Politicians love tension and the hypertension that follows it. All over Nigeria, electoral hyperactivity is in the air. Those who are heating up the polity may end up in frustration for I see President Muhammadu Buhari doing the unexpected.
Buhari will be the last Civil War veteran to rule the country. I do not see him creating chaos for another crisis and I am convinced that henceforth the president is in charge of himself. He knows his successor, there is nothing like Cabal here.
I am sure we all remember how Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo’s successor emerged in 2007. It was believed that a Southerner would succeed him. Rivers State governor, Dr. Peter Odili was heavily loaded for the task. From the blues, a Northerner, Umaru Musa Yar’adua was anointed.
The same scenario will play up. I have noticed that Mr. President has become more assertive politically in recent times and looks healthy enough to issue directives that will not be flouted. I now understand why he bamboozled everyone on inauguration.
When that quote: ‘I am for everybody, I am for nobody,’ went viral in 2015, many did not see the philosopher in Buhari. The man will show it just before he takes a bow. His course mates say he was a good marathoner. Now I understand better.
All those who have taken the Presidency as a sprint will crash out before time. Buhari’s successor will be one who was anonymous as the race hit the 100 metres mark. He was not reckoned with as the quarter mile was achieved…