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Re: Where is Mr Fix It?

By Mr Fix It, the writer was referring to Chief Tony Anenih, the Chairman Board of Trustees of Nigeria’s ruling party, the PDP. Without imputing…

By Mr Fix It, the writer was referring to Chief Tony Anenih, the Chairman Board of Trustees of Nigeria’s ruling party, the PDP. Without imputing motives to the columnist, one may however deduce that he has sympathy for PDP, and reverence for Tony Anenih: he claims that many love him, and few hate him. Was there any opinion poll conducted on the issue?
If I remember correctly, the title Mr Fix It is not an honourable one to start with. It was used to describe the ability of a former police chief to manipulate political outcomes in favour of his paymasters. It was not a diplomatic skill; nor was it statesmanship. It was just a shade above Adedebu’s amala politics. But the columnist is entitled to his choice of party and saviour. A ruling party, following the trend of the columnist’s thought, should not be in disarray. Why? Obviously if it is in disarray it cannot continue to rule. Taking cue from the columnist, without resort to opinion polls, we venture to say millions of us do not want PDP to continue to rule.
But what is the columnist’s grouse? That Obasanjo and Jonathan are feuding in the public, and even the CBN Governor seems to be on the side of the opposition by writing to the President on alleged missing oil proceeds!
This is Nigeria, where loyalty demands that even when the nation is bleeding to death, everybody should keep quite so that the ruling party continues to rule. But since disarray has set in, then Tony Anenih should be invited to fix it!
To fix what? To make PDP whole again; to regain its position as a political behemoth; to loot; to plunder with impunity.
Why did PDP crisis erupt? It erupted because some members saw in the body language of their national Chairman, Bamanga Tukur, that President Jonathan is going to have automatic ticket. Not only that, they alleged that there was an agreement that Jonathan was to serve only one term.
In one of their parleys at Aso Rock, the same Mr Fix It was recorded as saying they stood by Mr President, and they  hoped to gather there again to celebrate in 2015.
So if fixing it were to charitably be considered as arbitration, how can one trust an arbitrator who has taken sides?
Power is sweet. Power in Nigeria is sweeter because it has no checks; you become an Oduah or Oteh, but you dey kampe.
Power-shift came into our political landscape after Babangida’s fiasco: the two regions should rule by turns. The mischief of Obasanjo brought us to current state by imposing a terminally ill Yar’Adua, paving way for Jonathan.
So the issue is not about fixing the PDP. It is about deciding how Nigeria is to be governed. We have seen the style of Jonathan: it is called impunity. A nation cannot survive on it.
The hope is that journalists being conscience of the nation would not support impunity even though if it were committed by their kinsmen. But the wolf has learnt the benefit of being in sheep’s clothing.

Abdullahi Musa, <[email protected]>;

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