Dele Momodu, Political Opportunism and the Masses’ Complacency

“Integrity and honor are not common, deceit and opportunism are easily accessible” – Yahaya Balogun

“President Buhari, this obsession with ‘they stole our money’, is too much. We know Jonathan did not do anything that’s why we sacked him. So Buhari, do your own. If the gods cannot improve our lives they should please maintain it. If you are hungry you will grumble, and I am hungry”. – Dele Momodu

Muhammadu Buhari
President Buhari

The statement above was credited to Dele Momodu. He was hungry for power, and he was denied power, therefore, he grumbles. President Buhari knows he is an existential disadvantage to his government. He was shrugged off at the presidency. Some of us who were acquainted with his surreptitious moves penultimate the elections of 2015 cried out. We are being vindicated by the judgement of history now. “A few people of integrity can go a long way.” – Bill Kauth.

Dele Momodu was dissappointed by not being appointed into Buhari’s cabinet. Buhari is a principled man. He understands his stealthy political moves. Buhari is ahead of his likes in thought process; he knows their grandstanding and body language.
“Wisdom is knowing the right path to take. Integrity is taking it.” – M.H. McKee.

President Muhammadu Buhari has integrity and he stands by it with principle and unpretentiously. He knows those who wanton in grotesque of attention-seeking and political opportunism. Unscathed Buhari is a man who belongs to everyone but to nobody. I knew Dele Momodu would sing a new song after his failed publicity stunt with Buhari in Aso Rock, Abuja, Nigeria shortly after President Buhari’s government was inaugurated. “Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy, Deceit is a poison in its veins.” – Edward Kennedy

Nigeria is on a new path to greatness. Our road may be rough and tough, to clean the Augean of corruption and age-long-messy-house requires slow, steady and sustained vision and mission. There’s a light at the end of our dark tunnel. Most Nigerians are quick at eating their cake and still want to have it. The likes of Dele Momodu should be told pointblank that, Nigerians are wiser, having been hoodwinked in the past by sociopath leaders and their coteries of Any Government in Power. Dele has dined and wined with these gluttonous ghouls in Nigerian politics. He has covertly and overtly embellished stupendous illegal wealth of the political-evil-geniuses in Nigerian polity.

Henceforth, the suspecting masses of Nigeria are arming with this admonition from Noam Chomsky who says:

“All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume”.

Dele Momodu and his likes in our political firmament, should know that their overtures and political gymnastics are obviously unfit for our moral consumption.

Nigerians should maintain their eagle-eyes to discern the political opportunists among them. Nigeria is a nation peopled by ingenuity and resources. Nigerians should shun complacency. We should annex our God-given potentials to our own advantage; not to the advantage of those who prostitute our collective minds at every slight opportunity.

Written by
Yahaya Balogun
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