Monday, October 24, 2016
DAME PATIENCE AND THE $15 MILLION BOOTY, TIME TO CUT THE CRAP.
Icheoku says one reason Icheoku detests Ms Nasty Crooked Hillary Clinton is that she is a liar and lies without shame. Like with every liar, liars lie because they feel they are too smart to be caught in their lies and they see the people they are lying to as being too dumb to know any better or even to understand that they are being taken for suckers. It is this disdain and look down on their victims that actually pisses many people off about liars. Now reconcile that to the crappy tales by moonlight, being told by Dame Patience Jonathan, the former Nigerian First Lady and wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, regarding the source of the $15 million traced to her as part of the ongoing war against corruption in Nigeria. Millions of Nigerians feel very insulted by the former First Lady telling different versions of how she came about the money. First she tried to launder the money in various accounts belonging to stewards and servants; then it became gains from her sweat and toil; then followed by another tale that it was her late mother's money and now her latest befuddling story that it was her savings of the past fifteen years?
Icheoku says a woman who was born into poverty and who was an ordinary restaurateur of a "mama-put' cadre, prior to her husband becoming deputy governor of Bayelsa and then rising to become Vice President and later president of Nigeria, cannot in all honesty claim to have either inherited or legitimately earned the whopping sum of fifteen million US dollars, short of it being proceeds of corrupt enrichment. Had she told the truth at the first instance and asked to be forgiven, Nigerians would understand that as a former First Lady, at least she deserves some little portion of the national cake. Had she come out clean initially and told Nigerians that the money were gifts from admirers and favor seekers from the government, Nigerians will equally understand too, that people make gifts either in anticipation or appreciation of favors. But to so impetuously and repeatedly lie to Nigerians as to the source of the money is to say the least very insulting to Nigerians' intelligence and sensibilities. This is where the rubber of indignation met the road of indignation and Nigerians are incensed and feeling so violated by Dame Patience repeated attempts to deceive them. Icheoku says even only this may be a good ground to make an example out of Dame Patience in order to discourage such blatancy in the future.
The matter should therefore be fully investigated and if she is found complicit, she should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law; with a possible prison term as well as forfeiture of assets to the state. This will serve as a deterrent for all incoming future presidents and their quick-fingered spouses, that their corrupt practises while in office will not be tolerated and that their actions will attract punishing consequences. Icheoku says the corruption saga of Ms Nasty Crooked Hillary Clinton in the United States of America has incontrovertibly exposed a known fact that women love money so much and that they can take it and/or accept it from whatever source that dangles it before their eyes. The Crooked One even took some money from the Devil itself as she pretends publicly to love women but privately takes corrupt dirty money from countries that treat women as dirt. So it is not surprising that Dame Patience also tried to stuff her pockets too using her special privileged position as the president's wife to attract people seeking favors from her husband's government, who most likely handed bundles and bundles of currencies to her in their effort to influence one thing or the other out of the government.
This is a given; and under the circumstances, the most plausible manner by which Dame Patience came about the $15 million found in her possession. The only thing making people to want to blow their top gasket is her attempt to lie and deceive them about the source of the money. Her lies are very puerile and her effort to deceive very petulant; this is the beef she has with Nigerians, especially those of them that are still left with some modicum of moral scruples. Every right thinking Nigerian knows that the money is proceeds of corruption, probably from influence peddlers and/or favor seekers and Nigerians expected Dame Patience to have since owned that much up. But instead, she resorted to very cheap lies that succeeded in infuriating Nigerians more, including those who hitherto had expressed some understanding. Dame Patience could still go on national television or any other medium of her choosing and admit what is obvious and then ask for forgiveness. Nigerians, being the people they are, will understand and help plead with the present government to show mercy and let the former First Lady keep the $15 million as her parting gifts from friends and well wishers. Icheoku therefore calls on Dame Patience to do the needful; own up to the source of the money, apologize and stop fooling around with her so many useless tales of no explanation, explanations. Please Dame, cut off the crap and save your husband from further humiliation, seeing his wife being so dragged in the mud for corruption by the EFCC.