Thoughts Lead To Appreciation
Although I neither support nor oppose President Goodluck Jonathan, I gladly defend him for these positions:
He represents Nigeria.
A good number of his antagonists have no regard for Nigeria either.
They attack Goodluck, as he symbolizes what they love to hate – Nigeria.
Moreover, they can always claim that the Nigeria Nation does not work because the president is not a dancer.
He represents the other.
Much of the impetus against Goodluck originates from his being “not of our own”.
Defending his rights to contest in presidential election and lead this nation is at par to advocating the rights of every other citizen deemed second class by persons who assert that they alone have rights within this nation.
For instance, those against him for being a Christian also disrespect Muslims for not conforming to own distortions of Islam.
Those against him for being Ijaw equally despise Nigerians whose ethnicity differs.
He represents reality.
As many Nigerians rely on rumours as a source of information, few are prepared to acknowledge the reality of the achievements of his administration.
In this case, ignorance is a comfort to be grasped.
Rather than conduct research to harness relevant information on the activities of government, such Nigerians embrace anti-government rhetoric.
He represents the public.
As public officials are expected to be corrupt, Goodluck Jonathan is by default neck deep in corruption, whether or not there is even the slightest evidence of this.
Interestingly, as the average worker is a public official, the average Nigerian home will have at least one corrupt resident, bearing in mind the hypothesis that:
Public official = Corruption.
Nigerians will not contend with self, siblings, parents, uncles and aunts against bribery and embezzlement.
~ Post-Publication Addendum ~
My loyal akada and guests ought to read current article along with Nigeria North: AHEAD OF 2015 ELECTIONS