Monday, December 8, 2014
JONATHAN, THE BEST PRESIDENT NIGERIA EVER HAD - OMOKRI?
"President Jonathan is the best president Nigeria has ever had. There is no political prisoner in Nigeria; as a matter of fact, Nigeria has become so free under President Jonathan that those in exile were able to return home. Some chose to attack him, others chose to support him; but the obvious thing is that there is no consequence because we have a God-fearing and philosopher-king president." - Omokri, R. presidential aide to Goodluck Jonathan.
Icheoku says every laborer must earn his wages and therefore must prove to the wage-payer that his money is not being vainly wasted on him or her? So, in as much as Icheoku is not contesting the veracity of what was said above, but would like to clarify further that the catchment imperative here is "ever had" but not "could ever have?" So offended Nigerians, who are miffed that a mediocre performer is being branded the "best ever had", should understand the context under which the statement was made. Icheoku says instead of crucifying the alleger for what was alleged, just judge the statement within the context of the decrepitude former Nigerian leaders like OBJ, BUHARI, IBB, ABACHA, ABDULSALAM and of course the genocidal YAKUBU GOWON.
Icheoku asserts that, compared to any of these mongrels, the timid Jonathan is tiers ahead of them all put together. Therefore Icheoku agrees that in so far as the comparison was made relative to what Nigeria has been cursed with thus far, it is a truism. But nevertheless, when compared to what could be possible in a country with over one hundred and fifty million humans, then it is a far stretch. Icheoku further avers that President Jonathan has not done commandingly and satisfactorily well enough to satisfy the expectations and cravings of Nigerians that know better; but he is a sure improvement from what Nigerians have witnessed previously in the past. However, the future would be better with a more prepared and bold enough person, who knows what to do and could do what is needed to take Nigeria to the next level, by just shaking things around and consequentially.