Oshiomhole is tackling Buhari
Sir: The other time I wrote about my daughter, Angela Nwosu. Today, I remember my mother, Rev Sister Angela Casey. She was one of the Holy Ghost Sisters who opened the Our Lady’s Catholic Hospital, Isalu, Iseyin, Oyo State, Nigeria, late 1960s. I was a steward to them in 1971. It became clear that between Sister Angela and I, it was a case of, “Mother, behold your son; son, behold your mother.” I engaged in correspondence with her after I quit the stewardship, but not after she left Nigeria on health or age grounds. When she died sometime in the 1990s, however, her Holy Ghost Congregation delivered a fine book on spirituality that she willed to me. A French Rev Father Gilbert, formerly in Oyo diocese, who died in France, also willed a radio-tape-recorder to me. They are many in heaven praying for me. May God bless me with a granddaughter that I will name Angela. A biological daughter of mine is named after my American mother, Rosemary.
Let us examine the report that “The national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on Monday, July 23, lamented that ministers are taking advantage of Buhari’s ‘fatherly disposition’ by not being up and doing in the various ministries they head.” But, is it a case of “fatherly disposition” or weakness and chop-I-chop? It is high time Buhari’s cohorts stopped pretending that he is heavy when he is light/frail. According to the report, Oshiomhole kicked that “If the president condones disrespect for his office, I will not condone disrespect for the party.” Isn’t that an indirect way of saying that Buhari is incompetent and should not seek second term presidency? Why should Nigerians continue to prop Buhari, Bukola Saraki, Yakubu Dogara, Ahmed Tinubu, Oshiomhole, and people like that supporting perpetuation of carnage, genocide and economic destruction of Nigeria, 2009 till date? Are they normal human beings? Who a human being is? Human beings are creatures imbued with mercy and compassion in their veins.
Those people are insensitive and heartless; they are not humane. The lack sense of justice, like Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, who truncated rotational presidency and perpetuated avoidable carnage and economic destruction started by Umaru Musa Yar’Adua in 2009, and aggravated by Buhari, 2015 till date. That is why a new (or renewed) crop of politicians is necessary to build an orderly and progressive society, through rotational presidency, equity and rule of law. The constitution forbids “state religion”, but Nigeria’s rulers are colluding with sultans, emirs, bishops, pastors, imams and clerics like that to undermine the constitution. I tell common Nigerians: Your present predicament is because you are paying for the emotions and sentiments that are making you to support Christian and Islamic imperialisms. Those who promise you salvation in the name of holy book are feeding fat; you are getting leaner and leaner. There is no solution than repentance. Follow genuine politicians now!
Prof. Oyeniran Abioje wrote from University of Ilorin.
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