It has always been a conundrum for me the way Nigeria is heading, haven’t you? Imagine what went down during the last gubernatorial elections in Ekiti and Osun State respectively. It was sickening. It showed the desperate makeup of the ruling ilk to continue ruling at the expense of the popular majority that is always on the long arm of their governance. No, I am not vilifying anybody. I am not even affiliated with any known political party neither am I a sympathizer with these known godlike political mafias. I am just a simple Nigerian hoping to be left alone while yet making his indelible impact felt. So do not politicize our conversation. I’m sure you have your worries as do I. So let us just talk. Okay?
Voila! I’m back again. It’s good to be back. How are you? Me? I am fine, thanks for asking. How was your week?
I have been itching to talk with you. I missed you. Don’t mind me. I am quite the emotional type. Now here we are. So what do we talk about today?
So, where should we head today? Let’s do a little bit of politics today. After all, a lot is happening in our country that demand we talk about. From there on, we will move on to something interesting that burns in my heart.
Wouldn’t you have thought that stemming from the inundation of technological advancements with the world already a global village, the height of discernment and moral upstanding of the citizenry would have advance? Well, I thought so. Only to be disappointed and showed that the echelon of poverty in our motherland is still on the upsurge and so they, the poor masses can still be manipulated to lose their sense of dignity and patriotism. I wouldn’t be too harsh on us though. Imagine the poor goat that was tied to a pole so long that it believes there is no other world far from the pole. Even when loose, the poor animal is yet to venture far from the pole. I don’t blame it. It is just a natural spontaneous reaction the brain registered. You can take away the man from the gaol, but it is hard to take away the gaol from the man.
Then what happens to us? I will tell you this much.
Few of us are beginning to apprehend the brainwashing of the political stratum and are waking from their state of hypnosis. They have understood that they subtly want to refrigerate, desensitize our brain and deaden our voice. Among hundreds, I have some as friends. Oh you should know people like Mary Ajayi who is one knout-out lady with brain and passion. You need to know individuals like Abayomi Ogundiya, Oluwafemi Ogunjobi, Innocent Ekejuba, Alex-Aderemi Ojekunle, Oluwatunmise Oladoyinbo, Stephen Odejobi, Kayode Ojo and the pack. I shouldn’t forget Samuel Adegbola. Not too far on the pecking order are people like Japheth Omojuwa, Tolu Ogunlesi, and the likes. They are the few ones that gives me hope that the country still has a shot at being the best. I celebrate them.
I was wondering only yesterday the level of dedication and passion they put into their respective endeavors. Imagine Oluwafemi, the virtuosic journalist whose knack with news stories I really admire. Or Oluwatunmise, the diminutive beauty who works with intelligence in order to make her a relevant tool needed to shape this country’s history. What do I say of Samuel who dreams so big that it intimidates some people? These are the brains I have affixed my brain with in making our hopes and dreams one mighty force to reckon with. These are the people that when I remember, makes me very well sure that should God tarries in His coming, Nigeria is only going to get better and better by the day.
I know you will join us. You also want a country where the dividends of governance will be visible in the lives of the governed and not through deplorable roads, pathetic health facilities, brain-wrecking educational systems and the likes that harass our senses daily. I can see it in your demeanor. You want a political state where the governors will be in tandem with the governed and made accountable for every of their decisions-cum-actions. Yes you do. You envy advanced countries that had succeeded in their political system. You ask yourself every day, why can’t we just be like China? Or the United States of America? Or even our closest neighbor, Ghana? It’s alright. It’s okay to compare and contrast. After all, competition drives development. However, do well to remember the Yoruba adage that says, “Taba ni ka fi omo we omo, a ma lu’kan pa fu’kan ni.” Meaning “If we say to compare two kids, we will only beat to death one for the other.” So go easy on the comparison thing. It’s just an advice.