With Only APC, PDP As Giant Political Parties, Is There Any Balanced Political Competition in Nigeria? | Prof Kola Bayam

It is saddening that NIGERIA is yet to produce a viable alternative apart from PDP & APC. I am stressing viability because a party cannot claim to be viable when Our Grandmas don’t know about it let alone consider it for choice or a barber in Potiskum. You can’t wake up on social media a year to election and claim to be a viable alternative. No miracle of such anywhere in the world, not even in the advanced democracies where democracy has been evolving for over 100 years. The PMB that many people find so disappointing dared the terrain three times before luck fell on his laps.

Hence, The crops of alternative Presidential candidates we have been having are either detached from our realities, ignorant of the process or not genuinely interested in nation building and they should resist guilt tripping Nigerians especially rural dwelling Nigerians that deserve stronger attention for not considering them for votes. APC and PDP will remain the only solid players until the alternatives learn to outsmart them or compete significantly with them. You can’t claim to be more intelligent than those you cannot outsmart, at least not in power hunting.

Albeit, this is not in anyway to rubbish attempts or contributions of other contestants but to bring to fore the fact that their participation and contributions have not been significant or competitive in anyway. They have not exhibited tact nor consistency in connecting to the grassroot, strategically hijacking state assemblies to National House of Assemblies to show longterm commitment to the dream and many have been to glued to the social media at the expense of the demanding base. This makes our politics less sophisticated and limits the choices of tired electorates. Finance might be the excuse of some of these parties and candidates but politics is not just about finance, defunct CPC of President Muhammadu Buhari cannot claim to be financially buoyant but it was oiled by the goodwill of the grassroot and strategic alliances. If need be, these Alternative candidates can build a strategic alliance with an established party like it was done in Israel and Germany.


Prof Kola Bayam, a.k.a Oracle Of Words, the Maven!!

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