Yahoo Yahoo boys, 19 boys and our 4th republic politicians are both thieves and criminals, but frankly Yahoo boys are better. Think about it. Yahoo boys bring foreign exchange into the country while sort-of disgracing us abroad; whereas these vampire politicians rob the nation’s wealth and the future of its children and invest in importing exorbitant jets, bullet and bomb-proof vehicles and purchasing mansions abroad.
But in this discussion, a worse issue that somersaults the thinking is that certain and enough broke masses like me and you side with and praise and support these politician-thieves. They see some ex-governor’s house and say, ‘wow, impressive, this man is made.’ Instead of them to spit in disgust and plead God’s urgent wrath upon the wicked, shameless polithievian. Why are we such lickspittlers?
And then when we find some hungry fellow who steals some pepper, we, the same we are brave and energized to call them out as thieves and beat and stone and burn them to death, pushing the pepper up their legs. Recently a woman in Lagos who could not afford to feed her kids, stole a yam tuber, and the system — that works and favors only the Cabal — sentenced her to two years in jail, the same length of sentencing politician thieves get or rather do not get as a maximum sentence for stealing billions. What are we?
As a people, how much longer can we continue this meager level of existence? Do we not owe more to our forefathers, parents, friends, children and future generations, than being a population of majority youth and impoverished masses that tolerated this extreme colonial level of exploitation and disenfranchisement? We be mugun?
It is time we tell ourselves and the next person to tell the next person that this can be no more, we must rebel against politician tyranny. I have taken a stand. I do not tolerate or support any tyrant politician. I react to them and actively pursue their dethronement and incarceration.
Dr. Peregrino Brimah
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