I am neither a supporter of Bayelsa State Governor nor I am a praise singer. But one thing is that I like having my own opinion of a particular issue.
This issue of Bayelsa State Gov. should not be over-flogged so much. The truth of the matter is that almost every government official is involved in one fraudulent practice or the other. They all have rugged skeletons in their cupboards. But once the federal government of Nigeria, under the leadership of President Obasanjo wants to deal with one person, they go all out and achieve that.
What are we really talking about? DSP is not the first governor that moved around in the international scene with too much cash. Neither is he the first public office holder from Nigeria that goes outside the shores with excess cash. The general clause is that these people have killed us. Take a good count, from the ministers under the Obasanjo administration to the clerks in the Foreign affairs ministry, how many of them have their children in Nigerian schools? You see the issue is that corruption has eaten deep into their skin. How did Oando Oil come into existence? What are they telling us in this country? Everybody gets away with whatever, only if you are in good terms with the president and the ruling PDP. But try one day and challenge him, then EFCC becomes active immediately, what kind of jungle justice is that?
We have been embarrassed internationally and generally. The embarrassment started first by:
* Removing immunity of an elected and serving governor of a state in Nigeria.
*Plotting to remove an elected and serving governor of a state in Nigeria.
*An intent to perpetuate continued stay of Mr. President in office.
I strongly believe that the plot against DSP did not start just like that. It has been planned for a long time. What is 1million pounds? How much was Late Stella Obasanjo’s beauty operation in spain? These are the simple things that we do that God turns his back on us. Let no one live in a glass house and throw stones.
The state legislatures are ganging to impeach their governor, for what? Let anyone amongst them who is innocent and sane throw the first stone. How far have they gone in utilizing their constituency allocations as legislatures that represent their people? All of them are in this crime together, have they forgotten so quickly the Jamboree they went to US to do last year? Was that not part of the waste.
You see, one Igbo adage says, “if the hunter learns how to shoot without missing, the bird will also learn to fly without perching”. They have planned to deal with this man. The plan matured fine, he suffered for almost six weeks, without seeing the shores of the land. They were still planning to nail him finally, but DSP being Amalinze “the Cat”, he has nine lives. He has survived so well and managed to come back from London. Let the drums be rolled out, let the dancers come out, let the merriment begin. Bayelsans will never allow their governor to be disgraced completely like that. Dokubo is at Abuja answering questions that are not worth it, what kind of country are we in today.
Finally, if EFCC have guts, let them start the prosecution from the bigger ones, people like Babangida are still walking the streets of Nigeria free. Obasanjo asked Nigerians to bring evidence against Babangida, what a funny statement from a serving President. Let them get to Anambra state and bring Chris Uba and co. Have they not welcomed back that fraudster to their PDP? Enough of this discussion on DSP, I have not seen any murder he committed.
A country without unemployment figure with millions of adult and children hawking in the street, prostitution and Arm robbery becoming the order of the day is a big shame. A man who has been ruling for almost eight (8) years with nothing to show for it wants more years in office. This is madness. Today we still have electricity problem, no good road, no good water supply…fulfilling any of these will have positive effects on the common man’s lifestyle.
The EFCC is nothing but a government weapon used to intimidate certain individuals who are not in their inner circle. It is used to show to the international committee that they are truly fighting corruption, however, what they don’t know is that they cannot fool the International committee as they know all about their foreign transactions and offshore bank accounts. Half a word is enough for the wise. Men are getting closer to individual government officials operating foreign bank accounts (which is against Nigeria’s code of ethics). A full publication will be out very soon.
As Nigerians living at home and abroad, we should stop deceiving ourselves and come to the frontline of reality so that this nation, Nigeria, will progress from the hands of those ardent psychopaths who rule today. They are bunch of failures, they should admit, instead of Para finding in the cupboard of political scents. This word is enough for them….I rest my case.