Re: Tam­buwal as PDP’s nightmare sce­nario

Daily Trust - - SPORT -

‘It was all too ob­vi­ous that your pre­vi­ous ar­ti­cle [‘APC will be mak­ing a mis­take with Mus­limMus­lim ticket’] and the present one were se­cured on a tight ten­sion and mor­bid ap­pre­hen­sion of a par­tic­u­lar can­di­date. The con­tent there­with was care­fully couched with bare in­tel­lec­tual sub­terfuge to cover them up though. Much as you tried to hide it, the crit­i­cal mind could just pick it up with ease. We thought pub­lic in­tel­lec­tu­als, as you chose to have your pub­lic iden­tity, should first weigh all the in­hibit­ing fac­tors that held the growth of a na­tion and there­after rank them in or­der of sever­ity. In our case, our bane is all too known and never need­ing any in­tel­lec­tual de­bate. How­ever, you rather chose to close your eyes to the ob­vi­ous sin­gu­lar draw back that has held our de­vel­op­ment hostage- cor­rup­tion.

To drive mat­ter fur­ther down this cruel de­lib­er­ate over­sight, you played it down as if all the mit­i­gat­ing fac­tors con­fronting the na­tion are equal in mag­ni­tude and level of de­struc­tion to d na­tion’s growth. Sure, for you, cor­rup­tion is not too ur­gent a prob­lem to the na­tion, like other ills we are grap­pling with. A pub­lic in­tel­lec­tual should not find it dif­fi­cult to lo­cate the nexus and the un­so­phis­ti­cated link that runs through all other ills - i.e. cor­rup­tion.

Your choice of words did not fail you ei­ther when you prof­fered the so­lu­tion and the qual­ity that your hero should pos­sess to save the na­tion­vi­sion. Pray with vi­sion, courage charisma, non­di­vi­sive per­son­al­ity, youth­ful­ness that can mea­sure well in dire sit­u­a­tion with less at­ten­tion to the evil of cor­rup­tion

We are also quite sure you never had enough time to tell d pub­lic how you scaled the cri­te­ria in pro­por­tion and ad­e­quacy for your hero as truly enough & suf­fi­cient for the na­tion’s ther­apy. Well done brother. The people have grown in aware­ness to know when some­one is on a hired job - your last two ar­ti­cles only sug­gested, most ac­cu­rately, not only your dis­com­fort with the Buhari can­di­dacy, but your masters’ worst fear as well.’ Mo­hammed Yakubu by email,

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