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Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by dre11(m): 6:34am On Jun 19, 2022
by Chidi Amuta

The outcome of our presidential nominations season has produced a new landscape of mixed blessings. The two major parties have produced rival contestants straight from the dark recesses of Africa’s political past. Atiku Abubakar and Bola Tinubu are in many ways a throwback to the African ‘Big Man’ politician of the 1970s to 1990s. On the contrary, a minor party, the Labour Party, has positioned a presidential candidate who symbolises the urgent present and the imminent future of African political contest. Mr. Peter Obi has emerged as both a generational shift and a redefinition of both political message and medium. The politics of business as usual is about to come face to face with the politics of norm shattering conveyed through the multiple devices and platforms of the internet age.

It is hard to forget where and who we are. In Nigeria’s politics of ethnic identity, Tinubu is a Yoruba candidate while Atiku is the Hausa/Fulani opposite. Peter Obi is the candidate of ethnic anonymity, a sort of political everyman with perspectives that cut across all the silly barriers that have held us hostage.

There are other benefits of the presidential nominations season. A partisan frenzy has been unleashed. The public is falling over itself either in triumphant adulation or mournful regret over the emergence of Atiku Abubakar and Bola Tinubu as mascots of the dominant parties. The emergence of both men replaces the anonymity of their respective party platforms with recognisable names. Overnight, those who prefer the PDP have become Atiku devotees whether they like Mr. Atiku’s nose or not. The same goes for the other side. People who a few weeks back were ready to cast stones at anything that bore a Tinubu sign are now finding justifications on why the man should relocate from his Lagos Bourdillon home to Aso Rock Villa.

The epidemic of partisanship is of course a healthy sign for our quirky democracy. Schism and alignment are perfect entitlements of an activated public in a place of democracy. Moreover, in the absence of any ideological markers to distinguish between the parties, people are better off queuing up and falling over each other behind emblems.

A tragic feature of today’s African democracy is the ease with which the parties’ become extensions of the private political estates of their overbearing founders or leaders. At this moment, the APC is now synonymous with Tinubu while the PDP has become Atiku Abubakar by other means.

Together, both men are political Siamese twins. They represent an easily recognizable feature of Africa’s political landscape. Somehow, they are in many ways our own version of the reign and rule of the African “Big Man” as sovereign. They will carry the imprints of the modern African nation state mostly as pseudo traditional chiefs disguised as elected presidents. Both are immensely wealthy men. Their political prominence is mostly a product of their awesome economic power. They have used economic power to buy into and invoke the major classic indices of power. They have bought into primordial traditional authority by overwhelming the traditional institutions. They even influence the appointment of some traditional rulers. They control and endorse religious authority by donating churches and mosques. They own media houses and powerful information platforms and channels. They have amorphous families sometimes with multiple spouses and offspring. Both men have an identical political trajectory with many previous attempts at the top job. Their humongous wealth spans all major sectors. Those interested in following their big money usually get lost in the confusing hazy borderline between private fortune and the public treasury. Some inquisitive people end up in the confusing intersection between private fortune and privileged access to the public treasury in one way or the other.

The political gravity of both Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar is ultimately more a function of their economic and financial leverage than the ideas and policy propositions they are associated with. In each case, the emergence of a personality cult is well within reach despite the constraints of constitutional conformity. African history is littered with the nasty footsteps of a succession of African ‘Big Men’. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea. Paul Biya of Cameroun. Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo Brazaville, Jose Eduardo dos Santos of Angola, Mobutu Sese Seko of former Zaire. These are the more memorable variants of the Africa Big Man president.

The African Big Man as modern-day ruler of the nation state is a quaint anomaly, the cultural continuation of the fabled African Chief in most traditional African cultures and societies. The Chief is the inheritor of privileges beyond reproach or questioning. He has a natural entitlement to communal assets and benefits. The chief expects to be gifted the best maidens, the fattest cows, the most fertile communal lands, and the best harvests from those who toil. These entitlements are hardly subject to questioning. The modern African Big Man president feels a similar sense of entitlement.

In practice, the existence of a national constitution hardly regulates or limits the powers and entitlement of the African Big Man President. In most cases, the rule of law, the power of due process and the requirements of standard public accountability and the observance of a code of public conduct are mostly observed in breach. Civil society activists and rights lawyers who insist on these matters are quickly lumped with the political opposition ‘enemies of the people’ and could end up with endless prison terms.

The classic African Big Man ruler did not quite materialise centre stage in Nigerian politics in the 1980s and 1990s. This coincides with a period in which Nigerian politics and governance, like in Argentina and much of Latin America, was dominated by a rival but equally fearsome power contender: Big Generals. From the 1970s up to 1999 and even till President Buhari, Nigerian politics and power was straddled by Big Generals either in uniform or as elected democracy converts. As a rule, civilian political Big Men and Big Generals do not sleep on the same bed. This is one reason why the military neutralized the threatened emergence of Chief M.K.O Abiola in the early 1990s. In the current nominations of Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar, the Big Man has re-emerged centre stage in Nigeria’s political arena through the democratic process.

However, the reign and rule of the few remaining African Big Men is doomed to imminent end. A combination of biological extinction and technological substitution will see to that. The few of this specie left are mostly in their mid-70s to 80s. They are being challenged and replaced by younger politicians with support bases rooted in a new demographics and new messaging. African democracy is now appealing directly to a broad popular demographic base with an egalitarian consciousness. A younger generation of leaders and aspiring leaders empowered and connected by the internet and an array of new technologies is on the ascent. International best practices are increasingly beaming the searchlight on African governance and politics. African democracies are being compelled, through peer pressure, to shape up to global standards of citizens’ rights and public accountability.

The younger generation of African political activists and leaders is no longer frightened by decadent myths, ancient customs or the deployment of medieval intimidation and repression strategies. Nor are they impressed by long motorcades, authorized state gangsters in the name of security or the sickening opulence of Big Men.

Out of the loud and wide expectation of a Third Force to counter Nigeria’s dominant two-party politics, something unexpected has reared its head. The real unexpected tale from our season of presidential nomination primaries is the emergence of Mr. Peter Obi. Beyond being the flag bearer of a little-known fringe Labour Party, Mr. Obi has materialized as a one-man political squad. Somehow, the lone scraggy voice of an ex -state governor has risen above the national political noise to reach the usually fractious Nigerian public. A new message that is both refreshingly new and unifying is afloat.

With no retinue of groveling followers, no intimidating motorcade of glimmering SUVs, no political fellow travellers in over embroidered flowing gowns, Mr. Peter Obi broke loose from the suffocating embrace of his former PDP. At a disarming final moment before the presidential nomination primaries, he had the uncommon decency to say a polite goodbye to Atiku Abubakar whose running mate he had been in the 2019 race. At another political event where Atiku declared his presidential intention, Mr. Obi described his former principal as ‘my brother’ and ‘leader’ only to take his leave of both the PDP and Mr. Atiku shortly afterwards.

Prior to leaving the PDP, Peter Obi had gradually emerged as the darling of the Nigerian Online Republic. He is easily the most followed and admired political figure among Nigerians on Twitter where he has a following of over 1,000,000 and still counting. His Facebook, Instagram and Tik Tok followership is growing by the moment. So far, his few open forum events are packed with active audiences who only seem to want more of his inspirational political messages. He is already a cross between a power preacher and a rock star.

The Peter Obi phenomenon is a timely reversal of the old African Big Man narrative. Enter the youthful politician clad in simple outfit. He is determined to shorten the length of the presidential motorcade, curb wasteful governance, live modestly in simple circumstances, resist corruption, shun the filthy lucre, empty opulence and gradiosity of public office and avoid or curb the pomposity of state ceremony. Here is a leader who has undertaken to connect with the people as one of them. This is the regular Bayo, Emeka, Abu or Joe next door who wakes up early to pray for his nation, undertake his morning exercise, make his own coffee. Mr. Obi carries his own bag at the airport and holds up his own umbrella in the rain. Peter Obi’s increasing magnetism lies mostly in the fact that of all the political salesmen at our doorstep these days, he alone embodies the highpoints of this new anti-Big Man narrative.

Peter Obi is communicating and connecting directly with ordinary Nigerians on the streets and in the markets. His catchment is a new strategic demographics of youth and the internet generation, the urban unemployed who see their hopeless situation because of the years of wasteful governance by Big Men politicians. But the traditional party membership and configuration still gives an advantage to the rural grassroot poor who remain in the vice grip of the politics and parties of Big Men.

In Nigeria’s emerging democratic culture, Mr. Pater Obi is the galvanisation of the convergence of new realities and new technologies. Mr. Obi is merely the embodiment a new spirit and the carrier of a generational burden. An entirely new generation and vast population of Nigerians feel challenged to reject decades of bad politics and worsening social and economic conditions. Peter Obi is merely the current embodiment of a spirit that was hinted at by the spontaneous outburst of the ENDSARS protests. He may be the first political expression of the new spirit of protest bad government and ugly social and economic conditions.

Peter Obi is still a fad, not quite a movement yet. There are pitfalls and obstacles. His solo dance is not yet a movement. His party platform still lacks a nationwide structure at the base. He fits rather untidily into the labour camp. No one knows his links to the Nigerian labour movement nor his ideological affinity to the movement’s leftist and left of centre inclination. His proposition remains at best a solo flight. His perspective are personal convictions. His lifestyle and frugality are more of a personal choice. In his political train, there are no fellow travellers or disciples to convert his personal message into a creed. Beyond his instinctual appeal as a more frugal, unassuming, and more accountable leadership proposition, we are waiting for a systematic worldview and alternative perspective in a world full of models and options.

Meanwhile, questions abound: Is Peter Obi a socialist? Not at all. Is he a social democrat? No one is certain. Is he a laissez faire capitalist or random trader who made good and stumbled into the government house in Awka? Not quite sure. Given his business antecedents as a bank owner, wine merchant, general importer, retailer of sundry wares and serial global investor, Mr. Obi would at best be a left of center politician with a personal lifestyle of frugality, modesty, and simplicity. All these qualities appeal naturally to a Nigerian public that has spent decades longing for a minimum level of modesty and accountability on the part of our leaders.

The immediate political risk confronting Mr. Obi is that of insulating his movement from ethnic pigeonholing. An Igbo mass who cannot find their own among the major political figurines of this season may want to own Peter Obi. His communicators must duck that trap by sustaining his nationalist and popular message.

On closer examination, there may be issues arising from the alternative leadership style and culture that Mr. Obi is increasingly symbolizing. The politician with a disciplined Spartan lifestyle and compulsive frugality in government may be new in these parts but it is not entirely a novelty in other places. It is in fact a common feature of post-industrial European countries. When industrialisation and economic development has created reasonable egalitarianism and prosperity, material glamour and glitz stop impressing most citizens. Leaders become more of everyman. Utilitarian functionality replaces grotesque opulence and senseless gadgetry. Substance replaces appearance and the lofty insensitivity of kings and princes gives way to the modesty of republican equality. Nigeria is not an industrial let alone a post -industrial society. Government remains the cash machine that sustains the economic life and livelihood of most citizens.

Peter Obi’s message is mostly about shrinking government and freeing resources for development. But government and its wasteful ways employs a multitude. Our huge public service is more of a social insurance mechanism than an engine of growth or bureaucratic functionality and efficiency. Sometimes the foolish ceremonies of government create employment. When a Nigerian government stages an elaborate ceremony to dish out awards to ‘deserving’ Nigerians in an annual festival, all the multiplier effect of moving a crowd of people from various parts to Abuja are activated. Hotels. Airlines, transporter, food vendors, dressmakers etc reap a harvest.

Mr. Peter Obi has come to serve notice on our behalf: Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar (whoever wins in 2023) are perhaps the last Big Men that will rule Nigeria. Similarly, we have seen the last Big Generals in power. After this season, political contest and power will revert to a majority in a true republic. Mr. Obi’s emergence has value as a timely signal of the direction in which a new consciousness and new technologies will lead Nigeria long after the last Big Man has exited the central place of power.

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2022/06/19/peter-obi-and-the-last-big-men/

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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by MikoB: 6:35am On Jun 19, 2022
Hmm! Nigeria will get there someday,if not for the corrupt induced delegates system that pruduced the candidacy of Atiku and Tinubu in both pdp and apc, it would have been Osinbajo vs Obi, in the real sense of it. These evil people prevented Osinbajo that is very popular with the masses to present himself to be voted for, and he does not have the luxury of Obi to decamp to another party or stand as an independent candidate because he is the vice president, but one thing is sure, his movement will continue to move until the country is liberated. Moreover, some of the people castigating him just for this temporary setback, I can assure them their candidate will not have the opportunity to live in the aguda house talkless of aso rock because they will now need to face the real voters, they can only bribe few voters the majority will reject them. Who laugh last always have the best laugh.

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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by Fahdiga(m): 6:42am On Jun 19, 2022
Peter Obi represents the new generation of Nigerians comprising of both the poor and the wealthy in our society. Obi is the new face of Nigerians who wants our dear country to move forward in catching up with developed countries. Both Tinubu and Atiku represents the past whereby the majority of their supporters want the status quo to remain the same. Let us chose wisely and vote for Peter Obi for the development of our dear country

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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by TheNiceGuy(m): 6:47am On Jun 19, 2022
Obi bulldogs keep packaging a fraud like Obi, making him seems like a saint.

A saint whose teenage child has a multi-million dollars company to his name. How on Earth

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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by Fahdiga(m): 6:52am On Jun 19, 2022
TheNiceGuy:
Obi bulldogs keep packaged a fraud like Obi, making him seems like a saint.

A saint whose teenage child has a multi-million dollars company to his name. How on Earth
So you expect the only son of a rich man, a former two term governor to be poor? If your father is as rich as Peter Obi will you as his son remain poor again? It is not possible unless you are wasteful son and even if at that you will still have enough money to spend. Is Tinubu's son a poor man?

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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by Toneypen247(m): 6:55am On Jun 19, 2022
We are getting there. cool







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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by Toneypen247(m): 6:57am On Jun 19, 2022
All these false political analysts giving armchair predictions are only playing along to the tune of their masters. A master and slave morality. undecided


Naija Youths, get your PVC now.
Your destiny is in your hands.
Take Charge of your future and that of your unborn kids.
The extension of voter registration would give more time for eligible Nigerians to exercise their right to participation during the 2023 and subsequent elections. Also, we need to monitor the election process and safeguard our votes.
Curbing the menace of vote-buying will be a herculean task to do, but there are ways this can be done. If the youth can come up and spot the characteristics of the age-grade system hitherto to the period before colonialism, where they were in charge of executing the executive dictum and also safeguarding the community, then they can work out that same principle in their respective community. Nothing is alien to the environment, and if the youth of every community can mobilise themselves to monitor the election process for that day at their respective wards and ensure they are not bought over with frivolities, then much can be achieved.

It will not be easy to come by especially in a country where there is hunger, but it can be done if truly our conscience is ready for a change it clamours for. cry cry

Nigeria will be great again in our lifetime,
God bless Nigeria.

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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by fiizznation: 7:00am On Jun 19, 2022
Well the election is still between APC and PDP. Because they are the ones with the money, structures, popularity, etc. I don't even think Nigerians are intellectually matured for people like Obi and Co. The problem is; most of the youths that sing obi praises on social media won't go out and exercise their franchise on the d-day. And social media noise won't win You an election.

Though is too early for some things to happen, but I expect the handlers of Obi to sell their candidate to the elderly people because they are the real voters, the folks who choose our presidents. You have to put a lot of hard work and sacrifice if you want to be the president of Nigeria. And this is one thing I like about tinubu even though I don't "admire" his personality that much.

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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by Moferere: 7:02am On Jun 19, 2022
TheNiceGuy:
Obi bulldogs keep packaged a fraud like Obi, making him seems like a saint.

A saint whose teenage child has a multi-million dollars company to his name. How on Earth

Put 10 advocates of Obi together,
8 of them are from S.E.
7 of them have never left the chores of S.E before
1 of them resides in Lagos
2 are new poll entrant from SW

That's how they will win grin

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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by chatinent: 7:25am On Jun 19, 2022
Person wey never chop go come dey read long Nigerian nonsense.

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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by inoki247: 7:28am On Jun 19, 2022
lol so na all this speech go win vote.....

People wey win yesterday no write all this speech na wetin dem tender during the election gbe wan debe.....


You people beta stop to dey listen to Motivational speaker Vote buying will continue so far poverty still exist nd na dere vote go dey determine wu go win....

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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by Golan007: 7:28am On Jun 19, 2022
Even the most ardent Obi supporter wouldn't read this treatise.

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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by Golan007: 7:30am On Jun 19, 2022
Fahdiga:
Peter Obi represents the new generation of Nigerians comprising of both the poor and the wealthy in our society. Obi is the new face of Nigerians who wants our dear country to move forward in catching up with developed countries. Both Tinubu and Atiku represents the past whereby the majority of their supporters want the status quo to remain the same. Let us chose wisely and vote for Peter Obi for the development of our dear country

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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by Fahdiga(m): 7:59am On Jun 19, 2022
[quote author=Golan007 post=113943540][/quote] So all these random posts from faceless people on a faceless forum is what you will use to describe Peter Obi? Try another wack line bro

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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by TheNiceGuy(m): 8:05am On Jun 19, 2022
But Tinubu who's son to a rich woman, who studied abroad, worked before Politics is a thief right
Fahdiga:
So you expect the only son of a rich man, a former two term governor to be poor? If your father is as rich as Peter Obi will you as his son remain poor again? It is not possible unless you are wasteful son and even if at that you will still have enough money to spend. Is Tinubu's son a poor man?

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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by citizenY(m): 9:33am On Jun 19, 2022
In my opinion, Obi's baggage is made more difficult to handle by his followership... a motley crew of rabble rousers, sabre rattlers, keyboard rattlers , born again secessionists, insolent youths and a malnourished/ malfunctioning Labour Party that has no presence in the existing political structure at whatever level. In addition, this followership has these "feel good" mentality that makes them listen only to themselves believing that the ballotbox is in cyberspace.
Whatever political contrivance they're trying to cobble is obviously incapacitated by time and the realities of the Nigerian situation.

There is work to be done. I see this movement when lessons have been learnt but not 2023. By then, the bystanders already mobilised will be able to channel their resourcefulness appropriately.

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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by dre11(m): 7:38am On Jun 20, 2022
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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by Nobody: 7:43am On Jun 20, 2022
Nigerians are left between two proven shady individuals and another with proven track record of income generation...

The 10k to buy your vote, thats if they find you worthy, cant fill a 12.5kg cyclinder of gas that lasts 1mth for a nuclear household..

Use your brains..

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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by Xbobtage: 7:57am On Jun 20, 2022
Moferere:


Put 10 advocates of Obi together,
8 of them are from S.E.
7 of them have never left the chores of S.E before
1 of them resides in Lagos
2 are new poll entrant from SW

That's how they will win grin

Your stats is false. Peters surging mandate has nothing to do with tribe,

I am not an igbo man myself and the choice of Peter Obi over the other 2 has nothing to do with tribe. People from my tribe do not have a special place where we go to buy fuel at discount prices, neither do we have different currency that we are using to buy things when we go to the market etc, Nigerias current problems has every single person on a choke hold regardless of tribe, religion or financial status.

For me the choice of Peter Obi was a very very easy and quick decision. Reason is, Once you know your problem, you know where to go for solution. If your teeth is paining you, you go to a Dentist. If have a problem with your car, you go to a mechanic. You can NOT have pain with your teeth and be going to meet your mechanic to help you. The difference between a mechanic and dentist is clear for even a new born baby to see it.

Obi is not just a stingy man with 150 cows and no Academic Qualification, but he is a Mega Business man, a wealth creator, Largest Shopping center in Rivers State, One of the largest Shopping Center in Abuja amongst many other Multi Billion Naira companies, Former CEO/MD of Fidelilty Bank, turned the Bank into One of Nigerias Biggest. Peter Obi is an Alumni of some of the Top Higher institutions on the planet, Harvard Business School, the London School of Economics, Columbia Business School, the International Institute for Management Development, Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University, Business School of Oxford University, Business School of Cambridge University. He knows and understands the value of Billions and where to put it. And a stingy man because of his nature will automatically make it very difficult for corruption to thrive. If the Nigerian Military is receiving the right funding that it deserves, trust me Bokoharam and other terrorist groups in Nigeria will feel the difference. Even a lot of these terrorist and criminals you see disturbing the peace in Nigeria is caused by poverty and economic frustration. A better funded military machine and better economy is how we fight them.

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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by FemiLAWAL1O: 8:15am On Jun 20, 2022
Interesting
Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by MonkeyMods(m): 8:15am On Jun 20, 2022
This is Monday morning please. No time to read this epistle


All I know is that Obi will make the real CHANGE when voted in as president of FRN

Believe that!

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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by OyeofIkoTuN(m): 8:15am On Jun 20, 2022
Both are immensely wealthy men. Their political prominence is mostly a product of their awesome economic power. They have used economic power to buy into and invoke the major classic indices of power. They have bought into primordial traditional authority by overwhelming the traditional institutions. They even influence the appointment of some traditional rulers. They control and endorse religious authority by donating churches and mosques. They own media houses and powerful information platforms and channels. They have amorphous families sometimes with multiple spouses and offspring. Both men have an identical political trajectory with many previous attempts at the top job. Their humongous wealth spans all major sectors. Those interested in following their big money usually get lost in the confusing hazy borderline between private fortune and the public treasury. Some inquisitive people end up in the confusing intersection between private fortune and privileged access to the public treasury in one way or the other.

What more do they want?

Northerners cannot rule for 16years at a stretch..e get why ?

why should 80 years old men rule Giants...?

What do they need the federal treasury for?...

The level of greed is on phantom drive

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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by Korojor: 8:15am On Jun 20, 2022
Ok
Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by BESTScientist1: 8:15am On Jun 20, 2022
Did you know this about Peter?
A president was to visit him as governor and upon request he was asked to get a ullet proof car for him and he never used one, after asking for the price of one of cost hundreds of millions of naira, Peter Obi felt, wasting such money on a property that will be useless after 2-3 days. He went to a sister state that had a bullet proof car. Put the president in it and after the visit,he returned it to the governor. That is who I call an uncommon leader. Rare to find among our political gladiators
They didn't give us Oshibajo.....if they try this with Peter....Nigeria ma da ru. Aaa won yin.
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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by HIGHESTPOPORI(m): 8:15am On Jun 20, 2022
Peter Obi is the only politician now apart from Osibanjo the people can trust for the Presidency.

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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:15am On Jun 20, 2022
We hope all this Obi's supporters making noise on social media do go out to get PVC.
Let us all make this election count.
Our future is in our hands.
Let us vote for the right candidate of our choice.

Look beyond tribal and religion shenanigans that your politicians have been using to loot your future since 1960.
Vote for the right man.
Nigeria will be great again in our lifetime.

post=113970180:

Voters apathy will not exist in East 2023 presidential election is different from governorship, people are angry, things are expensive, students are on strike, NLC and TUC and other organisations are against ruling party, Easterners feel marginalised and you expect voters apathy when one of their own is on the ballot voting awareness going on in the east is something else first time Igbos will close markets for Voters registration, sensitization is going on every where church, markets, clubs etc, INEC recently deployed 200 registration machines across southeast
Let us refresh you with this for a minute....

In the 2003 presidential election in which Ojukwu, the famed Igbo leader, vied, the south-east voted tremendously for his rival – Olusegun Obasanjo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In fact, Ojukwu’s ‘’Igbo party’’, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) could not even win governorship elections in the south-east except in Anambra — the late politician’s native home.

In Anambra, Obasanjo had 466,866 votes which represent 54 percent of the entire count while Ojukwu had 279,378 – 34 percent of the total tally.
In Abia, Obasanjo had 386,748 votes (51.7 percent) while Ojukwu had 260,899 votes (34.9 percent).

In Ebonyi, Obasanjo had 752,823 votes (94.5 percent) but Ojukwu polled only 20,525 votes (02.6 percent) within the same range as Muhammadu Buhari who had 16,308 votes in the state.

Let us stop at this.
It's Monday morning.
We hope you remember all we stated above with prove and salient points.
Work beckons........
Have a nice week!

Although truth is bitter, but we will continue to say it at dem MANNA.

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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by Quest7777: 8:16am On Jun 20, 2022
No time to read long epistle but I'll say it again;
It's only a People's Revolution that can salvage this country else we continue with Business As Usual. Of all the aspirants, PO offers the platform for such revolution.

Don't sell your vote for a Piece of Bread. Choose PO the Key & Emancipate Yourself...

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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by Success77x: 8:16am On Jun 20, 2022
Carry us dey go, Peter Obi Carry us dey go for beta Naija.

The new song on the mouth of every Nigeria.

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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by chukwuibuipob: 8:17am On Jun 20, 2022
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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by Starhearts: 8:17am On Jun 20, 2022
Fahdiga:
Peter Obi represents the new generation of Nigerians comprising of both the poor and the wealthy in our society. Obi is the new face of Nigerians who wants our dear country to move forward in catching up with developed countries. Both Tinubu and Atiku represents the past whereby the majority of their supporters want the status quo to remain the same. Let us chose wisely and vote for Peter Obi for the development of our dear country

The most unserious human being in the world award goes to Peter Obi

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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by phemmyfour: 8:17am On Jun 20, 2022
They are all the same...all of them

Anambra isnt a heaven on earth till now.

Nonsense, they all think they have solution to Nigeria's problem only for them to get there and left it worse

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Re: Peter Obi And The Last ‘Big Men’ By Chidi Amuta by EkelediliBuhari: 8:17am On Jun 20, 2022
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