Fayose in apparent obliviousness of his primary assignment which was the welfare of the people of Ekiti state was rather drawn into the politics of his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). At the height of things, it was difficult identifying who actually was the spokesman of the then ruling party.
Donald Trump’s head-spinning 28 hours at the NATO summit in Brussels before visiting Britain reaffirmed a familiar pattern for the salesman-turned-president, who left a chaotic trail behind and whose self-proclaimed accomplishments abroad proved once again to be more show than substance. In the space of eight hours, Trump had moved from doubting the utility of the mutual defense alliance and provoking an extraordinary emergency session of its members to declaring the pact stronger than ever.
Last week, APC split into three: Reformed APC under Bukola Abiku Mesujamba Saraki, deformed APC under President Muhammadu Buhari, and confused APC under Bola Ahmed Tinubu. PDP suffered the same fate. PDP is now under the receivership of Abubakar Atiku, Dino Melaye, and Ayodele Fayose. APC and PDP are in death match and Nigerians are caught in the middle. The obituary of both parties is official. This is the year APC and PDP died!
Since the unfortunate continued killings of fellow citizens by suspected Fulani herdsmen terrorists over the weekend in Plateau State, there has been outrage by men and women of goodwill from all walks of life especially as it concerns the federal government lackadaisical attitude towards apprehending the killers who have not only owned up to the killings as usual but have also boasted of inflicting more pain and sorrow upon Nigerians.
Even Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson, two people whose actions have unquestionably influenced the campaign – Farage through long-held conviction, Boris through self-serving ambition – will escape ultimate blame. All they could ever do was influence. To make the history books, one actually has to decide.
The question which comes up every time among Nigerians whenever a politician or a judge gets into trouble or jailed overseas is: When will Bukola Abiku Mesujamba Saraki go to jail? A history that is not removed is bound to be repeated. Mesujamba Saraki is the most colorful and controversial corrupt politician dead or alive in Nigeria today.
All said, July 14 is Fayemi’s show. He has shown through his public, political life that he deserves the comeuppance of this date. It is a crowning day for the famed long distance runner who has shown that the race of life is not a short put and his second coming will be a deserved reward for his political sagacity and durable political value.