Elections particularly in a democracy are contests between parties of opposition views canvassed on sellable issues.
That of Nigeria’s just concluded 2019 Presidential election was however a matter of different colouration simply factored on nothing but master stroke strategic planning.
Muhammadu Buhari ordinarily in the hotly political terrain compared to the bull strength Abubakar Atiku was a non starter any day anytime.
However in whatsoever socio- economic and political climes considerations there is nothing to be compared with strategic planning.
In this regard President Muhammadu Buhari’s able team that midwives his presidential election victory composing strategic planners like APC National Chairman Adams Oshiomole, APC National Leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Kwara State Bulldozer Lai Muhammed must be congratulated for a good job well done.
Adams Oshiomole the fact must be faced was once a well tested, highly successful labour national leader with large followership who after having successfully served his term and retired from the labour movement went straight to contest two term elections to become the State governor of Edo State cannot be simply wished away as an ordinary person in any political manipulation and considerations.
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu south west Nigeria’s modern era most successful political figure after late sage Obafemi Awolowo can be said is a one man of weight of value beyond the ordinary.
Lai Muhammed a mega force of political noise making value can be said is a surprise bull dozer in particular in the modern day Kwara State politics where once Dr. Sola Saraki’s name called sway and was an order to be obeyed.
Taken together all these factors of Adam Oshiomole APC national chairman a character never once known with failure, Bola Hamed Tinubu the Jagaban himself a political leader of note and respect commanding with that of Lai Muhammed brazenly fighting and pulling down Saraki political empire one of the most fearful in Nigeria North Central teaming up together to fight an election at a time Olusegun Obasanjo was busy mending Atiku Abubakar’s political image he had severally severed and damaged was no doubt an expectation of a fool dancing nakedly in the rain in self deceit.
As well the fact that the North geopolitical zone was about 70 percent on her own behind President Muhammadu Buhari must explain that but for the entire Igbo world support given to that astute and well respected Peter Obi, Atiku Abubakar would have been left wet a total failure against the strategically planned fortress of Muhammed Buhari.
This goes to say that a well laid and manned strategic planning has a great role to play in any of human modern day endeavours.
Written by Dr. Olapade Agoro
Owa’Tapa of Itapa Ijesaland