What mega party? That is my state of mind this morning, a gross lack of respect for this generation of politicians. Their selfishness and plain avarice know no bounds. All they are after are just the personal gains that come from an avaricupious quest for power or how would you describe this latest move for another so called mega party as being pushed by disgruntled elements on both sides.
You see, the idea is very clear. If you loose in the intrigues and power configurations within your party, you go and form a splinter group and call it a mega party. This worked very well for them during the last disposition when dissatisfied elements left the PDP to go form the new PDP on their way to APC. Today, the movement seems to be continuing with the perceived formation of a third leg made up of some very famous names who have been cast aside within the ruling party.
What this does to the cohesion of the political system cannot be imagined as it weakens it and leaves it vulnerable and possibly opening it to chaos and, God forbid, military intervention. Yes, we have seen this cowardly disposition in era past when politicians having lost out and with no resources to build a parallel structure now begin to call for military intervention and when it comes they will start shouting for a transition back to civil rule so that they can try their luck again.
Much as I dislike comparing with other climes, I cannot help but do that especially with what is happening in Europe and what just happened in America. It is very clear to Trump that the establishment within the ruling party did not want him. The spate of recriminations were un-abating, but he did not relent with his message, pouring money into the campaign and not into the pockets of godfathers and influencers.
He never for once thought about building a mega party where he would personally select the party chairman and honchos making himself party leader. He stuck to his beliefs and got first the party and then the people to see his position and today he is to the annoyance of the rest of the world the President of America. Those who lost out too did not go forming a mega party or cause dissident. They have allowed the institutions to handle the matter.
So you can begin to see why this Mega Party thing should not b supported. It is selfish and shallow. It reeks of a callous intention to maintain relevance by the people pushing for it, despite their rejection by the party structure and by extension the people.
Already the infighting even in this new structure has begun. I hear the former President when approached gave as a condition for his acceptance the fact that Atiku cannot be President. You see, and that one is in their for the sole purpose of claiming that ticket, since by his calculation the incumbent in the ruling party, just might want to push for a second term and age is fast moving against him. How he will cross the huge barrier remains to be seen.
For them, issues are not the main thing here but personal ambitions of some people who feel it is their God given right to rule us despite their continued rejection by the people.
The mega party project must die and we will all join hands to bury it in a bottomless pit of infamy.