‘Weeping may
endure for a night but joy comes in the morning (psalm 30:5)’.
Through sickness
we know the value of health; through death we know the value of life.
Everything in life is being decided by fate and most times these things happen
so we can understand how reckless and careless we have been. Bad things happen
to us so we can start to appreciate the good things we took for granted and
make adjustments. If Jonathan says he is the most criticised president I won’t
doubt him and I agree with him but not the most criticised in the world.
What we see of this Jonathan’s
administration is at best described as a joke. The FG under GEJ has been
reduced to nothing but joke. I can’t understand and haven’t seen where the
first lady is more powerful than the president. Where the first lady has a say
in political appointments and matters. Just look at the mess she made of
herself on live television immediately after the Chibok abduction. We’ve always
known that there is God but she gave it a new meaning ‘diariz God o.’
The way the federal government has been
reduced to a child’s play even outsiders don’t take the FG serious. Senator
McCain of the US once referred to Goodluck Jonathan as ‘…some guy named
Goodluck Jonathan’. It’s in this country we have learnt to refer to our bosses
as ‘Oga at the top’. In this administration we have learn the easiest way to be
at par with the great Nelson Mandela is to hold a 13 hours meeting with ASUU.
In this government we have now known that stealing public money is not
corruption (do you want to argue with the PhD lecturer?). In this government we
have known that if any mount of dollars is missing in Nigeria, we should ask
the Americans because its their money so they will know. In this government we
have also known that the easiest way to be like Jesus Christ is to be an
incompetent and an under achieving president.  In this government we’ve known that power is
not improving because of saboteurs, ASUU strikes are political, Boko Haram is
sponsored by the opposition to discredit the president. And before I forget we
have a First lady that speaks better english than the Queen of England.
President Goodluck
Jonathan, a PhD holder and lecturer before becoming president has just only one
ex-student as testimony that he was a lecturer and that is his wife Patience
Jonathan. She said he (GEJ) took interests in her because she was very
brilliant in school. If that is the case then that tells us a lot about the man
and I will not say more than that.
Most of these administration transformation
is on being televised no concrete proof. They say 125 Alamajiri schools have
been built in Kano, Kaduna and other places but there are no documents to show
where these schools are situated and testimony of students who have attended or
attending the school now. Even those who live in these areas have not seen the
schools, they too are asking where are the schools located. Just recently, a
campaign poster of Goodluck Jonathan was caught to have shown achievements of
the Kano state governor, Kwankwaso as GEJ’s achievements in Kano. They make a
lot of noise about how this administration has transformed our schools but their
children school abroad. The way they have advertised the rehabilitation of the
railways you will think the country’s major means of transportation is Railway.
But what we have are 20th century trains and none of these people
have travelled on these trains, they rather fly in their private jets.
While our lawmakers here have gone on
recess and are partying hard this season, their counterparts in the UK
parliament declared a no-food day on Christmas day in solidarity of the Chibok
girls. It is clear for anyone to see that the government has forgotten about
the girls and they intend not to bother themselves about it all. We all not
saying they should always be brooding or carrying a sad face in solidarity of
the chibok girls but we want to see sincere efforts being employed in rescuing
the girls. While the Boko haram are killing Nigerian soldiers at the war front,
the Nigerian Army is also killing its own soldiers at this crucial time
there-by giving the advantage to Boko haram.
If we didn’t have Goodluck Jonathan as
president, we wouldn’t have known the real meaning of good governance. If
Goodluck wasn’t the president, there wouldn’t be this public outcry for change.
If Jonathan wasn’t the president, we won’t in this age be clamouring for
General Muhammadu Buhari for president. If Ebele wasn’t the president, many
Nigerians wouldn’t have stood up to their collective responsibility towards
Nation building. If Goodluck Jonathan wasn’t the president, people won’t have
to go online and to search his previous works. They’ve found no article or book
written or co-authored by Goodluck Jonathan, no ex-students association have
come out for him, now people really doubt the veracity of his PhD. But it’s
rather too late, they should have done that before 2011 elections when I was
screaming with my soul out that this man is not the man and can’t make a good
president, now they are seeing reasons why.
Therefore we should be thankful to God
(especially GMB and the APC) that HE made the shoeless one our president. This has
made us to appreciate more the opportunities that we missed and our reasons
that have been clouded by ethnicity, religion and sentiments. They want to make
this election based on ethnicity and religion but we Nigerians have to resist
that and insist that it’s based on relevant political issues.
VICTOR (@inkrediblesmog)
TERHEMBA is a talent manager, social media strategist, political commentator
and aspiring politician from Lagos state. Email: victor.terhemba6@gmail.com

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