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The staying power of lies and deceit


Sir: To lie and continue to keep administrative power looks attractive, but our collective conscience should tell us it is wrong to do this. Indeed, it is this collective conscience thing that is the moral compass of a people; if this moral compass is tweaked for good, the people are fulfilled but if it is tweaked the wrong way folks are abject in their misery everywhere.

Which is why I am bothered and really worried to read that Nigeria’s “anti-graft agency” (presumably, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC) has a round-figure net of N400 billion in its kitty against the “paltry” N2 billion inherited from the Goodluck Jonathan government. Well, now, was the Jonathan-era EFCC into scaring off opposition figures and carting away their wherewithal? I think not.

If this Buhari-era EFCC would declare only N400 billion as its net, then it ought not to have declared anything at all! Now, too, Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s apologists of the Kano State APC stock have mentioned that the wads of dollar bills pocketed by this governor was actually campaign-donor funds meant to “energise” the electorate for the 2019 polls.

Just imagine how low Nigerians can descend. Now, also, the “Next Level” policy document of the Buhari/Osibanjo’s team was a naked concept plagiarism from the net and, say, is Yemi Osibanjo not a professor of law? The litany of lies is cascading every which way we look and it is troubling that the APC want to continue in 2019.  
•Sunday Jonah wrote from Department of Physics, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State



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