Whatever is 2023?

By Victor Enyinnaya on January 2, 2023

Let me use this medium, the first article for the year 2023 to restate my unflinching view on the political activities of Rivers State Governor, His Excellency, Nysom Ezenwo Wike CON, GSSRS, Life Bencher, POS Africa outspokenness in national issues.

He has been in the fore front of this long lopsidedness in the country’s political scene. It is no hidden fact the admiration for the raw guts Governor Wike exhibits right from when he entered into politics which has told his audience that cared to listen to his true life story.

His never say die spirit has been too infectious to behold. Let me confess that oftentimes I wish South East zone has at least one man riot squad like very hold- no- barred personality of Governor Wike.

It is no hidden fact that former executive Governor of Rivers State, Dr. Sir Peter Odili, CON, GSSRS, KSJI is the father of modern Rivers State and Governor Nysom Ezenwo Wike has done great to build on such legendry road map of Dr. Peter Odili.

By Thursday, January 5, he will be releasing what many have termed as bomb shell i.e. when he, and his supporters would unveil the Presidential candidate he would support and vote for come February 25, Presidential and national assembly elections. It is one pronouncement Nigerians and those closely following the imbroglio between his group and his party, PDP.

Already, former President Olusegun Obasanjo finally threw his weight behind Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi. It has been causing lots of ripples and also sent panic in other political camps and their think tanks. One hopes that Governor Wike and his very influential group would toe the line of former President Obasanjo so as to complete the circle and set the ball rolling too. As we earnestly await that anticipated epic declaration come January 5 as that would be indelible on what would make whatever is 2023 thick.

Certain groups of people in Nigeria are eager and roaming to go and will rise in flaming anger if anything try to block their way. There is anger in the land. Youths and young persons have vowed to take back their country from the full grips of the highly corrupt and deceitful establishment that have held the entire country down to the ground thus far.  

Honestly, the above year means different things for different people. For Nigeria and her populace it will be a significant year. If you like a year that holds the country’s oneness as an indivisible entity or otherwise. To many it will be a no nonsense year. To say the very least in my candid opinion it is one to be or not to be. A year of general election that holds a lot of future for Nigerians. Furthermore, year when Nigerians will not just accept any trash from INEC as Presidential election result for any reason whatsoever, because to put it mildly, suffering has become the most understood language in Nigeria today.

 That is both the body language and spoken language of Buhari and his APC crooks. Make no mistake about it, Nigerians have seen their ears in the hands of this clueless Buhari/APC government that knew next to nothing than borrowing both foreign and local in excess thereby putting Nigeria in this present state of comatose.

2023 holds great deal for the country where cheating in electons will make the country that has existed in denial and falsehood disappearing or existing totally from the planet earth. Nothing like EMI LOKAN, in this contest therefore, take my word if there is anything near such it is the turn of Ndigbo South Eastern Nigeria for equity, fairplay and justice.  No more, no less as Nigeria was not founded on such short sightedness.

INEC in its wisdom must brace up and resist any pressure from wherever or whatever quarter that is if it Yakubu’s (INEC) wishes Nigeria well it must  strictly play by the whims and caprices of Nigeria and her present sad and tension soaked mood.

2023 is not just an ordinary year for Nigeria. However one thing is certain and that is the political elites cannot define or shape where the victory pendulum in Presidential election will swing to. That prerogative now lies with the teeming youths and young persons of this huge country. No more status quo.

My take is that anybody or institution that may be tempted to tamper with the will of the people is never wishing this country well except heading for destruction.  The ultimate will of the people must prevail in 2023 if Nigeria dreams to be one again. Whatever is 2023 would depend solely on the way and manner the political umpire, INEC shows great measure of independence. It is instructive to note here that 2023 represents a scenario of a typical now or never for Nigeria and Nigerians.

It is on record that past elections in Nigeria have represented a shadow of themselves in but the forthcoming in February 25 especially must be departure from the ugly past.

For instance, the huge debt Buhari /APC regime plugged Nigeria into remains more than meets the eye. APC government left Nigeria into multi-faceted problems from debt to insecurity, hunger, high cost of living, food security, division and nepotism where Buhari excluded the South East in the scheme of affairs in his nearly eight years rule of terror and ineptitude.   

It will amount to nothingness if Nigeria and Nigerians would not be privileged to choose a President of the people and for the people which is not hidden amongst the frontline lot. We don’t want stage managed President for Nigeria come February 25, as was the case in 2015.

I pray things don’t go astray in 2023 Presidential election that may mark the end of an entity called Nigeria. Meanwhile we wait!!

Source Daily Sports

Posted January 2, 2023


 

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