I can boastfully hit my chest and posit with proof as long as the 3rd mainland bridge, that there are very few families in Nigeria more Pro-APC than mine. But come February of 2015, I’ll be thumb printing for the Umbrella, come rain, come shine.
And here is the reason why:
Babatunde Raji Fashola is unarguably Nigeria’s most successful Governor thanks to a plethora of reasons, but hugely because he is more of a technocrat than a politician. But a Party / system driven by, as one writer puts it: ‘the pettiness of ethnicity, power rotation, and religion’ will ensure that he is not considered for the Presidency till thy kingdom come. Preferring rather to field perpetual losers and old blokes like Muhammed Buhari and Atiku Abubakar against the ruling Party’s sole candidate and incumbent, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
What makes the APC then different from the popularly disliked PDP if they cannot pick competence over rotational, religious and ethnic considerations and over all other political ‘crimes’ of the ruling party, PDP?
So, I will rather vote for a candidate who already has an idea of what my problem is and those bedeviling us as a nation, albeit with a snail-like response to everything viz security, infrastructures, education, employment and others, than one without a single current field experience of issues affecting Nigeria.
Though now cliche, the APC is an almagamation of disgruntled old politicians whose sole aim of existing is to snatch Federal power in 2015 and failure to do so will lead to its break up.
And that is The Stark Naked Truth.
@obi_harri is a Nigerian based Radio/Tv Presenter.