The Desperation of Jonathan to Hoodwink Oppositions into Unholy Submission to His Dubious Will By AbdulRahman Agboola)
The year 2014 has witnessed series of technical and tacit maneuver by political gladiators switching allegiance and cross carpeting from one political party to the other. Whether justifiable or not, the trend of dumping a political party for another has dominated the present Republic led by President GoodLuck Jonathan. A clear observation of the scenarios indicts the ruling party of desperation to hoodwink oppositions to the bid of President Jonathan to succeed himself in office for the third time at the expense of the dictates of our Constitution.
In an ill-conceived manner, Mr President has coarse many Nigerians to support his continuity bid and the PDP has offered her platform for the dubious task even without scrutiny and compliance with the norms of the Party. Irrespective of the misinterpretation of our Constitution by PDP on tenure of office, the reality remains that President Jonathan succeeded late President YarAdua in 2010 for a first term and succeeded himself in the Office of the President in 2011 which translates to a second term and his current bid to succeed himself again in 2015 is a rape on our constitution that only allows a President to take an oath of office just twice.
Power of victory is vested with the electorates but the society is rewarded by what it breeds. Our society today has bred young people without ideological leanings or principles on the ideals of governance; Nigeria has a vast population of misguided youths deeply involved in high powered criminal activities occasioned on membership of nefarious groups. Many Youths are willing tools in the hands of demagogues and retrogressive political class who engage them to propagate falsehood and blackmails in a parochial manner against progressive inclinations.
It is not a misfire to regard President Jonathan as a hypocrite with underlining religious cliché as shown not only in his religious fornication exhibited in January where he worshipped in different churches to whip sentiments and deepened the chasm between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria. One of the most turbulent moments in the history of epidemic outbreak in Nigeria was the outbreak of Ebola Virus months ago in Lagos State, the Federal Government of Nigeria quickly declare a National Emergency against the outbreak and while Lagos State Government in particular spent Millions of naira to tackle and curbed the outbreak, Mr President did not see any wisdom in visiting Lagos State or send solidarity message to the Government of Lagos State to either applaud or recognize their special efforts but Mr President hastily visited Prophet TB Joshua to commiserate with him over a building collapse within the premises of Synagogue Church in Lagos State.
Independent intelligence actions has drawn a correlation between the deaths of about 115 South Africa Nationals in the building collapse at a time the South Africa Government exposed the dirty arm deals of Nigeria Government in South Africa. It could be recalled that the alleged Independent Day Bomber Henry Okah was tried and jailed in South Africa to the comfort of President Jonathan and the frosty relationship between President Jonathan and South Africa Government has been claimed as reasons for the exposure of both the 9.3 and 5.9 Million dollars crooked arm deals scandals.
In spite of the madness that has engulfed the North East and the attendant effects of the terrific actions of packaged terrorist stampeding territories in the North East, President Jonathan is yet to stop the killings of innocent Nigerians under his nose against all appeals, he has concentrated on actions capable of heating up the polity with his campaign strategies. Mr President has watched his assigned aides and non-State Actors labeling the opposition party an Islamic Party while most of the appointments made by President Jonathan have tacitly favoured his religious cliché as well.
In the interest of our dear nation, ethnic and religious sentiments must be downplayed to pave way for good governance in Nigeria, where some elected officers on the platform of PDP decamped to APC; elected officers on the platforms of APC, APGA and Labour Party have equally decamped to PDP. As the cross carpeting favoured the interest of President Jonathan, he openly welcomed them to PDP even at a wrong place like the Presidential Villa without clamping down on them for abandoning their former party for PDP but Mr President has never hidden his disdain for those that decamped from PDP to APC to the extent of wishing them death.
When you withdraw the security aides officially attached to an elected officer, you have simply wished the officer dead by exposing the officer to insecurity. There is no doubt that Mr President lacks the good conscience to be regarded as a leader but his latest onslaught against Rt Hon Aminu Tambuwal must not go unaddressed. The Inspector General of Police erred by the withdrawal of the security aides attached to the Speaker after his decamping from PDP to APC in the power game at fore in the country today.
The silence of Mr President on the action of the Inspector General of Police and the antics of PDP Leaders against the Speaker means the action of the Speaker hit PDP below the belt which is a good omen for the common people of Nigeria. PDP has been declared winner of all Presidential Elections since 1999 whether sincerely or crookedly, the fact that the opposition does not have any member in the position of authority at the Federal level since 1999 has made it very difficult for them to checkmate the fraudulent tendencies of PDP. The Presidency and PDP Leadership are rattled by the decamping of the Speaker to APC for the edge it gives the opposition party to defeat PDP at the Presidential Election. In 2007 Presidential Election, it was reported that 60percent of the ballot papers required for the polls did not arrived the Country from South Africa until after the elections were concluded but INEC announced results that captured over 70percent voters turnout.
In 2011 Presidential Election as well, it was reported that figures was just conjured for President Jonathan in the South East and South South at variance with the true result of the elections in the regions. I would have simply dispel this as a fabrication but the total numbers of votes recorded at the keenly contested Governorship Elections in the regions among parties shows about 40percent upwards at the Presidential Election which confirm the sham.
With the decamping of the 4th Citizen from PDP to the opposition Party, it will be difficult for PDP to manipulate the Presidential Election as usual with the in-depth understanding of the game plans of PDP by the Speaker which is the source of apprehension by PDP and President Jonathan. In the second republic, the Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives was a member of Minority Party and the Speaker has responsibility on the general House and not a political party. The rules of Federal House of Representatives permit the actions of the Speaker and as such the efforts of Mr President are in nullity.
The Office of the Speaker Federal House of Representatives has been desecrated by the withdrawal of the security aides of the Speaker and the meddlesome of President Jonathan in the activities of the House of Representatives. The Inspector General of Police must ensure the safety and security of Rt Hon Aminu Tambuwal, restore his security aides immediately and concentrate on reforming the poorly motivated Nigeria Police Force.
With the condemnations that has greeted the rude action of the Inspector General of Police and the ongoing appraisal of the scenario among top Political Activists in Nigeria, I will not be surprised if a mass action arise for protest in support of the Speaker in the couple of days. It is our collective responsibility to protect the Speaker against the machinations of bounders trying to derail the cause of good governance in Nigeria.
Comrade AbdulRahman Agboola
Mass Action for Good Governance and Grassroots Development in Nigeria
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