The recent game played by former President Goodluck Jonathan simply indicates that politicians will be politicians. The recent denial of any presidential ambitions and his reversal the next day to materialize his interest in the race is just an indication that the politicians don’t really care about the people.
I think the Nigerian people always place too much importance on politicians, but they forget that politicians are more concerned with their own ambition and prospects than with the morality that the people demand of them.
When the Jonathan game show started, I was quick to tell anyone who wanted to listen that the former president was a politician and most politicians had no shame and that moving to the APC that l he had once abused was going to be the easiest thing for him to do. .
With the Daily Trust report, Mr Jonathan has in fact moved to APC in Otuoke ward at Ogbia LGA in Bayelsa. I’m sure those who swore that Jonathan is such a saint will now swallow their words. I have always wondered why people believe a Nigerian politician so much.
I was also correct to point out that reports from sources that President Jonathan was planning to run but was seeking a consensus concession because he lacked the financial muscle to compete. His recent movements and meetings were a firm indication of his intentions, but most Nigerians still fell under his smokescreen.
I have to repeat to Nigerians after that Jonathan game show that no politician is your savior and all we should uphold should be the independence of our institutions because that is the only solid foundation that our democracy can hold. Our politicians will always play games and follow their ambition, but it is the independence of institutions that can help us.
In my in-depth analysis, I must confess that Jonathan is a prime candidate not because he was the former president, but some sources recently released from Asaba where the top echelon of defense recently met had copious messages about the possibility of Goodluck Jonathan becoming the cabal’s candidate. because if he emerges, he can only do four years, but more importantly, he is deemed trustworthy by the powers that be. The singular feat of power transition still surprises most people in President Buhari’s camp. Against the abuse and the whole electoral fight, the former president and the current president became friends and they forged a decent relationship. I also spoke to other sources about Jonathan’s ambition. It should also be noted that President Jonathan’s meeting with the President of the APC was based on his ambition. The question is, will Jonathan be the final plan or could another candidate be used? I have to repeat that with politicians nothing is set in stone and stable decisions can change.
It must be said that Jonathan’s show obviously has a producer and a director, but above all who is the screenwriter, it will matter a lot. This is why I say that in the political world only deals with the matter and not with the interest of the people. This will all become clear next week. If a deal isn’t struck, Jonathan may have to put his ambition on hold, as it would also be shameful for a former president to fail to secure a ticket to the party.
Rufai Oseni, [email protected]