Atiku and Obasanjo’s reconciliation: The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
For over a very long period of time, Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo made it clear to the whole world of his knowledge of Atiku Abubakar. Atiku Abubakar was the former Vice President to former President Olusegun Obasanjo from 1999 to 2007. Before now, Obasanjo said considering what he knew about Atiku Abubakar, he could not recommend him to be a Nigeria President.
It’s all about interest.
Is it about the people or about Nigeria? Certainly not. Politics is about interest and personal interest alone. Our political leader claims to have found a new Fulani man, better in business, with high capacity. It’s either Fulani men are no longer sponsoring herdsmen or Atiku is no longer a Fulani. The Fulani people have always been the culprit of the criminal act, killings going on in the country. It’s clear that all the hullabaloo is not about religion or ethnicity but about political interest. Atiku Abubakar today was described as a successful business man that understand economy. He has capacity to perform better than the incumbent. He is connected both nationally and internationally: Obasanjo said!
Congratulations to these two senior members of our society for political alignment. We can breathe a sigh of relief now because when two elephant fight, usually it is the grass that suffers. This is the season of reconciliations and we expect more re-alignment like this even though it may be political. From now till 2019 general elections, we are likely to witness alignment and realignment of politician.
What about the third force?
The question for the former President would be: what is going to happen to his campaign for the young people to take over the leadership of the country. What is going to happen to the third force? What is going to happen to people like Donald Duke, Oby Ezekwesili, Omoyele Sowore. President Dele commercial and a host of other who had thought the campaign was for the new generation.
Hoping for Atiku Abubakar to win 2019 presidential election; the former president made some demand on Atiku. I make one demand and one demand on you today, I need you to say before God and man that you will always remain irrevocably committed to upholding ALL the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the whole country will remain your single indivisible constituency. Constitutionalism, popular participation and inclusiveness are pre-conditions for reversing the deficits of the past three and half years. They will ensure abiding faith in our indivisibility, oneness and faith in the survival of all against none. The fundamentals for our development, economic growth and progress are hard and soft infrastructure. Remember to always give adequate places in your administration to our youth and women. Obasanjo demanded. Is this a swearing-in of a new president? Time will tell.