Chief Ayobamidele Ojutelegan Ajani Momodu, otherwise known to all has Chief Dele Momodu and called Bob Dee by his close associates and friends, is probably one of the most popular Nigerian Journalist, he is also the Publisher of Ovation International-the award winning-Africa's answer to the likes of Hello! And Ok! Magazines, top international Lifestyle publications. Amongst many things that he is, a former Presidential aspirant of the National Conscience Party NCP, he is also a social critic, his well read page at the back page of ThisDay Newspapers on Saturday is a must read every weekend, where he always laid bare is mind on the goings-on in the country and other sundry issues. He released another very thought provoking inter-ballistic missile of a write-up today, which we thought everyone should read. Enjoy! I plead with everyone to please read the whole of the write-up.
|CHIEF DELE MOMODU|
Fellow Nigerians, I’m now convinced that we are in a bigger trouble than most of us realized. I have listened to, and watched carefully, the arguments, and the high drama, of members of The Kool and The Gang of Nigeria, comprising the President’s innermost cabinet. They represent the Politburo of Jonathan’s Kremlin. They are the ones with unrestricted access to the President, and his sprawling villa, in the rocky forests of Abuja; unlike the other unfavoured ministers who have to be thankful for the weekly Federal Executive Council meetings, every Wednesday, where they can catch a glimpse of the Lord of the Manor.
At such meetings, we are told, no one speaks unless they’ve read the mood of Mr President and are ready to tell him what would make him happy. Every sentence is often punctuated with that magical prefix of Mr President. You don’t have to wonder why. The President of Nigeria is the Alpha and Omega. He’s capable of turning a certified pauper into an instant billionaire, with just a stroke of the pen. The Constitution of the Federal Republic is his, and he is the Constitution.
In a Federalist system, the other tiers of government defer to him. It is not unusual to read such heresies like “The President summons the Governor of Lagos”, who ordinarily should never report to him. Even in matters of protocol, the Governor, or his representative, must welcome the President, his wife, and the Vice President, every time they visit. The entire city is usually paralyzed during such visitations, which shouldn’t be so. But we have inadvertently ascribed such privileges to him. This is why most people try so hard to be in his good books. Only God can maintain the sanity of anyone with such monstrous influence and authority.