My older brother and dear friend Dr. Doyin Okupe is one of the few political leaders in Nigeria that I trust and that I have immense respect for. He is cerebal, forthright, courageus and loyal to his friends and associates. He is indeed a profoundly good man.
Earlier today on his Facebook wall he suggested that we should “negotiate” with Senator Ali Modu Sheriff in order to solve our problems in the PDP. I humbly and respectfully disagree with him.
My response to him (which I have tweeted and posted on his Facebook wall) is as folows:
“Egbon mi, I beg to differ. If you remember I warned the governors about Shetiff when they imposed him on us.
The PDP Ministers Forum rejected him as did the PDP Board of Trustees but the governors would not listen.
Now we have been vindicated because everything that we said would happen has come to pass.
The imposition of Sheriff by the Governors Forum was the biggest mistake that we have made since conceeding the election to Buhari and frankly, as I wrote at the time, I believe that he bewitched the governors that brought him and indeed those in the party that accepted him and agreed to work with him.
Now the power of the spell has worne off and their eyes have opened. Sadly though things will get worse because Sheriff is under orders: he is working a script and that script was crafted by those who commissioned him to divide, weaken and kill our party.
When you open your doors for a snake what do you expect? I am not surprised by all he is doing because he is acting true to type: he is a green snake who has dipped his fangs deeply into our flesh and whose poison is kiling us slowly.
Truth is that there can never be any compromise with Sheriff. You cannot compromise with the devil or a snake.
You cannot wine and dine or attempt to cohabit with a creature that the great writer and teacher, Mr. David Icke, describes as a “shape-shifting sociopath and reptilian”.
There can be no felllowship between light and darkness even in politics. You cannot negotiate with a narcicistic meglomaniac who wants your head to be cut off and served to him on a silver platter.
Sheriff is working for Buhari to destroy the PDP and he has almost succeeded in his mission.
The only answer is for us to continue to fight him in the courts and elsewhere and, if push comes to shove, form another party, get our members and supporters to join that party and, as someone suggested on Facebook, leave the bastard with “the carcass of the old PDP”.
Very few people will stay with him because carcasses tend to stink and because he is the quuntessential plague. After some time even his most diehard supporters will get sick of him and abandon him.
Finally let us remember the following. We must never attempt to appease a tyrant: it encourages him in his tyranny and it gives him pleasure. To the bully, compromise is seen as nothing more than weakness”.