Alleged Anti-Party In APC, Time For Tinubu To Pay Back By Sabui Zaranda
Most often, people spend their ample time talking on issue that will make them look saint and widening their popularity rather than engaging on solving problems that has potential threat to their existence as an entity. During the season of open letters in Nigeria, the most talked about and controversial was the one written by former president Olusegun Obasanjo were he raised alarm regarding his party and the nation at large. Baba points a finger on president Jonathan for anti party activities between Mr President and Bola Tinubu. But to my surprise, that did not attract the attention of the newly formed APC leadership and till up to now, we are yet to know why the APC refused to question Tinubu over such allegations even when they ask Mr President to defend himself?
What the former Lagos state governor and APC chieftain Sen. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu failed to understand or think he will go free with was his in-born anti-party activities that date back from the period democracy was returned to our dear Nation up to date.
The return of democracy after a prolong period of military dictatorship came with an alliance between the defunct AD and APP in the presidential election where chief Olu Falae and Umar Shinkafi emerged as their anointed candidate while PDP stood alone with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Atiku Abubakar as their candidate. Prior to the defection of Atiku into the Progressive movement, he granted an interview that journalist tag it as BOMB SHELL were Atiku explain how he seek support from APP through Attahiru Bafarawa and AD through Bola Tinubu which shows that the duos support PDP, an opposition party instead of their respective parties.
After good 8 years of PDP misrule and mismanagement of resources in Nigeria and the failure of Obasanjo to get tenure elongation, Atiku Abubakar who was the then Vice President was denied the presidential slot at PDP which forced him out of the party and merged with Bola Tinubu who had the control of defunct AD to form AC, the platform which gave Atiku the chance to contest for the number one seat in the country. Fortunately or unfortunately, his dream did not come into being following an alleged anti party activities by Bola Tinubu who was said to have support Late Umar Yardu’a against his party candidate in 2007 presidential election. Even at the eve of Turakin Adamawa’s defection to the progressive movement, his political associate expressed the same fear of Tinubu’s habitual betrayal tendency if their colleague finished his consultation and decide to join APC.
The recent one that remains fresh in Nigerians memory was seen in Nuhu Ribadu’s candidature in ACN during 2011 general election were Bola Tinubu used the international recognition of the anti corruption czar and his core northern origin as a rooted fulani to advertise ACN and extend the party popularity to northern Nigeria and western world at large after Ribadu’s saga with the Yaradua’s administration.
Nuhu Ribadu was perceived by international organization to be most outstanding Nigerian citizen that was bold to fight corruption. The Adamawa born police officer happened to be that optimistic Nigeria that is professionally committed to saving his country from it mess but politically naïve when compared with his then contender Attahiru Bafarawa who served as governor for 8 years and contest president at DPP in 2007, but because Tinubu’s mission was not totally for victory in the presidential poll, therefore he manipulate the process which lead to the emergence of Nuhu Ribadu as their puppet candidate at ACN during 2011 presidential election in order to achieved their desired goal.
With the revelation by Chief Obasanjo in his open letter were the PDP chairman BOT stated how Goodluck Jonathan had an alliance with Tinubu to win south west, Baba complained about Jonathan’s anti-party activities were he said ” It happen in Lagos in 2011 when Bola Tinubu was nocturnally brought to Abuja to strike a deal for support of your personal election at great price materially in the fortune of PDP gubernatorial candidate” and with the outcome of 2011 election one doesn’t need to be political guru to know what happen at southwest if that person has a common sense because it is clearly open even for a blind man to see.
Mr Tinubu’s nerve to warn some of his APC colleagues for romancing PDP come as a surprise to a lot of people and was believed to be the reason of his little face off with former Borno governor Sen Ali Modu Sherrif during the party’s 9th interim NEC meeting. If it’s true that former Ogun governor Chief Olusegun Osoba is engaging with PDP, it will not be only better but best to have him dropped from APC structure but the question here is, Does Tinubu have the moral ground to make such allegation after all his record of anti party activities?
Lest we forget that APC comes as a child of necessity to save the crying masses when the whole Nation is bleeding to death from PDP’s mis-rule, Jonathanians mismanagement and to the numerous problems inherented from military dictatorship. Therefore, it will not be fair for the party and poor crying Nigerians to pay dearly for someone’s misdeeds. However, it is pertinent in the interest of Nigeria and Nigerians that the party cross examines all those with questionable character before they sabotage the effort and hope of millions.
LONG LIVE APC, LONG LIVE NIGERIA.
Sabiu Zaranda wrote from Bauchi, Nigeria
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