It is evident from the electioneering campaign that GEJ is poised to win and the opinion polls conducted by various agencies and the media has favored him as well.
But now that the die is cast, what the retired general should do is to retire in politics as well.He can never win the presidency with the votes from the North alone.Why is he not contending with the states where he won?
Let me tell you the calculation of Buhari.His calculation is that since the North is more populated than the south,that he will use the power of numbers and cause a stalement.Just check a senerio whereby Buhari will have e.g 24million votes ,but less than the required 25% spread and GEJ gets 23million votes cast but met the required spread of 25% votes cast in all the states.There will be a stalement.Buhari is angry now that what he wanted did not happen.And he is now very angry even though he knows that Mr Intergrity Jega conducted the freerest election ever in Nigeria this time around.
WHOEVER PDP PICKS WILL ALWAYS WIN THE ELECTION IN NIGERIA! THIS WAS THE REASON THEY CAME OUT WITH THE ZONING SCHEME. SURELY, THIS CAN NEVER BE DEMOCRACY, SINCE TRIBALISM WILL ALWAYS BE FIRST AND FOREMOST IN VOTERS MINDS. ALSO, ONE MUST REMEMBER THAT THE PDP IS THE OLD NPC & NNDC. NPC HAD THE MAJORITY IN THE NORTH & NNDC WAS A BREAKAWAY FROM THE AG IN THE WEST AND OLD MID-WEST. NOW YOU CAN SEE WHY JONATHAN WON THE PRESIDENCY, NOT BECAUSE HE WAS POPULAR BUT BECAUSE IT WAS ENGINEERED BY THIS OLD ALLIANCE. AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED, THERE IS NO DEMOCRACY IN NIGERIA. VOTING WILL ALWAYS BE DOMINATED BY TRIBALISM. AND SINCE DEMOCRACY IS THE COUNTING OF HEADS (BALLOTS), THE KING MAKERS (HAUSAS) WILL ALWAYS HAVE THEIR CHOICE! ALL THE SO CALLED POLITICAL PUNDITS AND ANALYSTS MUST REALISE THAT NIGERIA IS A NATION WITH NATIONS WITHIN, AND UNTIL THOSE NATIONS ARE GIVEN THEIR OLD STATUS AGAIN, TAKEN AWAY BY THE COLONIAL MASTERS, THERE WILL NEVER BE PEACE IN NIGERIA!
IT NEVER CEASES TO AMUSE ME WHEN NIGERIANS TALK ABOUT DEMOCRACY BECAUSE IT DOES NOT EXIST IN NIGERIA! NO BOOKMAKER WOULD TAKE MY BET BECAUSE THEY ALREADY KNEW THE PRESIDENCY WILL ALWAYS BE ENGINEERED FOR THE PDP!
BECAUSE WE ARE ALL OF THE SAME COFFEE COLOURED COMPLEXION DOES NOT MEAN WE BELONG TOGETHER. WE ARE THE SAME COLOUR WITH THE MAN FROM ACROSS THE BORDER AND WE ARE NOT IN THE SAME COUNTRY! WE ARE DIFFERENT PEOPLES IN NIGERIA HENCE WE MUST HAVE OUR OWN CONTROL OVER OURSELVES! BECAUSE WE HAVE LIVED TOGETHER AS ONE FROM A LONG TIME SHOULD MAKE IT EASY FOR US TO STILL BE ABLE TO WORK TOGETHER AS ONE COUNTRY BUT WITH RESPECT FOR THE OTHER GROUPS AND THE ABILITY FOR THE OTHER GROUPS TO EXIST AUTONOMOUSLY FROM THE FEDERAL SET UP!
UNTIL WE CAN HAVE EACH GROUP IN THE COUNTRY CONTROLLING THEIR DESTINY, PEOPLE LIKE BUHARI WILL NEVER GO AWAY! LET US REVERT TO THE OLD REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS WITH FULL AUTONOMY FOR THE REGIONS AND THE STATES WITHIN THE REGIONS. WE ARE ALREADY HALF WAY THERE AND THE SOONER WE DO THAT, THE BETTER IT WILL BE, BEFORE HATRED STARTS BUILDING UP TO CAUSE ANOTHER CIVIL WAR LIKE, THE BIAFRA CIVIL WAR IN THE SIXTIES. I HOPE THE ALMIGHTY WILL NOT ALLOW THAT BUT IT IS ALSO IN OUR HANDS SINCE THE ALMIGHTY WILL NOT APPEAR TO TELL US WHAT TO DO!