The Accidental Public Servant and His False Assertions by Uthman Ahmad
When I read the article written by former FCT minister, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai titled, ‘The Naked Dancers and the two-year Marathon’ and saw how people gave it publicity. I was wondering that what is special in such mischievous write-up which carried attention of people so much. You will see how he set to fool Nigerians with his unqualified sainthood. To display my patriotism, I deem it fit to write this rejoinder to clear the wave of discord created by Accidental Public Servant in a sequential manner.
It is natural as a social animal as long as you are not living in solitary. There is tendency of having misunderstanding with fellow men or cohort. Why is there marital discord in every marriage? But as matured couple, the pair must understand how peace will be restored back in the home. If there is fire in any home, never rejoice with mishap because you don’t know which affliction is waiting to befall your home forthwith. The rancor in the PDP has been settling as it comprises matured people of highest order. APC, the coalition of the hypocrites is in infant stage and will never escape to behave childish of waging war within soonest.
President Jonathan has been exercising his best to tackle all the looming problems which are paramount to the bane of development. On Saturday March 9, 2013, there was flag off of free text books for the students in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State which I believe it will be evenly launched in all states soonest. This is one of the steps to increase the standard of education by President Jonathan administration. Nine federal universities were created to create affordable education for teeming population and compete with ever increasing private universities that are meant for the rich alone. Lest I forget, additional three more federal universities joined the suite recently. Many youth were empowered via various schemes like Youwin and others with millions of naira dole out to beneficiaries while many people were employed at various ministries and government parastatas. Saying 20 million youth are jobless is out of point. Mr. Former Minister, where did you get your data from? Talking about de-industrialization is like talking for talking sake, if you are not aware of the growing of industrialization, how on earth Alhaji Aliko Dangote will be named the richest man in Africa. Is Dangote Group producing in other countries except Nigeria? Some household items are the products of this great nation. That is only one example out of thousands.
The health sector is improving on daily basis. The creation of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is a development in the sector. This scheme also eases the burden of average Nigerians who cannot afford exorbitant charges of private hospital. The treatment of Kogi State governor in Abuja recently testifies to the better side of health sector. Onitsha – Owerri express way and Benin – Ore road which have been abandoned for years are under construction and will be commissioned very soon. People are commending beautification of airports, railway is functioning, electricity is more constant and agriculture has improved as foreign exchange earning to compete with oil. Where the deterioration of infrastructure you are accusing of? Benin airport was just commissioned by President Jonathan administration. Corrupt government officials were convicted. Pension scam is the best example. So, impunity you are talking about is a day dream.
Accidental Public Servant is one of the beneficiaries of the PDP ruling party from outset, to my surprise, he has become her enemy overnight. He ruled side by side with then President Olusegun Obasanjo in various capacities. Of course, power comes with benefits and that is what he is living on at the moment. PDP has done marvelous jobs for Nigeria at large: debt relief, banks consolidation and Abuja demolition which was done by person who ruled accidentally. To be candid, he did well and received curses all in the name of exercising his delegated authority. The governors that got missing and First Lady’s death and resurrection as you claimed is unfaithful utterance from a Mallam like you. They went for medical treatments. One of the three things that have no respect for anybody is sickness. However, if an office holder falls sick, he or she has right to better treatment. 10 million cell phones for farmers is a policy to improve the lives of farmers in order to plough it back to its previous mainstay of economy. The emergence of the All Progressive Congress (APC) is another step by defeated pressure group. Yes, we are watching!
I have been saying no one is infallible neither you nor I. The persons that can ascribe with infallibility are the prophets who received direct revelation from God not you who is desperately seeking for power and angrily being out of power. I have come to realize the fear of the opposition especially by the Accidental Public Servant and his sycophants. They are afraid of being the opposition till 2019 and thinking that they will become irrelevant in Nigeria for longer period. No one can satisfy Nigerians except the dust of the grave. We complained bitterly on Prof Maurice Iwu as INEC Chairman yet we are not satisfied with the man we praised so much before he assumed office – Prof Attairu Jega. Who is going to please the opposition? No one can Christianize or Islamize Nigeria, so, the point of accusing President Jonathan of deliberately dividing the country along ethnic and religious lines for his short-term political gain is a wrong assertion to cause violence among the ethnic groups. Nigeria is heterogeneous society which is following Federalism as a system of government suitable for her nature. Look at number 1 to 4; you will see Christian, Muslim, Christian and Muslim. It is better you accept your fate with faith.
Before you begin to rejoice about PDP’s turmoil, try to breast feed your baby (APC) not to suffer from Kwashiorkor at the end. PDP is an adult who is matured enough to feed for himself. Formation of PDP Governors Forum is another development to coordinate the affairs of his governors who are the majority. It is a management and leadership approach to have formidable fellowship among the governors. It is better to strategize how to settle turmoil that will soon crop up in your new coalition – APC.
President Goodluck Jonathan is ruling over all the 36 states of the federation. He has silent the critics by taking a bold step of visiting Borno State. Borno State is highly recognized by Mr. President besides, he has been telling Boko Haram to show their faces and tell the government their grievances. If you say President Jonathan did not recognize Borno State that statement should have come from another person who has never held public office. What are you insinuating? You are trying to cause mischief in the land and setting people against the government. What do you want to gain from false assertions? Power? It is ephemeral.
The emergence of APC empowers PDP more because when one is going to war you must understand how powerful the weapons of the enemy and go with more sophisticated weapon. If one fails to do so, you are already suffering from vanquish at the outset. The wiser the opposition, the stronger the PDP. That is what Accidental Public Servant doesn’t comprehend. The couple who produced APC didn’t check their genotype before the conjugal bliss and both are SS. From Medical perspective, the off springs will be stillborn or hospital patients for the rest of their life. The aim and objective is to annihilate the PDP and ascend the throne which can only be determined by God Almighty. Action will be judged according to intention.
The only free and fair election was annulled by your brother in 1992. Another free and fair election was conducted by President Jonathan administration in 2011. Even those who were not satisfied with the results headed to Tribunal and President Jonathan didn’t interfere even when his party members were defeated out of court. I believe if you are the one, you will manipulate Judiciary in favour of your party. President Jonathan administration is not desperate of manipulating votes. He has done it in 2011 and he will continue to exercise the same as long as he holds the number 1 position in Nigeria.
Nigerians are not blind very wise. Everyone is seeing ever growing development that President Jonathan administration has achieved so far. I believe every reasonable person will be able to determine wisely who deserves his vote come 2015.The opposition wants us to believe that this administration has done nothing. Is it possible for a government to be in power for 2 years without doing anything? The critics say President Jonathan administration is incompetent. What is their yardstick to justify competency? Freedom of speech is now making the genius to speak gibberish out of hatred and envy. There is a wise saying which says, “Destruction of a man lies in his tongue.” It is better to watch their tongues not to escalate violence and insecurity in the country.
You, who are still working on skepticism, it is high time you decamped to the ruling party – PDP. You can come with your proposal to transform Nigeria for better. Mr. Accidental Public Servant, you can accidentally be useful again for the betterment of citizenry if you can swallow your pride and embrace the ruling party the way you did for 8 years. Accidental Public Servant is an ingrate and hypocrite of highest order. You can see how he bit the finger that fed him.
Behold, multitude start the marathon but only one person will emerge as winner. It has started. We are watching who will go home with gold medal. Few words are enough for the wise.
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