First, we have the announcement that a certain assemblyman, a deputy head of a state, is under investigation for corruption.
The media played it up, and the notion that a person is innocent until proven guilty is conveniently forgotten in this case. The impression given was that he is really guilty.
The assemblyman resigned. A byelection is going to be called, as in accordance to election law of the country.
Then, we have the side opposite to this assemblyman suddenly saying that they will give this by election a miss, so as not to ‘waste public fund”.. How grand sounding and how convenient, bearing in mind that this waste is nothing if we compare it to the commission of many hundred millions…
Of course, if the intention is really to save fund and reduce politicking , then I support it… But looking at the whole thing, it may not be as simple as it appears.. A bigger reason, which has been mentioned in many blogs, is that it fears losing again.
Then the Old Horse started saying that there must be a contest. The new Head on the helm is now caught in a difficult position.
To go for contest would give a perception that the Old Horse is still in control. To give a walkover , like the initial intention, would alienate those allied to the Old Horse. The new Head has seen how the Old Horse has pushed the Old Head down the ravine, even the Old Head’s SIL cannot get a post despite winning the Youth position.
Suddenly, the sky is clear..The heave of relief is heard.. The investigating authority suddenly said that there is no case for the corruption.. after all the hoo haa , the assemblyman is not corrupt after all.
How convenient this has come.. The timing is just right..
Now, the assemblyman can retract his letter of resignation, there will be no more byelection as wished by the new Head, the dilemma whether to contest or not is now over, the potential confrontation with the old Horse is again over…….Everyone is a winner… A win win situation really..
What is left is of course the perception that everything in this Bolehland is under manipulation…. They still have not got it yet after many defeats.