Let me borrow from Pius Adesanmi, a well respected professor whom I enjoy his intellectual discourse and satiric writing, whom I listen to:
I have heard with one ear that Obasanjo after defiling the people of Nigeria has become its Arab spring, protesting alone in the middle of senility;
I also read with one eye the long epistle that is called a letter but I call a text book from former president Obasanjo to present President Jonathan.
Not that OBJ has no right to protest because he has been effectively kicked to a corner; yes he has the right.
Not that he has no right to protest because he is finding it difficult to foist on Nigeria another Jelly fish from the north in the name of Sule Lamido; he can protest to the best of his interest.
He has the right to protest, but when he turns his selfish protest and makes it colourful to look like he is speaking for the masses, then we tell him we are not deceived. He stands alone. We know him.
Obasanjo has never spoken for the masses, he did not speak for the masses. He has had a three time, four years each opportunity to turn around Nigeria, he messed those 12 years up. He finished the people, he killed them in Odi and in Zaki Ibiam, he looted with exclusive recklessness, he was a democratic dictator, plunged Nigeria into darkness and harangued his opponents into rabbit holes and unleashed the EFCC on them.
He virtually subdued Nigeria, looted it dry and prepared for a third term. HE FAILED. Being gullible and never wanted out of power, he hurriedly foisted on us a very sick man, and another he thought to be a jelly fish as his vice. We watched, events rolled, the sick man died, the jelly fish fought his way up and became the president, then the jelly fish turned to a 'cat fish' and stung OBJ, refused to be his stooge and Obasanjo went beserk pushed by senility and the dementia accompanied with it. He forgot.
He forgot that all the things he accused Jonathan of in that letter, that he was more guilty. He had twelve years. One big symptom of senile dementia is amnesia..retrograde and antero-grade..that is forgetfulness both front and back. Obasanjo does not remember a thing.
He forgot that most Nigerian people are not in the same state of dementia and amnesia. We remember!
Now being a gullible man, he is desperate to foist on Nigerians another stooge and he makes his cry look like our cry. We understand you sir!
You see, Obasanjo's letter can be best described as "The Satan, king of hell, writing to a little sinner to repent". It is nothing but the desperation of a demented old man who's vituperation is based on frustrations of his inability to remember the past..a syndrome that has befallen Nigeria called collective amnesia; on his inability to selfishly install his jelly fish and control him from Ota or maybe from the grave.We are not deceived. We remember!
I am not in anyway trying to defend Jonathan, because even now is a bigger opportunity for him to perform and shame Obasanjo, a stronger will power should arise in him to deliver and he can do it. He will be unwise not to understand the undertone and log into it to perform. He should listen. But Obasanjo is guilty as well, more guilty.
So who is still listening to Obasanjo? Who was the president of Nigeria from 1999-2007?
*Randie Dikeukwu,is a specialist Family Physician based in Johannesburg South Africa. He is an activist, an advocate for the poor and a humanist!