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The Bloody Nose

13 December 2013, 12:14

Realizing that once again, we are been drawn into some distraction in the name of politics, I find it very disturbing that we are all falling for this little charade called Nigeria politiking.

Time and time all over time, when the time come for appropriate accounting, these people come up with some scandal or another. Their propensity for drama is enshrined in their survival instinct and it is sustained by our gullibility.

Now, some supposedly aggrieved people decided that one party no longer represent their "interest" and decide to join another... While this is not so uncommon in many democracies, what is common to those democracies however is the dearth of properly define ideology. Everyone of them claim to want to rescue Nigeria (even those who made the "rescue mission" necessary). The question however is that; who has Nigeria in captivity?

To come back to the heart of the matter, when was the last time people wondered what these people are doing with their electoral mandate? What we hear about them everyday is which party which person is leaving and what party he is joining. The business of government has been totally forgotten in some in-tray while the elected are running sharks all over the place. In a few places where the politicking is not as rampaging as in most part of the country, the Oga there find one domestic issue to distract the people. They are good at screaming the vital points of such fights to the entire nation. They are of course the good guys, the victim. But ask a pointed question about real development in their constituencies and you will hit a solid wall of no information or when they are a bit conscientious, you will suddenly realize that they are more reticent than you have ever imagined.

People fight. Politicians way of life is finding someone to fight all the time. But when they throw the punches (in the Nigeria case, that is often replaced with chairs and maze) it is the people who get bloody nose. Let us look beyond their girl-fights and  see through the facade, it is all a distraction. 

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