Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Voters Are Going To Sell their Votes in 2015 Elections in Nigeria

 Nigerian voters.

As we have witnessed at the primaries of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the main opposition party All Progressives Congress (APC) that contesting political aspirants paid for the votes of the delegates to win their nominations. And this is the handwriting on the wall of what will dictate the vote of every voter in the 2015 elections, from the poorest of the poor masses on the street to the richest of the rich among the ruling class in the penthouse.
Votes will be for sale to the highest bidders. And majority of the voters are the poor masses who have been left poor and powerless by the 15 years maladministration of the government of the ruling party in one of the most corrupt countries in the world where political bribery and banditry rule the outcomes of elections at all levels.

As any discerning literate person can see, the PDP is desperate to win the 2015 presidential elections at all costs and by all means to escape from being probed and prosecuted by an APC government led by an anti-corruption crusader who many not be a saint, but is more honest and transparent than the incumbent president; and he has scores to settle.

When the moderately honest and transparent Muslim, Mallam Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (16 August 1951 – 5 May 2010) was the President and 13th Head of State of Nigeria, I called him "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" in my commentary on his government, because he was actually a God fearing pious leader surrounded by a cabal of desperate and greedy political contractors of the unscrupulous ruling class. And when he passed on, they popped champagne from the Niger Delta to Abuja; the gangsters controlling the illegal oil bunkering in the creeks of the Niger Delta and their partners in crime; the moguls who control questionable oil blocks. And they are now in both the ruling PDP and opposing APC. But majority of them are in the PDP and they don't want to lose their million dollar Oil Prospecting Licenses and the so called Amnesty militants who don't want their million dollar deals to end in 2015. So, they have amassed million dollars to pay for millions of votes even if they will cost N5,000 per vote.
The voters are going to be bribed before they leave for the polling centers. And there is nothing the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) can do to stop them since they are not going to disrupt the voting process at the polling units.

Other forms of political bribes are already surfacing as countdown to the 2015 elections begins with distributions and donations of different provisions and allocations of amenities.

The political moguls and their goons don't care even if there is chaos as long as they can get away with their electoral malpractices and win the crucial elections to keep them in control of the government in power and maintain their ruthless capitalist status quo.
They are going to make sure that the majority of the voters are poorer and hungrier so that even selling their votes for as cheap N500 per vote will be attractive. As they reckon that beggars have no choice.
Imagine how many votes N1 billion can buy at N1, 000 per vote.
Do the math.
The rest as they say is history.

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