The Oasis Reporters
April 15, 2022
The PDP consensus quartet that started with Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, former governor of Kwara State, Bukola Saraki and former FSB bank Managing Director, Alhaji Hayatudeen seem to be grimly determined to deliver on their task on building what they call, consensus for the presidential candidacy of their party.
Perception trailing their moves is simply not endearing at all. Their photo ops in the north with Ahmadu Fintiri, governor of Atiku Abubakar’s home state are one beaming smiles.
Their photo opportunities in the South that believe it is their turn at the presidential slot for the PDP, are mostly of serious and hard faces. Perhaps, a grim determination to possibly swing the ticket back to the north. As it was in 2019.
Curiously, while they tout uniting the nation as a mantra in building a consensus, their optics are a seeming failure.
The PDP consensus quartet are moving from state to state with their message, but look at their colour and their background. What’s the cheer ?
PDP from the north is up and about, yet a man like former governor Ibrahim Dankwanbo who is not from the main stream presidential ‘tribe’ is excluded ! A Middle Belt Christian and the PDP governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom is also not there! So also is Taraba State governor, Darius Ishaku. How can only one tribe and one religion do the clapping alone ?
If Saraki is there and Dankwanbo is not there, so where’s their united front?
In case the presidential mango drops from up to even the vice presidency, the optics is that it might not get to other tribes. So where’s the unity and selflessness in the struggle?
Last night, alongside Governor Bala Mohammed and Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, we met with our dear friend and brother, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa in Yola, the State Capital. pic.twitter.com/oZP85o9snn— Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) April 12, 2022
Yesterday, when I met with the @OfficialPDPNig Board of Trustees — esteemed elders and leaders of our great party, I emphasized that Nigeria needs a leader that has a proven track record of getting things done. pic.twitter.com/Oh3NqCnjnT— Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) April 14, 2022
I also reiterated that Nigeria’s next leader must be a bridge: between the North and the South — to promote unity; between the old and the young — to ensure inclusion; and between government and the private sector — to create jobs. This is because we need real solutions. pic.twitter.com/EQFS76DN9B— Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) April 14, 2022
Proven track record! Indeed!
Bukola Saraki should not tempt those who look into tenures to x-ray what Kwara State was, what it should have been and what it is now. People would struggle very hard to find redeeming features of governance that went in there.
In your 8yrs as Kwara state Govr and 4+ years of Godfatherism in same state, what did u get done, sir?— Mƺ_steriouz G (@me_steriouz) April 14, 2022