The Oasis Reporters
September 11, 2022
By Greg Abolo
Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi was elected under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The party was wildly and enthusiastically supported by the people of the South East. When it was the turn of the south to fly it’s presidential flag, better scheming northern politicians snatched it in a display of transactional politics, to entrench just one northern tribal and religious group to remain in power for another 8 years, thus raising their noses at the South east.
2023: I wish APC victory, if not Peter Obi should win – Ebonyi Governor pic.twitter.com/oyiW7UW5r5— AIT (@AIT_Online) September 9, 2022
A historic and unstoppable shift is currently occuring in the Nigerian political space with this ongoing ‘winds of change’ that is blowing from the camp of the youths called the Obidients, previously loyal and fiercely so, to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in conjunction with all other Nigerians fed up with selfish and transactional politicking across all the six zones of Nigeria, North and South.
Atiku is the crisis in the PDP, he usurped the candidacy meant for the south with the active connivance of Ayu, now he's orchestrating how to ensure all major PDP positions remain in the north. Atiku is d greedy and desperate money bag who loves only himself and not the country— Dr Bio.com (@emede_villa) September 10, 2022
In an essay titled
THE OBIDIENTS, THE JAGABAN AND THE ICARUS SYNDROME, Femi Fani-Kayode says he admires and respects “the energy and passion of the Obidients and like I said in an earlier write-up titled “Who Are These Obidients?“, I believe that they wish to effect a social and political revolution which those of us in the larger political parties have to be very wary of.
I also believe that if they stay together and don’t run out of steam and if properly harnessed”, “they may present a formidable challenge to us”.
Femi Fani-Kayode has the erroneous belief that the change the Obidients represent may be for some time in the future. If only he can take a short break from his gilded cage of covert media propaganda support for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the APC and smell the coffee in the café’s on the streets.
Here are some more excerpts from FFK’s piece :
“Atiku particularly cannot possibly see, fathom or comprehend what is coming.
He will be served a crushing blow and a humiliating defeat and he will be utterly devastated.
He will be subjected to what the American military forces that invaded Iraq in 2003 under the command of General Tommy Franks famously described as “shock and awe”.
He will be subjected to what the German Army referred to as “blitzkrieg” during World War 11.
He will be utterly routed, roundly defeated, thoroughly demystified and ingloriously evicted out of the political space and from his Olympian heights in precisely the same way that Lucifer, Son of the Dawn, was overpowered, overwhelmed and thrown out of Heaven.
After that he will retire from politics permanently and go back to Dubai from whence he came.
And that is precisely what he deserves. This is the same Atiku who in 2014 happily proclaimed that “PDP is dead” and that “this country is moving in the wrong direction because of PDP”.
In that same year he left the party with the then Speaker of the House, five Governors and a number of Senators, House members, former Governors, former Ministers and other notable party leaders on the grounds that it was time for a Northerner to be the flagbearer of the party.
He, Senator Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Tambuwal, Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, Governor Abdul Fatah Ahmed and a number of others turned their backs on President Goodluck Jonathan and destroyed their own party’s chances at the polls in 2015 by leaving it a year earlier and joining the then opposition APC.
Now, 7 years later, they are shamelessly back in the same PDP that they collectively demonised and murdered and they would want us to believe that it has suddenly resurrected and is alive again.
Thankfully God has given us the opportunity to prove to them by next year that the PDP is still as dead as a dodo and during the course of the election we shall finally bury it before the entire world”
No doubt, the PDP survived the mortal blow struck at it by Atiku Abubakar and his co pugilists, mainly of one tribal and religious leaning because Nyesom Wike arose to save and sustain the party, joined by a few others who are lovers of multi party democracy.
But in the aftermath of Atiku Abubakar and co destroyers coming back to the party under the toga of unification, it was obvious to the discerning that what they were suspecting, would be like a second conquest. This is at the soul of the Wike resistance, and he has powerful friends within the party.
The Obidients movement, seeing the great and sweltering injustice and lack of equity in the People’s Democratic Party, are out on the streets every Saturday holding mass rallies in support of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party. These same youths filled INEC offices to register to vote.
And this generation of young people are yearning for greater freedom, peace, prosperity, good and responsive governance. They would be voting against nepotism, insecurity, lack of basic amenities, functional education amongst many other things. People are fed up with the suffocating status quo.
As the Obidients rally from city to city in huge numbers, there is this excitement and the feeling you get that something is shifting in the consciousness of the people and things might just be about to change.
The “youthquake” on the streets is helping many to reimagine the possibilities of a new and workable Nigeria.
Written by Greg Abolo