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ISSUES ABATTOIR: 2015: 71 Days of Celebrating, Promotion Of corruption At Noon II

It would be 71 days as at 5th day of August, 2015 since the incumbent administration assume office at the Federal level but without footprint, or sign of any tangible and transparent leadership in Place, rather act of witch-hunting those who might have demonstrated their talents in the past, in the guise of fighting corruption.

Corruption did disappear rather developing wings now as over two billion naira had gone for a four day trip with about 32 party men other than federal government visit.

This was described in many quarters as the height of corruption perpetrated at broad day light against Nigerians. It was APC visit to America, not Nigerian visit. It was unprecedented in Nigeria history. What then is corruption?

A polity amass with ethnicity base political syndrome could not thrive in the progressives rather amongst several options provided for continuous and retention of leadership in the hands of any simple majority. Ethnic politics is worst than partisan opposition and the cankerworm itself. Worst still is an ethnic drive with deceit, evil and treachery.

The above introduction better characterized the just concluded March 28th Presidential and National Assembly general election.

Ethnic lines, does not only expose those who professed to be compatriots or partners in the nations governance but also uncover the attitude of many, who for obvious reasons could not abandon or cast off the spirit of betrayal in them. In a simple rhetoric, who could be trusted is the questions on many lips as many who dines and wines with former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan were simply those who plotted his downfall.

An irony of the entire process is that while the out gone president rejoices in his failure of March 28th election, his betrayals are sadden and off-course lacks the courage to approach him having acknowledge that their deeds were exposed.

In the APC camp those involved in that arrangement are not even treated with smiles. They are considered as a woman who was enticed by a strange man to eliminate her husband before she would be taken as a wife but later denied the offer of marriage on the premise that her actions and activity could be revisited, recalled or later contracted by another man.

The outcome of March 28th Presidential and National Assembly elections in Nigeria, though some described it as voice of the masses, it was a clear case of deliberate conspiracy, betrayal and evil of the highest ranking.

But while many consoled themselves with the Jesus’ experience as championed by Mr. Judas Iscariot, it is believed that since it will not end with the out gone president, Nigeria as a country has been thrown into a confusion that would be difficult to be repositioned, since the present leadership has condescend too low to take instructions from other countries.

Firstly, there would be many or increase number of wolves in sheep clothings as well as conspirators following the success of the present administration because nemesis must come to play.

The APC victory at the Presidential poll without mincing words would not fight rather increases corruption, as many would resort to not only acquiring certificates at will, but work without blueprints.

Corruption is not only stealing of money meant for public development, but also siphoning the country’s sources of revenue generation to private safe, looting government treasury and properties, forgery of certificates, forcefully acquiring what does not belong to one, hindering others from getting what maybe their privilege possession, among others.

The March 28th Elections where under aged citizens and children bared by the constitution and Electoral Act participated, yet was not cancelled was nonetheless an act of corruption, hence no one should rejoice, jubilate of being victorious. Could it be said in a parlance that corruption has gotten an official chair without office.

The results of that election have spoken volumes of what the people and indeed the northern/western opposition are upto. It is ethnic oriented which seriously depicts lack of trust such that even some figures considered as hench men or cabinet members of the past administration could not deliver their states, it is heart rending. Nevertheless, the problems to be encounter by the APC has not yet come.

However, as it is considered as never a lost battle, the lessons from the election should be a take off point for all who cares to move forward but for those who desire to remain where they are, kudos.

While, it is clear that aside ethnic lines, religion had also played prominent role in the presidential poll. In parts of northern states, Christians were not only denied voting but chased out of communities as some were wounded and allegedly murdered. The reverse is the case in the South-East and South South where even Christians spear headed the votes for APC candidate.

A lot has been heard, in Port Harcourt the Rivers State governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi was allegedly said to have provided luxurious buses for the northerners to travel home for the perfection of their hatched plans.

In the northern states, the so called card readers worked effectively, while in the South-South, South-East and parts of south west it was nothing to write home about even as it disappointed the former President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and candidate of the PDP, while Buhari voted freely, what a grand plot against the South.

What hope has the citizens and those yet urban in the face of obvious dilemma of a people called Nigeria. This is corruption taking its roots even in the hands of those who preaches against.

It however behooves of the citizens to learn to always come together, agreeing to support each other especially in times of necessity as showcase in the polity.

The numerous lessons derivable from the national poll could not be overemphasized since ethnicity, tribalism had played very serious role in the decision of the result, which was corruptly celebrated by many.

Seriously, ethnic politics as witnessed in the past election is capable to mar the nation’s progress irrespective of what people may say, because a great gulf has been created judging from the actions from the northern extraction and those around the presidential villa.

It would also encourage corruption in the nation as those considered not fit enough to contest any election have corruptly move their ways to the election with the assistance of the several agencies.

What is left for the younger generation is to imitate what the elderly have done, where all sorts of unworthy things could be accepted as worthy and appreciated.

Now is the time for all to have a rethink on either to continue with or jettison ethnic politics, and corruption for the good of the nation if at all it will thrive further. ###


With James Mgboineme


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