Senate of Nigeria
It was a bad time in Aso rock. It is always a bad time when timidity, corruption and selfishness prevent those in the corridor of power from speaking the truth. Presiding over an extraordinary meeting that night was a man who had gained a reputation that if there was anything on earth he could not fix, that thing must dwell outside the territory of Nigeria.
Chief Tony Annenih, a.k.a. Mr. Fix-it, seemed to be in his element. He was flanked by the seemingly ubiquitous sojourners of Nigerian power who had determined that the Nigerian Constitution must be supplanted to allow a wayward President to subvert the constitution of Nigeria through an accursed Third Term agenda. These myrmidons of hell pumped their fists and thumped their chest amidst triumphalist guffaws seemingly celebrating their rare accomplishment.
Mr. Fix-it was cooler than cucumber that night. Indeed, in addition to being cool, as the saying goes, he was very calm and collected. Caudillo himself smiled when Mr. Fix-it announced that 81 senators would vote in support of his Third Term agenda. And then came the whisper of a young but insightful Governor that President Olusegun Obasanjo was the only person in that room who was oblivious to the fact that what had just been concluded was a tragic farce. If the PDP meant Papa Deceiving Pikin, obviously, it was Pikin Deceiving Papa that night!
The following morning, only three senators voted in support of amending the constitution to allow Caudillo to gain a third term.
Eight years after the collapse of the Third Term Agenda, Mr. Fix-it is still in the business of fixing “it”. Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, the young Governor whose insightful whisper in 2007 confessed that Obasanjo had been deceived, now serves as National Chairman of the PDP. Obviously, his honest whispers have been attenuated and muted! The profligate deception of 2007 has degenerated into a reprobate morph in 2015.
The lad who once had no shoes now wears shoes that befit his exalted office. Yes, he now has shoes. Alas, he still lacks clues! And so, the deception continues in Aso Rock. History repeats itself.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors – Plato
Senate of Nigeria