An earlier leopard on no account modified its spots. This week’s flop of the week goes to a know-how of Nigerian statesmen, and their proteges who’re hoping to win our votes in 2019 by using the equivalent ruses that we’ve seen many events sooner than.
This week, the Coalition for Nigeria Movement, a coalition of concerned Nigerians, based mostly by former president Olusegun Obasanjo, was collapsed into the African Democratic Get collectively ahead of the 2019 elections.
“The administration of the movement, after detailed examination, huge session and permitting for the orientation, insurance coverage insurance policies and course of the movement, have agreed to undertake ADC as its platform to work with others for bringing about fascinating change inside the Nigeria polity and governance”, Obasanjo talked about on Thursday, Would possibly 10, 2018.
Months previously, OBJ had talked about he would resign from the coalition if it turned involved in partisan politics. That hasn’t occurred.
Anyone who has adopted Nigerian politics will know that the events that led as a lot as this merger and the apparent presentation of ADP as a third strain inside the coming elections should not be new.
It was this equivalent model, a seemingly well-meaning merger of pursuits that led to the creation of APC, the behemoth that now occupies Aso Rock.
This paints a extremely dire state of affairs: that whereas they hope to range the nation’s course inside the coming elections, Nigerians is also left with further of the equivalent, or a variety between the lesser of two, or three evils.
It’s the revised interpretation of the earlier leopard altering its spots. We’re caught with the equivalent political class in 2019 and whereas they might be making efforts at rebranding, nothing’s really modified.