Abia opposition and the POVERTY OF POLITICS
IF you ask me to choose between a politician who engages in politics for what peanuts he may get (politics of poverty) and the one who is bereft of ideas or perhaps has shortchanged knowledge of how decent politics should be conducted (poverty of politics); I will have difficulty. However, I consider the later a fat disaster and misnomer who has no business being in politics. Politics of poverty and poverty of politics are two embarrassing extremes that only make the proponents look more foolish as they grow older.
I hope I will be forgiven for this statement. Abia State has become a safe haven for habitual governorship candidates, those who lost, are losing and will lose; not so much for not being popular but largely for showing desperation and feeding fat on white lies. Otherwise, how can one explain the hiring of a ‘mad man’ just to discredit a sitting Governor? How does one explain the amount of energy, man hours and resources wasted to get a ‘mad man’ to conjure unspeakable lies against a Governor whose only offence is that the people ensured that his second tenure was sealed in the most overwhelming manner? I ask again, to what purpose would a man presumed to be sane, who claims to be the most qualified and fit to be Governor take the route of dangerously cutting his nose to spite his face?
Thank God he did not win. Otherwise, he would have sponsored mass madness just to deceive the people. Thank God he did not win, otherwise more and more unsuspecting, frustrated and gullible people will be recruited to do videos of how a sitting Governor travelled to Israel to stash away funds. Thank God he did not win, otherwise we would have become a State of emergency mad people; those who live and speak lies.