GUBER ELECTION: You Can’t Keep Quiet While Your Neighbour Eats Frog Meat By Pius Adesanmi

imageMany of our folks from rickety, backward, and dysfunctional states are so fixated on Lagos and Rivers that they are ignoring the significance of next Saturday for their own states.
You are from Taraba. Your life has been run in the last two years by the vegetative Danbaba Suntai in one of those only in Nigeria stories. It’s like Ariel Sharon still running Israel from his coma on a hospital bed. Yet you’re on top of the situation in Lagos and Rivers 24/7. You don’t even know who is running for Governor in Jalingo. You are refereeing the roforofo between Ambode and Jimi Agbaje.
You are from Niger. There are more billboards in your state than there are schools and hospitals. Yet you’re baying over Lagos and Rivers.
You don’t know what is happening in your home base in Abia, Imo, Ogun, Kebbi, Oyo, Benue, Kwara, etc, but you are doing “bo le ya ko ya” over Rivers.
Okay o. If you don’t go and take care of your own calabash and another Ali Baba is voted in who will take all your revenue from Abuja, add it to your IGR, and cart everything away to tax havens in the Caribbean, that is your wahala o.
With Buhari at the centre, chances are the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation will say that Nigeria is now okay and they are no longer ready to donate mosquito nets to poorly-governed states in the country; they are no longer ready to dig latrines and sink boreholes all over the place. They will shift their attention to newly-manufactured basket cases elsewhere in Africa.
If your poorly-governed, poverty-stricken, Abuja-dependent state is struck off the list of international aid and charity-dependence because you were too fixated on Lagos and Rivers to ensure the election of a competent Governor in your own backyard, that is your own kasala. Don’t come and disturb me with your groans o, ehen!
I am telling you now because if your neighbour is eating frog meat and you keep quiet, his rumbling stomach at night will not let you sleep.

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