HARD VIEW: Party Palava-Volume 1

Hannatu Musawa
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Hannatu Musawa

Yo folks, it’s that time when I chime out in rhyme.
To chronicle the thyme and the chaos sublime,
Abound in our nation of organised crime.
As I witness Nigeria go back in her climb,
My pen and my paper will mimic my mime.

The line of this fine rhyme has to do with the grime,
Of our political parties; their lemons and lime.
With two years before our election’s in prime,
The spinning and plotting have started their slime.
I’ll speak of the parties in volume this time.
In a two week edition of ‘Party Palava’ Prime.
This week the laundry hung on this clothing line,
Will be that of Africa’s biggest party of time.
Next week, the opposition will be given their dime!

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This screed starts with PDP; the party of greed.
Where members behave just like zombies who feed.
For 14 bad years, they force feed us their creed.
By mislead and misdeed, they misread us indeed.
At every election, they exceed what’s agreed,
And proceed to stampede on the rights of the freed.
Those decreed with the deed to lead our breed,
Succeed only in their own self-serving need.
Our plights supersede a Balm of Gilead.
We’re treated like vermin and rattlesnake weed.
Nigerians recede, live a life where we bleed;
An existence where heartache with speed’s guaranteed.
In this race to accede on that Aso Rock Stead,
Already we read that some might just secede.

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Now in my small position, I’ll give a rendition,
Of the war of attrition in the PDP mission.
The competition for admission in the 2015 edition,
Was the ignition for the demolition of their old coalition.
You see, for Johnny’s acquisition, he needs ammunition,
So in the party’s transition, he brought an old politician.
The imposition of Bamanga Tukur amidst no real audition,
Created suspicion and opposition partition.
The composition of the governors in their juxtaposition,
Saw ‘this near-sedition’ as their own decommission.
For it’s just not tradition, in the governor’s supposition,
For their views to be in omission in the power transmission.
Since ‘that’ imposition and Johnny’s decision,
The party’s disposition looks more like nuclear fission!

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Now it’s just so insane that this causes such strain.
I’ll try to explain this, ‘their hunger to reign’.
You see, for one to maintain ‘that’ power domain,
Their campaign must be lain at the start of the chain.
It’s plain that our Johnny was using his brain,
To retain his best ‘hommie’ as the parties One Main.
His reasons were plain, his facts were germane.
In his party’s terrain, he could feel the disdain.
The bane of resistance, the rain of complain,
Are from those who want to attain his leadership crane.
It’s the governors, who drain their second term grain,
That are out to detain John’s jugular vein.
For, after their gain in the full governor’s lane,
Their wish (to be plain) is ‘that’ presidential train!

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Now, in my opine, that’s the bottom line!
A fight for ‘that’ shrine that powers define.
At least quarter the governors; around about nine,
Have align to fight Johnny in a design most devine.
To consign his decline, they must as one combine,
To entwine every swine Johnny forced down their spine.
The sign for this drama is clearly in shine;
‘Infighting Treatens the Giant’; “Oh Golly, Oh mine!”
Every reason benign, every rant, every whine,
Will be used by both sides to supine and malign.
But the one potent vine they will use in refine,
Will be about tribe; The North will be asked to realign.
‘It’s the turn of the North to recline and to dine’.
That’s the tagline that, I’m telling you, we must now decline!

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If I’m right in my guess and that’s what will transgress.
Those who possess their full senses must remain convalesce.
For how can people who suppress our success,
Address us like Yoyos just for their own progress?
In the 2011 mess, our Johnny they’d bless.
At the time of that press, they had second terms to caress.
Now they want to address the North’s dispossess,
When the repress of the region comes from their own excess.
Unless they transgress their own selfish obsess,
The dress of the North never can impress.
I must confess, nevertheless, this is my assess.
I don’t want to digress from our political chess.
I’m just trying to express my countries depress;
Through the voice I possess, through my freedom of press!

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The update does not abate at the governor’s gate.
To reinstate their weight, they went to Tukur’s state.
In a move to deflate the Chairman’s dictate,
The Adamawa Exco slate was dissolved outright, straight!
With members of the great NWC joint plotting his fate,
At this rate, Johnny aint no ‘Alexander the Great!’
He’s looking more like a tired junior lightweight!
In attempt to communicate with all those who’ve shown hate,
Johnny did conjugate a meeting to reinstate his estate.
But the negate from the irate does seem to somehow translate,
Into a restate where they want a new Head of State.
Only time can equate which side will win the debate.
Whether Johnny’s ambition will at the end procreate,
Or if the governors who berate can desecrate on his freight!

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The drama is on another degree in this party grand prix.
Now, who will be the draftee for the Board of Trustee?
First they called Anenih, Mr Fix-It or Gutsy,
As the ‘Gee’ with the decree to head their family tree.
Obasanjo did not agree and with the jerk of his knee,
Named his fellow retiree, Ahmadu Ali.
“That just will not be!” said the PDP bourgeoisie.
They did foresee Baba’s choice as the worst nominee.
Baba must feel like a Pea smack in the Aegean Sea,
Coz he created this debris with his skeleton key.
In this battle of spree between Obasanjo and Johnny,
Who will win to guarantee their draftee as top honouree?
If you ask me, Ekwueme is the best by a million degree.
But I’ve no say-so in this Potpourri…, “Hey, I’m just the Emcee!”
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Now I’ll wind down this first part of two,
But we can see the bamboo breaking through.
Oyinlola went askew, when they told him adieu,
As the internal kung-fu rages on fresh as new.
As the governors renew their coup,
To subdue and outdo Johnny’s view.
They must not misconstrue, only ‘One’ can debut,
The ‘Cordon Bleu’ that they ALL pursue!
Nigerians generally construe, that PDPs time is long overdue.
Only time will review whether they will pull through,
To undo all the party’s unfavourable hue.
This ‘Party Palava’ in lieu, is a drama that’s starting to brew.
Gonna take off my shoe, find some popcorn to chew,
“Gonna watch me some drama; Thankyou!”
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As I close down this volume of my first critique,
My daughter is telling me that I have a cheek!
I don’t mean to be rude in the words that I speak,
I’m just stating the obvious in a different technique.
When I speak out on politics, my passion’s not meek.
‘With our future so bleak’, I bespeak and I shriek.
A sneak peak at Nigeria gives one such mystique.
It’s a nation, on paper, that’s blessed and unique;
A nation where leaders have led us oblique.
But we have a chance to seek out our peak,
And tweak the main leak where our havoc is wreak.
It starts with what we allow government to seek!
I’ll examine the physique of the oppositions’ batik,
In ‘Party Palava, Volume II’, which I will write for next week
Let’s make it a date so you can take a sneak!

Written By Hannatu Musawa
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Bias

What a tribalistic and earthnic centered write up, you said they will used tribe to refine their whatever and yet your write is full of earthnicity are you better than they are? Or simply one of them???

Fine Poetry!

This compendium should be sent to Jona & the gang. Politics is about wielding power authoritatively. The way & manner one wields that power is very, very important. Some are benevolent & humane while others become reckless with power. What is instruct about power is that it is ephemeral, hence those who wield power should be wary. Even if you choose to be Machiavelian in your use of power, his advice is that you should be both a Lion & a Fox. This balance while in power is what determines your fate after leaving power, for surely you must leave power!

@MC, Deri usually spot on. Injustice destroys Ur tea-party Nige

@MC, You are the one that has gone haywire in your debased principle that injustice exalts a nation. But injustice rather destroys a nation, as it is about to do to Nigeria unless people like MC takes a hard and just look on the way forward for Nigeria. Your Tea-party - Nigeria - is debasing and unsettling so many groups that would like to advance. How many can realize their life objectives through Nigeria? Life expectancy in MC's Tea Party - Nigeria - is about the lowest in the world despite the huge oil exploits in Deri's back yard - a back yard that is laid waste to pollution. Yet MC is making his nonsense and annoying "Deri the Killjoy" remark. MC, in case you do not know: irrespective of who is President, Nigeria for now is a country forced by a constitution, a rigged political structure and unitary system by military dictators loyal to Hausa/Fulani cause. Unless political reforms that guarantee equality for all are made, Nigeria must kiss the dust - and very soon.

Hannatu says "Our nation": Nigeria is a country, never a nation

The plots to retake their birthright by those who draft all these articles for Hannatu are thickening.

Hannatu says "Our Nation," but Nigeria has never been a nation and can never be, so long as the Hannatus understand a country only as a means to parasite on others, only as a means to survive through power grab to have control of the country's resources. All these lengthy brawl by Hannatu here can simply be reduced to "Born To Rules Desperation to have Its Birthright - Apex Political Power - Returned to it soonest."

Question now is whether President GEJ remains aloof as usual to the dastardly plans going on in his party. North has led this country for the 38 of its 51 years, and we saw the hell Nigeria became. The north must now wait and allow southern presidents turn things for the betterment of all of us.

if fulanis are born to rule why is buhari still struggling at 75

@Monkey, Yenagos was created just 6 yrs ago by late abacha-that is why we yearn for resource control-and fiscal federalism-all the developed economies of the world did not progress to the level dey are at present within 6 yrs-its not about alams, ibori and ibru-the brits in 1960 enjoined balewa to declare yenagoa as a special territory for focused development-instead it was abuja that our money was used in transforming at the expense of the Gwaris-u have stolen over 55 trillion from the SS-and left her with only 1.7 trillion since 1959-yet u blame alams and ibori for our underdevelopment-why is Chad and Mali still like ajegunle or Mushin-with the fulani north filled with petrol sniffing gun welding almajiris in Boko haram? Jonathan has built boarding schools for talakaws at the cost of over 240m-name the schools yr fulani leaders erected in the flood prone Yenagoa 4 us--beyond the bombs that Obj dropped on Odi and d hang-man Buhari hired from Mali 4 abacha to kill kensarowiwa

deri the fool

If fulanis are born to rule then you will die as a slave that your Ogoro leaders in SS has subjected you to. Please read punch newspaper today with the Headline "A trip to yenagoa" by Bayo Olupohunda. You will go and hang yourself afterwards.. Morons like you and Akpos are still living in the dark.

GENIUS!

I did enjoy the poetry for its work of art but do NOT necessarily agree with her Northern mindset. A bit disappointed at Hanny, your daughter was absolutely spot on!

KONKRATS

Hannatu,

is there any way to stop those mindless tribalists against you ?

Is there?

when will there be?

Prof-of-penkele-incredibilties

Deri the killjoy!

I wonder no more what manner of man Deri is, for I've psychometrized his articles, gaining a clear picture of dis conroversial character. Folks, Deri was one those principled chaps who dreamt big and would die for what he beleived in. But fate wasn't fair. The harder he worked, the clearer he saw his dreams as a mirage. Age came calling. Then he gave up, blaming everyone for his failure, hitting the bottles, accepting whatever came his way, losing his best asset (his principle) to the chagrin of his life-long friends and acquaintances. Ultimately, politicians hired him as a mercenary writer. But b4 his hire, he was entranced, hynotised and programed to fight for and defend anything south-south. Hence, his blindness to values, his acute activity in ethnicity! What've lost a gem!

Party Conundrum and Democratic Confusion

We don't have democrats yet in Nigeria. That means we only have a few sincere people who are practising something that resembles democracy. PDP is an association of people who think Nigeria is a cow that must be milk whenever they run out of milk (cash). Some of them already have an abundant milk but they remain in corridors of power in order to lie to their compatriots that there is no milk (cash) so as to keep them poor and dependent on the so-called milk donors (moneybags)

BUHARI AND HIS FULANI SISTERS BAND AGAIN

Hannatu is Fulani and an agent of elrufai and buhari. By the Grace of the Almighty God, we shall be here to see Buhari fail again in 2015. Elections in 9ja are not won on the pages of newspapers or from internet cafes. Buhari for now is drunk with the promise by Bakare and tinubu to make him forget all the crimes he committed in the South West against Tai Solarin, Fela and late chief Gani whom Abacha dumped into d hot Bauchi prison for over 10 months! Its only in 9ja that we can have executioners like Buhari rear their evil head to say he wants to change things for the better for 9jas! Was he able to make any difference in d life of Abacha while in PTF? Luk at his record while with abacha whom he claimed never stole from us-ken Saro Wiwa was hanged-Abiola arrested and poisoned in jail-still some political toddlers in 9ja, yearn for such despots to shake hands with my kids in d creeks in 2015-what a shame-what a kontry!

1m hannatus cannot rebrand buhari 4 us-he will fail again in2015

Hannatu is Fulani and an agent of elrufai and buhari. By the Grace of the Almighty God, we shall be here to see Buhari fail again in 2015. Elections in 9ja are not won on the pages of newspapers or from internet cafes. Buhari for now is drunk with the promise by Bakare and tinubu to make him forget all the crimes he committed in the South West against Tai Solarin, Fela and late chief Gani whom Abacha dumped into d hot Bauchi prison for over 10 months! Its only in 9ja that we can have executioners like Buhari rear their evil head to say he wants to change things for the better for 9jas! Was he able to make any difference in d life of Abacha while in PTF? Luk at his record while with abacha whom he claimed never stole from us-ken Saro Wiwa was hanged-Abiola arrested and poisoned in jail-still some political toddlers in 9ja, yearn for such despots to shake hands with my kids in d creeks in 2015-what a shame-what a kontry!

Beautiful Masterpiece!

Beautiful masterpiece. As beautiful as the author. Keep it up babe!. I gbadun you. We need to speak to them in many ways than one. Maybe, just maybe, they will hear and understand and reverse this nation from the path of destruction they currently are leadding it on. May the ink in your pen never run dry!.

You made it madam

You are absolutely wonderful.

Deri & Co

@ Hannatu "oh wow" is all I can say. Thumbs up!!! To Deri and his band of SS misfits, you are the reason your region will never develop, it is not enough blaming everyone for your failures and not owning up you are the problem. Bayelsa the smallest state receives monthly what 7 states collectively receive, I suggest you start asking your leaders why the region is underdeveloped and not the North!! Tired of your North stole from SS tirade, it is old and stale come up with a superior argument and just maybe someone will listen to you!

Party Palava

Dear Hannatu,
What a beutiful piece in pros. I have followed the comments of Deri on this page which regrettably reflects the quality of his/her education or comprehension. It the quality of poor thinking by the types of Udam and Deri in government that have contributed to our decline as a country. I agree with Hannatu: "But the one potent vine they will use in refine,
Will be about tribe; The North will be asked to realign.
‘It’s the turn of the North to recline and to dine’.
That’s the tagline that, I’m telling you, we must now decline". Thank you so much Hannatu for lifting my spirit, but unless we eschew our ethnic/cheuvenistic inclinations there is little hope for progress.

This is absolutely brilliant.

This is absolutely brilliant. Udam and deri, recognize superior brain when you meet one. This is clearly beyond your comprehension. With your crude oil clogged brain, you will find it difficult to appreciate the genius in this lady. I would wish my child is blessed with brain as talented as hers. You don't need oil money to be brilliant. You don't need to be president to be so articulate. Life is not about oil. Morons. Congrats Hannatu.

PDP must go !

The bottom line is that PDP has to go !

Emcee!

Your lyrics are of great degree.
Waoh, u're fit to work wit Don d Jazy.
Though not surprised wit d shape of things i see.
For dis is a land where d future is bleak.
After all, u once wrote dat dis's d year of d water snake.
Therefore whatever we see, we all should take.

Naija

Hannatu 2 b honest dt ws a masterpiece, though u wrote it in peace. Sitting dwn here on d tile, i will say u deliverd it in style. I share ur pain in d nations train of problems dt gves me migrain bt we cn only write n hpe they hear our plight n use dier might 2 wrk 2wards where our eye ve placed its sight.

OOOOOOkay............

OOOOOOkay............

Party Palava - Volume 1

Hi Hanny Learned Friend, I will also echo the comments from your daughter and I should know better from our Law School days, but the conscientious and the righteous have to say the truth probably in a thousand and one ways! Watch your back though and I look forward to reading volume 2. More grease to your elbows, I 'gbadun' you.
Sir Toks of England

Wow! What a way to present

Wow! What a way to present the current predicaments that the country rulers found themselves. but instead of sitting down with bucket of popcorn, let's be on top of the situation by enlightening the masses about what governance entails so as to make a dream of better nigeria possible.

Another Southern Bashing Epithet!

Ms. Hannatu, you don't have to abuse and denigrate President Johnathan by saying he's not "Alexander the Great," or abuse Obasanjo by saying that he must "feel like a pea." The Hausa/fool-anis have pillaged the country for more than 38 years and has nothing to show for it. I don't see you mention the Hausa/fool-ani idiots that laid waste to our resources and enriched their pockets with the Southern oil money. You didn't mention no Hausa/fool-ani Abacha, Abdulsalami, Buhari, Murital, Babangida, Shagari, Yaradua, that took their turns raping and pillaging the country dry.

Come 2014 when the amalgamation clause that calls for the reevaluation of the union will become due, I bet there will no longer be "one indivisible Nigeria" as your Hausa/fool-anis like to say. remember, Nigeria runs on Southern Oil.

Hannatu and her tuareg brothers are back from Mali

Hannatu, the educational opportunities u got as a fulani, most 9jas from the SS will never obtain until they die! So stop insulting our sensibilities here! Your Fulani tribe has been in power for over 40 yrs in 9ja. Compare that to Jonahs less than 2 yrs rule! What are yr worries? Politics in 9a is-about its the turn of d fulani North in 2015- East 2015 & West 2015-Again very sad to see your likes who were educated with the oil resources of the SS, open your mouths to abuse the fingers that fed u-Blessed with the born to rule mentality added to the supporters club from d South-whose only notion of democracy is to ensure that they help to destabilize Jonah 4 buhari. The same animals who said No to abiola and swore to go to war should he be sworn-in as presido are at it-again-theirs is to ensure that 9ja does not move forward-with Jonah- so why not split--they say No-we must stay together for reasons best known to them and our visitors from Mali

WORD!!!

FANTASTIQUE HANNATU FANTASTIQUE

Hannatu 9ja is too big 4 yr small mind in buhari

PDP was created by the Fulani North-Prior 2 D murder of Abiola, the Fulani North gave us NRC and SDP via IBB. They spent over $45 b of our oil money to create dis two parties. Having wasted the Awuf oil money from the SS, them contrived to impose OBJ on us via IBB, abdulsalam, gusua, and ciroma. So late Gani had to be out smarted and ditched for OBJ! Buhari was then recruited to come and chase OBJ out in 2003 when they discovered to their chagrin that Obj was never going to hand-over power to them after his first term! D modus operandi of d Fulani North, is to make Jonah have a rough ride! So had to put road blocks through boko haram on his way! Since Hannatu started preparing our minds for buhari-she has not in her wisdom ever attempted to send a message to her tuareg brothers from Mali on rampage in d fulani north--Unaware dat a vote 4 buhari is a vote for boko haram or d talaban in 9ja!

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