The Dance Of A Letter
Nigeria News takes a look at the aftermath of former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter.
After the letter has raised a dust, the stakeholders begin to run from pillar to post in search of a place of succour. The political beats suddenly changed. The song also changed; it is no more blues but hip-hop in which the dancers have to buckle up.
Those who ride on the horses have to come down to learn new dance steps. No more romance, the masquerade has sent a signal of his entrance. And when it emerges, small masquerades go into seclusion except for those who want to dare the power of the deity.
The letter from the former President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Muhammadu Buhari has refused to go to the bookshelf, its echo has continued to reverberate.
It has given birth to the submission of restructuring report by the All Progressives Congress Committee to President Muhammadu Buhari.
It has also made the APC organize a public hearing on restructuring in Abuja. The party is becoming more serious. Or should we say that Nigeria has entered electioneering year?
A few days ago, Buhari sent a letter to the National Assembly to explain the action his government has taken so far on the killings in some parts of the country.
The Senate, on the other hand, summoned the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris over the herdsmen killings that have not stopped despite the intervention of the Nigerian Army in the middle belt attack.
When a letter dances, it can put a government to work. This is an interesting time. Politicking is becoming lively as the country draws closer to another election year.
Not only did the letter sway the polity, it drew a line and challenged the authority and other political parties for serious combat.
On Wednesday, former Governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and his counterpart for Cross River Donald Duke inaugurated the Coalition for Nigeria Movement, CN postulated by Obasanjo.
CN is not yet a political party but its bite on Wednesday was strident. It attacked APC ruling party, even though the coordinator, Oyinlola is currently an appointee of President Buhari.
He said he would resign if his current appointment as the Chairman of the National Identity Management Commission would disturb him from leading the new movement.
At the inauguration, which had over 300 participants, the group called on Nigerians to register as it distributed Tee-shirt and caps to those who attended.
According to Olagunsoye, the current government has no plan to lead the country to a prosperous destination, adding “the coalition movement will not fold its arms to allow things to get worse before coming on board to save the country.”
He noted that there is trouble ahead, calling on Nigerian youths to join the CN as it is the only way out of unemployment, insecurity and the bad economy.
As at Thursday, investigation revealed that many Nigerian youths have registered to join the CN, including Obasanjo who proposed the idea. Other members of the group include Professor Pat Utomi and Mr Olisa Agbakoba (SAN).
Meanwhile, the National Publicity Secretary of APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi has said that the inauguration of CN would not be a threat to the party.