By Victor Mathew Bobai (Proudly SDL 2023)
Although the social media platform have taking us to different realms of understanding on why Katung won and why Danjuma Laah loses.
Sunday Marshall Katung won the 2022 PDP Kaduna South Senatorial election , but more than a month now an aggrieved loser , many still believe SMK won clearly until some funny plugs started flying around Social Media platforms.
The antagonists of SMK are not just trivializing their agenda forward without considering social implications against the PDP at the general polls in Southern Kaduna but setting the Senator against his good will .
Alot of Southern Kaduna people believe that the election was clearly won by SMK not stolen from SDL — even though there’s no evidence of significant voter fraud at the primary election,the lists of eligible delegates was handed over to virtually all the participating Aspirants, so in what ways could this be wrong if not the usual SK syndrome of pull him-down.
The point is that,in trying to give a proper explanations to why tribal partisanship as persistent tendency toward conspiratorial thinking among many Southern Kaduna, and a sustained misinformation campaign on Social Media by some of Senator Danjuma Laah allies.
History has it in 2011 when Esther Nenadi beat Senator Caleb Zagi a simple political resistance by his supporters pushed him to ACN away from the PDP there by creating a pattern in the PDP Senatorial Primary election .
When finally Nenadi went ahead to win at the general election , most of Zagi’s supporters celebrated the victory and left him alone in Political wilderness . Laah”s supporters are more likely to do same if Katung eventually went ahead to win at the general polls.
Let me explained the way I see it : “Some people don’t like to lose, and they don’t have a good way of coming to grips with it. … You could think of it in politics as in sports: the winning team rarely complains about the umpires and referees. There’s nothing to complain about when you win — you only have something to complain about if you lose.”
They alleged fraud and champion campaigns of calumnies to destroy SMK reputation by attaching tax crisis that wasn’t part of the party primaries rather than admitting that SMK won fairly they are trying to destroy a Man who was supportive to SDL two tenures, from 2015 – 2019.
SMK and Engr Andrew Yakubu played on the same political league to ensure Laah’s two victories (they were the greatest super base and very attached to SDL and the party ) —Just imagine how SMK is been paid by turning his clearly defined Victory to merely a perceived voters fraud as claimed.
The electoral officers that came for the election were seen with Senator Laah during the election vigil and if Senator Danjuma Laah had won a third term bid , will his supporters be crying foul? just as they are restlessly doing now.
Any ways ,some people are naturally prone to believe in conspiracy theories. It’s a way of processing daily life: Where one person sees coincidence or randomness, another sees a secret plot or plan “We can think of conspiracy thinking as a lens that people wear with them all the time: everything they see, depending on the thickness of this lens, is going to make sense to them as conspiracies pulled off by people they already don’t like.”
What I know is that those with SMK at the PDP national office down to the LGA are stakeholders who really ‘run’ the affairs of the party and SMK is seen a more loyal player whose victory is considered a good harvest for all he sowed many years back.
Nobody is immune to what the major players wanted , infact governor Wike the perceived dropped Vice Presidential Aspirant, just suffered these conspiratorial thinking patterns of replacing who isn’t consider worthy to fly the flag of PDP even though the processes were genuine.
I believe it is SMK time and SDL should be telling his supporters(me inclusive) to let go and support the journey of SMK to victory. He is someone that destiny has shown clearly love and respected regardless.