Olanrewaju Daodu: Open Letter To President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

Olanrewaju Daodu: Open Letter To President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan


Your Excellency, how did your security meeting with President Obama go in the White House? Hope it went well as usual. I am writing this letter to you as one of the citizens of the beloved country you are privileged to govern as Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces (if I were a tout, I would have exclaimed”tuale!!!”) and fervently fasting and praying that the boys will do the needful for once and read this into your hearing on one of those evening hang-outs.

Let me confess that I never liked you and I still don’t like you-please note that my dislike isn’t something personal-I just don’t like the manner and ways you handle matters of national importance. Let me assure you in advance that I will not waste your time-I know you are a busy executive with humongous duties to perform and enormous functions to attend to so I will make this missive concise and very brief.



I have never meet you in person and it is most likely I will never meet you before you join your ancestors (viewing Nigeria from the context of a kingdom, you are the King) by accident or any other means we will all make the transition some into glory, others into shame (if the dead ever will know any shame) – inevitable transfiguration. It is however strange that the people who hold exalted offices in the land act and talk as if they are indestructible and oblivious of the reality of death.



Permit me to be free with you-am sure you will not object as a fine and gentleman-I will henceforth call you Uncle after all you are old enough to be my uncle. Like Uncle ”Sege” who other people refer to as “Baba” both of you seem to be greater beneficiaries of the Nigerian benevolence since independence of our beloved country up to now. As a matter-of-factly, you trump Baba with your history of displacement reactions-you are a legend in getting to the top by luck whether good or bad right from while you were in school up to when you became the president as usual and still are.



Uncle, your closest friends are your worst enemies. I didn’t cast my vote for you (it didn’t count after all) in the Presidential elections because I didn’t like your extreme coldness and passiveness and still don’t like that about you. Even when your house is on fire you will just smile it off as if everything is under your control-that is so disturbing and scary about you. 

You have isolated and insulated yourself from reality of the dying Nigeria-deliberately or nonchalantly.



Right under your nose various monumental scams and stealing were and are carried out yet you move on with life as if nothing is happening.



When you and your late boss (Alhaji Umuru Ya’dua) were handpicked by Uncle Sege many people especially the academia heaved a sigh of relief thinking that their very own would be in charge and that meant the world to them, not me, I still didn’t think any good thing could come out of your Nazareth-really am again justified by my position-the truth be told your administration is the worst thing that as ever happened to the academia, they never had it this bad and ugly. It beats my imagination that entire university community has been 
grounded for close to two months now with no visible light at the end of the tunnel. It is sad.



Sir, nothing has since changed in accountability and transparency of public office holders-it is still business as usual. The Police Pension Scam, Fuel Subsidy theft, Amnesty Fraud and many others are clear acid-tests of your tolerance for bribery and corruption. Like your predecessors you have resigned to fate that the cancerous worm of corruption has eaten way too deep into the Nigerian fabrics and it is incurable.


 

Uncle, I think your kitchen cabinet is too large (you feed way too many mouths) as you have too many duplicated offices-for example, what are the job descriptions of the Senior Media Assistant and the Special Assistant on Media?



I think this is wasteful use of the tax payers’  money.Besides, if you are doing wonderfully well you would care less about media paparazzi. Some of my friends asked me to tell you that you need to man up and dislodge yourself from passed down lodges of the past governments. My friends believe that certified failures of yesterdays can’t metamorphose into sudden successes of tomorrows without precision surgical procedures. They are recycled.Uncle, I think you aren’t a bad person after but you just find yourself in bad company corrupts good manners.



Maybe, if you severe yourself from those cabalistic parasites you will think, act and do the right thing. Forget about the effusive smiles they don’t mean well!



If you will take to my advice and will not discount it as a child’s talk I will just run over some of the areas I think you should start paying attention to and areas you shouldn’t what you should devout your limited time to.



As the number citizen of Nigeria, you shouldn’t devout your time to gossips and her-says like local market women-this isn’t stately and this doesn’t exclude your damsel, Mrs. Patience, for the first time I think you can disprove the thoughts in some quarters that she is your “husband” and you are her “wife”-(isn’t it laughable?) so tame her from meddling with Rivers state politics.



Uncle, there are a million and one ways to pamper a woman especially if she stood by you when you had no shoes.



Also Uncle, please listen to the sound advice from other uncles who are offering tested wisdom with all sincerity unlike the other uncles in your kitchen cabinet ministers and advisers.



Sir, now to what you should give all of your attention to: a 7 or 9-point agenda is a pure scam!



Please pick the toughest challenge Nigerians are facing and pump all available resources into it unless it is solved and leave other challenges for others after you to take care! That simple!



I know you want to contest again for the Presidency come 2015; my candid advice is perish that ambition and just leave the stage when your tenure is up and write your name in gold.



Dust your certificate (after all you are PhD holder) and take up lecturing job in Harvard-am sure Harvard is looking for candidate like you.

Olanrewaju Daodu

Regional Represenatitive(Nigeria)

Alternative lifestyle Communication,USA.


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Your Excellency, how did your security meeting with President Obama go in the White House? Hope it went well as usual. I am writing this letter to you as one of the citizens of the beloved country you are privileged to govern as Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces (if I were a tout, I would have exclaimed”tuale!!!”) and fervently fasting and praying that the boys will do the needful for once and read this into your hearing on one of those evening hang-outs.

Let me confess that I never liked you and I still don’t like you-please note that my dislike isn’t something personal-I just don’t like the manner and ways you handle matters of national importance. Let me assure you in advance that I will not waste your time-I know you are a busy executive with humongous duties to perform and enormous functions to attend to so I will make this missive concise and very brief.



I have never meet you in person and it is most likely I will never meet you before you join your ancestors (viewing Nigeria from the context of a kingdom, you are the King) by accident or any other means we will all make the transition some into glory, others into shame (if the dead ever will know any shame) – inevitable transfiguration. It is however strange that the people who hold exalted offices in the land act and talk as if they are indestructible and oblivious of the reality of death.



Permit me to be free with you-am sure you will not object as a fine and gentleman-I will henceforth call you Uncle after all you are old enough to be my uncle. Like Uncle ”Sege” who other people refer to as “Baba” both of you seem to be greater beneficiaries of the Nigerian benevolence since independence of our beloved country up to now. As a matter-of-factly, you trump Baba with your history of displacement reactions-you are a legend in getting to the top by luck whether good or bad right from while you were in school up to when you became the president as usual and still are.



Uncle, your closest friends are your worst enemies. I didn’t cast my vote for you (it didn’t count after all) in the Presidential elections because I didn’t like your extreme coldness and passiveness and still don’t like that about you. Even when your house is on fire you will just smile it off as if everything is under your control-that is so disturbing and scary about you. 

You have isolated and insulated yourself from reality of the dying Nigeria-deliberately or nonchalantly.



Right under your nose various monumental scams and stealing were and are carried out yet you move on with life as if nothing is happening.



When you and your late boss (Alhaji Umuru Ya’dua) were handpicked by Uncle Sege many people especially the academia heaved a sigh of relief thinking that their very own would be in charge and that meant the world to them, not me, I still didn’t think any good thing could come out of your Nazareth-really am again justified by my position-the truth be told your administration is the worst thing that as ever happened to the academia, they never had it this bad and ugly. It beats my imagination that entire university community has been 
grounded for close to two months now with no visible light at the end of the tunnel. It is sad.



Sir, nothing has since changed in accountability and transparency of public office holders-it is still business as usual. The Police Pension Scam, Fuel Subsidy theft, Amnesty Fraud and many others are clear acid-tests of your tolerance for bribery and corruption. Like your predecessors you have resigned to fate that the cancerous worm of corruption has eaten way too deep into the Nigerian fabrics and it is incurable.


 

Uncle, I think your kitchen cabinet is too large (you feed way too many mouths) as you have too many duplicated offices-for example, what are the job descriptions of the Senior Media Assistant and the Special Assistant on Media?



I think this is wasteful use of the tax payers’  money.Besides, if you are doing wonderfully well you would care less about media paparazzi. Some of my friends asked me to tell you that you need to man up and dislodge yourself from passed down lodges of the past governments. My friends believe that certified failures of yesterdays can’t metamorphose into sudden successes of tomorrows without precision surgical procedures. They are recycled.Uncle, I think you aren’t a bad person after but you just find yourself in bad company corrupts good manners.



Maybe, if you severe yourself from those cabalistic parasites you will think, act and do the right thing. Forget about the effusive smiles they don’t mean well!



If you will take to my advice and will not discount it as a child’s talk I will just run over some of the areas I think you should start paying attention to and areas you shouldn’t what you should devout your limited time to.



As the number citizen of Nigeria, you shouldn’t devout your time to gossips and her-says like local market women-this isn’t stately and this doesn’t exclude your damsel, Mrs. Patience, for the first time I think you can disprove the thoughts in some quarters that she is your “husband” and you are her “wife”-(isn’t it laughable?) so tame her from meddling with Rivers state politics.



Uncle, there are a million and one ways to pamper a woman especially if she stood by you when you had no shoes.



Also Uncle, please listen to the sound advice from other uncles who are offering tested wisdom with all sincerity unlike the other uncles in your kitchen cabinet ministers and advisers.



Sir, now to what you should give all of your attention to: a 7 or 9-point agenda is a pure scam!



Please pick the toughest challenge Nigerians are facing and pump all available resources into it unless it is solved and leave other challenges for others after you to take care! That simple!



I know you want to contest again for the Presidency come 2015; my candid advice is perish that ambition and just leave the stage when your tenure is up and write your name in gold.



Dust your certificate (after all you are PhD holder) and take up lecturing job in Harvard-am sure Harvard is looking for candidate like you.

Olanrewaju Daodu

Regional Represenatitive(Nigeria)

Alternative lifestyle Communication,USA.


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