I am sure you can tell from my parlance that I am not a conventional Nigerian rogue, unpatriotic and uncaring politician. Nigerian politicians lie, hoodwink, and simply tell Nigerians what they want to hear. I tell Nigerians what I believe is in their best interest, take it or leave it. The pitiful thing about the whole scenario is that it takes two to tangle. Having being in the political field for over 15 years, listened to Nigerians who are making senseless demand for votes and basing the performance of governors on the pittance they collect from them and sometimes because they know them, one is forced to ask himself, whether or not these Nigerians are not the human being God regret creating. I certainly understand that Nigerian rulers have programmed the governed to be self destruct, most pitifully, the preponderancy of the ones that have run from the bad situation in Nigeria to the Western World are worse in terms of political mentality than the ones left in Nigeria. Let’s begin to diagnose the illnesses of our society.
As soon as a candidate is sighted, the first thing the Nigerians electorate would ask you is money. Some would even go to the extent of telling you to send their children to school to prove to them that you are a serious candidate. The Royal fathers who are not highly regarded in the Society would expect you to come to the palace with millions of Naira and at the end of the day they will be in tow of the highest bidders. All the candidates for political offices in your political organization would expect you to fund their campaigns, failure of which they would start to conspire and threaten. Fake prophets, both traditional, Muslim and Christian, are ready to sap politicians dry. Can you imagine someone who was jilted in PDP and accepted into NCP threatening me to send N2 million or else? My response was very simple – they can all go to blazes. I told them point blank that if you move to another party and if I am about a better state and you make the state better for me, are you going to say that I should not enjoy some of it?
They were shocked; they have never seen their kind of politicians speak like that. They are used to politicians who will sell his belongings to satisfy them. One even demanded from me a private car, a private 15-passengers bus, a private secretary and a messenger before he can agree to help me. So I said to him, brother, you are not helping me. We are helping ourselves. The next statement he made was, do I know the position that I am aspiring to – governor? So I asked him what is spectacular about that. He said “ipo ola ni” a position of honor. So I told him that I would give him all that he demands, provided he can swear to a legally enforceable statement that should I win, he, his children and posterity would never live in
To view me as one of those politicians is wrong. If I were in politics for money, I would have accepted a job that would enrich me. For me application to serve is not about making money. I am financially comfortable with my high profile job and perks of good life. I have had the opportunity to make money in the criminal way the Nigerian elected and appointed officials make money by serving under the government of General Sani Abacha. I turned it down. My mission is not about unjustly enriching myself, it is about the dignity of the Black race; it is about enviable legacy that would make anyone associated with me to say “yes, I helped him to get elected.” It is about a name that is enviably larger than life and it is a goal. It is not about propaganda to turn the brains of Nigerians upside down and confuse them as it is being done by Otunba Gbenga Daniel and his likes in government. I believe in nourishing and pampering talents, caring less whence they hail and regardless of colour and national origin. I believe in using those talents it pleases God to endow
I am not amazed that the people who endure life in the fetid slums of
Our leaders are corrupt, greedy and selfish. They siphon our money into their bank accounts – and look, our education system is zero; our roads zero; our hospitals, zero. This bitter experience of misrule and looting on an epic scale has left a sense of fatalism and helplessness. The only thing the G8 can do for
Even when the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo denied that he took unilateral action in the decision to hand over the Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon, little did I know that it was in respect of the verdict given by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) until the Senate reacted recently. Despite that mistake, the last Senate and the House of Representatives under the leaderships of Senator Ken Nnamani and Hon. Aminu Bello Masari were duly served the Green Tree Agreement between
Again, I disagree that there is a complete absence of political ideology. For Obasanjo to set EFCC to trap his political enemies is an ideology. For him to entrench corruption in one circle and make it appear that he was fighting corruption on the other hand is an ideology. What is absolutely lacking is patriotic ideology in the interest of the nation. None of these bandits Nigerians allowed to govern them has any ideology for the interest of the nation. Yes, ideology is needed to make a nation great. When Late Ronald Reagan of the
Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo was the recurring factor in
Of course those who see nothing good in others would be quick to accuse me of praise singing or even call me names like sycophants, praise singer, and what have you. It’s their stock in trade to run down others who hold different opinions from their sick, jaundiced, and unproductive pastimes of Obasanjo bashing. Some have even accused me of having plots in