Opposition And Party Politics; APC Sheer Gain And Loss By Maxwell Adegbenro
G7 ‘Rebel’ Governors Joins APC is a story caption that is most catchy among the catalogue of stories I came across online while doing my daily routine of information analysis. One of the stories as captioned above was written by a friend, a facebook ‘bandit’ as he was referred to by followers. I took my BB and pinged him to find out the about the story, what I got from my PDP friend was ‘don’t’ mind the greedy Governors. I ask him what he will do, now that his Boss is one of the new PDP Governors that ported? He replied, Maxwell, have always told you, in politics, there is No permanent enemy or permanent friend. I laughed beyond rhetoric, sending my laughter smiley on my BB might have angered my friend who suddenly stopped chatting with me.
Is that what every concerned Nigerians tend to get from politicians changing gears at will anytime any day? A political leader can swing to another party or association as long as he feels safe in there. It is equally a common possibility in politics for majority to turn minority. That is the message those in the villa should send to President Goodluck Jonathan since he has failed to fix the holes in his house, he should feel the rages of Sun and rain a bit. Five (5) Governors are very big headache to lose to opposition whose rearing heat is melting the ice-cake of PDP. The 11 Governors in the party before yesterday are enough problem for the ruling PDP. Reactions and attitude of Mr President, Mr Fix it and those saddled with the responsibilities of resolving the differences after their landmark declaration yesterday, reveals how unbelievable and unserious the ruling Party is to matters relating to power.
Sheer Gain/Loss, the conflicting two leading parties have to choose. Those familiar with history and how politics cum public interest work may not settle with wiki understanding of the word opposition. Opposition may not necessary be organized groups or parties that opposed government; they are sometimes organized groups or parties opposing leaders and system that validate a government. Its two different things. We have had fair share of such intensity in America, Zambia and Mexico. The level of opposition varies to political
conditions and tempo.
Opposition in line with history depends on our ability to expound the real process of rivalry, starting out from the materialism of life, and to comprehend the form of people connected with this and created by the imbue task of interest.
As the basis of all opposition (APC) unfolds itself in our system; and to show it in its action as State, to explain all the different theoretical idealism and forms of consciousness, religion, philosophy, ethics, etc. Relating their origins and growth from that basis impunity how it affects the society and people that make the opposition is an integral part of oppositions fertility towards
causing a great havoc for incumbent (PDP) which interference may follow; opposition by means is not basically a setting of destabilizing the incumbent government by criticism, revolt, instigating public assaults; but checking every responsible government and redirecting their loss to gain via prompt analysis of policies as it affects every common Man. A responsibility supposedly beckons on civil society in some developed countries.
Conservatively, All Peoples Congress action may have proved some cynics’ wrong that Nigeria would be intolerant or sustain in a one party system for long unlike the Mexico. The whole thing can be depicted in its totality since it began it activities and process of consultation (and therefore, too, the reciprocal action of these various sides on one another). Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have a long standing tracks on the rotten system of Nigeria, concise view of this pose a deal threat on the indivisibility of nation state called Nigeria where nothing seems to be soothing and working desirably as the people expected. It has so been argued that Nigeria’s milieu and challenges is blamed on leadership and corruption.
Nevertheless, this has not, like the idealistic view of history, justifies the readiness of APC to relinquish poverty, insecurity and other lingering travails that had so long dampen the mighty and unity of Nigeria to ‘acceptable Governance”. A strong opposition party must have a redefined ideology that differs the one incumbent can offer, well as saturated manifesto foresaw to bridge the gap between policy and polity, leadership and governance. Baba Bisi Akande led APC leadership should be pertinent to analyze the adverse effect of absorbing PDP members in the party and project possible solution to neutralize threat scare effect their members may bring whereas they are expected to consolidate the party’s ideology towards providing leadership.
APC’s loss soon to come warningly would be moles in the party, of course the North have their way of initiating ‘contempt’ and bicultural interest against the party identity. The leadership especially regional leaders must be cautious of ethnic rivalry that alone can mess their effort to mockery.
President Jonathan and Tukur lesson note may undermine in strategy; whereas that may likely be a stronghold for the opposition of rescuing a desecrated nation like Nigeria where injustice and corruption rebelled laws and ethics.
Consequentially, the declaration of the new PDP governors gives a hard learn lesson and may also open up a wound for the new born baby. It’s no joy at all, having a new wine in a new bottle but seeing the savory wine relishing thirst and salivary gives materialistic tendency of gaining public sympathy farther than the loss PDP may incur. Abinitio, Wamakko, Babangida Aliyu, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Sule Lamido and Rotimi Ameachi will not have more enemy and much battle to fight declaring for APC if they have anything hidden in their cupboard since the lord of the manor at the federal is a perpetual scare for any disloyal politicians.
Mexico is a country where APC can out rightly grab their gains or losses. The PRI and its predecessors won every Presidential Election from 1929 to 2000, won every congress till 1997. Dominated Governorship election till 1989, control vast majority of the municipalities though bereaved of fairness but nothing no single challenger upon the consistence dominance of opposition at equilibrium per. So powerful that countries around the world want a version of its own Krauze 1997.
Seemingly unshakable that major political bigwig sees it as the only game in town. Despite long equilibrium dominance of opposition party began to expand in 1980’s, 1997 and PRI break down. APC’s grim may not last the trench if they failed in three consecutive elections considering the consciousness and nexus level of propaganda. With the latest development, attention of more power brokers will be shifted to the party they once called still born, sarcastic names. How do traditionally under-competitive APC with 18 states dominance can stand the heavy force of 16 state with federal schemes, politics and resources calculation against them? How do they want to bridge the harshness of party system and rivalry which may transform and thrive fully to stiff competitive democracy in 2015? What may likely irk the electorate and give the incumbent a surviving game changer?
It’s so glaring current approaches cannot pre-determined the equilibrium dominance or break down, and in fact, the alternative theories predict dominance never exists before incumbent if APC assertion is truly severally on rescue mission. Dynamism of partisan politics may wreck the boat.
Every steps, approaches, issues, analyses, positions, crisis are expected to be rivaled; the gain and loss for the competing party system towards having a competing democracy. It remains constantly on the real ground of history; it does not explain practice from the idea but explains the formation of ideas from material practice; and accordingly it comes to the conclusion that all forms of consciousness cannot be dissolved by mental criticism, by resolution into “self-consciousness” or transformation into “apparitions,” without evaluation. The two parties would have to monitor their gain and loss in sheer mockery of another.
Victory is only certain for any party by the practical overthrow of the actual social relations which gave rise to this idealistic humbug; that not criticism but revolution is the driving force of history, also of religion, of philosophy and all other types of theory. Just as we welcome them into the fold we should also know that history without landmark victories is whimsy. It shows that history does not end by being resolved into “self-consciousness as spirit of the spirit,” but that in it at each stage there is found a material result: a sum of productive forces, an historically created relation of individuals to nature and to one another, which is handed down to each generation from its predecessor; a mass of productive forces, capital funds and conditions, which, on the one hand, is indeed modified by the new generation, but also on the other prescribes for it its conditions of life and gives it a definite development, a special character. It shows that circumstances make men just as much as men make circumstances.
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