd. National politics and our peculiarities do not work like that.
As Christians, God enjoins us to offer the second cheek when slapped on the other and to give our enemies food and water whenever they are hungry or thirsty and that by so doing we heap charcoals of fire on their heads. I ask: how many brethren comply with these injunctions?
Let me equally ask the Igbo electorate who always go for the PDP, do they sincerely want President Buhari to be happy with them, forget the electoral sore they ripped and lavish them with juicy appointments and federal social infrastructures? It does not work like that and it will not be peculiar to President Buhari—any other person in that position will give due consideration to pre-election voting profiles. The question of “theoretical national fatherhood” (whatever that implies!) after polls had been won and lost is remote in these matters if the truth must be told.
We are not dealing with objects. Human beings with emotive dispositions are involved in the stakes at hand. Those who were loyal to a particular candidate cannot be treated the same way with political infidels! There is a natural law, after all, that whatever we sow we shall reap. Disloyal voters will perpetually get the crumbs.Most of us from the South East have never got our politics in Nigeria right and when visionaries like Governors Obiano and Umahi want to change the ways we play our politics, some buffoons and ignoramuses pelt them with mud in the name of stupid politics.
I take off my hat to Governors Obiano and Umahi for not flowing with renegades, but standing firm on truth and foresight. History—not current Ndigbo political tragedies—will vindicate both of you at the opportune time.
|Re: Buhari’s Victory: Obiano, Umahi & Ndigbo - Ebere Wabara by globemoney: 11:07am On Mar 26, 2019|
For the 16 years that the PDP was in power, there is nothing to show for their poverty of governance in the country generally and the South East particularly. The level of underdevelopment and impoverishment in this part of the country is scandalously unbelievable, yet most of our people are inexplicably obsessed with the party.Maybe people like tsinzu, BrokenTv, Gandollar think otherwise. lol
|Re: Buhari’s Victory: Obiano, Umahi & Ndigbo - Ebere Wabara by globemoney: 11:09am On Mar 26, 2019|
Most Igbo people had preferred a ticket involving Atiku and the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo. The choice is no longer relevant in the post-election circumstance.
|Re: Buhari’s Victory: Obiano, Umahi & Ndigbo - Ebere Wabara by WisdomFlakes: 11:14am On Mar 26, 2019|
You need to understand that South East perpetual support for PDP since 1999 has never been hinged on performance but rather sentiment. They seem to have an unbreakable pact to always support PDP and I do not see that changing anytime soon. Anambra is the only southeast state that seems to be changing that narrative but with the resurgence of PDP due to Atiku-Obi factor, APGA may likely lose the next governorship election in the state if PDP can get the kind of support Atiku-Obi got in the state on February 23rd. South East is PDP in spirit. That's just the truth.
|Re: Buhari’s Victory: Obiano, Umahi & Ndigbo - Ebere Wabara by globemoney: 11:19am On Mar 26, 2019|
WisdomFlakes:You keep talking about the support Atiku-Obi got in 2019 presidential elections in Anambra. Need I remind you that PDP scored more votes in presidential elections in Anambra in 2011 and 2015 than it did in the last elections despite an increased voter population? And what happened after that elections? In the House of Assembly elections, PDP won only 6 seats while APGA won 24. So PDP my friend is dead in Anambra. Anambra is APGA, its left for the rest SE states especially Abia that is plaqued by PDP bad leadership to join APGA or keep suffering.
|Re: Buhari’s Victory: Obiano, Umahi & Ndigbo - Ebere Wabara by SEGLIZ: 1:29pm On Mar 26, 2019|
this is mind blowing but off the records - are truly from the SE?
this is one right up out of the ordinary. only an intellectual understanding will see as a freedom call.
I said, it the SE does learn to forgive and forgo they would rather remain in bondage. holding tight to the past is more of bondage than a revenge mission.
politics isn't a game of sentiment or emotions but a business of sheer advantage that pitch your tent favourably to your advantageous best. the more reason it said in politics there are no permanent enemy or friends (what a great dynamics).
|Re: Buhari’s Victory: Obiano, Umahi & Ndigbo - Ebere Wabara by Okoroawusa: 2:02pm On Mar 26, 2019|
Beautiful n intellectual write up with some home truth. globemoney,the igbos say,"Enweghi eziokwu ka nke madu gwara onwe ya"(Ndi agwalu amalugo).
will our people listen?
|Re: Buhari’s Victory: Obiano, Umahi & Ndigbo - Ebere Wabara by globemoney: 2:17pm On Mar 26, 2019|
Okoroawusa:Kedu ka mu ga esi kwu o “their Mumu Don do” na Igbo?
NgadaAwo Mumu Don do
|Re: Buhari’s Victory: Obiano, Umahi & Ndigbo - Ebere Wabara by festacman(m): 2:20pm On Mar 26, 2019|
Most good politicians apply a combination of deliberate benevolence, cunning diplomacy and tactical ruthlessness in throwing their weights to advance their selfish political ends. Peter Obi's style is raw ruthlessness with no trace of benevolence. He is not someone who share stage with anyone. It is either he controls you or you are relegated to the background. Influenced by his mercantilist profit-focused vocation, Peter, most times, focuses more on short term projections than long term projections in his political moves.
|Re: Buhari’s Victory: Obiano, Umahi & Ndigbo - Ebere Wabara by globemoney: 5:54pm On Mar 26, 2019|
festacman:You are very correct, and that is why after 8 years as governor he doesn’t have any solid political structure in Anambra. Only what he has is his social media team, that’s why you hear so much of him on social media but on ground no one he’s not popular.
Peter Obi is very stingy, greedy and selfish. He can’t point to anyone he successfully empowered as governor, most of his commissioners are hanging around Obiano, even his deputy dumped him for Obiano. He thinks politics is buying and selling.
|Re: Buhari’s Victory: Obiano, Umahi & Ndigbo - Ebere Wabara by valentineuwakwe(m): 6:17pm On Mar 26, 2019|
I dnt get you, so because the igbos did not vote for buhari, hence will not be appointed? Is that how politics is played. ...even the close margin the APC forged as election results shows that his first term was not loved...so forget the issue stated..he should be the president of all after election and appoint competent hand on deck..simple
|Re: Buhari’s Victory: Obiano, Umahi & Ndigbo - Ebere Wabara by Anago50000: 6:34pm On Mar 26, 2019|
How did this happen?
I mean how did freeglobe, a pan igboist of those days , a warrior and a slayer of the then insurgents turned out to be going mad and loosing his senses everyday?
How did it happen?
Globemoney and chino11 , what happened to you guys
You two need serious help
|Re: Buhari’s Victory: Obiano, Umahi & Ndigbo - Ebere Wabara by globemoney: 6:36pm On Mar 26, 2019|
Anago50000:You will be alright inugo?
|Re: Buhari’s Victory: Obiano, Umahi & Ndigbo - Ebere Wabara by Anago50000: 6:57pm On Mar 26, 2019|
globemoney:. I have always known that
|Re: Buhari’s Victory: Obiano, Umahi & Ndigbo - Ebere Wabara by Okoroawusa: 7:16pm On Mar 26, 2019|
Nna,idi kwa funny...
|Re: Buhari’s Victory: Obiano, Umahi & Ndigbo - Ebere Wabara by Okoroawusa: 7:18pm On Mar 26, 2019|
Anago50000:To u being a "pan igboist" means a PDP supporter,akwa ya?
|Re: Buhari’s Victory: Obiano, Umahi & Ndigbo - Ebere Wabara by pavoda: 7:18pm On Mar 26, 2019|
|Re: Buhari’s Victory: Obiano, Umahi & Ndigbo - Ebere Wabara by globemoney: 7:27pm On Mar 26, 2019|
Anago50000:After running from Chino the other day you have come to receive another thrashing from me but I won’t oblige you that..
I know you are a very slow learner, you will soon appreciate our stand maybe in 10 years time
|Re: Buhari’s Victory: Obiano, Umahi & Ndigbo - Ebere Wabara by Anago50000: 10:29pm On Mar 26, 2019|
globemoney:. Shut up Mr man
Chino is my boy
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