The dancing, political shift that keeps whirling and somersaulting like a confused masquerade on the soil of Taraba state does not hoax any mystery to a person who knows Taraba state. All these, including UTC’s interpolation of the system, are just geometrical dimensions of the same circle conditioned by colliding forces of Taraba political hoodlums, which in the long run the common Taraban, unfortunately, remains the grass that suffers the fight of the many elephants.
First, we unreservedly submit that nothing is impossible by the Will and Might of Allah. He wills and un-wills to whosoever and to wherever direction He desires. Second, everyone who knows the short political history of Taraba state in the last eight years - the paradoxical circumstance that brought Danbaba Danfulani Suntai; the systematic claims that threw off Sani Abubakar Danladi; the divine opportunity that dusted UTC from his peaceful corner and gave him the bitter taste of power struggle; and now the proverbial storm that catapulted Abubakar Danladi back to finish the tenure he and his contentious boss began together; coupled with all the constitutional bridges of lawmakers and the vicious noise of supporters - will not be surprised at the sudden flip-flop of events in the state. A friend of mine describes the faithful day in Jalingo as ‘spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally calm.’ We pray to see more calmness as events continue to unfold.
Let me assume you know the entire previous complicated story and begin where His Excellency Abubakar Danladi starts off again. What will be his priority? Settling scores with those who got rid of him in the mid of the journey or getting quick ‘recovery’ and joining the race for 2015? He has already started a reshuffle of his cabinet with many adversaries affected. On the governorship contest, it is evident he has little or no time to get ready for the race, as does UTC with a campaign machinery to grantee him the seat again.
From speculations, the so-called ‘cabals’ seemingly played a role in his reinstatement, at least for engineering him to appeal his case to the apex court. Was that a kind of last option for them to get rid of UTC? By the way, what is the ultimate goal of these so-called ‘cabals?’ Many things come to mind as suggested by the political atmosphere – regional and partisan politics. As far as I am concerned, religion in contemporary politics plays one role – a tool for acquiring power. The result is always that of charging uninformed and innocent believers, who did not choose their faith, parents or destiny, but entirely was decided by their Creator, to come against one another ignorantly.
That aside, debating about regional and partisan politics in Taraba state will take another article to unravel its mystery.
Nevertheless, concerning the current happenings as a result of Sani Abubakar Danladi’s reemergence, let's hold our horses; I don’t see, whether through Danladi, UTC or 'Maman Taraba,' Northern Taraba reclaiming a position they wasted during Nyame’s administration. Anything can happen, yes, but what remains important is TARABA STATE.
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