President Turai Yar’Adua And The Shame Of Nigeria
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As we watch from the sidelines, the future of Nigeria and the peace of Africa is being toyed with. The admirably tough and reprehensibly selfish wife of the president has taken over government (it has been reported that she commands the Army). This has been possible only because of the support of dirty politicians around her e.g Ibori, and negligence of those that put selfish interest before country e.g The Federal Executive Council, David Mark and Dimeji Bankole
I have always believed in the power of women and Turai has displayed it fully. I have always believed in the shamelessness of Nigerian political jobbers and Segun Adeniyi is a representation of that. I have believed in the spinelessness of Nigerian ’leaders’ and Goodluck Jonathan is a picture of that. I have also always believed in the cowardice of a lot of Nigerians and we are displaying it in full force by keeping silent in our little way. e.g on Facebook, Twitter, our Blogs, using pseudonyms to comment on blog posts around the web e.g “It can never happen!” while it is happening. I have always believed in some Nigerians stepping up when the chips are down. neXt, Kayode Ogundamisi, SaharaRepoters and others, ‘double hand’ for you guys.
I implore all those that have the power to do the right thing before it is too late. Dora Akunyili, we now look to you to prove you meant business the first time. National assembly should impeach Yaradua now if he does not resign immediately. AU, UN, ECOWAS, Obama and Gordon Brown should speak now of Shut The Fuck Up when the inevitable happens.
Now is the time for you to take a stand. Even if it means updating your Facebook status, sending a tweet, or writing a blog post, or marching in protest. Step up and show where you stand, make a statement. Nigerians, the world is watching.
On a less serious note, I have this scene going through my head. A Nigerian politician or professional ass kisser on the phone begging a Newspaper house to cancel the advert (s)he placed (before hearing of Yardy’s return) in today’s paper congratulating ‘President’ Jonathan. Sweating and speaking profusely ”Don’t worry about the money, just cancel it, please cancel it”