Sunday, December 8, 2013
JONATHAN EXPLODES, CALLS BUHARI AND TINUBU TINY MEN?
Icheoku says surprisingly the often perceived cold, very calculating and silent demeanor of President Jonathan might afterall be masking a steely resolve inside and underneath the presented surface. Icheoku, although not a huge fan, has always wondered why the president does not blow hot and use the powers of his office to OBJ all those critics of his, many of whose criticism often lack foundational basis and are mostly agenda-driven, unfounded, unwarranted, unreasonable and irrational. Icheoku was forced severally in the past to ascribe the president's near-docile attitude in the face of very virulent attacks by certain Nigerians as bothering on timidity; but you wonder how a timid man could possibly have warmed his way right into Aso Rock? Icheoku says it takes a very calculating and deft operator to wriggle his way through and secure a presidency of a any country, including that of Nigeria. Therefore President Jonathan is by no means a timid person and has now shown that he is not intimidated by anyone including Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Tinubu presently yoked together in their common unholy marriage pursuant to an Islamic agenda in Nigeria.
Peradventure, the president's often passive attitude may be a ruse employed to deceive his detractors while providing him a cover for his lion's heart. Now the president has stepped forward to let it be known that he is not afraid of battling anyone including his mentor Baba Iyabo as well as the former military dictator Buhari and his newly found BFF Bola Tinubu. Just listen to the president dismissively consign Buhari and Tinubu into the garbage bin of political irrelevance as little men that should rather be ignored than engaged. In short the president called Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Tinubu mere barking Chihuahuas that should be ignored and not acknowledged even by swathing. In the words of the president, "If you listen to those of us who are politicians, from all the political parties, the way we talk, some of us see as if Nigeria is a personal bedroom they have control over. If you read the papers, listen to the radio and television, some of us even see ourselves as if we are tin gods. We intimidate, we threaten, we show hate in our communication. These are not the virtues of great men. They are certainly the vices of tiny men."
Icheoku says the message has been formally communicated by the president and Nigerians now have a fuller understanding that all the fire-spitting antics hitherto employed by Bola Tinubu and Muhammadu Buhari were meant to intimidate, threaten and indeed show their hateful nature. Nigerians know which politician has been threatening thunder and brimstone ever since he was three times summarily rejected at the polls by Nigerians and the his co-traveller who has been traversing the land in search of national political relevance and throwing bombs along the way. Icheoku says with this remark, Jonathan has formally put Nigerians on notice that he is not perturbed nor intimidated by the Bola Tinubu and Muhammadu Buhari gang-ups and pretensions within the Nigerian political landscape. Needless to add that the president also called Buhari out for what he is, using his real name - A DICTATOR; and reminded Buhari how he railroaded a lot of Nigerians into prison without cause. The president also used such words as "repressive and oppressive" to truly describe Buhari's first missionary (Islamic) journey into power. The president also dismissed Bola Tinubu as simply "EXTREMELY NOTORIOUS"; stating further that Tinubu is nothing more than a paper weight basking in his notoriety to seek political relevance.
On a hindsight, Icheoku says it must be because the president considers the duo of Buhari and Tinubu as trivial nuisance that founded his lack of action in going full throttle on them in the fashion of Olusegun Obasanjo who drove all his opposition out and under. Why waste valuable time responding to two men who does not have any credibility left with Nigerians, the president must have concluded. Way to go Jonathan, Icheoku is impressed and millions of other decent Nigerians are too. We are all fired-up and waiting for the fireworks to really begin. Mr President, show them pepper, win that 2015 for the SOUTHERN NIGERIAN GLORY.