How Long Will Nigerians Remain Fools? – Etcetera Speaks
konknaijaboy | On 17, Jan 2015
In Nigeria, there are three classes of people: The
Masses, The Politicians, and The Rich.
The masses are the puppets, the politicians the
hand that controls the puppets and the rich the
hand that controls the politicians.
The politicians have the system totally rigged in
They have made it compulsory for the masses to
vote from a list selected by them knowing that as
blind as the masses are, they may never realise
they can actually have a choice.
In the upcoming presidential election, the masses
have been given no choice but to choose
between two candidates forced upon them by the
What if Buhari and Goodluck Jonathan are not
exactly what the masses want?
Are we going to have recourse when they fail as
they always do, to honour their promises?
There seems to be a spot in every Nigerian, a soft
spot in our consciousness like the one in a baby’s
head, which, if pressed or stroked in the right
way, reduces us to giggling children with mouths
full of candy.
That spot is what I call a “Mumu Button.” And any
person that finds and presses that mumu button
in Nigerians is on the road to wealth and power.
As a youth, my faith in this nation is disappearing
like a fart in a wind storm.
I have seen that even the most intelligent and
educated Nigerians, when you press their mumu
button, they turn into docile drooling puppy
dogs, panting happily.
Obviously, every politician in this country
understands this, but for some reason, the
My mumu button has been pressed many times
too, but unlike many people, mine has become
calloused due to misuse and abuse.
But since I realised what the politicians are, they
can’t press my mumu button anymore.
I see politicians as conmen, I see them like those
Ebonyi State boys trying to sell fake wrist watches
to me in traffic, I see them like pastors.
They are always too eager to sell their plans and
schemes, to convince us that their government
will bring “change,” and if we support their
candidates, we will be led out of the darkness into
And somehow in every election, an amazing
number of us fall for it. We keep buying the scam
over and over.
With Buhari and Jonathan, we have again
swallowed the same con hook, line, sinker, rod,
reel, creel, boat, motor, and even the river, down
our throats like a starving dog would gulp a piece
of rotten meat without sniffing it first.
Why does Buhari want to be president so badly?
Who is really financing Goodluck Jonathan’s N21
billion campaign and at what cost to the nation if
he gets reelected?
When will the masses pull their numbers on the
streets and demand for the simple things of life?
Are we ever going to stop rolling over our backs
with our legs wide open like a prostitute waiting
for her customer?
With everything we see in the media, to be a
successful politician depends on talk, or more
precisely, smooth talk.
The masses love smooth talk.
It lulls us into some kind of euphoric state. With
smooth talks, they have convinced most
Nigerians that night is day, bad is good, and most
recently, stealing is not the same as corruption.
It saddens me whenever I see a group of people
arguing that Buhari is better suited for the
presidency than Goodluck Jonathan or vise versa.
Therein lies the con of all: can’t we see that both
candidates are being financed by the same group
of individuals? That’s right, the very same people.
Whoever becomes the president on February 14
is still their choice.
The elections are nothing but theatrical
productions to keep us distracted and pacified so
we won’t revolt and demand better government.
To some of you naive souls who are still under the
spell of all the jangbajantis they taught you in
school, let me explain what election truly is in
Nigeria: the next president will only get into office
by playing ball with the likes of the Dangotes and
other power brokers, and by telling you and me
what we want to hear.
I have heard things like, his running mate is a
pastor, he is holy and credible.
My friend, by the time anybody gets to be
presidential material, he’s been bought ten times