SARAKI, IBORI, ODILI, AMAECHI MARGINAL POLITICIANS HAVE LOST OUT

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GOVERNOR SARAKI, FORMER GOVERNOR IBORI, FORMER GOVERNR PETER ODILI, GOVERNOR CHIBUIKE AMAECHI, GOVERNOR OHAKIM, FORMER GOVERNOR ORJI KALU ARE ALL MARGINAL POLITICIANS WHO HAVE LOST OUT, BECAUSE THEY MARGINALISE THEMSELVES INTO TOO MUCH LOCAL POLITICS AND CORRUPT ALIGATION AND YET THEY ARE TALENTED BUT NIGERIA WILL LOSS BECAUSE OF THEIR SHORT SIGHTNESS.


WHEN LEADERS, GOVERNORS AND POLITICIANS MARGINALISE THEMSELVES IN LOCAL POLITICS AND THEIR STATE POLITICS SO MUCH SO THAT THEY FORGET THE POTENTIAL THE COUNTRY CAN GAIN FROM THEM, THE NORMALLY LOST OUT WHEN THE TIME COMES FOR NATIONAL ASSIGNMENT, AND THE FOLLOWING TALENTED POLITICIANS HAVE LOST OUT IN THE EVENT THAT A NATIONAL ASSIGNMENT SHOULD COME THEIR WAY IN THE NEXT 20 YEARS AND THATS A LONG TIME TO RECOVER.


BUT THE FOLLWING GOVERNORS AND POLITICIANS HAVE BUILDT GREAT COALITION FOR FUTURE LEADERSHIP ACROSS NIGERIA AND WITH LESS SCANDALS AND CORRUPTION ALIGATION CHARGES, THEY ARE FORMER GOVERNOR DUKE OF CROSS RIVER STATE, GOVERNOR AKPABIO OF AKWA IBOM STATE,FORMER GOVERNOR TINUBU OF LAGOS STATE, GOVERNOR FASHOLA OF LAGOS STATE, GOVERNOR PETER OBI OF ANAMBRA STATE, GOVERNOR SULLIVAN CHIME OF ENUGU AND PRESIDENT JONATHAN WHO ARE MORE NATIONAL IN THEIR GAME PLAN AND OUTLOOK AND WILL STILL BE RELEVANT IN THE FUTURE FOR THE NEXT 20 YEARS.


IN NIGERIAN, AFRICAN AND WORLD POLITICS THE BASE AND PEOPLE BEHIND A CANDIDATE MATTERS MOST, AND GIVES THE BACKBONE FOR LONG TERM SUPPORT. IT IS ONLY IN DICTACTORSHIPS AND MILITARY TAKE OVER BY FORCE(COUP) AND VIOLENCE CAN ANY GROUP WITHOUT SOLID BASE AND OVER WHELMING SUPPORT CAN SPRING SUPRISE AND TAKE OVER GOVERNMENT MARGINALLY, BUT USUALLY IT DOES NOT LAST FOEVER AND USUALLY WHEN IT IS OVER THEIR BASE, THEIR SUPPORT AND THEIR PEOPLE SUFFERS THE RELEGATION AND USUALLY IT LAST FOREVER WHEN GENUINE PEOPLES POWERS AND DEMOCRACY TAKES HOLD AND WHEN THE PEOPLE OR EVENT TAKES OVER THE UNPOPULAR ENTHRONEMENT.


EXAMPLES IS IN IRAQ, SADDAM HUSSEIN PEOPLE AND TRIBE THE SUNNIS WHO WERE JUST 30 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION TOOK OVER POWER IN IRAQ FOR MANY YEARS WHILE OPPRESSING THE SHITTES THE MAJORITY TRIBES FOR SO LONG BY VIOLENCE AND MILITARY INTIMIDATION, BECAUSE SADDAM HUSEIN TRIBE THE SUNNIS HAD HOLD OF ALL THE MILITARY AND SECURITY APPARATUS, BUT AFTER SO MANY YEARS THINGS HAVE CHANGED AND THE SHITTES WITH 60 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION HAVE TAKEN OVER WHEN GENUINE PEOPLES POWER HAS TAKEN HOLD, AND THE SHITTES WILL BE IN POWER IN DEMOCRACY FOVEREVER AND WITH DEMOCRACY THEY CAN ONLY ACCOMODATE SADDAM HUSSEIN TRIBE BY CONCENSUS AND COALITION WHICH IS WAHT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN IRAQ, BUT SADDAMS TRIBE WILL NEVER HOLD ABSOLUTE POWER IN THEIR DEMOCRACY. NEVER LIKE BEFORE.


NOW IN NIGERIA WITH THE WAKING UP OF THE REAL AND GENUINE PEOPLES POWERS IN NIGERIA, MARGINAL POLITICIANS WHO DO NOT BUILD REAL BASE ACROSS OTHER REGIONS AROUND THEM AND EXTEND THEIR REACH TO MORE BASE AND MORE PEOPLE IN OTHER ZONES WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE IT IN THE NATIONAL POLITICS. THESE MARGINAL POLITICIANS CANNOT BUILD A NATIONAL FOLLOWING WHEN IT MATTERS. RIGHT NOW SOME PROMINENT POLITICIANS IN NIGERIA ARE JUST MARGINAL PERSONALITIES AND THEY HAVE NOT LEARNT TO BUILD BASES ACROSS REGIONS AND THEIR OTHERE TRIBES JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE MORE INTERESTED IN STEALING MONEY THAN TO BUILD LONG TERM COLLISION FOR THEIR BASE, USUALLY IN THE LAST MINUTES THE TRY TO BUILD BASE FOR NATIONAL POLITICS AND USUALLY IT IS ALWAY TOO LATE. EXAMPLES ARE FORMER GOVERNOR PETER ODILI AND GOVERNOR BUKOLA SARAKI, GOVERNOR IBORI AND GOVERNOR AMAECHI.


LIST OF PRONOUNCED MARGINAL POLITICIANS IN NIGERIA TODAY WHO HAVE LOST NATIONAL OUTLOOK.

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ONE EXAMPLE IS FORMER GOVERNOR PETER ODIL OF RIVERS STATE WITH SO MUCH STATE RESOURCES AT HIS DISPOSAL AND GIFT HE COULD NOT BUILD ANY FOLLOWING ACROSS NIGERIA, AND HE LIMITED HIMSELF IN RIVERS STATE POLITICS ONLY AND THE CORRUPTION THAT RAKED IN JUST MONEY FOR HIM AND HIS FEW FOLLOWERS, BUT WHEN HE WANTED TO RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY, HE COULD NOT BUILD THE BASE PAST RIVER STATE AND SINCE HIS BASE AND SUPPORT IS LIMITED TO RIVERS STATE IT BECAME OBVIOUS THAT HE HAS MARGINAL SUPPORT BASE AND HE WAS DROPPED AT LAST MINUTE, BECAUSE HE DOES NOT HAVE ANY FOLLOWING IN SOUTH SOUTH, SOUTH EAST AND SOUTH WEST AND HE CRUMBLED.


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ANOTHER EXAMPLES IS GOVERNOR BUKOLA SARAKI, FOR HIM HE IS NEITHER HERE NOR THERE. ONE MINUTE HE IS HAUSA FULANI AND ANOTHER TIME HE IS YORUBA DESECENDANT, AND SINCE HE COULD NOT BUILD ANY FOLLOWING FROM THE HAUSA FULANI GROUP AND HE COULD NOT BUILD FOLLOWING FROM THE YORUBA GROUPS AND AS SUCH NO BODY TRUSTED OR SUPPORTS HIM. HIS ONLY SUPPORT IS THE ABOUT 2 MILLION PEOPLE SUPPORT BASE ONLY IN KWARA STATE AND HIS FATHERS INFLUENCE COULD NOT HELP EITHER, BECAUSE HIS FATHER ALSO IS A MARGINAL POLITICAN WITH NO MUCH SUPPORT BASE BECAUSE HE IS NEITHER HERE NOR THERE TOO. RETIRES ARMY GENERAL ABUBARKAR UMAR PUT IT CORRECTLY TO SARAKI AND HIS MARGINAL GROUP IN THE NORTH.

Retired Army Major and Secretary, Council of Ulamas, Abubakar Umar ABUBARKAR UMAR SAID QUOTE " What about the Dr. Sola Saraki-led Northern Union (NU)?The Northern Union (NU), founded by Umar Dikko and Olusola Saraki, were established because they wanted to challenge the ACF. They lost out in the ACF, and so decided to form an opposition group against it, trying to wrest power from the majority North to the minority North, this is exactly what is happening. If you look at the composition of the NU, it is made up of largely the minority North, trying to take over the mantle of leadership in the North, because their interest has not been adequately represented and protected by the ACF, and the emirs in the region.

" UNQUOTE INSTEAD OF GOVERNOR SARAKI TO BUILD BASE AND REAL AND HONEST SUPPORT AMONG THE YORUBAS AND THE HAUSA FULANI AROUND HIM, HE WANTED TO GET POLITICAL SUPPORT FOR CHEAP BY TRYING TO BUILD SUPPORT AND ANCHORE ON RIVERS STATE MONEY AND SUPPORT WITH GOVERNOR AMAECHI WHO HIMSELF IS A MARGINAL POLITICAN LIKE ODILI AND SARAKI, BECAUSE BOTH OF THEM ODILI AND AMAECHI COULD NOT BUILD REAL AND GRASSROOT SUPPORT BASE AMONG ALL THE TRIBES AROUND THEM IN RIVERS STATE LIKE THE IJAWS, OKRIKA AND IGBOS AND THEY WANT TO WAIT TILL LAST MINUTE AS IF PEOPLE WILL FORGET EVEN IF YOU CAN CONVINCEE FEW WITH CORRUPT MONEY AND THE LOST OUT.


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THEN YOU HAVE FORMER GOVERNOR IBORI WHO IS ALSO A MARGINAL POLITICIAN, BECAUSE INSTEAD OF WORKING WITH MAJORITY IJAWS, YORUBAS, ITSHEKIRI AND IGBOS GROUPS AROUND HIM IN DELTA STATE, TO BUILD A BASE AND SUPPORT, HE ONLY BUILT HIS BASE ONLY AROUND HIS UHROBO ETHNIC GROUP OF ABOUT ONE MILLION PEOPLE AND HE DID NOT BUILD ANY BASE AMONG THE MAJORITY IJAW, IGBO AND ITSHEKIRI TRIBES AROUND HIM IN DELTA SATE. RATHER HE WANTS TO BUILD A BASE IN THE NORTHERN KATSINA WITH ANCHORE WITH YARADUA FAMILY BY CORRUPTION AND RIGGING. SUCH BASE DOES NOT WORK IN THE LONG RUN, AND THAT IS WHY RIGHT NOW THE IJAWS, THE IGBOS AND THE YORUBAS MAJORITY TRIBES AROUND CANNOT COME TO STAND AND SUPPORT HIM AND HE IS RUNNING AWAY.



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GOVERNOR CHIBUIKE AMEACHI HAS ALSO STARTED TO MAKE THE MISTAKE FORMER GOVERNOR PETER ODILI MADE BY CONCENTRATING ALL HIS POLITICS IN RIVERS STATE AND NOT BUILDING GOOD SUPPORT BASE AMONG ALL THE TRIBES IN RIVER STATE ALONG THE SOUTH SOUTH AND SOUTH EAST ZONES THE SAME MISTAKE FORMER GOVERNOR PETER ODILI MADE. HE HAS INDULGE TOO MUCH IN LOCAL SUPREMACY POLITICS WITH FORMER GOVERNOR ODILI AND OTHERS INCLUDING THE PORTHARCOURT WATER FRONT ISSUE, THE MILITANTS ISSUES AND WITH THESE HE LOST FOCUS TO BUILD A NATIONAL OUTLOOK. RIGHT NOW WITH ABUNDANT RESOURCES IN RIVERS STATE HIS SUPPORT BASE IN RIVERS STATE IS MARGINAL, AND HE DOES NOT HAVE THE FULL SUPPORT OF THE IJAWS, OKRIKAS AND IGBOS ETC. IN RIVERS STATE AND WITHOUT SUCH SOLID SUPPORT BASE HE WILL REMAIN JUST A MARGINAL POLITICAN AFTERAL ONLY IN RIVERS STATE WITHOUT ANY NATIONAL FOLLOWING LIKE FORMER GOVERNOR PETER ODILI, IBORI AND SARAKI. HE HAS ALSO MADE THE MISTAKE OF ALLIGNING WITH GOVERNOR SARAKI WHO IS A MARGINAL POLITICIAN FROM THE MIDDLE BELT WITH NO SUPPORT FROM HIS YORUBA AND HAUSA FULANI NEIGHBOURS. HOW COULD AMAECHI AND SARAKI GET THAT SUPPORT AND BASE IN RIVERS STATE AND KWARA STATE WITH A POPULATION OF LESS THAN 5 MILLION PEOPLE - ZERO. POLITICS IS ABOUT COALITION AND NUMBERS AND BOTH OF THEM COULD NOT GET OUT AND BUILD COALITION FURTHER THAN THEIR STATES IN RIVERS AND KWARA STATE AND THEY HAVE LOST OUT OF THE NEXT 20 YEARS.


(5)FORMER GOVERNOR LUCKY IGBINEDION OF EDO STATE IS ANOTHER MARGINAL POLITICAN WHOM HAD SO MUCH GOOD WILL AND EXPECTIONS, BECAUSE OF HIS FATHERS NAME AND NATIONAL REACH ACROSS NIGERIA IN NAME RECOGNITION AND BUSINESS OUTREACH NATIONALLY, BUT INSTEAD OF BUILDING A NATIONAL FOLLOWING FOR ALL THE POLITICAL ASSETS AND CAPITAL HE HARD, HE CONCENTRATED HIS BASE IN EDO STATE AMONG ONLY 2 MILLION PEOPLE OF BINI PEOPLE AND BECAUSE OF CORRUPTION AND STEALING HE COULD NOT BUILT A NATIONAL FOLLOWING. A SAD STORY.


FINALLY, RIGHT NOW IN SOUTH SOUTH IT IS ONLY PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN, FORMER GOVERNOR DUKE AND PRESENT GOVERNOR AKPABIO OF AKWA IBOM ARE REALLY BUILDING ANY SUPPORT BASE ACROSS THE SOUTH SOUTH REGION, SOUTH EAST AND SOUTH WEST FROM THE SOUTH FOR SUPPORT TO NATIONAL ASSIGNMANT.

IN SOUTH EAST IT ONLY GOVERNOR PETER OBI AND GOVERNOR SULLIVAN CHIME OF ENUGU STATE THAT ARE BUILDING ANY NAME AND SUPPORT BASE FOR NATIONA ASSIGNMENT WITH SOUTH SOUTH, SOUTH EAST AND SOUTH WEST.

IN SOUTH WEST REGION IT IS ONLY FORMER GOVERNOR TINUBU OF LAGOS STATE AND GOVERNOR BABATUNDE FASHOLA OF LAGOS STATE THAT ARE BUILDING SUPPORT BASE ACROSS THE SOUTH WEST, SOUTH SOUTH AND SOUTH EAST FROM THE SOUTH READY FOR NATIONAL ASSIGNMENT AND SUPPORT BASE WHICH IS SOLID IN THE SOUTH OF NIGERIA.

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