As the debate for who succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 becomes more heated, while a few plays it very maturely and objectively, we take for serious concern the attempts by various acclaimed social media influencers to act under the guise of analysis, free speech and supposed objectivity in political analysis to insult and defame the person of Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo.
When this is not enough, as usual and expected, they awfully tie their narratives of the Vice President with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Individuals and characters who were not ‘politically or objectively alive’ when the duo builds their relationship of true friendship and brotherhood have arrived to tell us what happens within their inboxes, personal lives and inner cycles. They simply assume, guess, speculate and lie to drive home their dead points and missions.
Unfortunately, these persons do not rate the intelligence of their readers. Through lies and conspiracy theories, they assume the role of a political judge; rule and make assertive political verdicts and ask their audience to believe, many who (ignorantly) fall for this tactics. They pretend to care and for the future of the country, claim to draw their submission from objective insights and analysis. Albeit, how do we rate their ‘objectivity’ raving before blatant lies and otherwise proven facts?
Again, they attempt to steal Nigerians attention by preambles expressing their innocence or unreadiness to dabble into the political wing of national discuss, but, they are moved by comments and requests from ‘patriots’.
These influencers prides themselves as analysts, data miners and strategists. However, they represent everything antithetical to these qualities.
The VP’s calm nature being foregrounded for eating Banana pictures naivety and attention seeking. Characters like Tunde Ednut who digged a 2018 scenario, particularly 4th of May, 2018 to ridiculously picture a different scene and makes it look recent never meant well or concerned about good governance. Character assassination remains their goal and better ways of playing politics. Bamidele Ademola-Olateju and host of their cliques should be buried in the shame of their ill-analysis and lies.
Drawing relevance and insights from the past, the categories of these influencers are better referred as opposition influencers. They deliver the clear messages of the opposition camp, who are their sponsors, bankroll them and gave them heavy promises should the imaginary happen in 2023. They only show up under different guises and nomenclatures.
Many of the comments, analysis and predictions prior 2015 and in the buildup of 2019 general elections failed woefully. Likewise, we have read their half-baked narratives and mindful upturn of real and true events to represent something otherwise. Glaringly pictured in various states gubernatorial elections held within the years of APC governance and oversights in the country, how did it end? Woefully! It failed!
Osinbajo Support Movement (OSM) simply ask them to get serious and stop insulting the intelligence of their readers. Analysis are not done on computer keyboard but on the field. Genuine political projections, predictions and analysis are revealed only by real actors, players and the electorates, Nigerians. Reasonable and serious-minded individuals should be moved and concerns by facts and analysis guided by real data, humans, actors and doers, not otherwise.
Nigerians should simply reject any mere speculations, most often accompanied by envy and hate motivated comments.
All assemblies guided by envy, hate, disapproval with sound, intellectual and modern ways of politics are meant to end in doom. At the same time, advice coming from opposition corners, who has wished this country and her leaders the worst of humanity should never be taken seriously, Nigerians should not.
Spectators should remain who they are, spectators. Commentators should be guided with facts and verifiable indices, open truths and clear verdicts borne out of accomplished and time-tested reviews. Actors should be given breathing space to act.
Prof Yemi Osinbajo personality is unequal with none other. He is busy with governance and delivering the mandate of the APC-led federal government. He is a reasonable, responsible and loyal man that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu remain proud of all the time and respect. When, how and where the two leaders interacts is not the business of political noise makers and these opposition influencers. Their brands of politics is rarely for showoff. Very uncommon. We understand this will bread resentfulness, however, we ask them to deal with it.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo exhibit high level of decorum and intellectualism, focus to his duties and responsibilities, similarly loyal to the core. A God-fearing man that acknowledges and understands the virtues of gratitude and respect, maybe to those ahead of him or below.
On a final note, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Prof Yemi Osinbajo are a cold fusion of two universal elements, identical in weight, ideologies and personality. United they stand. A unhook like none other. An unsplittable atom of Nigeria politics.
Mr Liberty Olawale Badmus
National Convener, Osinbajo Support Movement (OSM)
27th October, 2021