2019 Nigerian Elections And A People’s Resolve To Remain Poor and Slaves

…But what you saw yesterday 23rd of February is tribal, religious and ethnic votings where the people are disorientated and they reinforced the notion that Nigeria is never going to work as a country but as a business enterprise where the winners take it all.

By Adeola Aderounmu

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The AAC party and the #takeitback movement offered Nigerians another approach to life and a hope for the future. It is the closest thing to the mandate that the military gangsters stole in 1993.

The AAC was led by Omoyele Sowore.

Another notable party with a presidential candidate not tainted by previous engagement with either APC or PDP is ANN headed by Fela Durotoye.

In any case, the election results showed that either APC or PDP would win the presidency.

More than 100 million Nigerians are poor. They are living from hand to mouth. They are unsure of the next meal. These people are mostly unemployed and they live under some of the most inhumane conditions on earth.

On election day, there was only one way to show that they are not satisfied with the lives they are living, and that is to vote another party so that both APC and PDP should be empty on the ballot papers. That is the only thing that would have shown that Nigeria is a country unified against SLAVERY and TYRANNY.

But what you saw yesterday 23rd of february 2019 was tribal, religious, and ethnic votings where the people are disorientated and they reinforced the notion that Nigeria is never going to work as a country but as a business enterprise where the winners take it all.

From 1999 to 2015, PDP emptied the Nigerian treasury. From 2015 to date, APC has been emptying the treasury and the classical example was when 2 cash vans allegedly carrying over 100 million dollars arrived the home of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, one of the most dangerous criminals alive in the world today. He is of the ruling party, APC.

So rather than revolt with their votes and go for a new country where leadership will be accountable and where there will be null tolerance to corruption, Nigerians kept fate with their slave masters in both APC and PDP.

If Nigeria does not divide into various regions and if a war does not break because of the ethnic tensions, ethnic cleansing, killings by herdsmen, bandits on the rampage and Boko Haram war in the north, the people of Nigeria have decided to be slaves together for at least 4 more years.

I want this to be a short essay because l have written about all of these since 2002 and to have the courage to continue is definitely legendary. How many bloggers are left to write about these things since we started blogging back in the days?

So my congratulations to the slaves of Nigeria. They keep shouting, who is Sowore, what is AAC? They are mocking us for not seeing that Nigeria is a two party state. Really? Two parties? They mean the same party organised into 2 for the same purpose of stealing, looting and enslavement. But they know nothing..! lgnorance and almost complete lack of public education have taken their tolls on the average nigerian mentality and way of reasoning.

I mean even if AAC or ANN are not as popular as PDP and APC, are there not enough reasons to see that APC and PDP are the same criminal organisations that regularly interchange members? But like l opined earlier, Nigeria is not a country, so the different ethnic groups continue to fight for the center and the unitary system of government makes Nigerians one of the most low level thinking humans as far as politics is concerned.

I wish you a happy journey to the next 4 years of slavery.

Thank you Sowore (of AAC), and thank you Durotoye (of ANN) for fighting a good fight. You guys were new on the block and you gave us hope for a moment. Now as we (Sowore, Durotoye and l) go towards our 50th birthday, let us sit back and have fun. We have done our bits and we deserve to chill sometimes.

But it would be nice to see you fight again if Olodumare gives us the grace to be alive at the next opportunity. Afterall life expectancy in Nigeria is about 40 years now! (a private communication with my medical doctor friend at LUTH is the source) and we have lived a bit more than that already. We are survivors!

Thank You Sowore, thank you Durotoye!

Best of luck to the 100 million slaves about to take a bow to APC + PDP.

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APC And PDP Are The Same, Don’t Be Foolish..!

By Adeola Aderounmu

Several voters are going to the polls (now postponed/delayed) choosing APC over PDP or PDP over APC. The truth is anyone voting for APC is voting for PDP and anyone voting for PDP is voting for APC.

These politicians have gone round full cycles and they are all CRIMINALS. They are hiding their friends in the groups as criminals depending on which political party that is in power.

Look at these videos and tell me you know what you are doing if you vote for APC or PDP.

 

Femi Fani-Kayode asking Nigerians to vote for Buhari and APC. Today he is back to the PDP where he was under Obasanjo. He is just going round and round.

 

Here you see Atiku asking Nigerians to vote for Buhari so that Jonathan can be sent packing. It happened. The election was massively rigged in favor of Buhari.

This is why there is a lot of tension for the 2019 elections where Atiku is now facing Buhari. Obasanjo, Buhari and Atiku, even Tinubu knew what they did to send Jonathan packing in 2015.

So they are all aware of the antics and the evil manner of winning elections. So if you don’t know why the 2019 is super deadly, there goes a tip to guide you. That is why the elections were postponed. These two political parties are experts in election rigging. They know what is going to happen on both sides of the divide and the tension is high.

Buhari told #CNN that nobody will unseat him. It is the level of confidence he has in the election rigging formula.

But anyway, my take is that you should never vote for APC or PDP since the two parties have the same ideology and agenda. They will continue to loot the treasury of Nigeria and the cycle will continue.

My support is for a new political party and if l could vote l would have voted for #YELE #Sowore.

 

aderounmu@gamail.com

 

 

Nigerian Governor Call For The Massacre Of Foreigners

By Adeola Aderounmu

A serving governor in Nigeria Mr. El Rufai has called for foreigners who interfere in Nigerian elections to be murdered and send back to their countries in body bags.

This is probably the most useless tv interview you will see this month and this should probably open your eyes on the emergence and rise of Boko Harm in Northern Nigeria.

 

 

Those who have been in doubt  about the roles of the elites like Buhari, Atiku and El-Rufai in the emergence and rise of Boko Haram need to start a new analysis of the genesis and rise of Boko Haram.

This is how it all started. This slip of thoughts by El Rufai is a tip of the icebergs in the mentality of the Northern elites.

Go back in time when Atiku and Buhari promised to unleash terror if they lost elections. Where do you think the terror was coming from? Of course, they always meant the use of Boko Haram and the use of ever ready to slaughter Northerners. Or ask yourself, who are the fighters that are going to kill foreigners and put them in body bags? They cannot be the police and l don’t think El-Rufai had the Nigerian army in mind.

Does that make sense now? Ok, go and do more research and you will see how we have been beating about the bush about the people to really arrest in order to stop Boko Haram.

From another point of view, when l listened to El-Rufai   in this short clips, l saw one of the several reasons why Africa is underdeveloped. We have basically mad men in power, people of very low mentalities.

Europe and America for sure had their histories but so does Africa. We have had our dark history. Now the world is in the light and everyone is civil but El Rufai said we should still be going through this nonsense again. Then when are we going to emerge and catch up with the rest of the world.

No, Mr. foolish El Rufai, we are tired of this regurgitation—-every country went thru this or that. We too have been here before. As recent as 1959, Nigeria had so much violence that the independence was shaky. Every election year had been hell and the military rule had been torturing.

We must emerge now and we cannot wait.

In addition, when you talk about what other countries went through, the last of them that is missing in Nigeria is the bloody revolution.

And in the words of El-Rufai, body bags are used for people like him in a bloody revolution. I support that if that will bring us at par with the rest of the world in the shortest time possible.

The problem is how we think.

In a sane world, should we even be talking about criminals in apc and pdp? Should they not all be under arrest now or serving terms in prisons? Criminals like El-rufai, who also doubled as a religious fanatic should never be seen in public. They should be in prisons and when they are free should only be controlling their bedrooms.

This man is evil and his case should be sent to the international criminal court of justice. There is nothing that should stop the arrest and prosecution of Buhar as well. These men don’t belong among other men, they are far from civil and the only thing that gives them satisfaction is the blood of others.

what a mess!

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A Gathering Storm, Nigeria 2019

A Gathering Storm, Nigeria 2019

By Adeola Aderounmu

(For my views of Nigerian politics, see my previous posts or visit my instagram posts @thygloryonigeria)

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In february 2019, Nigeria will again go to the poll. As l pulled my TIME Magazine January 21 Edition for Europé, l saw a small headline that took a big part of my attention.

I read TIME Magazine for fun, and to keep abreast with the news that l don’t catch on television. 

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Ian Bremmers verdict on Nigeria 2019

 

Ian Bremmer listed Nigeria as one of the top 10 risks for 2019. He is right because truly a storm is gathering in Nigeria. For his short analyses, see the images in this essay.

Ian’s short analyses gave Atiku Abubakar as the only opponent of Muhammadu Buhari.  That is an underestimation of popular candidates like Omoyele Sowore, Kingsley Moghalu and Fela Durotoye. There is also a former minister, Mrs. Ezekwesili in the race for the presidency.

The incubent Mr. Buhari definitely should not be contesting for this position anymore. He is suffering from aggravated dementia and an undefined mental complicity that only his family members or doctors can elaborate on.

Mr. Buhari likely forged his age. His contemporaries are well into their 80s while he claimed to be 76 years old.

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Mr. Atiku is therefore about the same age as Buhari, which is very unlikely. 

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Front cover of Time Magazine Europe

 

The 2019 elections may turn violent because the cabal controlling Mr. Buhari are keen on holding on to power. In recent weeks, they have made some security appointment in the police still replacing the former Inspector general with a new one from the north of the country. Invariably all the security chiefs in Nigeria are from Northern Nigeria.

Buhari is the most nepotic president in the history of the world. It is either he is insensitive to the fact that Nigeria is a diverse country or his brain is still in 1984 when he was a military dictator or he is outrightly ”mad”. It is not clear what i wrong with Mr. Buhari but dementia and memory loss are very obvious symptoms.

For my views of Nigerian politics, see my previous posts or visit my instagram posts @thygloryonigeria

 

2019: Why So Many Criminals Want To Rule Nigeria

Nigeria is yet at another crossroad and it is fundamental to state that those who contributed to the problems in Nigeria are never going to be a part of the solution. The solutions to Nigeria’s problems are a multifaceted approach

The hope that came with the APC change agenda in 2015 finally died. The greatest indicator to this fact is the record number of criminal politicians that want to rule Nigeria. In my understanding, to see a monumental failure as shown by the APC-Buhari mandate was a great inspiration to pretenders and cunning men now aspiring to the office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

2019: Why So Many Criminals Want To Rule Nigeria

By Adeola Aderounmu

 

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From a near-past perspective, if Mr. Jonathan had succeeded, Buhari would never have become the president of Nigeria. His emergence was not as a result of the voting that took place in 2015. It was a grand takeover of Nigeria irrespective of the electoral process. Jonathan’s speech that his ambition was not worth the blood of any Nigerian summarized that submission beyond any doubt. It was a civilian coup that had the backing of all former military gangsters and a handful of notorious and corrupt civilian politicians in both APC and PDP.

In 2015 despite all the glaring evidence that the sponsors of Buhari were all corrupt politicians and individuals of questionable character, there was an air of expectation that maybe, just maybe the entrance of Buhari would be a mark of turning points and massive repentance. The change slogan was supposed to mean a deviation from the past and the evolution of truth, accountability and the re-emergence of a country where human dignity and credibility would be promoted. It was a grand deception.

Buhari who emerged despite his lack of qualification for the office has failed in all areas. There are some situations that are unforgivable because it turned out that Buhari is a great liar and a man who cannot stand by his words. He said he would end foreign travels for medical reasons but he championed the cause and still plans to continue to visit UK for treatment. His children are still attending schools abroad despite the pledge to end such.

Just before this article was published, we read and saw how Buhari’s wife had been involved in a multibillion naira scam through her ADC. These people have no shame and they are a disgrace to humanity.

In Buhari’s regime, corruption reached a new height and he appears not to be bothered. In the history of Nigeria, Buhari’s government will go down as the most tribalistic and nepotic. Buhari has no shame and he does not see anything wrong with the appointments he made and kept making.

In all these and much more came a glaring view of what Buhari stood for and how incompetent and unknowledgeable he is in public service and administration. Nigerians are suffering more today than ever. It may appear reasonable to conclude that what Nigerians are going through today is a summation of the effects of the misrule of both the PDP and APC.

However, I do not agree with the notion that it must get worse before it gets better. Things can stay the same as they were in 2015 before the APC government took over. The morning will always show the day. What the Buhari-APC mandate has been up to for the past 3 years will land Nigeria in doom if it is not checkmated as soon as possible. This regime, its characteristics and the outcomes will spell more doom for Nigeria.

It is possible to reprint the manifesto and the promises of APC. An impossible mission will be to match any of those promises or manifesto point with an outcome. This government is a waste of time and is not in any way different from the Jonathan administration in terms of value added to the people’s lives. One of the saddest memory that this regime will leave behind is the lack of implementation of the first point on it’s manifesto. Buhari is not interested in the idea of political and economic restructuring of Nigeria despite riding on the idea to power.

The record number of presidential aspirants in Nigeria today is a reflection of the grand failure of the Buhari administration. Buhari habours criminals and he protects them gallantly. He had been away for several months and cannot cope with the hassles and demands of his office. He is absent minded and extremely insensitive to the challenges that the people are facing. But the faults is not all his. Across Nigeria, governance is a huge joke. The bulk stops on Buhari’s table because he is not leading by any good example.

A quick review of the lists of presidential aspirants in both the APC and PDP shows that Nigeria is in for a recycling of criminals should Buhari or any of the aspirants from APC or PDP become the next president of Nigeria.

There is no single one of them that is not liable for the present predicament that Nigeria is in today. It is impossible to print on each of them. But look at Atiku and Saraki for a start. If you look at the alleged criminal charges on these two, you will be amazed what you find. They are hiding behind the slogan “innocent until proven guilty” knowing fully well that they suppressed and destroy the rule of law in Nigeria. These two men and their families would have been hung on the tree of shame for life in a sane country where the rule of law is supreme.

It is the same for several of the politicians in Nigeria today thriving on a useless political system propelled by extreme impunity that is catalyzed by another senseless concept called the immunity clause

Conclusively, Nigeria is yet at another crossroad and it is fundamental to state that those who contributed to the problems in Nigeria are never going to be a part of the solution. The solutions to Nigeria’s problems are a multifaceted approach.

The people must unite and make a collective decision to adopt a functional political system. What we practice today in Nigeria is a very useless political system that ridicules the intellectual capacity of the black race. We are shaming ourselves and Africa!

There is a need to bring governance back to the grassroots and enshrine it back in the regions. The politics of Abuja should be abolished and the National Assembly dismantled. It is draining money, energy and resources that could be used for important development process.

The people also need to make a collective decision about the fate of criminal politicians. The best way is to fight till death for the independence of the judiciary so that the law can apply equally for the poor and the rich. In the regions and in every aspect of life (politics, work and services) the concept of immunity clause should be erased for ever and ever.

A wise thing for the people of Nigeria to do in 2019 is to revolt and turn their backs to the APC and the PDP because the deflection of members of these political parties means that the two parties are the same and they are out to destroy Nigeria and Nigerians. It is pure evil the eyes can see.

Finally, it must be stressed that whatever happens to Nigeria, just like what had been happening since 1960, are the outcome of our collective actions and inactions. History will never be kind to those who did nothing to salvage this country from the precipice of ruins.

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Nigeria 2019: The Last Chance?

The carpet crossing shows that our politicians are normadic criminals. They failed in PDP and they failed in APC. APC on its own is a monumental fraud. The first item on its agenda is the restructuring of Nigeria. But for the past 3 years Buhari who came to power on the back on this promise has done everything in his power to block the restructuring of Nigeria. Isn’t this the problem when we all supported an illiterate soldier to become the president?

AND If any young person in Nigeria is still expending energy on APC or PDP, then we have a serious problem. The problem must be beyond the Stockholm syndrome. A few years ago, l actually defined the Nigerian syndrome. Go and check out the meaning of both!

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Nigeria 2019: The Last Chance?

The Days Of ignorance Are Over

By Adeola Aderounmu

When the French president visited Nigeria recently, he urged the young people in Nigeria to become active in politics. Before his admonition it was already clear to the young people that they need to become active and save Nigeria. Macron became the president of France at the age of 40.  He is a good example of the power of youth and the power of change.

There are other examples of young people emerging as the leaders of their countries. The Canadian prime Minister Justin Trudeau was born in 1971. He is just 6 years older than Macron.

Let me go straight to my points for this essay.

In 1999 Nigeria returned to civilian rule albeit a power change that remained mostly controlled by the military both in person (Obasanjo and Buhari are ex-military dictators) and in structure (the Nigerian constitution and government is based on a unitary system of government that is synonymous with military style of governance).

From 1999 to this day two major political parties have dominated the political sphere (but there has been a transformation of some parties and mergers as well). One thing that cannot be questioned or doubted today is the failure of the People’s Democratic Party from 1999 to 2015 and the All People’s Congress from 2015 to the time of writing this essay.

The other things that are clear are, for example,  many corrupt and incompetent politicians migrated from the PDP when the APC was formed and a good example is the Senate president Mr. Saraki, a man who like many that parade the political sphere since 1999, is corrupt and hiding away Nigeria’s monies at some haven.

It is also clear that the All People’s Congress, APC, is full of corrupt and criminal politicians just exactly like the PDP. It is overwhelmingly clear that the APC and the PDP are birds of the same feather and the pieces of evidence are there for any reasonable and thoughtful human being to see. It is obvious that the PDP and APC are not interested in the welfare of the people of Nigeria.

In the last 3 years, APC kept comparing how many people that have died under its regime with the number that died under Jonathan’s regime. In the last 3 years, the APC did not succeed in preventing the sliding of more Nigerians into the poverty zone and Nigeria became the poverty capital of the world.

Mr. Buhari remains a military man in mufti, he does not respect court orders. Nigeria is not getting better. The APC wants more time but the overwhelming facts show that Buhari is incompetent, that APC did not do anything to cut the wages and expenses incurred by the National Assembly and the House of Representatives, the budget padding remain unabated and above all the way things are today in Nigeria are worse than at any other time in our history.

The greatest failure of Buhari and APC is in the lack of protection for the lives of the citizens. Under Buhari, people are slaughtered like goats and chickens. Buhari himself has no value for human life except that of his children.

He checked his son out of the country after a traffic accident when thousands of Nigeria have their blood spilled on the grounds of terror due to Boko Haram, the group he-Buhari openly supported under the PDP regime and the new wave of herdmens terror, a bid that has been seen as Buhari’s agenda for expansion of the Northern terrain if not to even Islamatise Nigeria. Buhari is sympathetic to both Boko Haram and the herdmen and is not fit to rule Nigeria one day longer.

Buhari himself barely lived in Nigeria. The health sector is in shambles and despite the millions of dollars budgeted for his clinic in Abuja, he prefers to waste Nigeria’s money at London hospitals. He’s such a shameless president.

Now the age of ignorance should be over. A few things need to give way in 2019.

First is the need to change the mantle of leadership. If any young person in Nigeria is still expending energy on APC or PDP, then we have a serious problem. The problem must be beyond the Stockholm syndrome. A few years ago, l actually defined the Nigerian syndrome.

You are suffering and you still want to ensure that the one who contributed to your suffering remains your boss or master. It must be a severe chronic disorder, this Nigerian syndrome.

Perhaps you are not suffering but you don’t think that Nigeria needs to be a better place than the UK or France or Canada. Then you have a serious chronic disorder too. Nigeria is richer than many countries in the world and Nigeria is supposed to be one of the best places to live. Almost 2 decades after the reemergence of civil rule, don’t you think Nigeria deserved to be among the best countries in the world?

The mantle of leadership must be taken away from both the APC and PDP. Without that we can close the chapter on the resurgence of Nigeria. With that, it is not the only antidote to our myriads of problems. It is just the first step.

Secondly, the unitary system of government must be discarded as soon as a new leadership emerges.

APC is a monumental fraud. The first item on its agenda is the restructuring of Nigeria. For the past 3 years Buhari who came to power on the back on this promise has done everything in his power to block the restructuring of Nigeria. This is the problem when you vote for a fool or an illiterate.

APC promised restructuring and the number one opponent of restructuring is Buhari. He is totally against restructuring. He is all for the Northerners taking over Nigeria through the spread of terror by his fellow herdsmen. Buhari is a huge joke and can anyone tell me why no one has been accosted or held responsible for the killings spree across Nigeria.

APC in the last 3 years had majority at the National Assembly and could have brought about re-structuring of Nigeria. But one of the consequences is that the senators may have to be sent home to their wards. You can understand the fear of restructuring Nigeria. These criminals at the National Assembly are taking home millions of dollars every month (the highest by any group of politicians in the world). They will not forgo it for the progress of Nigeria. Why then should we keep them for one day longer in 2019? Why?

This is where we are as a country. We are in need of leadership shift and change and we are in need of a workable system of government, something very similar to what the military destroyed since 1966.

Now, how on earth can we be with our senses as a people and still allow the APC and PDP to dominate our political landscape? That makes us irrational as a people. By now the politicians in the APC and PDP should be running helter skelter. They should be in fear of what would happen to them after the 2019 elections.

I heard Saraki just left the APC, there goes a man without principle jumping from one place to another and displaying the typical feature of a Nigerian politician in APC or PDP. We should make them defend their wealth in a proper court of law in 2019. All of them including Dino, Tinubu, Jonathan and Buhari!

By now we ought to have a movement of young people making it clear that come 2019 it will be a president probably under 50 years of age and a solid political plan along with it. By now it ought to be clear in Nigeria and to the rest of the world that a new wave is desired. One that will sweep away the old things once and for all and one that we usher in a stream of fresh air.

But it is not yet so in my Nigeria. In real life and on the social media, l still see a lot of young people aligning with the old generations and asking “who can do it better than Buhari?”. People say something like “if Atiku is for restructuring, he has my votes”. Really? Atiku? Did we forget the expose he gave on Obasanjo and what Obasanjo gave in return. These two should be in prison!

The Nigerian syndrome is incurable. The young people are disunited. They are divided by religion and separated along tribal lines. They are confused and selfish. These are results of more than 50 years of maladministration. Old people in Nigeria were deprived  of independent reasoning and Wole Soyinka called them the wasted generation. he is part of it, so no qualms with that definition.

One  would think that with the exposure that came with the internet and all that, that our young people understand what it meant to revolt and be unequivocal about how to change a lazy and irresponsible government.

There is no amount of the power of incumbency that can overturn the power of young people becoming resolute and united in forging a change in any country. Ask France. Ask Canada. We can do the same by just leaving alone the few hundreds politicians in APC and PDP. We can achieve a lot by leaving these greedy politicians alone with the families!!

If they see that no one is behind them, if they see that they are alone and if they get to the polling booths and find no one on their queues, how can they rig/manipulate results. The revolution ought to start now and be obvious before the end of 2018.

APC and PDP depend on young people to carry out their dirty works. What if we sensitize these young people now and make no one available for the dirty works of the APC and PDP? What if APC calls out a campaign tomorrow and only 40 people showed up?  What if PDP called out a campaign and only 50 people showed up? Then compare with the glory of a young presidential hopeful pulling 1 million supporters. The signal would be obvious and the change will be certain.

This is where we are as a country. We are at a point where we ought to for once lay down our differences as young people and make the future what we want it to be. I am sorry for Nigeria if the young people cannot reason together and take back Nigeria and build a country that they want their children to be proud of.

The time is now or never.

APC will not save or rescue Nigeria.

PDP will not save of rescue Nigeria.

Politicians moving around like normads cannot save Nigeria. Their games are up.

These two political parties are the same. The biggest evidence to this is the ease of carpet crossing. Let’s show them the door and then the prisons!

We need a new Nigeria.

We need a new leader not from APC or PDP.

My name is Adeola and l’ve been worried about Nigeria since l was born. I’ve been blogging about my worries since 2006

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I don’t Get It. Why Launch Boreholes and Bus Terminals?

I always need sometime to reset my brain when Nigerian politicians and their acts come in between my flow of normalcy. Some people are launching boreholes, the senate lauched a sugestion box and now Lagos state just launched a bus terminal (plus Eko Atalantic scam for the second time). Something is wrong with these people and their heads (are incomplete).

I don’t Get It. Why Launch Boreholes and Bus Terminals?

By Adeola Aderounmu

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I don’t know where to place the rating of the politicians we have in Nigeria.

Why are we launching bus stops or terminals? Why are we launching boreholes? Why are we commissioning roads or opening roads?

Sometimes l’m gazing for several minutes and trying to let my brain do the thinking. If l was in a gathering, someone nearby would need to snap a finger to bring me back in. If l was at a dining table, someone else would ask, when are you going to start eating? I always need  sometime to reset my brain when Nigerian politicians and their acts come in between my flow.

I’d lived away from Nigeria since 2002 and over the years l’d watched my host city grow in so many ways. The other day the new underground metro was opened. It was an underground metro built under an already existing underground metro. It was completed and the trains were running.

Everyday near my local government, there are construction works going on. Houses are springing up. Environmentally friendly schools are emerging. Road networks are expanding and various roudabouts are constructed along the way to ease the flow of traffic or to minimise accidents (the targets still being zero accident annually).

As soon as a project is completed, people start to use the facility and new ones are upcoming. The government through the politicians and other stakeholders have the obligations to continue to build and maintain various facilities and infrastructure. There are no doubts that the government must peform. It is a rare occurence in developed countries for something to be declared opened or started with wastage of public funds. It does occur but it is not the norm.

Nigerian politicians think that they have done the people a favour by completing a project. It’s an insane impression to say the least. In the eyes of the world, it is an abberation left to people of low mentalities. What is the job of a public servant if not to serve the people like a servant? What is the job of a governor if not to ensure that facilities are in place and that infrastruture are up and running.

So, you build a bus stop and you think it is a big achievement probably because you think it is the most beautiful bustop in Nigeria. We are in trouble in Nigeria. Little wonder the standard of living is low and the cost of it is in the sky. Misplaced priorities.

No matter how fanciful or dirty a bus stop is, there should be no glory attached to it. Did anybody force Mr. Ambode to become the governor of Lagos State? The most ridiculous part of the exercise is that even Mr. Buhari left all the security challenges in Nigeria to attend to opening a bus terminal. This is the (ridiculous) height of (mis) governance in Nigeria and this is why some outsiders think that Nigerians are slaves even in their own country.

Furthermore, there is no reason under the sun to truncate normal working hours and other people’s businesses even if Mr. Buhari wants to come a see a new busstop for the first time in his life. It was a shameful package.

These types of things should never be allowed. How l wished the people of Lagos had gone out in their millions on that day instead of complying with a useless directive from the governor. Imagine if over 15 million people decided to ignore a useless directive of workfree day! Imagine how we could have changed the course of history!

This is what the civil society owes itself. To stand against all forms of tyranny either from military men or civilians who think they are warlords. Nonsense and ingredients!

This act of launching irrelevant things is too common in Nigeria. The people are gullible. How many people remember that the Nigerian Senate launched a suggestion box in the senate? One picture went round the world showing Nigerian politicians lauching a borehole. Billions of naira are earmarked annually in Nigeria to launch roads that soon vanish, bridges that soon collapse, schools that never emerge, hospitals that we never see. Several more billions disappear on the pages of budget proposals. What a country!

I don’t know if this will be the last insult from the APC led government in Lagos on us. But l hope it is because l am so not looking forward to the APC or the PDP in the 2019 elections. I am already saddened knowing that Nigerians never learn how to kick out corrupt and bad governments. No revolt is even in sight against these massively corrupt and shameless criminals in power.

My Festac Grievance!

I am sure the rivers of faeces running on my streets in Festac Town are still running because Buhari’s FHA thinks it is the job of Ambode’s APC and Ambode’s APC thinks it is the job of the local government chairman who probably never takes a tour of the council. The local government chairman will also push it to the ward councillor. The cycle of idiocy will continue and the people will be tired and start to pray.

In the end it is the people who continue to suffer the rising epidemic in Festac. More deaths will occur due to water borne diseases and sanitory problems. I pity the residents of 402 road and other places in festac. They are living in bondage. In 2019, some of these residents will campaign for Ambode and APC. What is the meaning of slavery again? Both APC and PDP should be discarded! They are both criminal organisations.

In 2020, we should be blaming others (or new people) for our problems and woes, not the same old people we have known since 1999. Only fools and idiots will go to the polling stations in 2019 and be casting their votes for APC and PDP. Both parties are reminders of den of criminals and total failure of governance.

Enough is enough, lets try other options and on the long run ensure that we change from the useless unitary government to regional government.

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