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OBASANJO AND HIS THEATRICS ON IGBO PRESIDENCY
Former President Obasanjo is really a man of many words and by extension –a cat with nine lives. He says one thing and means another hence you cannot pin him down to anything serious. A comical man who takes anything or anybody for granted.
Chief Obasanjo must be told in clear terms that ambiguity is never a virtue. He can never say a thing without being comical or theatrical and that way of behavior has given him out to a number of people


Former President Obasanjo is really a man of many words and by extension –a cat with nine lives. He says one thing and means another hence you cannot pin him down to anything serious. A comical man who takes anything or anybody for granted.
Chief Obasanjo must be told in clear terms that ambiguity is never a virtue. He can never say a thing without being comical or theatrical and that way of behavior has given him out to a number of people who have mistakenly fallen prey to his hidden traps –politically and otherwise.
People like former president Obasanjo [ Elder statesmen for that matter]  are supposed to be listened to and taken seriously whenever and wherever they talk but not in our clime because they don’t say the truth, and they live a false life. Anybody who fails to plan is invariably planning to fail. That has been the problem with our past and present political gladiators.

If not , how else can anybody interpret his call for Igbo Presidency come 2019 when he knows full well that the incumbent president may likely go for a second term? Somebody even said that ‘if Obasanjo has advocated for an Igbo President in 2023, many people would have taken him more seriously –removing elements of cynicism from his statement. And I beg to disagree with that mindset.
Igbos doesn’t need anybody to tell them when to go to sleep and when to wake up because we are also stakeholders in the ‘estate’ called Nigeria.
But wait a minute: ‘is President Buhari compulsorily entitled to a 2nd term –whether he performs creditably or not? For about two years now, APC government led by President Buhari has been in the political wilderness searching for solutions to cure the nation of its debilitating problems ranging from Boko Haram insurgency, excruciating corruption, galloping inflation, poor exchange rate of the Naira and zero –export initiatives, Niger-Delta environmental damage through the insatiable quest for oil drilling activities in that region.  
The notion that the Northerners are ‘born to rule’ while others are ‘born to follow’ is being given some levers of authority if anybody should peddle the awkward impression that Igbos must wait till 2023 if they hope to go for the top position. In my own country, nobody born of woman like me can make me a second class citizen and those people who are afraid of re-structuring this entity called Nigeria must think twice or be carried away by the wind of change.
We say we are practicing democracy but we never care to adhere to democratic principles and the rule of law in every facet of government business. That is anti-democracy and it has not and will never help Nigeria to move forward. It is utterly ridiculous that we are still talking about electricity stabilization, fifty-seven years after we gained political independence. It is a big shame on our so-called leaders. 
and present political gladiators.
Leadership is about sacrifice but here in Nigeria, it is all about self-aggrandizement, group sharing of the national cake without bothering to bake another one. The mono-economy that this country is bedeviled with has ruined everything.
Because there is oil in great quantity, agriculture and solid minerals were totally ignored by our lazy and avaricious leaders.
Today, it is very clear to everybody where ‘planlessness’ has led us to. President Buhari is struggling to make a difference amidst his health problems.
Nigeria is in turmoil more than ever before because there is hunger in the land while a few cliques are enjoying the national wealth. That is injustice of the worst order and our president looks or appears complacent.
May God help us!    
e who have mistakenly fallen prey to his hidden traps –politically and otherwise.
People like former president Obasanjo [ Elder statesmen for that matter]  are supposed to be listened to and taken seriously whenever and wherever they talk but not in our clime because they don’t say the truth, and they live a false life. Anybody who fails to plan is invariably planning to fail. That has been the problem with our past and present political gladiators.

If not , how else can anybody interpret his call for Igbo Presidency come 2019 when he knows full well that the incumbent president may likely go for a second term? Somebody even said that ‘if Obasanjo has advocated for an Igbo President in 2023, many people would have taken him more seriously –removing elements of cynicism from his statement. And I beg to disagree with that mindset.
Igbos doesn’t need anybody to tell them when to go to sleep and when to wake up because we are also stakeholders in the ‘estate’ called Nigeria.
But wait a minute: ‘is President Buhari compulsorily entitled to a 2nd term –whether he performs creditably or not? For about two years now, APC government led by President Buhari has been in the political wilderness searching for solutions to cure the nation of its debilitating problems ranging from Boko Haram insurgency, excruciating corruption, galloping inflation, poor exchange rate of the Naira and zero –export initiatives, Niger-Delta environmental damage through the insatiable quest for oil drilling activities in that region.  
The notion that the Northerners are ‘born to rule’ while others are ‘born to follow’ is being given some levers of authority if anybody should peddle the awkward impression that Igbos must wait till 2023 if they hope to go for the top position. In my own country, nobody born of woman like me can make me a second class citizen and those people who are afraid of re-structuring this entity called Nigeria must think twice or be carried away by the wind of change.
We say we are practicing democracy but we never care to adhere to democratic principles and the rule of law in every facet of government business. That is anti-democracy and it has not and will never help Nigeria to move forward. It is utterly ridiculous that we are still talking about electricity stabilization, fifty-seven years after we gained political independence. It is a big shame on our so-called leaders. 
and present political gladiators.
Leadership is about sacrifice but here in Nigeria, it is all about self-aggrandizement, group sharing of the national cake without bothering to bake another one. The mono-economy that this country is bedeviled with has ruined everything.
Because there is oil in great quantity, agriculture and solid minerals were totally ignored by our lazy and avaricious leaders.
Today, it is very clear to everybody where ‘planlessness’ has led us to. President Buhari is struggling to make a difference amidst his health problems.
Nigeria is in turmoil more than ever before because there is hunger in the land while a few cliques are enjoying the national wealth. That is injustice of the worst order and our president looks or appears complacent.
May God help us!    

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