Saraki’s pyrrhic victory-By Abiodun Lade
Abiodun Ladepo, Accra, Ghana: Yes, it is “democracy at work” in Nigeria when your party’s national leadership asks you to do something in the overall interests of the party but you decide to place your interests first and you win…temporarily…dusting your party chieftains in the process. I consider Bukola Saraki’s victory, in this particular instance, equivalent to the one Greek King Pyrrhus had over the Romans many, many years ago. He won, but at such great a cost that it is actually better for him to have been defeated.
In a chamber of 109 members, just 57 members reportedly voted to elect him as Senate President while the bulk of his party members were in a meeting with the President, who is also the party leader and who rushed home from an overseas trip to intervene in the impasse. I call that Pyrrhic victory…
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