“Ribadu and His Winning Formula in the 2011 Presidential Election in Nigeria”
By: Rosauro M. Angeles
Everybody thinks that Goodluck Jonathan is the run a way winner in the 2011 Presidential Election in Nigeria comes April 2011?
Supporters of Ribadu thinks otherwise as they claimed that several independent movements are sprouting not only in Nigeria, but also in other parts of the world. Recently, Team Ribadu USA and the Ribadu for Nigeria Coalition was launched.
According to the lead convener of Team Ribadu USA and the Ribadu for Nigeria coalition, the movements are making considerable progress like a wild fire in a heavily dried forest.
The movement is based on volunteerism. Most of the members belong to the youth sector supporting the presidential bid of Nuhu Ribadu, the former Chairman of EFCC. Whereas, the coalition is the umbrella body tasked to identify, unite and help organize all Team Ribadu groups globally.
The winning formula of the political strategist of Team Ribadu basically evolves as follows, that is:
Fighting and eradicating corruption is not an easy job. As Ribadu aptly said, “When you fight corruption, corruption fights back”
Is Ribadu right in his winning formula? Comes Election Day, we will know if he had adopted a winning formula.