Dr Kayode Fayemi has just been announced as the governor-elect in the just Ekiti State Gubernatorial Election.
The following are the five things to learn from the election as discussed by Niyi Isamotu.
1) WORKERS STRENGTH
You can never own workers their salaries in any state that Civil service is the major industry or is the major fulcrum of an economy in the state and expect them to smile back at you. Pay them their salaries or face a revolt.
2) MONEYBAGS POLITICS
Moneybags will still dictate where the result will swing in any election in Nigeria, poverty is on the high rise which will make the highest bidder win anytime any day.
3) POLITICAL OVERLORDS
It’s high time political heavyweights in all political parties play an all-inclusive political game or else they get their hands burnt, every defection from your party to the opposing Party is a minus for you no matter whether they are paperweight, heavyweights or kulikuli weight.
4) FEDERAL MIGHTY
Federal mighty will always have an overbearing effect in any election in Nigeria unless it’s of less importance to the power that is at the centre.
5) IT IS EITHER PDP or APC
Unofficially, we have only two political parties in Nigeria. It’s either you are for APC or PDP, all other ones are supporters’ club.
As sound and rich ADP candidate was, his overall votes shows PDP or APC is still the only preferred political Party in Nigeria, all other political parties are only good on paper but not on the battlefield. Elections are not won through speaking British English, acting as a great motivational speaker or through the best photo-shoot.
An election in Nigeria is practical and technical and it’s only the two aforementioned political parties that have the wherewithal for such highly wired election political intrigues.