By Caisy Gidson
Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Presidential ambition will do nothing but hasten his political degradation, most likely it might cost him even more.
He might possess the capital which in itself creates an illusion of possibility, but it’s an overreach unseen that will eventually be his deadweight.
His odds with the oligarchs (The Owners of Nigeria) will be his greatest undoing and they are very much stronger than him in every sense and sentiments.
His situation is rather a sad one, his political popularity is at the summit, but he doesn’t enjoy the love of Nigerians. For one to defeat the oligarchy, one must possess a large fanatical support of Nigerians, that’s the only tool you need (that is, if all other factors have been considered and are in place) to force the hands of the oligarchs.
The King Maker thought he was the “core factor” to the enthronement of Major General Muhammadu Buhari, but all he was, was the “missing link”. It was the “core factor” that forced the hands of the oligarchs. The “missing link” only provided an efficient vehicle that made the hand shake from the north across a section of the south possible.
Thinking that the King Maker (as he is now been acclaimed) expended too much time building capital to prosecute an election which at best, he should only covet questions my estimation of him. And I beg leave to say, just like a typical Nigerian elite, he overestimates himself.
I will encourage him to pursue this project and pursue it with everything he has, not because I think it is within his constitutional right to do so, but because his pursuit will reveal the weakness in our political experience and cause an evolution in our democratic culture, a paradigm shift maybe.
The cost to him, a political vignette and the liberation of a people whose lagoon feeds from the Atlantic.