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There’s nothing untrue about what is ‘alleged’ to have been said by Amaechi.  In fact he, of all people, couldn’t have said it better. While the debate rages as to the context in which he ‘allegedly’ said the things he said, he did not tell untruths. Let’s assume he in fact said those things, it is hard to forget that he was part of the much abused “16 years of PDP”, so why does he seem to forget??

My problem is: so someone cannot sit and have a quiet conversation in peace again?? Without the fear of being recorded?? Anyway, Amaechi has nothing to worry about. I mean we saw a video with a person that looked eerily like a sitting governor stuffing wads of dollars into very accommodating pockets and nothing has come out of it. So this too shall pass.

I think we expect too much of Amaechi by expecting him to come forward and speak truth to his Oga; how many of us speak truth to ourselves talk more of to our bosses? “Take the log out of your eye before removing the speck in your neighbour’s eye”

We put on the front burner the instinct to survive first and so we become ‘wise’. Amaechi too is surviving.  As he listed the groups of Nigerians suffering, he forgot to add that “winter is coming” and we should brace ourselves.

Law 7:  Get Others To Do The Work For You, But Always Take The Credit

A lot has been said about PMB handing over his campaign to Jagaban, Lion of Bourdillion, but it seems he’s moved to his Banana Island residence though. (Lion of Banana Island sounds funny).

I find it ingenious. Most reactions have looked at the handover from the lens of PMB being incompetent to run his campaign and therefore getting others to do it for him. This is a man who understands how to use his brand and leverage on the cult status he has acquired. This is called working smart, not hard. In the palace of power, this could be a stupid chess move, as he would be empowering the courtier who could in turn usurp his power. Lucky for him, there is far too much at stake for all involved and surrounding the king for Jagaban to try any such shenanigans and besides the whole set up is to fulfill all righteousness. Secure in this knowledge, PMB has used what in business would be termed, “OPM”. In business, the open secret to making money is using other people’s money.

An election will be held, a winner will emerge and someone will be sworn in. Unfortunately, though we can predict the outcome, we still have to go through the motions. (I am not discountenancing the God factor. To the contrary, really!)

It is said that Henry Ford (automaker) sued a newspaper for calling him an ‘ignorant pacifist’ thereby insulting him. During cross-examination, the paper asked him a variety of questions to prove that he was indeed ignorant because he had had very little schooling. Eventually, he got tired of the line of questioning and replied to the lawyer; “If I should really want to answer the foolish question you have just asked or any other questions you have been asking me, let me remind you that I have a row of electric push-buttons on my desk and by pushing the right button, I can summon to my aid people who can answer any question I desire concerning my business. Now, will you kindly tell me why I should clutter up my mind with general knowledge for the purpose of being able to answer questions, when I have people around me who can supply any knowledge I require?”

All he did was push the button.

End Vs Suspend

ASUU played a deft move by going on strike at the time they did especially as they had held the general elections to ransom (INEC might need to review the Adhoc staff it recruits). On the other hand, government has had no choice than to honour its promise. So, very soon, some of that N35bn will find its pretty way into the economy. I’m looking forward to the day that ASUU will end rather than suspend its strike!


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