Special Assistant, Digital Media Strategy to H.E. @atiku | Member, Peoples Democratic Party | Thought Leader | Husband | Values: Dignity, Loyalty, Respect.
Oct 2 • 14 tweets • 5 min read
I think people are confusing what His Excellency Atiku Abubakar is seeking out in this Chicago matter.
It’s s beyond what some people travelled abroad to find, or even the common speculations about the gender of the said Bola Tinubu.
Our Atiku is deep, and deeply strategic.
The initial application by Atiku to the US Court was discovery related to the authenticity of the diploma President Tinubu submitted to the INEC, as well as other records and testimony from CSU related to it.
Atiku then deftly zeroed in on certain specifics, which were granted.
Mar 29 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
This DSS thing - Tinubu is a master of rallying his base by creating a feeling of siege, to stir them up against imaginary enemies.
A "we versus them" atmosphere is his most ideal terrain, and his quickness to point-signal enemies is how his politics has thrived from day one.
Tinubu, in my eyes, has no enemies or friends - no fixed ideal even.
But he will jump on any prevailing sentiment or even stir it up - or make an enemy out of any entity, just to draw sympathy.
It's the tactic his group used to retire Jakande in 92 and then Afenifere in 2003.
Mar 25 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
First there were two protectorates - Northern and Southern (Lagos as a separate colony).
Then there were three regions: Northern Eastern and Western, and respective parties along regional line.
The North understood that an alliance of East and West would work against it.
First political alliance was between North and the Niger Delta Congress, pre-independence.
Then the East said why not and aligned with the North, and the Western Region was split by the majority into two Midwest and Western Regions.
When a certain pastor said “the energies of young people must not be wasted on poorly planned projects”, so many on here came at him until he deleted the tweet.
In a matter of weeks, those same people will look back and wonder on the extent of “poorly planned” this project was.
They will look at a man who ran as Vice four years ago and hear how he promised the man he ran with; that as long as the man was in the race, he wouldn’t run against him.
How this man balked at the idea of running unless his party since 2014, zoned the presidency to his zone.
Feb 19 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
The other day, Okowa was in Adamawa with PDP leaders in the state to attend a function with Lutherans, one of the Christian church denominations in Nigeria; founded in the Numan areas of Adamawa.
PDP's close relationships with Christian minorities in the North is long and deep.
Some political members of these churches hold House of Assembly seats, state commission appointments or even House of Reps on a rotational basis.
Convincing them to abandon that single interest, which guarantees a stake in the state polity, for the sake of Aso Rock is a fantasy.
Feb 18 • 28 tweets • 6 min read
Reminiscing on how exactly I became a Gooner…
First FC I ever supported was Ajax - white jersey with a red stripe running down the middle: I loved them.
Finidi George was our best 7 in Nigeria and when Kanu Nwankwo also joined him in Amsterdam, Ajax became the FC to root for.
Patrick Kluivert, Marc Overmars, Clarence Seedorf, Edgar Davies, keeper Van Der Saar, the De Boer Brothers, Frank Rijkaard, and then Louis Van Gaal as the coach.
We couldn't watch them play live on TV as you have it these days: only saw highlights on the weekend sports shows.