Alas and Ahold, all my readers Behold;
Party Palava, Volume II is about to be told!
It’s a view of the intrigue, the canker, the mould,
Of the political parties abound in our fold.
Please hope you’re consoled, coz the story’s twofold,
With such vast dimensions, it takes time to unfold.
Last week I unrolled the new and the old,
Of the jist of PDP, a party so bold.
This week, as foretold, on my paper I’ve scrolled,
The chitchat on other parties that INEC enrolled.
These are parties who bowled low when elections were polled,
And the ones not extolled, undersold, not controlled.
Now again time has rolled, where they can all be paroled,
In a merger remould to form political party gold!
Now this merger affair, I’m sure you’re aware,
Brings to bear all the parties once in disrepair.
They’ll declare under a single umbrella to share,
In order to snare out PDP with its doctrinaire.
Now, in the parties concessionaire, for the merger prepare,
CPC is there and CAN…; “What a pair!”
Other parties who care and say the system’s unfair,
May step out of their chair to join the coalition square.
APGA’s in mid-air. ANPP might not bare,
To be part of the dare to cause political despair.
But if they all take due care, speak with one debonair,
They’d create a rare flair and ignition…; “I swear!”
They would scare PDP, give them serious wear and tear,
And impair the ruling party while pulling its hair!
As time moves at a scale of a thunderous gale,
Nigerians will trail the morsel of every party’s detail.
Though our nation is frail and our elections all fail,
For our future to sail, democracy must prevail!
That’s why we all must unveil, each and every party’s travail,
So Nigerians can nail which to eject and curtail.
For most involved in this tale, the ruling party’s gone stale,
Government moves like a snail, corruptions the size of a whale.
We live life like in a jail, with no release and no bail.
The toxic air we inhale ain’t free or fit to exhale.
Now since the merger e-mail, excitement’s rife in our vale.
Nigerians; male and female hope the opposition wont bale.
To be hearty and hale, our options must be put out on the rail.
No forfeit, no derail! That merger must entail!
First, in the CPC gene lies something strange and obscene,
When their manifesto machine sunk like a blue submarine.
When they first emerged on the green, they had the tightest routine,
But with only one governor on the screen they are remaining unseen.
Many thought the parties demean, was really quite unforeseen.
As the party with a Northern mien, their victory was serene.
But their problem has always been, their leadership is not keen,
To right the wrongs they have in the bean of the CPC Deen.
And then within their ravine, some senior members are mean.
They cheat and lie in between and make the party unclean.
Now in this twenty thirteen, the party does reconvene.
They’ve set committees to intervene for their biggest spring clean.
With the likes of El-Rufai on the scene, the party’s now preen.
They seem ready for the merger to convene; ready for twenty fifteen!
The ANPP as well, is supposed to be part of the cell,
To compel this new merger with their clientele.
But the grapevine does yell, some members wear the lapel,
Of a hidden cartel that’s part of a PDP shell.
But their leaders dispel, this rank accusing bad smell,
As part of a misspell to propel their party’s death knell.
Now the question I dwell, “Will they merge or rebel?”
“Will they excel to do well, and in 2015 raise hell?”
Who can know, who can tell, with which allegiance they’ll gel?
Only time can foretell the party’s real true pastel.
But in my personnel, to say a truth that’s nobel,
The rumours they cannot quell if they bid the merger farewell.
Because they know that they can’t excel against the PDP bell,
By standing as a single Gazelle. “That’s for sure, Mademoiselle!”
Next, the party I’ve scanned is an Alliance that’s grand.
A party that was once manned by the Ikembas own hand.
APGA has its high command, in our Easternmost land,
And it has proven first-hand that it is in high demand,
And with two states in their band, they just cannot be disband.
But the one thing that’s tanned their own type of brand,
Is the accusation grandstand that they can be quite offhand.
The rumour mill has been fanned that they’re part of a PDP strand.
To put those thoughts in remand, they must work harder than planned.
The merger is the best way on hand for APGA now to expand.
The question out in the sand, “Can Obi and Rochas withstand,
The intrigues that are panned, to keep them playing in ruling band?”
The public gaze will be spanned on APGA’s activity gland,
So we can see and understand the motives on which they stand.
Might I suggest an attest; ACN is the best in the West.
In the past election protest, they proved themselves and impressed.
They oppressed the opposition and in turn have progressed.
If there’s one party that’s blessed to quash the PDP quest,
The Action Congress of Nigeria is dressed for that ultimate test.
ACN has not been messed, depressed; they’ve not been distressed.
PDP’s infest of other party’s does not rest in their nest,
And No doubt Tinubu has the zest to keep the party abreast.
In the states ACN possessed, development has been their crest.
And at their governors’ behest, they do their best to invest.
As 2015 is addressed, one surely would have now guessed,
That ACN holds the digest to win the election contest.
For now, they are no doubt the best; they’re way ahead of the rest.
ACN wears the vital vest if the merger is to be coalesced.
As we talk of this merger guys, let’s try our best to surmise,
That a new party will arise from this union of allies.
But the test for them lies, on the candidate that the party flies.
They just have to be wise and try their best to strategize.
They’d be no point in their tries, if past failures they revise,
They need fresh supplies to see things through fresh new eyes.
From all it implies, Johnny will run to reclaim his prize.
So the opposition should devise to spring the greatest surprise.
Through the best improvise, the merger we do advise,
To pick Fashola as the one that all of them will baptize.
He’s the one that should rise! By far the best compromise!
He’s the man with the guise to ensure PDP’s demise.
That would sensationalize and give a boost quantum in size.
That would give opposition the highs to reach the ultimate skies.
So at the end of the day, a merger is the only way,
Opposition can play and at last have their say.
All the past talk and cabaret has now become a cliché,
Because with no merger on the tray, PDP won’t go away!
Now the pressure must stay on the leadership bay,
Because in the past they portray an attitude that’s blasé.
Those who head the cache just must not go astray,
They must not betray and decay this new hope-dossier.
The public of today, in their mass, do convey,
A desperation and dismay at the merger delay.
And now as clear as the day and as soft as soufflé,
Tis the final match-play before the big judgement day.
Now the ball is on display in the opposition’s chalet.
“Will the merger be OK?... On this, Nigerians do pray!
As Volume II goes round the bend; at last it’s come to an end,
I know my writing’s a blend of much extol and offend.
You see as this sonnet was penned, emotions overextend,
Because the trend of our failure are too much to comprehend.
Those who have earned their commend, we will always defend,
But those who condescend and misspend, on their head we will descend.
As we watch our future ascend, it’s up to us to amend,
The negativity we lend and undo our constant suspend.
“Nigerians, it’s time to attend!” I recommend you unbend,
Extend your hand to amend so that Nija can transcend.
I cannot say or pretend that I’m the Paragon of mend,
But I know on our government we can’t ascend or depend.
Folks, as I give this portend, I close with the best of intend.
My reader, my friend, hope you made it right to the end,
Of this long Party Palava Volume that I finally do send.
Written By Hannatu Musawa
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