Friday, April 21, 2006
Much Ado about Third Term
I was in a really bitter state yesterday. I don't know if any one saw yesterday's This Day newspaper with adverts on the third term bid filling three pages.
I thought an advertisement must be placed by an identifiable sponsor according to Advertising professionals, but i don't think i saw any name or signature of the person or group that sponsored that advert.
My own summation: The Presidency
I am getting more and more infuriated with Obasanjo (click here to see what he looks like) and his unrepentant sycophants who refuse to open their eyes, ears and minds, but are only interested in their bellies (May God do unto them as they do to the common Nigerian!).
At the onset of the third term drama, I was unsuspecting of baba (President Obasanjo) thinking it was only some group of people wagging their tongues, until several events began to unfold. Topmost of all was the constitution review, then the witch hunting of everyone, group or institution that seemingly was against the third term bid and now, they are extending it to governors and using the avenue of the media to cajole Nigerians into this unjust act.
Now I strongly believe with no aorta of doubt in my mind that our dear Baba Obasanjo has always wanted this, and I would not even be surprised if his real plan is to become a Life President and like Tinubu said in a speech, the government wants to rule Nigerians under a civilian dictatorship.
The claim of the pro-third term (rather, pro-Obasanjo) people from my assessment so far is ONLY to ensure continuity of the economic reforms going on in the country.
Where are we going as Nigerians, do we mean that governmental frameworks will always disintegrate with the emergence of a new government. What is the primary function of returning officers in every executive set-up, is it not to ENSURE THE CONTINUITY OF PROGRAMS? So what exactly are these dump pro-Obasanjo peole saying, if Obasanjo is not there, all positive developmental programs of the country will die or what?
They should please go back to what they were doing before the emergence of their cruel plans to reinstitute Obasanjo for a third (or fourth) presidency term.
At this point, I see Obasanjo as a very sly person, I am sure you are asking if I have been blind all this while. Well, I am a very trusting person and I take people for what they say and appear to be but with the drama so far, whaoo.... I don't even know who is a better dribbler, Babangida or Obasanjo.
The reason I am saying this is because, I even more suspect another ploy to this whole third term episode, I think Obasanjo wants to gain a high level of credibility with the international community. He may not go in for a third term and he will affirm that after much persuasion and even though he had the opportunity and full support of all Nigerians, he CHOSE not to vie for a third term. Hmmm... I think I should become a political strategist, seems like I have the mind of one.
As for him returning a fourth time as Nigeria's president, it is a NO WAY TO GO FOR NIGERIA!!!!! He should please return to his farm after May 29, his chickens are missing him dearly.