Tuesday, August 30, 2011
OBASANJO, CUNNING BUT CERTAINLY NOT FOOLISH.
Icheoku makes the final rejoinder to the now seemingly rested or truce-weighted war of the generals between Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo and the denuded Maradona Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida by stating that to call Obasanjo foolish or rather "more foolish" is a stretch of a dumb imagination or the product of an unthinking rustic mind. Icheoku says the deity of Otta Olusegun Obasanjo may be every other thing and any other thing including the most abhorable of all things, but to include "foolish" in that epithet is exaggeratedly overreaching.
Icheoku takes strong exception and umbrage at those paid hacks and hired hands, minions of Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, who moronishly ascribed "foolishness" to Aremu Baba Iyabo's resume` because any person who had ruled Nigeria three times on his own terms and survived is definitely not foolish. The record is unbroken and Icheoku stands challenged on the assertion that it takes a fox to navigate a jackal infested terrain and make it safely back to its hole. The treachery, the political horse-trading, the banana peels, the fifth estate, the daggers and sabres and all those vultures who masquerade as friends at the banquet waiting to take that Brutus stab as well as the intrigues involved in running a state, especially one as complex as Nigeria, is not a job for either the faint-hearted or the foolish. It is akin to an upstream swim in a crocodile and shark infested waters where just one unthinking foolish move will find one either in the belly of the beast or in the jaws of death at best and therefore demands pin-drop alertness and every cunning tricks in the books just to stay alive and well.
Icheoku therefore states that if any of the fighting generals could be equated with foolishness, that general is definitely not Olusegun Obasanjo. By the same token Icheoku will not dismissively call Babangida foolish either, since he had successfully navigated the minefield of running Nigeria; admitted that Icheoku had amplified that description of his by Obasanjo. But if Icheoku must, it is safer to say that if anyone in the mix is foolish, it is that man who did not have a water-tight contract of his perversion to get a country back after first pawning it off to that other? It is that man who did not have a plan B of a king's ransom or breaking of knee-cap to enforce an illegal contract like the mafia would, when he imposed the other man on Nigeria in 1999 expecting that other to be "honorable" enough to respect their illegality by giving him back "his country" in 2007. Icheoku says that is what "foolishness" really looks like; it is foolishness defined. When one cannot protect his behind from being badgered when dealing with a man whose penchant for disrespecting everything including contracts and gentleman's agreement is of general knowledge, that is what qualifies as foolishness for Icheoku. Therefore Icheoku emphatically maintains that the toothy fairy prince of Minna is the "foolish" one for trusting too carelessly and in a cavalier manner but certainly not the foxy Deity of Otta. Dishonorable, disrespectful, conceited, deceitful, rabid, clever by half etc; just name it but please exclude "foolishness" in describing the deity of Otta because it is not part of his attributes. Olusegun Obasanjo is simply stated, cunning as a fox.