WIKE: The Game Changer
If Nigerians must analyse the political interplay that happened at the just concluded PDP primaries in good faith, then kudos must be given to Governor Nyesom Wike of River state for fighting a good fight.
Wike lost by whiskers and his chances became slimmer occasioned by the last minute withdrawal of Tambuwal to pave way for the emergence of Atiku. If Tambuwal had featured in the game, it would have divided the vote of the North giving Wike an edge. For many critics who tagged Aminu Tambuwal a betrayal; it is not true. The North are naturally ahead of other Nigerians in politics because just like Nostradamus, they saw tomorrow and until other regions wake up from their slumbers, Northern politicians will be many miles ahead in every political journey.
Wike fought a good fight. His statement was loud. He proved a point and made northern cabals pee in their pants. He made Nigerians understand the obvious realities that power can be wrestled from the North if only they’re ready to change the narratives. He proved to PDP politicians, tacticians and supporters of Atiku that it was not business as usual.
Wike is the best loser but before you mock his outing, be sincere enough to salute his courage. Sit down. Dissect the close margin between the duo. Take a deep breath. Remember, this is Wike’s first outing on the Presidential terrain. He contested the primaries against a man who has been contesting for President of the most populous Black Nation since the year 1993.
All hail Wike, the game changer! I salute you.
– Ajogwu Jerry Ochada
29 May 2022