TINUBU’S MEDIA GANG AND THE PITY OF ELECTORAL HALLUCINATION.
Having been suffocated in the campaign space, and looking for a short cut to a far fetched and improbable electoral success, the media gang of Ahmed Bola Tinubu in pitiable agony struggled to clutch to a straw by placing their hope in an empty vessel, who is capitalising on the desperation of the Tinubu and his dreamers to sell fairy tales for a fortune.
The Tinubu media jesters have often equated Nigeria with Lagos, where Baba so’pe ( Baba said ) is all that needs to be bellowed for all kinds of untoward actions to be taken. They forget that Nigeria is a country of due process, where allegations don’t amount to conviction, and where any urchin can wake up on the side of a bed to throw tantrums without any reprehension.
The failure of the Tinubu gang is evident in their failed blackmail and insinuation against the very vibrant Nigerian media. They expressed frustration that the Nigerian media did not follow the unprofessional path of pursuing an incredible lead. The Nigerian media is too independent and too elevated to be pursuing empty stories whose veracity is not only vacuous but vain. They thought they had a big break, but in the end it was a lot of nothing, and in the words of Shakespeare the hoax being bandied as a story is nothing but ‘a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing’. Thanks to Shakespeare.
It is not surprising that Obasanjo and Atiku are now being set up for attack. The combined activities of the duo constitute the effective terminator of the misguided aspiration of Tinubu to inherit an office that that has no ancestral link to Iragbiji. Obasanjo’s assertion that Emilokan is an immoral and misleading claim and Atiku’s pole position in the build-up to the February 25 election have made them objects of mudslinging and rabid attacks.
The struggling marketers of Tinubu, rather than face the rejection that Tinubu is facing everywhere are gloating on an empty prospect. With all the false claims of Tinubu that he holds the aces in the South West, it is now obvious that critical social structures like Afenifere, major stakeholders like Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and faith cum political voices like Pastor Tunde Bakare, have all rejected him. A man who does not enjoy charity at home is now seeking that the hands of other well grounded and rounded candidates be tied to pave way for him. The game has just started.
For the avoidance of doubt, His Excellency Atiku Abubakar will not dissipate his attention on the wild goose chase embarked upon by a hawker of illusion, who is being celebrated by a group of jesting choristers, who by now must have discovered that their pursuit is dead on arrival.
God bless Nigeria.
Senator Dino Melaye Spokesperson and Director Public Affairs PDP Presidential Campaign Management Committee