ONE PARTY STATE! | Olusegun Adeniyi.


Apparently in response to the defection from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State and some senators, this short piece credited to one Bamidele Johnson is making the rounds on WhatsApp. It sums up the state of our democracy:

“Nigeria is not about to become a one-party state. Nigeria, for some time has been a single-party state. The major parties since 1999 are hardly distinguishable from one another. The frequency/fluidity of movements between and among (members of) these platforms makes it impossible for them to be different.

Irrespective of the party, the conduct is the same at the national and sub-national levels. Same poison in different bottles.

Curiously, we have made ourselves victims of an epic swindle by politicians who continue to sell the same thing to us as different things. We whoop with joy at defections which deliver benefits exclusively to the defectors and their friends. We are a one-party state and we have been for long.”

End of discussion!

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