Oct 8, 2013 – Story Of A Nigerian Politician: The Voice Of The Masses By Nwigboji Franklin
Obaremi was a governor of his state. He ended up as a reckless man. During his tenure, he appointed every local government chairmen without the choice of the masses.
In on of his escapades,he ordered mr. Toje (the coordinator of Ile-ife development centre) to withhold the salary of the workers.
As a good coordinator, mr. Toje turned the order down. After a month, mr. Toje was accused of manslaughter.
In order to avail himself the freedom,mr. Toje went to the court to sew his accuser. Unknowingly to him,the governor Obaremi had gone to the court to say a tithe to them.
Reaching the court, they did not seek hearing from him. The presiding judge pronounced “mr. Toje,you are hereby convicted under four count charges (1) manslaughter (2)misappropriation of government fund (3) violation of PDP law (4) certificate forgery which is punishable under section iv of local bye-law.
For the above pronouncement, I hereby sentence you to ten years imprisonment.” when mr. Toje heard this,his heart panted. He collapsed. He was rushed to a hospital. As mr. Toje was still in the hospital,the governor sent his men to go there and eliminate him. He compensated the family with two million naira (2,000,000).
Swimming in oblivion,the wife fell for the governor. Rewarding the woman (madam Toje) for her blindness,the governor initiated her to the money lovers for blood (MONLOB)
In the same venue,the governor met comrade Kunle (a cultist). He appointed him as the youth leader. As they say “an old woman is never old is the dance she is majored”, kunle started his hidden escapades. He started buying Jeep for those who have up to five children. When he buys a Jeep for you, two or more of your children must die. He bought a Toyota Camry to to his neighbour (mr. Kodunmi). The man drove in the car are had an accident and died. His wife also became insane.
After much prayer,the wife gained her conscience. Kunle did the same got rich and richer.
After the first tenure of governor Obaremi, he converted for the second term in the office and won through rigging. He appointed as usual.
When he winted to appoint Hon. (mrs) Kayinde as the councillor representing Ile -ife ward ii, the vice chairman of the local government objected it.
He met the woman and toje her to raise an alarm that the vice came to rape her.
Owing to this,the vice was tried.
His care was adjourned until six years from the year of accusation by the court.
He was left under police custody until then. As the vice was still in the prison,the governor said some men to hang him.
Failure is a strenght to a mighty hero. This adage is authentic if the hero does not give up. All the workers in the local government wailed “what shall
we one do to please our self-conscious governor? The only good leader we have is being crucified.
Oh! God,why have you forsaken us? Why did you collect from us and have us devil as a leader?.
The prayer of the workers core fruits. Those boys sent by the governor to eliminate the vice changed their mind against the governor.
When they met the vice,they consoled him and told him that they were going to retaliate the governor.
When they reached the governor’s lodge,he was sacrificing to his oracle. They hung him on the tree of the shrine.
After two days,the vice was tried and acquitted. All the workers and ugo non-workers of the local government and the state as a whole celebrated the demise of the governor.
In the transcendental cosmos,the governor met satan on his throne: he said “master,i tried all i could to bring much souls for you but i was stopped by those i sent to do the
work”. Satan groaned and said “my careless son! You are no more worthy to be with me”
He sent him away. He went to God but he rejected him. He wanted to resurrect but he was already buried. He started attacking his members.
He appeared to comrade kunle but could not hurt him. He appeared to madam Toje and killed her. When he reached to the vice, he was hanging a stock of cocoyam on the head side of his bed. The stock pinned the governor (now a spirit) that he could no more disappear. He remained static without a word. The vice called the prayer warriors in his church to pray against the agent of the devil without knowing that he has been rejected by bote the almighty God and the satan.
After their prayers,the governor turned to vulture,snake,monkey and other sort of animals. He finally turned into a pillar of salt at last.
[About the author: Nwigboji Franklin, A Nigerian story writer]