Buhari’s Cows: When Truth Glares At Our Faces
…Rationalising Essien’s Thesis
By Tom FredFish |
No matter the language deplored by the APC on the release made by the government disassociating herself from Ndueso Essien’s post on facebook; one irreversible fact is crystal, clear and certain – the living condition of Buhari’s cows are better than some Nigerians. Full stop. That is the bitter truth. And this truth is causing the presidency sleepless night knowing fully well that the post may likely deflect what is already left (that’s if there is any at all) in the credibility of the president to occupy the office especially for a second time. I stand fully with Ndueso Essien on that opinion. Playing politics with the story of the cows, Nigerian’s welfare and the CPS press release will not help the APC and the President whose popularity has continued to nosedive daily. No amount of propaganda, arm twisting, intimidation or blackmail can change the fact that the cows in Daura, katsina state are faring better, and some Nigerians would wish they have a taste from the cow’s daily nutritional meals. When one is faced with terrified economic conditions they are ready to do anything to survive. Recall that we have lost count of the number of people who commits suicide daily because of the harsh economic conditions they face; fresh in our minds are when Fulani herdsmen – the President’s kinsmen compare the death of their cows to the hundreds of human lives they took (slaughtered) in Enugu state in reprisal for loosing 10 cows; also remember how some Nigerians sell their children in order to survive the hardship that greeted the country since PMB assumed office in 2015. Are you not also aware of the amount of death rate in the country since 2015 as a result of malnutrition?
The question that APC has refused to answer in their rigmaroling is, has Nigerians fared better 2015 since 2015? No! Lecturers in higher institutions are being paid half / quarter, salaries; due to the stiff policies of this FG many young Nigerian students studying abroad have had their dreams quashed because their parents cannot afford to pay their school fees anymore? The few patriotic and committed Nigerians have lost hope of reprieve from this nation after seeing how the president handed over the country to his kinsmen to run like pool office. Nigerians are very perplexed seeing corruption is high places among the ruling APC while the president who promised fairness and to uphold the constitution turn blind eyes to “his own people”.
Nigerian’s morale are truncated seeing a nation led by APC that cannot and as never gotten her budgets right – three consecutive time, its either the budget was missing, or was recalled by the presidency, or stereotyped to suit certain interest closer to the president. Nigerians still can’t believe that this government promised electricity but gave darkness; $1 to N1 but gave us 1$ to N500; they promised to give food to our kids in school but gave them potty; they promised Nigerians millions of jobs but took the ones they already had. Who wouldn’t give up and prefer the president’s cow meals seeing this regime’s malfeasanceness? Who wouldn’t wish to be in care of the president fat cows when hope of a new Nigeria are dashed in their “korokoro” eyes?
What we face in Nigeria today is a deliberate attempt at perforating the mindset of the people through class struggle for self aggrandizement – with no viable and sincere plans to alleviate the sufferings of Nigerians who seat in awe and has turned their hope on God the alpha and Omega for survival.
Do Nigerians have to depend on God for miracles to survive or eat once a day? Give us our daily bread says the Lord’s prayer but today Nigerian groans in silence preferring cow meals than their natural rights to daily bread.
For me, Essien is a victor. His post is akin to that of martin Luther king, Nelson Mandela, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Thomas Jefferson, Ralph Waldo Emerson and other great reads who have one way or the other punctured minds that led to revolution. His post has pinched the president who feels only his cows deserve good foods, Essien has alerted Nigerians and spoken the minds of many that, there was once a country where animals do better than people. He should bother less and be consoled that politics may overtake his sincere opinion but his words died in 90% of Nigerians who agrees with him. Only the truth shall set us free.
I am comrade Tom Fredfish, I endorsed this message and #istandwithessien