The Nigeria political scene has been sensational strung with drama, tension, coalitions/alliances, betrayals or is it defections that have become more amusing than surprising. Innuendos of rigging and questions of people’s identity and nationality.
Some politicians lauded as the messiah and others branded pariah, to be seen as the dark horned creature with the pitchfork and others his legion of demons.
In all this, everybody wants a piece of the action and the women looking at their counterparts in other parts of the world decided to participate and see if they could wriggle free from being stifled to mere supporters and have a place in the corridors of power.
Oby Ezekwesili in 2018 declared for president to the approving nods of some female folk and of course her name is written to be saved and referenced in history as a female aspirant in 2019 elections.
And then she decided to step down in January 2019, few weeks to the election.
After the manhours, donations, debate and her worthy quotes, she wakes up and suddenly decides she will do better forming a coalition to ensure that other aspirants do not win.
Not trying to trivialize her efforts but maybe she has read the handwriting on the wall and really looked at her antecedent and concluded she is better at leading protesters than running a nation.
Questions are being raised. What would happen to the funds budgeted for her campaign? Will she return the gifts gotten while running for president?
Are the big boys right, are women not fit to run Nigeria?
Who exactly is she really supporting to make her give up her place?
What happened behind closed doors?
Let us all keep speculating, ranting on Twitter and crying foul all we want.
The fact is we are all cut from the same cloth.