let me set the course straight with a curse … may the fleas from a thousand camels pursue, overtake and torture anyone, who will not allow President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GEJ) put himself up for election, for a second term, as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria come 2015.
The constitution of the country guarantees the inalienable right of any Nigerian to aspire to the highest office in Nigeria – that of the President and commander in chief of the Armed forces. The idea of Rotational Presidency via zoning and other contraptions is purely that of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of Nigeria. Fortunately, GEJ belongs to the PDP and indeed was (s)elected on the platform of the PDP.
The PDP is the biggest container-umbrella in the world, that shields thieves, ex-convicts, paedophiles, rogues, thugs, girlfriends, wives and grandchildren of past rulers, recycled and often expired politicians and every other shade of characters and people who can best be referred to as the “Old Mutuals”. Love it or hate it, the PDP has promised we the docile people of Nigeria that it will rule us for the next 100 years.
A lot of Nigerians who loath the PDP with passion still voted for Goodluck because of a number of sentiments. The most prominent being the “Shoes Story”. In President Jonathan’s own words …
In my early days in school, I had no shoes, no school bags. I carried my books in my hands but never despaired; no car to take me to school but I never despaired. There were days I had only one meal but I never despaired. I walked miles and crossed rivers to school every day but I never despaired. Didn’t have power, didn’t have generators, studied with lanterns but I never despaired. In spite of these, I finished secondary school, attended the University of Port-Harcourt, and now hold a doctorate degree.Fellow Nigerians, if I could make it, you too can make it!”
Truly inspiring words, that built the hopes and aspirations of all those who heard them at that time. They all cannot forget the story, but alas, the author seems to have totally forgotten his own story by going ahead to propose and implement policies that continue to confound the most fanatic supporters he can boast of.
Some other Nigerians voted Goodluck because he is a Christian. Ours is a society where the church will buy the casket and celebrate mass for the burial of a dog because it is catholic, than give a scholarship to the son of a converted Almanjiri. With church leaders cruising in Private Jets around the world like G8 world leaders, they are no longer a moral compass for anyone. I have written in the past about this phenomenon – http://www.sundayfolayan.name.ng/odds/42-church-to-hell and will not expand on this further.
Nigerians rose against the cabal that wanted to keep Goodluck as Vice President, even when it was clear that the then President was incapacitated. He got the mantle as acting President. As explanation for a number of inept acts of inactions, we were told it is because he was completing Yaradua Tenure, and will certainly perform better if elected for his own tenure.
Obama promised a new Tax regime for Americans in November. It is now January and the American legislature has already approved the proposal. Goodluck proposed a transformation agenda It is almost 2 years into his tenure and Nigerians are already counting their bad lucks. With just two more years to go, it will be good riddance to bad rubbish if our votes do count and our counts do not vote.
In conclusion, I hope to see Jonathan lose at the ballots, but by all means, let him stand for the election so that the humiliation can be complete and our constitution will not be an object of ridicule at will, by those who do not mean well for the nation.
let me keep the curse on course, …. may the fleas from a thousand camels pursue, overtake and torture anyone, who will stupidly vote for the name Goodluck, instead of a better candidate that will restore the lost glories of Nigeria, irrespective of his or her gender, creed, race or religion