By Joseph Edgar
The verdict is out, Governor Wike may just be sliding into political oblivion. The last vestige of a past government, the last soldier standing from an era where the rule of law was only but a plaything in the hands of imbecilic leadership.
The courts have granted a rerun within the next 90 days and my people I do not see Wike winning this one. His party is in disarray, his Chairman has just been sacked by the Courts, the elders are mostly being enmeshed in the ongoing arms scandal and he himself did not help matters by embarking on a major vendetta against his predecessor instead of quickly settling down to work for the people.
I see Wike loosing this battle, I see him facing the courts on other charges like his colleagues in the past administration and I see him lamenting a glory lost. This should be a lesson for all our leaders but as we have come to realize our leaders never learn otherwise we would not be in the sad state of affairs that we find ourselves.
This leads me to my thoughts about the total annihilation of PDP once touted to be the largest party in Africa. Today, it is a midget peopled by cowering ex strong men. The other day, the Spokesman came out almost in tears screaming that he is about to be dealt with, he was begging the public go come to his aide. The party is finished, they are turning on to themselves like Lilly liveried cowards, decamped to APC to hide and wait for the Gail of the anti corruption crusade to blow over.
I do not see any strategic plan to rebuild in the nearest horizon, no strong centre that would rally round the troops. The only tree standing in that forest is Fayose. Fayose has surprisingly taken up the mantle of leadership. He has been the only one with enough credibility to shout and keep the government on its toes. Sometimes over dramatic and showy, he has Infact given us a semblance of opposition. This is happening while his brethren are busy hobnobbing with their lawyers in a bid to escape the inevitable gulag.
Nigeria is a loss for this as APC could and has already started developing dictatorial tendency especially with the disarray in the camp of the PDP. My prayer is for the emergence of a new power base within the PDP. Young ideologues who would step in and rebuild the power base and giving us the required balance we need in governance. No political system works well without the opposition to serve as a credible check on power.
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