WHO DO YOU FANCY FOR NIGERIA’S PRESIDENT?
By Akin Ojumu
Peter Obi’s detractors say he is a stingy man. I’m forced to agree with them.
The man’s stinginess was on full display at the Chatham House, London, on Monday where he fielded questions on why he wants to become the president of Nigeria and how he intends to lead the country should he win in next month’s presidential election.
Very much unlike the Jagaban Emilokan Chicago Cartel with the teamship spirit who generously contracted out his questions to aides, Peter Obi refused to share the questions with anyone at the Chatham House press conference. He proceeded to answer them all by himself.
So, who would you like to see become the next president of a terminally ill Federal Republic of Nigeria, a nation on life support in the Intensive Care Unit?
The candidate who, in the spirit of “good teamship” and in order to avoid embarrassment on the international stage, outsourced all the press conference questions to his coterie of aides? Or a candidate who selfishly hoarded the questions and answered them all eloquently and intelligently on his own?
Who does the presidential cap fit?
A urinary incontinent drooling dotard who generously outsourced his press conference questions to aides to answer? Or a sharp as a tack brainiac who astutely and knowledgeably answered all the questions by himself?
Of these two, who do you think Nigeria needs at this critical juncture of its existence?
Is it a man who obviously doesn’t understand the issues and is devoid of answers for the myriads of issues plaguing Nigeria? Or the man who has apparently given much thought to the questions and has come up with ready made solutions specifically tailored to the issues?
Which of them is better suited to resuscitate Nigeria and move the country forward towards a brighter future?
A barely alive candidate who is on life support himself? Or one who is mentally and physically fit for the job?
These are the questions Nigerians must answer next month. Your response says a lot about you, and it is a window to the recesses of your soul. Whether or not you care about Nigeria will be revealed by how you respond. What you answer reveals what you really think about Nigeria’s future and the destiny of it’s people.