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The coalition forces that killed the third term project are at work, to decide the 2007 general elections

The political big-wigs that brought the third term agenda to rest are at work shaping and reshaping the political situation of 2007 general elections. Those political juggernauts are fully aware that the forces arrayed against them are coming from Aso Rock power house due to the part they played during the campaign to elongate the tenure of Mr. President, Obasanjo. The former military president, IBB, the incumbent vice president, Atiku Abubakar, and the former military leader, Muhamandu Buhari are believed to be the three strongest political colossuses that killed the botched third term agenda. The three political front runners of the 2007 presidential election are as follows: the toothy Five Star General, IBB, the Kano born Five Star General, Muhammadu Buhari, and the Adamawa born political war horse are coming together, forming political coalition against any imposition of any candidate on Nigeria.

Can Obasanjo and PDP withstand the political tidal wave of IBB, Buhari, and Atiku? The Minna born politician, IBB, is believed to have used his power across the nation to bring Obasanjo to power in 1999, after many years of Obasanjo’s incarceration. The political loyalists of IBB, both in the military and in the civilian world are committed to making sure that IBB’s succession after Obasanjo is surefooted come 2007. Some believe that IBB is the communication gap between the civilian and the military, because he was a military man, and now he is a civilian in nature. IBB is one the persons believed to have used  political weight to kill the evil sit-tight agenda, to extend the tenure of Obasanjo.

Buhari, another Five Star General, is interested in succeeding Obasanjo in 2007 presidential election. Before now, Buhari and IBB’s relationship was nothing to write home about. These political heavy weights had been celebrated foes, since 1985. Both men worked together to silent the selfish third term project. Buhari is believed to enjoy the northern votes, and he has the political power in the north to change political events. Although he belongs to another political party ANPP, his political power cuts across the northern states.

Atiku, the Adamawa born politician is another man that controls the north and the south politics. He controls RDM political machinery. RDM was formed by the late Shehu Musa Y’aradua, but controlled by Atiku after Y’aradua’s death, in 1997. In 1999 Atiku Abubakar backed Obasanjo with RDM political weights; in fact many believed that Atiku was one of the reasons why the North voted for Obasanjo massively in 1999 and 2003 presidential elections. Atiku was the first person to alert the Nigerians about the foiled third term agenda, to elongate the tenure of Obasanjo. Atiku was among the three political heavy weights that brought the third term issue to rest.

As a result of IBB, Buhari, and Atiku’s role in the botched third term agenda, Aso Rock is applying all the necessary tools on the table to incriminate those that killed sit-tight agenda. In all, watchers believe that the on-going romance of Buhari, Babangida, Atiku is a marriage of convenience that will achieve national objectives. Watchers also believe that the recent romance among these political workaholics will prevent any imposition of any candidate on Nigeria by Obasanjo and his political cronies and acolytes

Isaac Moses , August 24th, 2006
Chicago, U.S.A

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