By Sylvanus Okpe
One of the greatest souls in this country, an intellectual colossus and one of the most outstanding agents of positive change made public his intention to contest in the 2019 elections. It was a welcome development! The youths will queue behind him to determine their destiny come 2019. Nobody is more qualified than him.
I however observed one very important thing. Hon(Bar) Franc Utoo would be using the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) instead of the All progress Congress(APC). He was a foot soldier of the later party and a great mobiliser who spent hundreds of millions to institute and lead the party to victory in 2015.
He was pushed out when the highest injustice was unleashed on him. Franc Utoo clearly won the ticket but some goons in the party who sat in the comfort of their homes while Utoo and others mobilised for members felt he was not a boy who could be teleguided and forced to bring them returns. Their selfish interest came before that of the people and he was schemed out. Robbed of his ticket in broad daylight and today the great mobiliser of that party has been chased out because of injustice. He has rather pitched tent where level playing ground will be guaranteed him. He is not afraid of competition.
The next person the party and these goons are after is Daniel Onjeh. There is a grand plot to make the APC hot and uncomfortable for him. These are the people who would lead the way for the youths in Benue and Nigeria. We will bade APC farewell if this evil plot pulls through. They are after the youths. They want to remain and retain the old order that has failed our fathers and us. We will resist and retire them all with Utoo and Onjeh leading the revolution.
APC lost a great mobiliser in Utoo. Most youths were in the party because they believed so much in Utoo and could follow him to war blindfolded.