Politics Or Greed By Alaye Clement O.
Elections has come and gone, now we are in the era of unfolding events – events that shows whether those elected will play politics, politics as a true politician expected of them, or wear the garment of greed as they have always done. Trust me, Nigeria politicians are quick to react and they have shown the animal in human skin they are known for, apologies for my rudeness.
Change, for those it worked on was what we clamoured for, thank God it was successfully achieved; and transformation was the song on the lips, for the subscribers. But is there really a change? Or is there any evidence of transformation in the land? as unfolding events is quite not different from what has always been on ground.
Well, in all fairness and sense of humility, there is change and transformation, but the change and transformation visible is the change that transform less to our expectation as the everyday event speaks of what the masses should or may expect. Am a believer of the saying that ‘today speaks for tomorrow’, and the tragedy befalling some sector and the comic relief it ends with (at least, we laughed as it is not new) is a sign that all is not well and todays’ event may determine a lot about many things kept in stock for tomorrow, thus, the unfolding events, if not properly managed is a preparatory ground for many more sardonic events Nigerians should expect.
What shall we say of the show of shame by those we gladly gave our mandate to, some even laying down their lives for, and those who out of selfish interest manipulate the result, or under what category shall the drama of disgrace recently watched be categorised? I ask, is this politics or greed?
The administration of the People’s General, the hope of many and one I see as a role model when it comes to fulfilment of dreams has merely started, Mr. President strategizing and doing all he can to reshapened the already rottened country, yet the army of disgrace are already tearing apart the administration that is still at its prime. I ask, is this politics or greed?
The boko haram are still striking, militants are picking up their weapons again and already wrecking havoc, sooner than later, some notorious once will rise from the west and join the league of the already existing destroyers, causing mayhem and unrest in the country. Our supposed hope, the expected backup of Mr. President, rather than joining in the war against this notoriety, are busy nakeding themselves, doling out punches of blow as if it is a Christmas bonus. Nigerians are watching, the world is watching how the giant of Africa is tearing itself apart, turning gradually into the trouble of Africa, and I ask again, is this politics or greed?
Nigeria as a nation is independent – independent from slavery and colonization, independent from the dictates of the white men who as of then were milking us dry. Thank God for the boldness of the leaders who fought earnestly and tirelessly for the independence until its attainment, but the question is, is the country still not suffering from colonization? – colonization from those who returned us back to the era where our wealth is for a class, and our sweat is some people’s reservoir water. I ask, is this politics or greed?
I salute the courage and appreciate the bold step of Senator Ben Bruce in contributing to better the lots of the civil servants in Osun State, a state that did not even bring him to power, though, I don’t know the reason for his doings, but I cannot deny the fact that his action is such that deserves an applause, and truth be told, such act, though rear, is what we expect from those we gladly voted for. Our wealth should be used for the well-being of our health, our sweat should turned to gold used for the growth of the nation.
It is never too late to end the show of shame, embrace peace, come together and work harmoniously for the growth and development of Nigeria. Party affiliation, faithfulness and loyalty is important, but of topmost importance is the interest of the masses that voted you in with the hope of true representation and a better Nigeria. We are sick of the game and show of greed, we want true politics embroidered with the needlework of democracy as it ought to be – the government of the people and for the people.
We need redemption and service to humanity rather than what an individual politician can out of greed gather for himself. Political greed is the chain of stench that drains Nigeria politics. The political playing ground is contaminated as there is thorn among the grains and need fumigation, hence, the need for change and transformation to take its full effect and began to act.
Politics or greed, Nigerians are watching and are already deciding.
Alaye Clement is a young lawyer and a youth corper.