Be­tween APC and PDP

Daily Trust - - OPINION -

It is not easy to man­age suc­cess and fail­ure both at in­di­vid­ual and group lev­els. This can be as­sessed by ex­am­in­ing how APC and PDP are fair­ing af­ter the last gen­eral elec­tions were the for­mer emerged vic­to­ri­ous and the later failed woe­fully. APC won elec­tion but suc­cess man­age­ment as you can see is not easy. The si­lence, the dis­quiet in APC fold speaks vol­umes of ran­cour and bick­er­ing of the in­tra-party squab­bles within the rul­ing party. The fued be­tween new en­trants of the party from PDP and the legacy par­ties, the par­ties that col­lapsed there reg­is­tra­tion in or­der to give birth to APC is ob­vi­ous and dis­heart­en­ing. The is­sue of dis­mal per­for­mance by few af­ter a year of swear­ing in is also a mat­ter of con­cern. There are in­stances were all we see are prom­ises, ex­cuses and pleas. They are per­form­ing at the fed­eral, state and the lo­cal gov­ern­ment at be­low the ex­pec­ta­tions of the peo­ple who voted them. The man­age­ment of fail­ure can equally prove chal­leng­ing.

PDP, as ex­pected is find­ing it hard to sur­vive in op­po­si­tion. The arms scam that has con­sumed the at­ten­tion of most of the party chief­tains, per­sonal am­bi­tious self­ish, ago has over­rid­den the basic col­lec­tive in­ter­est of the party are the in­abil­ity to con­tained de­feat has led to splin­ter groups within the party fold thereby re­duc­ing the party's chances of be­com­ing of for­mi­da­ble op­po­si­tion party which global best demo­cratic prac­tices cher­ish and ac­com­mo­dates. Suc­cess and fail­ure are part of the hu­man ex­pe­ri­ence which we should learn to man­age. One is en­tan­gled in the other.

Jamilu Bello Dog­a­rawa, jb­dog­a­rawa@gmail.com

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