Talk of South West Presidency is absurd and unpatriotic

We are not looking at 2019, but 2023. If we don’t get it now, it may take some time.” Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Palace of Alafin of Oyo.

And there is no herd of people who talk a lot before thinking of all the possible interpretations and repercussions of their utterances than politicians on the campaign trail. Objective observers of the political scene in any country frequently shake their heads in utter disbelief when they listen to the malarkey that politicians vomit. One such announcement was made last week by the man who most of us three years ago would have considered incapable of descending so low to stoke the embers of injustice and hatred in the country for selfish reasons. The last thing the South West should aim for in 2023 is the Presidency. It will not only be unfair to other zones in country, it will elevate the political struggle in some parts of the country to active sabotage. Civil War 2 is right round the corner. Before he was providentially selected as the Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Professor, Pastor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, had come across as a sound intellectual, man of God and reasonably broad-minded. He would have been one of the last that anybody would suspect of harbouring politically divisive tendencies or one to promote ideas that are capable of heating up the polity to unimaginable levels. But, then, I have since Obasanjo’s days identified a disease named as the Aso Rock Disease, ARD. Its symptoms are very easy to detect. Someone Nigerians thought they had known very well for years, enters Aso Rock on appointment in any capacity, and suddenly a different person shows his/her face to the public. Dr Reuben Abati, former media guru, now a Deputy Governorship candidate in Ogun State on the ticket of a faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was a patient in the Aso Rock clinic. He emerged after his services under President Jonathan, who he served diligently to inform us that Aso Rock is inhabited by demons and wizards who turn around all those who enter the premises. There is no reason to disbelieve him. Apparently those monsters are still very much in control at the Rock given the tragic-comedy concerning the release of unemployment figures by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, and the attempts by “know-nothings” inside the Rock to bully unpleasant reality. Abati is right. Something must be wrong with that place and we should evacuate the present occupants as soon as possible and have the place totally fumigated before introducing new inmates. Otherwise, Nigeria is doomed

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