Our Olympus is falling: Who can rouse the General?


Ugoji Egbujo

By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo

Buhari’s aura now belongs to history. Our lion looks castrated.

Once tall, rigid and fearless. He is now slow and timid. The lion we had run to for protection now watches wild goats eat palm fronds on our head. Even with the fangs of the presidency, our bold lion now lets hyenas feast on our cubs. When he roars, we hear a whimper, the one who chased the wild dogs of Maitatsine into oblivion. Why does he watch our slow dismemberment?

Our lion looks castrated. If the gods are not to blame, how did our lion become a lame squirrel? He had sworn he wouldn’t let corruption kill us. Let us say corruption is a ghost. But how can’t a General trained to protect by killing our enemies, watch bandits and terrorists desecrate our sacred educational temples, slaughter the young and the old?

The devil has gone footloose.

We pampered the bandits in Zamfara and Katsina and incentivised organised crime. We let Sheik Gumi trivialise terrorism and sow seeds of discord in…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper