A Moët & Chandon for President Goodluck Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria on Monday said he is the most criticized president in the world and the following day his honourable Minister of Power, Prof. Bart Nnaji resigned over airy-fairy tales of corruption in the privatization of dysfunctional Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) and the government cannot tell the anxious and curious citizens the TRUTH in a democracy?
The president says they are dialoguing with the dreaded Boko Haram Islamic terrorist sect, but the sect denies such a dialogue. So, who is fooling whom?
The president gives a regular largess of billions of dollars to their so called ex-militants who have records of armed robbery and murder in the Niger Delta and committed crimes they should have been prosecuted for.
How many people have they liberated in their creeks destroyed by their illegal refining and stealing of crude oil?
Freedom fighters cruising in expensive SUVs and regaling their wives, girlfriends and other spongers in their palatial mansions in Rivers State, Bayelsa State, Delta State and Abuja?
The billions of dollars are meant for providing peace and security in the Niger Delta?
But why are we still seeing spiral fumes from the creeks with stolen crude oil loaded into barges and tankers daily worsening the pollution and ecocide and kleptocracy? So, who is fooling whom?
Pensioners are still gnashing their teeth over arrears of their unpaid pensions and unceremoniously sacked bankers are protesting and picketing in front of their banks on the street?
Many companies have relocated to Ghana and increasing the population of millions of unemployed youths roaming the streets and facing daily temptations and trials of being misled into crimes and corrupt lifestyles in their frustration and desperation for a better life
President of the Nigerian Economic Society Prof. Akin Iwayemi wonders why the apex bank is introducing the N5000 bill when it is already pursuing a cashless e- banking programme.
Then former military head of state and presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Gen. Muhammad Buhari (retd) blamed President Jonathan and his predecessors former military head of state Gen. Ibrahim Babaginda ((retd) and former president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo who is also a retired military general for the corruption and insecurity destroying Nigeria. But the never say die Chief Obasanjo was busy amusing people at a function with his mockery of hip hop artiste Eedris Abdulkareem’s hit song Nigeria jagajaga that simply lamented the myriad of crises causing the hysteria in Nigeria.
The lawmakers who claim to have been duly elected are not different from toothless bulldogs overfed for nothing since they can only bark, but cannot bite any trespasser or criminal. So the comedy of errors continues like a Kafkaesque nightmare?
Am I still criticizing the President when he thinks we should pop another specially bottle of Moët & Chandon champagne for his outstanding achievements from Yenogoa he left in shambles to the federal capital Abuja where his beloved Dame of dames and other residents live in fear and trembling of terrorist bomb attacks?
~ By Orikinla Osinachi, Bonny Island, Nigeria.