By Eze Eluchie
Goodluck Jonathan! This man, like a moth to the flame, is seemingly programmed to self-destruct!
During my secondary school days, one of the Literature texts was a book titled ‘One Week, One Trouble” – for good old Jonathan, it appears it is ‘One Day, One Trouble’!
Not satisfied with the uproar generated by the State pardon accorded to a group of politically exposed ex-convicts, including Jonathan’s mentor and former Boss and mega-fraudster DSP Alamieyeseigha and the unfolding melodrama being generated by the multiplicity of entities contending to register the acronym APC (a fiasco generally believed to be instigated by the ruling PDP), Goodluck Jonathan decides to cap a most turbulent week with a ‘fund-raising’ ceremony for his home town church during which known stooges of government and perpetual drain pipes of national resources ‘contribute’ the incredulous sum of over N6 billion (almost U.S.$40 million).
“Catch me if you can”, appears to be what Jonathan is daring Nigerians. Ironically, one good thing about the present stretch of incredulous happenings in our polity is the fact that it has brought to the knowledge of all concerned, local and international observers alike, the fraud inherent in our posturing as a country under the rule of law.
As we are set to begin a new week, one can only sit upright, tighten one’s ‘seat belt’ and be ready to stomach the new belly-churning multi-billion dollar corruption scandal or socio-political upheaval that is bound to erupt in the next 48 hours!
Time and chance has been kind on our contraption, but it certainly will not be for much longer – time for peaceful restructuring and renegotiation is fast ebbing away!
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