Former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar is not the focus of my story. The process that earned him a medal in the primaries of last week’s election of the Peoples Democratic Party. Atiku is estimated to be worth a few billion dollars. He chose to live in peace and enjoy his wealth as Aliko Dangote; he chose politics. Atiku has long dreamed of becoming the President of Nigeria. He became close once he served eight years under Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. His big fish and his political smoking status will not be easily overlooked. PDP is Atiku’s home and a place of luxury. People are his people. And for the majority of PDP members, Atiku is God.
At the conclusion of the party’s primaries, Nigerians watched as Atiku’s hands were raised in a landslide victory in several other PDP presidential hopes. Atiku’s hands may be tried and tired but many Nigerians call them the hands of corruption and a number of financial problems while working for the government. Nigerian politics is rife with evil, but Atiku has been at the forefront of the PDP star parade. And PDP envoys have condemned the former VP as one of the worst offenders. But why Atiku, too? Why not a clean and young person, some question. For politicians, however, it is about winning elections. For corrupt politicians, it is better to win elections than to win the future of a failing nation surrounded by citizen-centered crime released by the men in power. It is now confirmed that by 2023, Atiku will be in the presidential ring with one or two of his most feared opponents.
All election primaries are run by delegates. They are men and women especially elected by the sitting rulers or party directors in the provinces that the party does not control the governor’s house. In the Nigerian election primaries, only a handful cast free ballots based on avoidance. Some messengers say their numbers. Their price tags are determined by the strength of the candidates for power and what position they play.
It is full of ideas that Atiku may have paid well to steal the hearts of their disgusting courtiers for more money and money. Prior to the election, the noise was deafening to the hullabaloo after the results. It was a staccato explosion of crazy money wasted on the guests. There is no evidence that the money changed hands with the former VP but we do see and hear many anointed messengers return their loot when the men who paid for them did not receive the goods they paid for. The dictator later chased the one who was leading the way with the evil criminals who had been lured by the charms. What is wrong with Nigerians and money? Stories of disgusting and delicate delicacies are not just in the PDP camp. We have already heard the sound of speeches that may be the worst news that has ever engulfed the ruling party — the All Progressives Congress — in which primaries will be elected this weekend. In the ruling party there are also corrupt strikers who want to be president. Among them are jet owners whose daily activities are unknown to Nigerians. There are statutory regulators and regulators who receive monthly deductions from state revenue. The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (seated.), Is a diminishing hero against corruption. But in his group there are always bad men. One such person is currently on trial in a court of law and another recently convicted in the province. Few others are lucky enough to travel free because they are experts in cooking accounting books. And with determination, the men are still performing their Aso-Rock dance. If you are a Nigerian candidate, as long as you have a beaucoup mammon to splurge, you are an admirable doll in front of disgusting messengers and crazy praisers. Electional fraud is nothing but money! Welcome to the Nigerian election season. Welcome to the mad dash to earn some money. Welcome to wiliwaw. You are welcome in a world where money is a master and money in different kinds of money is a solution to who becomes king. Welcome to the madness.
As I sit in my library writing this article, I remember the bad statements a few people have made about Nigeria and corruption. The remarks made by U.S. Senator Ted Crux were once dismissed and called on all Nigerians as email scammers. He later apologized and said that it was just a joke. An American journalist, Ann Coulter, said this in front of us during a visit to Lagos, “Nigeria is one of the world’s leading criminal businesses. All levels of Nigerian society are criminal. Clever people do internet scams. In the middle are running car theft rings. Fools engage in extortion and kidnapping. At the University of Lagos, you can play a significant role in credit card fraud. ” Shortly before his death, US General Colin Powell, who once publicly called all Nigerians “fraudsters”. In 1992, Washington Post Foreign Service correspondent Keith Richburg hurled insults at the statement, “Welcome to Nigeria, the world capital of business fraud. Shake hands, but make sure you count your fingers. ” “Corrupt Ambassador,” the late Swiss Oil Master, Swiss Marc Rich, after years of oil and life as a referee for all that was corrupt and once again, to say this about where he came from where he fed fat, “in Nigeria. is the world capital of corruption. ” A hostile black American woman, Oprah Winfrey, once called Nigeria the most corrupt in the world and suggested that the US cut off diplomatic relations with the country. “All Nigerians — regardless of their educational background — are corrupt.” With these statements from strangers and seeing the dirty tricks of our politicians in their attempts to seize power, it proves that our traders are right and it makes me sick to my stomach. How do we build a working world where men are brought into power and power because of bribery? How the king reigns incorruptiblely since the limousine that took him to the throne is adorned with corruption and the robe of theft.