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The Oasis Reporters

February 19, 2018


Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

Yesterday, 18th February, 2018 , Sen. Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi’s faction of the ruling All Progressive Party, APC in Kaduna State, slammed a six month suspension on Gov. Nasir El-rufai for anti-party activities and insubordination.


Mr.Wada’s executives so ruled because Gov. Nasir El-rufai panjamdrumically ignored their query that gave him 48hrs to provide insights on some of his actions and inactions. He snubbed them, they walked their talk by pulling the trigger.
A perfect respect for Newton’s third law of motion!

“Power mad vegetarians” Gov. El-rufai is dealing with are veteran power players who are not cowards. And dudes that never decline any invitation to tango, in shine or in the rain. Their history of politicking suggests so.
They are tough, rough and hard players. Once they pick on you or you give them a fight, they fight to finish.
No retreat, no surrender seems to be their guiding dictum.

To appreciate their lethality and corrosiveness, Gov. El-rufai is better advised to read a book titled “THE WOLF OF KREMLIN”.
Simply put; ‘they play the power game’ ala Comrade Lazar Kaganovich of the former Union of Soviet Socialists Republics (USSR).

The rumpus is intra-party politics, the specie of politics that is messier, tougher and trickish than inter-party politics.
It appears the governor is as dull as Orwellian Benjamin the donkey on knowhow of intra-party politics.
His case is irredeemable because of his narcissistic character and outrageous ignorant arrogance that would not permit him to accept his weaknesses, and learn from certified grand masters.

The drowning Governor must be thinking that Sen. Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s reconciliation committee is lurking at the corner and will take the noose off his neck. Imagine such a big terrible dreamer! His opponents will advance humiliating conditions that his oversized ego will resist. That will be a perfect excuse for his more strategic and tactical foes to return to the trenches and commence a fiercer round of firing and pounding.

Assuming (without conceding) that Sen.Tinubu will be able to strike a cease fire deal, the governor’s adversaries have packages of other terrible troubles to unleash for a post reconciliation period.
Variables responsible for the new set of ruckus will appear new that the national body will believe the embattled governor ignited them.
The overall strategy is to keep dragging him through one crisis to the other, until they render him politically vegetative.

Their ultimate mission isn’t to take over the APC, it’s to terminate the all-knowing Gov. El-rufai’s rent in Sir Kashim Ibrahim House in 2019. The scramble for the leadership of the party is intended to break the spine of his platform, first .
After damaging the back bone of the APC, they will join forces with his traditional opponents outside the APC and give him a marching order to the political wilderness. Their goal is clear : ousting him at all costs.

Can somebody tell Gov. El-rufai that he is on a political cliff with one of his legs down?
I believe the game is over for him. He should better start thinking of post governorship life.
Is he running to Dubai (again) or will he change destination in his second leg of a self-imposed exile?
It remains to be seen.

A good rat and a good cat are gaming. We are all eyes!

Hasta la victoria siempre (Until victory,always).

John Danfulani, PhD

Dr. John Danfulani was at a time a Political Science lecturer at the Kaduna State University, Kaduna, until difficulties and differences with the state government forced him to quit.
He writes from Awon Village in
Kachia LGA of Kaduna State.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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