Rumour is one thing that comes with two sides. One side that eventually becomes false and damaging and the other side most times heralding reality in due time.
The common saying that “there is no smoke without fire and every rumour has an inkling of truth in it” finds life and expression in Nigeria politics.
We have all lived through the trend and spread of rumours among politicians , it is only one who decides to be naive that would treat trending rumours around politicians as rumours not rumours in transit, evolving into something only God knows.
If you ask me, who do I believe more, the lies and deceit of Satan or the truth and promises of politicians, of course the former.
The former comes out in his nature and elements , doing what he knows how to do best, while the later come in many shades and colours that are not easily discernable.
In Nigeria politics, every rumour is either truth evolving or truth killed before arrival.
That it was rumoured that Govonor Ayade of Cross River, Govonor Umahi of Ebonyi, Govonor Matawalle Bello Muhammad of Zamfara and of course FF Kayode have decamped to the ruling party, were rumours in transit, rumours evolving into truth and reality.
Even when they tried to deny them , swearing and making emphatic statement of assurance, the seeming rumours became a reality eventually .
Rumours in the Nigeria Political space , have become a white smoke from the chimney of events signaling the possible emergence of things . Once the smoke comes , something obviously is happening. Just a matter of time the real fire will be out.
The smoke of rumour around the political space of former President Ebele Goodluck Jonathan is one rumour that would eventual create a bang.
Seven years ago ,he was the most vilified, insulted , cajoled and betrayed President .Every odd was against him. Even his most trusted allies gave him a Judas’ kiss and a Delilah’ massaging. He was rounded off , ambushed and his strength and power taken away.
Like a featherless cock at the middle of nowhere in far away northern Canada, Alaska, Greenland, and eastern Siberia shivering in cold and loneliness. He was deserted and called clueless by the hegemony of his oppressors and detractors who used all means even Boko Haram to chase him out of office.
He made history as the first incumbent president of this country to have lost election.
His detractors went to the streets, painted it red , dancing and jubilating over the Messiahic arrival of the new sheriff.
For an average Nigerian and of course for APC supporters, Nigeria has been placed on a fast lane of socio, political and economic jet speed . From then to now, the records are there. May be we are better off or worse driven into the pit of disillusionment Jonathan Government supposedly ruled us into. I think it wouldn’t sound sarcastic and insulting to the sensitivity of Nigerians to ask us ,how market ?
Will Jonathan be dancing inside the circle of cluelessness marked for him seven years ago if he moves to APC for a promise of a presidential ticket?
Will he be playing into the strategic , manipulative and ingenious craftiness of those who called him clueless seven years ago by accepting this Trojan horse of a presidential ticket?
What really does he want? What statement does he want to make ? He has made every statement that is meant to be made seven years ago when he made that call ,accepting defeat for the blood of innocent Nigeria that would have been wasted.
History will not bloat out this memory and posterity will remember him kindly for that peaceful gesture .
I may not be a soothsayer , I may equally not have the gift of clairvoyance but I am persuaded to say “how the mighty will fall , disgraced and ridiculed if this evolving rumour becomes reality” .
To my fellow Nigerians who are always at the receiving end of all these craftiness, games, manoeuvering,insensitivity, prodigal life styles and lies of our politicians, let us be wise as the serpent, far looking like an eagle, and fearless as a lion in dealing with them come 2023.
The recent happenings are enough to beat sense into those still drunk with the euphoria of party lines and verbose campaign promises, to realize that our interest and well being are no politician’ agenda , at best an AOB( Any other bussines) And at worse a KIV ( keep in view ) matter
Let us get sense for once this time!
To Mr former President GEJ. Nigeria politics is a slippery space, full of Trojan Horses. You have a political haven already, accepting to leave this rare space for a wolf race and struggle will indeed be clueless, non strategic and of course a display of greed .
As the day progresses, moving towards 2023, the rumours of Govonors Wike, Bala and Ugwuanyi moving are still evolving. … Nothing sounds strange in Nigeria politics again. In all these, the poor Masses are the most hurt and cheated .
Grace will help us!