Ex-senior special adviser to Goodluck Jonathan, on public affairs, Doyin Okupe has stated that he does not want the ruling political party in Nigeria, the All Progressives Congress to break up anymore.
Okupe who once predicted the collapse of the APC shortly after it was formed has changed gear, noting that, a break up of the party is not in the interest of Nigerians.
He took to Facebook to react to the recent sequence of drama that trailed the corruption charge filed against Senate President, Bukola Saraki, by the Code of Conduct Bureau. He said although he is not a supporter of Saraki, he is neither a detractor.
To ordinary watchers of Nigerian politics, the on going ordeal of the Senate President, Dr saraki may be an interesting soap opera.But to more discerning minds it is nothing short of a tragic comedy.
Over the years Nigerian politicians fail over and over again to convince anybody that they actually learnt anything from our checkered political history. This is why we have had many Republics in our national history.
Winston Churchill said ” failure to act when action would have been simple and effective, lack of good reasoning, and confusion of counsel, all these lead to endless repetition of history.”
I am personally not a supporter of Dr Saraki and for good reason. He spearheaded the demolition of the pdp and the eventual catastrophic electoral misfortune of the Goodluck Jonathan ‘s Presidency.
Neither am I a detractor of the Senate President. However as a veteran politician I accept that all is fair in love and in war and as they say the end justifies the means.
But what is currently going on is ominous and dangerous and will require Wisdom and extreme tact from all the dramatis personnel.
I did in the past predict that the APC will break up, but that was before the APC formed the government. Now that they are in government, it is not in my interest or that of any reasonable or patriotic Nigerian to wish that they break up.