SENATE PRESIDENT: PRESIDENT TINUBU, THE SOUTHEAST AND THE TENTH SENATE
The hue and cry came and went; now, we have a President! For another four years decisive decisions would have to be made to reposition the country where it should rightly belong.
God helps us we get it right this time against the wrongs we have scored that to this day has rottened the polity.
And the president started well and fast enough on his position of the removal of fuel subsidy, which many his predecessors were either afraid or reluctant to give the nod.
But would this continue or just an initial bark and bite and then a return to a banana peel condition?
That was day one, on his swearing-in as the sixteenth president of the country, but then until on the thirteenth of June, where, yet his leadership and decisiveness would be tested.
Nigerians would expect him to act, and act accordingly in line with balancing the political equation of the country.
Would the president be able to sustain the fire that set him running from day one, listening to the flow of his thought-form that birthed that pronouncement: ‘Fuel subsidy is gone!’ to touch the other spheres of the country, especially as it concerns the polity, taking yet again a look into the leadership of the tenth senate?
Would the president be the man of himself or be allowed to be controlled and dictated to by political henchers to get by and their own way the same way they succeeded in making President Mohammadu Buhari a robot and the APC the laughing stock of the entire country?
There has always been the political equilateral triangle that has served the pillars in holding the country.
Those pillars have been the Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo- talking about the majority of positioning.
With President Tinubu, Vice-president Shettima…there is something missing in the equilateral triangle, which gives the triangle a tilted form and unbalance, which Tinubu, as the Chief Executive Officer of the country, would have to do everything possible to get it and fix it right.
Thank goodness it is no longer news that the president has come out openly to disassociate himself from the rain of rumours doing the round that he has endorsed Senator Godwin Akpabio as the next Senate President.
If this is true that he is neutral and cannot be roped into the spoiling committee of political egoists that want to push him down the table before he can even deliberate, then, it is a good one from the president, and telling us that he is not a pushover and cannot be hoodwinked into a decision he is not intuitively connected.
But if the rumours are but anything with substance, then, the president would have to be asked: what is wrong with the southeast producing the next Senate President? Or there are no intelligent persons from that axis of the country who can steer the ship of the tenth Senate, along with him as the country’s president to the country an uhuru?
Yet still, questions would be asked of the president on issues that bother on trust and capabilities of the people of the southeast.
The president did well as the Governor of Lagos State, and it is expected that he should do well, if not better, on a larger forum as the country.
And to succeed in this, he would need somebody who would flourish with him with the same tenacity of purpose to drive home his ideals and ideas for the country.
And what makes the president think he cannot get such a personality from the southeast, with all the experience he can count on…?
Except, maybe, Mr President wants to be led and driven by the same cabal that led a good man in President Mohammadu Buhari astray.
He would not want that, I sincerely think and hope.