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Can the VP spare us his empty statements? – #DukeOfSomolu

So rather than address the issue headlong, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, decides to toe the line of emotional blackmail. He was quoted to have said that rather than compromise his Christian beliefs, he would leave the office since he did not beg for it. This is what we call the messianic tendency when you feel that you are doing the people a huge favour by leading them.

For me, the VP should just go at this point since he did not beg for the job and allow those who are begging for it to have a chance to at least attempt at forging a resolution to the myriad of problems facing the country.

I have been watching very closely how the VP since his emergence have tried to work a thin line that says, I am part of them but still not part of them. I am a clean person who will not indulge in all these but still remain put despite all that is going on around him. Like someone has said, we have incorruptible leaders as personified by the President and his deputy who are running a not so incorruptible structure. How do you stay clean in a pigsty and with all that is going on around?

They are, I’m sure aiming for the Guinness book of records or how else can we explain an inability to face the issues that have been brought on by their emergence right under their noses but remain surprisingly perched to past misdeed. This old stuck in the mud style will not work and is not working.

Today, oil is inching up to the $80 per barrel, removing the last vestiges of excuses the depression and poor oil prices gave this admiration is eroding. We now have the liquidity to face our challenges and my lord this is not the time for – if you vex me, I will resign. How can you now want to threaten 180 million people? How can you now claim not to see enough to make the Pope cringe since you emerged? Why haven’t you resigned?

Kindly spare us with all these empty statements and face, that is if there is still enough time, the major issues that bedevil the nation. People are losing their lives, homes are being displaced; millions of Nigerians are being turned into destitute in their homelands and all we are getting from this leader is an empty threat that he has no plans whatsoever to carry out.

We are truly blessed in this country. Truly and really blessed. Na paddy paddy government we dey o as the late maestro screamed in one of his songs.



Joseph Edgar
Joseph Edgar is an Investment banker and Columnist with Thisday and DailyTimes newspapers. He is witty and is a hilarious writer.