Many Nigerians thought the fresh water that ushered in the new fish (Buhari) into power will also baptize all the old fishes and cleanse them from their unrighteousness, but some of the old fishes seem married eternally to their old ways- corruption, lies, irresponsibility, disregard for rule of law and selfish interests. Leading this group of unrepentant politicians is the most controversial senate president ever in the history of Nigeria, Mr Bukola Saraki who emerged as senate president through a desperate marriage with his senators from the failed Peoples Democratic Party against the wish of the ruling party where Bukola Saraki belongs.
Like they say, a pig will always remain a pig; take it to any part of the world. Saraki has a record of acute corruption since he was governor of Kwara state, a state that has been enslaved by his family for more than forty years. Each time he was invited by the anti-corruption body, Saraki always ran to court to secure court injunction from arresting and investigating him, an act of cowardice which shows “guilt”. His usual strength is the use of lies and misinformation to confuse facts to the public.
Saraki and his media teams are habitual liars, and habitual liars invent falsehoods not to gain any end or even to deceive their hearers, but to amuse themselves. It is partly practice and partly habit. It requires an effort in them to speak truth; it requires huge effort for Saraki to speak the truth. Some liars are so expert that they deceive themselves; Saraki falls in this class of lairs. To lead is a verb, not a noun. It is active. To lead is not just status of being above others. It is a sense of service and responsibility. If a leader lies to you, he is behaving badly and irresponsible. He is disrespecting you and the nation as a whole.
Saraki is not accidental liar, he is an inherent chronic liar, and so are his media morons. If we can recall, his then unprofessional failed Media Aide, one Bamikole Omishore had announced to Nigerians emphatically that the All Progressive Congress had zoned the senate presidency to north central which was very untrue. Shortly after, Bamikole apologized for misinforming the public. These chronic lies and misinformation have continued with increasing degrees. Just as Saraki lied at the tribunal, claiming first contact with his charges, his new media aide Bamikole Omishore tweeted a lie emphatically, munched below for confirmation and record purpose for Nigerians home and abroad:
This young man who lacks focus and direction claimed the Lawyer said, Elrufai provided all evidences against Bukola Saraki at the tribunal. Perhaps, he thought Nigerians are foolish and dumb as him. I commend TVC for the live broadcast if not, blinded young men, whose hope for living is tied to the success of one man would have succeeded in misinforming Nigerians, quoting what the lawyer never said.
This is why I am not surprised when Saraki denied the attack on Salah day at Ilorin Eid praying ground. His media team are chronic liars as him, therefore, nothing less must be expected from them. First in a tweet from the blinded and demoted Bamikole from : He said:
@MrBanksOmishore: Despite Kwara St govt yet to receive bailout. The Gov raised funds to start paying arrears unfortunately some went ahead to disrupt prayers.
It is untrue that Kwara state was yet to receive bailout from the Federal Government, as a matter of fact, the state government spokesman, Femi Akorede had acknowledged the receipt of the bailout and the arrangements for payment of salary. But deluded Bamikole Omishore claimed the state was yet to receive bailout from the Federal Government. To clear all doubts, Kwara state government was published among other states to have received bailout fund, the state received 4.32 billion bailout funds. You may tell the greatest lies and wear a brilliant disguise, but you can’t escape the eyes of the one who sees right through you. Importantly lies don’t fix things. They don’t even make things easier, at least not in the long run.
In an online circulation, Saraki’s media team claimed Saraki was not attacked. This report came after the following:
After the Spokesman of Kwara State All Progressive Congress, Sulyman Buhari had acknowledged on Harmony FM that the horrific event happened at the eid prayer ground.
After many eye witnesses had taken to the streets of social media with videos of Kwarans chanting “ole” thief thief on the senate president, pettling him with sachets of pure water and bricks.
Unfortunately, Saraki’s media team claimed it never happened but admitted some “protesters” were arrested and the protesters were sponsored by the PDP. Here comes the following question:
Since they (Saraki media) had denied it didn’t happen, what led to protest and arrest at Eid prayer ground?
PDP has been Saraki’s new love since he emerged Senate President; they have been supporting him, including Kwara PDP, why would they sponsor an attack against him?
In the videos released online by eye witnesses, people chanted against Saraki in their thousands, crying for their salaries, would these thousands have been sponsored by PDP? If such thousand yielded to PDP, this implies Saraki has lost his support base in Kwara.
The cluelessness, rascality and unprofessional approach of Saraki’s media fools and his irresponsibility as a leader have shortened his days as a leader. Cutting short clip of sycophants singing praise for Mr Saraki to counter what happened is a cheap approach. Only Saraki will deny a video recorded in versions by different eye witnesses as untrue and yet wants Nigerians to take him serious. Those who plead their cause in the absence of an opponent can invent to their heart’s content, can pontificate without taking into account the opposite point of view and keep the best arguments for themselves, for aggressors are always quick to attack those who have no means of defence. Saraki is an aggressor, he keeps playing Nigerians with lies, and he will never survive this.