“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principle difference between a dog and a man.” (Mark Twain).
There is something about rats, snakes, leeches and anopheles mosquitoes that I can’t stand. Damn, they make you sick. And I for one can not tolerate them. And no one should. The more I think of Mr. Atiku, the more I think of these lowly creatures; the more I think of these creatures, the more I think of Mr. Atiku. Additionally, among other deserved and applicable derogatory adjectives, I guess we can now also describe Mr. Abubakar Atiku a dunced-coward. And why not; after all, this is a man who, at every opportunity, has found it expedient to stab, jab and draw his boss’s blood. Tell me, what kind of a man would do or say something like that; why and for what?
In some ways, Atiku reminds me of Governor Jonathan Goodluck of Bayelsa State. This was a fellow who was privy to all types of illegalities and iniquities under the ignoble, injurious and felonious administration of Mr. Alamieyeseigha. He was part of it. He saw and perhaps partook in high crimes and misdemeanors. Yet he won’t resign. He refused to take the high ground. Damn, he didn’t even have the temerity to call his boss to order. He simply went along year after year after year until he was certain the “coast was clear.” And before you knew it, he shot his boss in the back (in an Atikuquesly fashion). How do such men go to bed…do they sleep well and soundly? I wonder!
Atiku was Obasanjo’s right hand man until recently. They both muddied the water. They both engaged in fuzzy arithmetic. And they both engaged in electoral shenanigan. But Atiku now disowns his brother, discrediting his partner in crime and attempting to pull down the sandy-infrastructure both men built. Atiku now wants to turn around and say, “hey, I am the good fella…OBJ is the hooligan, the despot.” Why has it taken him this long to come forward to accuse his political boss of illegalities and unconstitutional intent? Why and why now. Is he now waking up from his deep slumber? I doubt that.
Abubakar Atiku is not only a dunce…well, he is a dunce and a coward! If he really thinks that President Olusegun Obasanjo is a despot, dangerous and inimical to the progress and wellbeing of the country, why won’t he resign? As a matter of high principle, he should resign and then continue with his criticism and battles against his boss. You cannot belong to an organization and then insult, criticize and try to bring it down. That is wrong! Third term or no third term, Atiku will never amount to anything. After this moment, his walk into the sunset will be very quick. His irrelevance is evident and imminent.
Where were his sense of democracy and the rule of law when his men beat a journalist to pulp? There cannot be selective ethic, selective morality or selective law and order. For instance, is it democratic and lawful when Atiku, Tinubu and their goons are all stealing money and abusing their offices? By the way, is there anybody in Nigeria who does not know that Atiku is one of the “masters of the game” when it comes to siphoning our country’s wealth? Atiku is talking about the rule of law from one side of his mouth and then using the other side to engage in all kinds of nonsense. As for Orji Kalu…damn, the dude is a joke and a calamity. He tells lies here and there, grandstands and opens his foul mouth — claiming to be a democrat and a peacemaker?
You see, we all know that Obasanjo’s planned political abracadabra is not good for our country and for the African continent. We know that. In the same vein, Atiku’s recent moves and claim of righteousness is also dangerous for our country. He is playing a dangerous game –dangerous and duplicitous.
If Atiku is not happy with OBJ, he should resign and then form or join the opposition. But unfortunately, the coward won’t go that route; if Atiku thinks his boss is no good and his planned acts inimical to the wellbeing of the country, he should resign. If Atiku thinks OBJ is dragging the nation down a slippery slope of no return, he should say so and then resign immediate (so as not to be part of a “dangerous game”). But not so with Atiku. The man is as undemocratic as any other despot in the continent. And he is a better rogue than most.
If he is so concerned about the country and about our people, he should resign. With his utterances and shady acts, he is tinkering with our country’s stability, prosperity and foundation. He is a distraction. He is a distraction not just for Mr. President, but also for the nation. How can we have a split presidency? How can the president work with his number two? And why would the world take us seriously when we can’t even put our house in order?
From now on, how can he look his boss in the face? How can he give his boss untainted advice regarding the affairs of the country? How can he represent his boss during state functions? You cannot have co-captains in the affairs of nation-states. No matter what we may say or think of Olusegun Obasanjo, he is our president; he is the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Not Abubakar Atiku. If Atiku is interested in the office, he should go about it in a noble and mature way. As it is, Atiku’s pronouncement and actions are becoming grave distractions. Therefore, he should resign now. Now!
And finally, don’t you just want to cry and or laugh at these overnight constitutionalists, Monday morning paragon of democracy…Alhaji Ghali Na’Abba, Mr Audu Ogbeh, Alhaji M. D. Yusuf, Alhaji Gambo Jimeta, Governors Bola Tinubu, Boni Haruna, Orji Kalu, and Senator Uche Chukwumerije…
The fact is you mus
t not and can not call anyone a thief when you are also a crook. You can not point to a man and say he is a despot when you your self are a tyrant. You can not call for a man’s dismissal when you have also committed same crimes. Take a look in the cupboard of the aforementioned and tell me if there are no very old and very fresh skeletons. In other word, these are not the men who should be calling Obasanjo black since they themselves are kettles, badly used black kettles.
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