Monday, September 11, 2006

Bad luck for Goodluck's wife

When DSP Alamaramalamadingdong (Nigeria's erstwhile female governor) got impeached last year, his deputy Goodluck Jonthan said, "I enjoined my fellow Bayelsans, and indeed all people of the south, not to be dampened by the sad events of the recent past. On the contrary, I urge old and young to use this incident to reposition the state for a better future." That was part his inauguration speech. He was obviously "repositioning" himself and his family.

Today, officials say they've seized $13.5m from Mr Jonathan's wife. Less than a year after he became governor, and his wife can afford to buy a learjet...

8 comments:

Chxta said...

Sad.

Should I point this out to my brothers of 'Niger-Delta' origin, I'd have my head chewed off...

Why do Nigerians tend to go on the defensive when issues that are peculiar to their own tribe, are being addressed?

sokari said...

Chxta: I am from the ND (Rivers State) and I have no intention of chewing your head off or being defensive. This is disgraceful. I have been told that she has also built a hotel with some of the stolen money.
Disgraceful - I pray she and her husband go to prison or alternatively the people rise up and drive them both into the mangrove swamps to live on periwinkles for the rest of their miserable lives - sad but I doubt anyone will do jack.

BTW - some of us are "sisters" of the ND ie it is not a single sex state!

sokari said...

I mean region not state

Onya Baquebeich said...

Naija makes me cry and laugh and then cry and then laugh and then remain staunchly in birmingham. I HATE hearing stories from back home. HATE.

Soul said...

You wanna know something though Nkem....

Asmuch as this is crazy, insane and completely indefensible.

They are being caught!.
Wow. you know 10 years ago, this would just be business as usual. No one would dear say a word.
At least one part of the machinery seems to be doing something, but now the other parts need to be tightened up.
But how do you force accountability from state goveners who hold the purse strings when Naija is a country that is largely irresponsible and with very lax accountability?

Confessions of a moody crab said...

I really don't know what to say, honestly. I can only pray that things change but how can things changes when people my age (younger generation)are thinking of the same thing... eating their own share of the national cake. Really sick!!

Besides, they've not been there for a long time and yet....

Chxta said...

@ Sokari, I hope you are one of the few reasonable ones. Our country needs all the reasonable people we can get our hands on.

I think these would make nice reading for y'all...

http://chxta.blogspot.com/2006/08/south-south-should-shut-up.html

http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-21857.0.html

Calabar Gal said...

After what happened to DSP, Jonathan and his wife decided to tow the same line! I could say out loud 'disgraceful' but thats the bane of politics in Nigeria. Its all about each person getting his or her own share of the neverending 'National Cake'.
They deserve whatever comes their way if they were laundering money truly because they walked into this with their eyes open after seeing all what DSP did.
Will there ever be a revival and total overhaul of the 'National Cake' syndrome in Naija?