Politicians Politics and Polls by Tunde Oladunjoye

In the last 24 hours, “news” of a poll’s outcome placing the least popular, least prepared candidate ahead of candidates of other more popular and better entrenched parties, has rented the air.

I don’t have the luxury of time to respond to fantasy and tales by moonlight. The only reminder I want to give here is that, recently, ahead of the last presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held in Abuja, a very popular aspirant came out of the polls and ahead of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The aspirant was tipped to win the presidential primary. At the end of the day, at the election proper, the one who was called “the big boy” did not even come second!

Let the polling agents continue to bask in self-delusion and political masturbation. The day of reckoning is here; and not even the sponsored poll can postpone the day of their defeat. As far as the invented poll is concerned, the first shall be the last!

-Tunde Oladunjoye
September 15, 2022.

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