My name is Osigwe Omo-Ikirodah of the Bush Radio Academy fame, and I’m delighted to bring you another hot defining moment of your favourite political predictions.
Today, we go dish am wotowoto as much gist dey as we finally prepare to begin the presidential league TITLE chase on September 28th.
The INEC-regulated league would host 18 presidential teams, with the grand finale taking place in February 2023.
While some teams are already in fear of being “relegated”, others are already sitting on the fabled 40-point lead, making them the clear favourites to win the cup.
The PDP and Atiku United, on the other hand, are struggling to recover from their primaries’ “OWN GOAL.” The majority of PDP governors from the South have refused to play for the first team, much less the reserve bench.
Nyesom Wike is considering withdrawing to form the Southern Rovers (South-West, South-East, and South-South Coalition), which plans to join forces with any of the other presidential teams to form a grand alliance for the presidency.
He has the backing of Oyo State Governor Makinde, Abia State Governor Ikpeazu, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, and Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who is openly sympathetic to their cause. Wike is being projected as the new head coach to succeed Ayu.
When a girl does not love you, she refers to you as brother; Wike has clearly demonstrated his contempt for the PDP national chairman by simply referring to him as Ayu in a derogatory manner.
If a hyena wants to eat its children it accuses them of smelling like goats. Atiku is rumored to be secretly trying to tame Wike for good. In an effort to make this happen, Atiku was in Oyo state to cajole Makinde to jettison Wike and the proposed new team, but his efforts were faced with opposition.
As Makinde previously stated, if the PDP cannot restructure their party, they cannot restructure Nigeria. So the PDP is in a precarious situation that could lead to relegation. There is an adage that goes, “If you can’t solve your problems in peace, you can’t solve them in war.”
If these top players are not accommodated, Atiku United might be on the verge of relegation with a fragmented team.
The Obidient Rangers appear to be giving their fans yet another reason to rejoice, as they began with great vigour, their pre-trials in Enugu, Edo, and Delta being quite fanciful with great prospects.
However, as they say, “tree near tree na make monkey smart,” their performance in Taraba, Gombe, and Akure was poor due to a low turnout of soccer fans to their trainings, which brings us to the adage, “Na village wey native doctor know e dey disappear.”
The APC “City Boy” Team, led by Tinubu and Shettima, is currently the favorite; they appear to be everywhere on the field of play.
They have lovely “assist” from Technical Director (DG) Solomon Lalong, and James Faleke(Sec) who is in charge of the “dressing room” (APC Presidential Campaign Office)
Hon Faleke, who also happens to be a good “Ball carrier,” has held the dressing room spellbound; no day goes by without major stakeholders showing up to cheer on the players before and after trainings.
The City Boy team appears to be alternating between the Tiki Taka formation and the 4-4-2 diamond formation, which consists of four defenders, four midfielders lined up like the four points of a diamond in the middle of the pitch, and two forwards.
Festus Keyamo and Fani Fayode attack from the left and right flanks, respectively, with Adams Oshiomhole forming the attacking midfield.
The team has practiced deadly counter-attack moves, such as the way Shettima rubbished the ambush planned for him at the NBA conference. In short, he scored a Hatrick, one beautiful goal by Bicycle Kick, another from outside the 18-yard box, and finally a penalty kick when he gave his awesome presentation at the conference, which is still being discussed today.
Shettima’s dribbling abilities are comparable to those of the great Jay Jay Okcoha, who was so good that he was named twice.
Tinubu and Shettima’s candidacy alone causes panic, and you can’t blame them; as the saying goes, “eyes that have seen the ocean cannot be satisfied with a mere lagoon,” these men are visionary leaders.
So, while the City Boy Team has maintained a united front, Obidient FC continues to struggle with a mostly one-man show centered on only Peter Obi as the major striker, coach, and goalkeeper, while Atiku United is struggling to maintain a united front as it is reported that 8 of its Governors, who make up their star players, are at odds with the team.
Then, for the other teams we forgot to mention, such as the Kwankwanso Bombers, Dumebi All Stars,Sowere Lions etc please do not blame us; as my people say, “I dey shame, I dey shame, na so person take dey die in silence.” These teams have refused to begin any meaningful training; I believe they are afraid of the cameras or the public.
Commentary by Osigwe Omo-Ikirodah.
Principal and Chairman/CEO Bush Radio Academy.