Atiku Or Not, Nigeria Isn’t Going To Be Any Better

Basically, social media has been buzzing with news about Atiku Abubakar and his challenge against Nigeria’s 2019 general elections.

While I feel him challenging the results is a waste of time and energy, I also feel it’s good for our democracy, because frankly, I don’t think they will hand the presidency peacefully.

Deep down I think every Nigerian knows that the election was rigged, and it was rigged by both parties (allegedly 😏). News got around that APC and PDP thugs caused havoc in some areas, so I don’t get why he is pained things didn’t go his way.

It feels kind of hypocritical to see him challenging the results, when his people were also involved in the act.

That’s not even the issue at hand; I would have preferred Atiku as President, not because I think he will perform or move the country forward, but because it will destroy the sense of monopoly of power that people have in Nigeria.

If you don’t perform, we kick you out. If Atiku ends up winning the case against INEC, all well and good, would it be a good victory for our democracy, yes of course, and would it affect the lives of Nigerians positively, absolutely not.

Because the two main parties are basically one, recycling members and ideology, looking for the fastest way to quench their thirst for power.

They don’t care about the people, they never did, and they never will.

About Banji Coker 157 Articles
Banji Coker is a Nigerian poet, writer and spoken word artist. He is the author of two poetry compilations, Just seventeen and October feelings.

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