By Awofadeju Peter, PhD.
Greediness and power-drunk are part of the attributes of politics, especially in Nigeria. Dogs of politicians always lick their vomit.
It was not new any longer in Nigeria as politicians moved from one party to another, even without remembering how they had defamed that new party they are joining in time past.
This is just in pursuit of power and fame.
Femi Fani Kayode was a good example, he had abused APC for many years when he was aviation minister under People Democratic Party, but suddenly joined same APC he had abused and defamed many times.
Same as Peter Fayose of Ekiti State who from PDP working for Bola Ahmed Tinubu of APC to sell out PDP to APC in the last gubernatorial election. Many are they in Nigeria politics that jumped from one party to another in the bid to acquire more power and money.
Same problem is visibly in the case of Nyesom Wike of Rivers State who invited Lagos APC governor, governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to commission a fly over at Orochiri -Worukwo in Rivers State just because he lost presidential primary election and also rejected as running mate to Alhaji Abubakar.
This issue had made dignitaries in the party to call for several meetings to mend the issue in-house. The step taken by Nyesom Wike has made it clear to observers and members of People Democratic Party that Nyesom Wike has taken his final decision to pitch his tent with APC.
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As earlier said, Wike’s action cannot be different from Peter Fayose of Ekiti State who sold PDP to APC. But with or without any of them, People Democratic Party will surely win 2023 general election at the federal and state levels.
The PDP political structure in all the 36 States including federal capital territory are effective and the bad APC government for good eight year with activities of terrorists can be good advantages to the party even if any power drunk person among them will plan to work against the party.
If People Democratic Party eventually win 2023 general elections, where will they belong? This is a common problem with some politicians who had won a political position or another, they always believed that they can control the mind of the electorate on who to vote for.
Politics is a game of win or lose, when you win, appreciate it and when you lose, your loyalty to the party should remain.
Cross carpeting from one political party to another is not limited to People Democratic Party alone but to all the politicians and political parties.
Peter Obi was the running mate to Atiku Abubakar in 2018, now running under Labour party against same Atiku Abubakar. If government is to serve, while jumping here and there like someone who is not focus?
To grow a party, members supposed to be loyal and work together, not for selfish ambition.
This is an advice to all politicians holding one position or another to behave well and not be full of themselves, they should be loyal to the party that projected them and electorates that voted them in.
You cannot be God but human, appreciate whatever you have and never bite fingers that fed you.