The lamentations of a morose lawmaker
How he suddenly realised that Nigeria is not fair to ‘him’ if it is not for his selfish reasons, is not yet clear to us. The lachrymose Senator and former Governor of Abia State wanted to become the third ranked political leader in the nation’s echelon – the Senate President, but fate connived acrimoniously with his detractors and friendly enemies to deprive him that. This is at the expense of him abandoning the 2023 presidential bandwagon that incidentally hails from his part of the country – Peter Obi, ostensibly for someone who he considered have more political clouts to win, although only favoured by the few political elites. He has now been sidelined, neglected, despised, and dumped for good.
From a reliable source, a voice was silently heard while his melancholic ordeal was being narrated thus, ‘good riddance for bad rubbish…. So stop shedding crocodile tears here in the hallowed chamber floor, our cleaners are on break please.’ This classical deception, indifference of our incorrigible politicians in Nigeria subjecting the populace to unending servitude is enough. I could compose an ode for Senator Orji Uzor Kalu for his latest awakening but before I could do that, someone else did..
*When A Senator Weeps….
In the halls of power, where shadows creep, there lies a tale of a weeping senator.
A title befallen, a name whispered low, the weeping senator of the Republic, we know.
Once clad in deceit, with pockets lined in gold, he reveled, his conscience sold.
A master of deception, exploiting the people with a cunning disguise.
But fate has its way, it unveils the truth, when darkness recedes, and honesty takes root.
And so, in the chamber, his sins were laid bare, his empire of greed, crumbling in the air.
When a senator weeps, they say, a symphony of sorrow, a lament on display.
For the weight of guilt, too heavy to bear, in tears, his façade crumbles, stripped and bare.
The weeping senator, once mighty and grand, now stands broken and humbled, across the land.
His gains, tarnished and stained, as remorse seeps through, and conscience instead of regained was dashed in political bargain to stop Peter Obi.
The tears may flow freely, but trust won’t restore as Obidient as once bitten, twice shy, the damage inflicted, the scars evermore.
For the people of the South-Eastern extraction have witnessed the depth of his vice, and the weeping senator can’t evade their eyes.
Peter Obi is the only redemption that beckons, a chance to redeem, to mend the shattered trust, as in a waking dream.
Tears can be cleansing, a purifying rain only if they herald a change, a soul freed from the chain.
So let the weeping senator’s tears be a sign of turning point and a chance to redefine the status quo.
May the Senator’s weeping be a catalyst for reform as The Court is set to declare Peter Obi the true winner of 2023 Presidential Election.
A pledge to serve justice, the people’s true norm and as the weeping senator stands with remorse, may the lessons learned guide a new, honest course.
For a nation’s hope rests not on titles or fame, but in leaders who weep, and rise above shame.
Peter Obi remains epitomised Truthfullness and Hopefulness bar none.
The disgusting case of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu ought to serve a notable lesson for the self-centered and mean Nigeria politicians, who have distanced themselves from the societal reality, cordoning themselves in their palatial enclaves while abandoning the masses to their hapless and harsh economic conditions. The way and manner our political leaders ravish life in ostentatious lifestyle amidst biting hardship and abject poverty among the people is the height of wickedness and heartlessness. And when they speak publicly, they pontificate like they are harmless and helpful. Most of those former governors and serving lawmakers deserve to be in jail. But they are breathing fresh air and go scot-free.
The last general elections may have ended but both the lessons and the ongoing tribunal only goes to expose the unconscionable grip holding us down from realising total emancipation and greater glory as a nation. May be, this country will fare better when disintegrated, just maybe. Or else, how else do you explain a country where competence and merit are slaughtered at the altar of mediocrity and laxity, especially sponsored by the few privileged political power-drunk elites.
I have the rare privilege of having the mobile contact of the Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District and the Chief Whip of the ninth Assembly. I have never spared time to talk sense to him as if sneaking useful information about the public perception to him. He finds no time to respond, no matter how strategic my messages may be. Ditto his media team. But when he publicly wept and sobbed with utter regret for his self acclaimed services and donations to his political party thus far and the nation by implications without the slightest recognition or reward, it dawn on me that he might have learnt his lessons albeit belatedly. I felt like I should beat his words back his mouth when he blamed his march to prison on his detractors’discretion… because I wondered what further defence and exoneration he wants to sell to the public, which he forgot to take to the court.
But if Nigeria politicians should learn their lessons… Today, it may be Senator Orji Uzor Kalu or immediate former Governor of Kano State Mr Ganduje, who out of maximum frustration threatened to land a slap on his former boss Kwakwanso… But tomorrow, it will be your turn. As people on whose hand the human care of Nigeria affairs hangs, let us eschew greed, filthy lucre, political profiteering and embrace our cultural heritage and values that forbid those vices that dehumanises us. The national treasury and liquid resources should not be converted to private pockets just because you find yourself in the position to call the shots. Remember that the days of retribution and reckoning is at hand. Retrace your ways.
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