There is no doubting the fact that General Olusegun Obasanjo has embark on the systematic, but gradually personalization of Nigeria. Apart from the fact that he has been running the country as personal estate, or what has been called a one man show.
He does not listen to advice; he carries on as if he has all the answers to all the problems confronting the country. He has done more harm than good for this country, Obasanjo is a man driven by fear, the fear of retribution. He is afraid someone might come who would give him a dose of his own medicine. They might call into question his record of public accountability.
Someone might want him to account for the eight years of his sole management of the nationís resources; for Transcorp, Obasanjo farms, Obasanjo library, Andy Ubaís money laundering and why EFCC didnít go after him, etc.
Obasanjo wants to make sure that the next President will be someone who will not give him any problems when he goes back to Ota. And he has to be a PDP president, so that, as the life leader of the party, he will continue to run the party and government from retirement. Atiku has done nothing in the past seven and a half years but try to help Obasanjo.
In return he has received daggers in the back from an ungrateful man who is determined not to allow the vice-president succeed him. It is Atikuís inalienable as a bonafide, law abiding citizen of this country to aspire to any position in the land. He seeks to deny Atiku his constitutional right, but as Atiku has always said, it is not Obasanjo who will make anyone president. Obasanjo is not God, it is only God and the people of Nigeria can decide his fate.
To make matters worse, Obasanjo forced his daughter, Iyabo on the people of Ogun State as a senatorial candidate; this is after she had been imposed as commissioner of health in Ogun State for the past seven and the half years. She came from abroad to occupy the position without any knowledge of the terrain of the state in question. It was in her bid to become a senator at all cost that Fola Adeola was removed as the top shot of Transcorp and the Pension commission, funnily, he was driven out of the country by the powers that be.
Not only this, Iyabo now attends the federal executive council meetings, the council of states meetings, as well as a member of the NEC of the PDP, now she wants to be the senate president, this is a person that lacks vast experience in politics and administration, she has never contested and won any election before. She does not even have a successful marriage.
She is a greenhorn in politics and all she wants to become is the number three citizen of the country, all because, she is the daughter of a serving president.
If Obasanjo now zones key political positions to his family members, Nigeria will be inching closer to a banana republic, a country of anything is possible. But Nigeria is too big to become a personal estate of any individual, Nigeria forced the military to a standstill to get them out of power, and now worse things than what took place under the military are now happening, so, the people must be prepared to fight and defend their rights so that Obasanjo will not turn them to slaves in their fatherís land.
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