Still reflecting on Nigeria: the madness continues?
By Adeola Aderounmu.
As we have settled for the illegitimate government in Nigeria, the only thing I can do now is to wish my country of birth good luck. Good luck always remind me of the name of the man they call the vice-president in jagajaga Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan. He has vowed never to make public his assets declaration. He is not obliged by law!
Law or no law, Obliged or no Obliged, it would be nice if he can change his mind especially if he has no skeleton in his cupboard.
But there are more pressing things in Nigeria than the bad luck of the so called vice-president.
Nobody has explained to me how David Mark, a thief, is now the senate president in Nigeria! Since I don’t have an answer to that question, I have refused to join voices to tell Badluck to declare his assets. I have also stayed out of the campaign for the same reason that Maurice Iwu, Obasanjo, Babangida, Adedibu and Akala, Kalu, Alamieyeseigha are not in prison.
To me, all these men and their contemporaries (from 1960 to 2007) are criminals and I cannot say prosecute one without saying prosecute all. Nigeria will find it difficult to be a great nation as long as thieves are in power or they are still going about as free men.
We have seen how ex-convicts took glorious rides from prisons to Aso rock. We saw it in 1999 and we are seeing more of it in 2007. Thieves are getting away one by one and all they have to do is called plea bargaining. Amusement does not cease in Nigeria.
In Nigeria, there is a way to justify every stupidity. It bothers me because none of this madness translates into better life for the masses. May the glory of Nigeria come, soon.
Goodluck declared his assets publicly on the 8th of August 2007.
To my readers!
On July 14th, I posted a title: Nigeria, what more to write about you? I have gone ahead to enter more entries (including this unexpected one) after that posting. Many of them appeared first on the Nigeria village square and then I just re-post them here. I may not be regular with my postings as much as before. There are things to take care of and the summer holidays are over.
First, I will see to it that I publish my book. I must do that! The title has been modified/ changed to reflect the scope of the book but I’ll keep it a secret until it is out.
You can always leave a message on any of my blog entries or directly to my email: email@example.com
Surely, 1-2 posts per week will still surface!