Hell Hath No Fury as a People Scorned: APC’s Show of Shame — Ayobola Eniola

Who would have thought that a man widely loved by the masses while he served as the Labour Union leader, would become such an object of scorn as to be booed, stoned and called unprintable names?

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APC Rally in Ogun State
APC Rally in Ogun State

With less than a week to the elections, the game for the throne of the Presidency Is getting more intense.

The schemes, plots and twists in the narrative keep getting more interesting with every passing day. And the people are getting angrier and less tolerant of its leaders and their phantom promises. At least, this holds true in Ogun state.

Called to address the mammoth gathering at the rally, the national chairman of the All Progressives Party (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomole, unknown to him, was in for a show of shame.

Had a bell had been rung, one would think Cersei’s walk of shame was playing all over, only that the comrade was girded in fine clothing. Who would have thought that a man widely loved by the masses while he served as the Labour Union leader, would become such an object of scorn as to be booed, stoned and called unprintable names?

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Then, one would realize that the fury of the people wasn’t as much about the embattled party leader as it was about the party as a whole. It was nothing personal.

It was a wave of collective anger rightly launched at the group of people that has brought them pain and misery in the last four years. How dare they make another set of promises when those that were made four years ago still hang around unfulfilled?

More worrisome was the plea of the governor, Ibikunle Amosun, to his people, telling them not to ‘disgrace’ him. It was about his reputation, not the pain of the people. It has always been about them and not about the masses.

The fury of the people of Ogun state is a sign of the position of the masses relative to the

elected leaders and the whole talk about democracy.

And this weekend, the masses have the power to make a bold statement about who is in charge.

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