Theatrics of a Personality

Theatrics of a Personality

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The number of pro Asari annotators in Nigerian News papers can make an army. Why not pick up the gun and guard the post.(Laughs) The only way of saying YES or NO is to shoot. You don’t say YES or NO by words alone. Using words to say YES or NO is like voting in Nigeria. When you vote in Nigeria, you only substitute the name of one criminal with another but when you shoot, you pull down a government, abolish old orders and inaugurate a new epoch. Those who threaten should be willing to back up their threat with action and not swallow their words when the chips are down. This is not about Good luck Jonathan. This is not about people. This is about doing the right.

Kenneth Obiakor

Asari have employed the facts and truisms about the entity called Nigeria to sell himself to the readers of newspapers. The media wants to sell and they had to get Asari to speak again and again because the tone of his voice attracts a good amount of approvals and dis-approvals which sells a newspaper and this calls for a repetition. This is business as usual which i find no flaws with but question the seriousness of such such a platform as a means of disseminating information. Asari said out the things that are wrong with Nigeria but the intellectual credit of his points does not belong to him. Yes all he said is true but the credit of those notes is not his observatory property. He only lent a notorious voice to an indisputable fact. A fact that even a child knows as the problem of Nigeria.

Is the bone of contention here Asari or the problems he revisited? Asari is himself a partaker of the ill-benefits of the problems he voiced. Does this make him a better man? Does this sanctify him as an Ijaw patriot? The answer is absolutely NO. Politically insignificant as the comments of readers in our newspapers are in the corridors of Nigerian power, so is the voice of one whom they are annotating to.

Without Asari speaking, we are aware of these inherent injustice in the system and which should attract the most vehement form of revolution but we do not need somebody like Asari to speak because his personality does not incorporate the untainted status of real revolution. His personality is one that can turn around and shoot you with the same gun you gave him to shoot your enemy. Yes he said the truth but the bird that crew in the voice of a cock and called the attention of the hen is not really a cock.The hen discovered when she answered the call. We do not need someone like Asari to speak before we know the truth because truth does not live in him. We do not need him to fight because he has no front. He is just after his own benefit.

Let us not be blinded by the undeniable facts he employed to make his money. Let us take the message and forget about who said it because he is not a fighting tool. As much angry as most comments in the newspapers appear, they are riddled with misunderstanding about the real approach to our problems and that is what the present cheats in government capitalize on to perpetuate their evil habits because we do not have a recipe of saying YES or NO.Our real problem is IN-ACTION. We are not willing to sacrifice our life for the course of tomorrow. Asari is not willing to die and when the choice of life and death shall be presented on the altar of freedom, he will opt for what keeps him as fat as he is.Heroes don’t come in that size .

WRITTEN BY
KENNETH OBIAKOR
MA International law
COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

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