Now that the Supreme Court has declared Makarfi as the authentic Chairman of PDP, after a prolonged legal battle which has weakened the fabrics of the once “largest party in Africa”, can we now look up to the PDP taking up the much needed role of an Opposition Party?
Many have said that with this judgement, which in their calculation will bring the two opposing factions of the PDP together, the ruling APC would be voted out in the 2019 presidential election!
But something in me doesn’t seem to be excited…
Is the PDP really different from the APC?
To me, the difference is that one is in power, while the other is out of power!
Political parties are supposed to be premised on ideologies.
Unfortunately, in Nigeria political parties are nothing but a platform for winning elections.
Little wonder why politicians find it so easy to ‘decamp’ and flow into any available party at the snap of the finger and the waving of a sumptuous carrot!
So, my little excitement is hinged on the fact that we now have a veritable opposition party in Nigeria, with established structures across the nooks and crannies of the federation.
Of a truth, there’s no viable democracy without a veritable opposition.
I’m certainly not excited at the PDP as a party, neither so am I at the APC, for our ultimate salvation lies not with either!
So, while I congratulate the PDP for having their party back, even though so much damage has been done, I urge the APC to put their house in order and deliver the TRUE change they promised Nigerians.
As for me, the Beautiful One is not yet born!