Of those openly and aggressively campaigning against OBJ’s third/fourth term intent, are IBB, Atiku, Buhari and majority of Nigerians. We know the reasons behind the actions of these men.We know their desires and plans. As much as I hate to align myself with these names, I do not want OBJ back. Most Nigerians do not want him back. If anything, history has shown that an extension of tenure has no correlation to achieving set goals. If puzzles me why OBJ don’t see any value in leaving behind a legacy of honor.
OBJ is desperate and his third tern ambition is not dead in the water yet.To win easily, he should simply up his offers. Almost every member of congress is negotiable. OBJ has been known to bribe members in the past and all he need do this time is to loot the nation’s treasury, or one of his ballooning bank accounts, or his suddenly increasing wealth tree in Otta and overwhelm members of Congress with money, land, houses and oil blocks. He can seek to grant them immunity from persecution, and a home each in the United States or a developed country of their choice.Like a typical corrupt politician or a desperate lover in search of woman’s heart, he should promise them unimaginable gifts with a clear proof of payment. Most members of Congress are corrupt and rich beyond measures and the promises of basic cars and a few million dollars won’t do it. OBJ should expand the Victoria Garden City or Ajah in Lagos State and exclusive areas of Abuja and build custom, bulletproof homes with guaranteed supply of heavenly goods for Congress members. If the above recommendation fails, perhaps option two below will do it.
Enhance the EFCC with fiercely, scary looking officers like Tafa Balogun. His bullish stature was intimidating enough that governors feared him.With a reengineered EFCC, he can terrorize all members of Congress with possible corruption investigation and jail time if they don’t embrace his agenda. He can withdraw their gun-totting mobile policemen and send private, scary vehicles to pace them as they drive to and fro their offices. He can get then to dance to his music by soliciting the assistance of cult members to intimidate them in their local constituencies.
If the above plan fails, he could win them over by threatening them with a background check of their education. Oh yes, this will do it.This threat may generate enough votes overnight to make him president-for-life.Finally, if all else fails, he could engineer a way to get his son to run for the presidency and recognizing the intelligent words of Josef Stalin who once said “The people who cast the vote decide nothing; the people who count the vote decide everything”, he can be rest assured that his son will win the popular vote and then, OBJ could govern indirectly through his son.
In the vein in which, OBJ earned and continue to lose the opportunity and slight honor he has, so did the generals that approached him claiming they were concerned about the stagnation of educational improvement in the northern part of the country and requesting OBJ’s opinion on improvement measures.In his wise response, OBJ asked what each one of the ex-generals did about the situation during their tenure.He asked of the programs they established to avoid stagnation in educational improvement.In their gape expressions, it was obvious that they lost their opportunities and couldn’t blame the problem on OBJ. Today, I call on OBJ re-visit this scenario in his mind. He is currently losing his multiple opportunities to improve the nation, engineer the establishment of a continuous positive leadership selection system, improve our roads and not just the one that leads to his Otta farm where he has hundred of new cars of various kinds, and perhaps the most important of all, an opportunity to create a balanced playing field where a leader from the Southeast or South-south could emerge. A word is enough for the wi