By Adeola Aderounmu
Nigerians are still asking: where is Mr. Yar Adua? Silly question.
Yar Adua belongs to the past. As far as Nigeria is concerned Yar Adua belongs to the history books as one of the several illegal rulers. He was foisted on us by Mr. Obasanjo-the man who means many things to may people. To me, he’s just one of our biggest shames. A thousand years from now, there will probably be nobody in history that would have the same opportunity that life gave this man. He screwed up-big time. I cannot recount here, I’m sick of his shortcomings.
Right now, Nigerians should be asking: where is Mr. Jonathan?
Mr. Jonathan should face the reality or get out of the way!
Nigeria wants a leader. In the short term he has, he cannot afford to concentrate on wealth accumulation and signing contract. He is not even allowed to be pleasing any stupid member of the cabal or pro-Yar Adua organisations.
His task is simple: Make yourself visible and lead.
Go to Jos and show sympathy and empathy with the people of Dogo Na Hauwa. They need consolation. You cannot hide in Aso rock and pretend that you are in control. Actions speak louder than words. Go, be among them and console them. Help them bury their deads and fish out the killers. Put them where they belong.
If they are from Niger or Chad or Sokoto, go after them, sniff them out and bring them to Justice. Now, not later!
Make sure that this never happens again..!
Jonathan, you can’t afford to take it easy. If you do, Nigeria will go up in flames under your carelessness.
Jonathan, get out of your shell and end the useless power game in Abuja. Sack the sackables and step on toes to move Nigeria forward.
You can’t spend one year trying to please everyone. Please the poor masses, give them electricity.
Make their votes counts, give us total electoral reform.
Give us a referedum-it has eluded us for 50 years-let us decide how we want to live in a National Conference. Let us formulate our lives and make collective decisions on the type of lives that we want to live.
Mr. Jonathan, stop acting like a coward. Acting president in word, put it into power and action.
This is one of the rare opportunities for any Nigerian ruler or leader when the majority of the people seem to be on the side of the ruler (we have no leaders). The way you use this moment will define your political future. It will define your roles in the history books.
Corrupt you are, but you have a fine moment to clean up things and redefine yourself. This may be your last chance to make an impact.
You have been idle and the ball is staying too long in your court. Kick it or get knocked out..!