By Abdulyekeen Mohd Bashir
Many never thought it possible before this day that a day will come when the people will yearn aggressively and sincerely for Dr. Bukola Saraki to help them from the menace of mediocrity parading themselves as messiahs.
For a couple of months now, Dr. Bukola Saraki has taken it upon himself to lead from the front in campaigning and sensitizing Kwarans and Nigerians on why PDP as a party remains the only choice Nigerians can trust. The struggle is very tedious judging from the rigorous campaign activities, such as shuttling from State to State in hours and many other pressing matters to attend to.
In most of the campaign tours to States across Nigeria, Dr. Bukola Saraki is always seen playing the front role and getting it done, as if this is not enough, as the man is busy with national politics, his home State isn’t left without check. Not quite long the erstwhile Senate President and the PDP Campaign Council began a Senatorial district tour in his home State of Kwara and I can tell you for free that from every community, Village, towns cities, zones, ward, to LGs, and more, Dr. Saraki commands the respect, the staunch love and pure admiration from his people. At a particular campaign rally in the Northern part of the State, Baruten to be precise, it took Dr. Bukola Saraki and his entourage more than 30 minutes to gain passage out of the campaign location courtesy of the mammoth crowd trying so hard to touch, take a photograph or even wave at him, this happened in the middle of the night where one would have thought that people should be fast asleep, but their love and admiration for the “People’s General” couldn’t allow them to blink an eye to obey the nature call.
Like it was experienced in Kwara North, similar and greater energy if I am not mistaken has been shown in the ancestral district of the Leader when the tour started days ago. Everywhere Dr. Saraki has been, the Shout of #Osuwa has always rented the air and the residents of the said communities will not stop talking about how frustrated their lives have been and how happy they’ve felt to see Dr. Bukola Saraki and the PDP offering better choices.
These amongst many tours have left the failed ruling party in the State in disarray and disorganized to the extent of sponsoring propaganda to suppress the tempo, like it is widely known, no one can stop an idea that has come, when their propaganda and blackmails failed, they resorted to using security agents to ban political rallies and processions, a ban that was firstly violated by their members.
Well, there’s nothing they could do to stop their imminent defeat at the polls because the people are tired beyond words and no lies will erase this tiredness away and judging from the tours, no one in Kwara can match Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki’s political clout. The man isn’t in power, not holding any position nor on any ballot yet he’s been giving the ruling party sleepiness nights and a run for their money and ploys. The ruling party can do all they like, they can buy and lie, they can oppress and suppress, they can close and coarse but one thing remains sacrosanct they can’t change the will of the people and the will of the people is the will of God. Kwarans have made a decision, they have resolved not to reward failures and vow to #VotePDP.
Abdulyekeen Mohd Bashir writes from Molete, Ibadan.