It’s rare to hear me talk politics, I would rather talk football, play pranks or simply do what I do best which is keep to myself. The last 6 months has seen me talk politics, maybe because I got conscious of happenings around me or I have simply become more matured (take your pick). I don’t know if I have bragged about the best chat room on the face of the planet before but I will do so again even if I had. Naija Pundits as this group is called is one group that I have actually been able to participate in conversations freely without holding back. These ladies and gentlemen, yes we have two ladies in our midst, are very brilliant minds. The group was initially created for football gists but we have found ourselves talking about much more (politics, movies, series, relationship, business ideas, exhibit stupidity etc).
So towards the end of last year, the last quarter of 2014 precisely the talk about politics got intense and anytime politics is mentioned I try to take their attention off it but they simply ignore me. It was then I knew the saying “if you can’t beat them it’s best you join them” was effective. In no time I started sharing my political views (not that I have much) with some of my colleagues and bosses, I registered to vote and ensured I got my Permanent Voters Card (PVC). I haven’t confessed this to the lads before but they made me register and vote. It was like they had spies on me. It’s what integrity does to a man (Act like your every move is watched). I started talking politics and even the guys in the group were shocked. I voted and I was glad I did.
I just have this short summary of all that has happened in the Nigerian political sphere over the past year till date. It has been a well played script and in as much as I respect Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s (this man has been around like forever) role in handing the All Progressives Congress (APC) the chance to rule Nigeria I will also give kudos to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for the initial creation of another People’s Democratic Party (PDP) or the threat to create another PDP (which ever works for you) and the defection of some major PDP players to the APC. The division created at the National level which paved way for defecting elements (or people if its what you prefer) to APC is something Atiku should be lauded for. It surely opened the eyes of Nigerians.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for me was the man who made it happen for APC. I rest my case.
Remember I am at the beginner’s level when it comes to talking politics so tamper justice with mercy when reading this and forgive me for I probably might not know what I am saying.
I’m glad all these political brouhaha is over, at least for the next four years. My Naija Pundits will go back to talking about things I can really enjoy and contribute to confidently without falling out of place.
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Thanks for your time people.
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