Dakuku!, Where Have You Been? By Suleiman Hashim
Dakuku Adol Peterside, you have been someone I admire so much basically because you had the kind of criteria we were propagating at #30PercentOrNothing which is that you are a young person who was aspiring to be governor. If that had worked, we would have been so proud and that would have encouraged lot more people in same bracket of age to continue to flood into the system thus making the management of Nigeria that of recent thinkers. I am still proud you participated anyway.
While the results were announced as they appeared, I still expected to see you vibrant in the system because of course age was still very much on your side and you could still certainly become the governor of Rivers state someday by the way the tribunal is still there and it appears you have a very good case to pursue there.
Going by all these postulations, I expected to see your movements here and there by mobilizing the rivers state APC members and integrating them with the national body as well as seeing you making some great statements that will make us understand you can lead a viable opposition in the state if at all at the end of the day the tribunal was not able to deliver a mandate to you. I also understand Chibuke Amaechi to be your party leader at the moment but I feel he will be very much overwhelmed with national issues at the moment and may not be very effective at this time that your voice is much needed to instill confidence in your people about the potentials of APC. The other day I saw Umana Umana visit the president-elect but honestly I expected to see you there long before then. The following things are what I expected could probably be wrong:
- That you were not very confident of yourself in the first place and you were coerced into politics against your wish
- That you got demoralized by the fact that you guys were fighting your brother
- That Governor Chibuke Amaechi has not given you clearance to make any further move
- That you never had your own political structure and you are confused as to how to go about it
In an attempt to analyze the above, it is important for you to understand that your age is an advantage to you in politics and you have been privileged to be where you have been and so you should continue in it actively. You should also note that the president of this country will always come from a region and so there must be somebody fighting his brother at every point in time so that is normal despite all the hullabaloo. I also understand you have to be loyal to your principal but I am very sure he will also be proud to see that you have some very nice initiatives on how to make the party prosper in the state. Lastly, you should not that being great needs a lot of work and so you must work hard to ensure you become one of the greatest politicians Rivers state ever had because you can and you have the potentials.
I wish to see you bounce back loud and alive with enough initiatives to give Wike a run for his money. Good luck!
Suleiman Hashim wrote from Abuja. (email@example.com)