Many Nigerians do not know that the struggle for power in Yorubaland in 1963-1966 is what led to the series of events that led to coups and then to civil war and so many others. The mighty and beloved Awolowo was challenged and successfully. Let us leave the hows and whys for another day. That is not the point of this pATIKUlar post.
Yorubas may appear quiet and quiescent until it is time for them to react.
Those for whom history mean something know that the same Yorubas that prostrate for the King and call him a deity are the same Yorubas that offer same King THE CALABASH and force him to commit suicide once he has become too overbearing and abusive of his power.
Those who underestimate Atiku in the West (Yorubaland) forget Atiku once had a structure there under ACN. They forget Gbenga Daniels and many others have been working very hard for a long while underground for Atiku. Now these people hiding because of fear of OBJ not liking Atiku will begin to emerge emboldened.
They forget also Atiku is business partner with many of the Yoruba elites… elites who do not really like Tinubu in the first place and who will see this as an opportunity to tame a lion, be it from Bourdillon or from Ogun.
Atiku’s problem has never been the streets. It always has been with Obasanjo and the unity of the generals since to be opposed by one is to be opposed by all.
The generals, sponsors of many of those in Senate, House of Rep and who have been the unseen hand controlling many political powerhouses, and parties, have endorsed Atiku. Abdulsalaam, a former president was in attendance, coming all the way from Niger state.
Tinubu may be able to control how legislators and LG chairmen and delegates vote in primaries, and remove sitting governors, but he may not be able to control the streets. Many are tired of him and just want to see him out of power and influence.
The Oyo Mesi are consulting the Ifa. A calabash will soon be presented to Tinubu.
And who even says Tinubu will not betray Buhari?
There will be a shock to the system in Western Nigeria.