3 hot questions: Will Tinubu contest in 2019, Why does Catalonia want to leave Spain & 1 more

Question : Would Tinubu contest in 2019?

It’s clear that the Kingmaker has been relegated to the background in APC.

Tinubu was the benefactor to the presidency of Buhari and selection of vice president Yemi Osibanjo. He invested time, political savvy and resources to form a Mega party and oust the then ruling party PDP.

But in recent times, he has been relegated to the background having no say in the politics and internal working of the party

He has since retreated spending most of his time outside the country.

 The walls have been whispering that Tinubu would contest in 2019

And in recent times, it’s growing from whispers to loud noises.

The Southwest APC made up of present & past state Governors, Ministers and senators held a mega rally. Tinubu was suspiciously absent

During the rally, they concluded that there was no automatic ticket for Buhari in 2019. Dele Momodu has also opined that Tinubu is tired of being King maker & is ready to be king

Politically, Tinubu cannot be underestimated. He was a key player in MKO’s camp at SDP. He also held Lagos when PDP had the other 35 states in Nigeria

Tinubu has also given subtle campaign type messages.He has called for restructuring of power back to the states.He has also listed a seven point agenda that would help revive Nigeria’s economy

Neither Tinubu nor Buhari has declared for the presidency. So it would be interesting to watch as events unfold with time.

Question 2:Why does Catalonia want to leave Spain?

Historically, They are not the same country…

In 1150, the marriage of Petronila, Queen of Aragon and Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona formed a dynasty leaving their son to inherit all territories concerning the region of Aragon and Catalonia.

Fast forward thousands of years later, Catalonia is still somewhat different from the rest of Spain. They speak their own language (Catalan) have their own flag and sing their own anthem.

They are an autonomous province within Spain with their own regional government which has considerable powers over healthcare, education and tax collection.

They are the rich…. and want to spend their money alone

The Catalan region  pays tax to Spain. the area boast 20% of the Spanish wealth and much of the country’s manufacturing and finance sectors. It’s basically like the Lagos of Spain.

As commercial center it’s the home of FC Barcelona, the best sights and sounds, number one tourist destination. They account for most of their country’s exports

But Catalonia has long complained that its revenues subsidize other parts of Spain struggling with fiscal crisis hence the need to secede

Manchester City (and former Barcelona) manager Pep Guardiola has also joined the pro-independence campaign, showing his support for Catalonia at separatist demonstrations

FC Barcelona has also twitted its support for Catalan separatist

Right now, there is a risk of an all-out Civil war breaking out in Spain because the Catalan government is about to declare its independence, and the Spanish government is calling it illegal and unconstitutional.

Either side is yet to come to the negotiating table.

Am sure IPOB groups are seriously taking notes.

Question 3: Is the world coming to an end?

All the recent events have had science and religion come together for the first time that maybe the world is indeed coming to an end. ‘

Hurricanes today, terrorist tomorrow, Floodings, wars and shootouts.

Then the wild fires started: California, Portugal,  and Spain.

While science is laying claim that climate change and the affects of nuclear weapon would destroy the world.

Christians  cite the signs of end of age written in the Christian holy book the bible.

Read story : seven deadly disasters mother nature spewed in 2017

 

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