The Secret Cult Called Nigerian Presidency

By Ikenga Chronicles July 17, 2017

The Secret Cult Called Nigerian Presidency

Government, as is generally known is owned collectively by the people. So once one offers himself or herself up for public service, the person invariably severs his or her rights to privacy. That is why oftentimes, government office holders render account of their stewardship, declare their assets and generally put out, details of their development (academic, work, etc), for public consumption.So basically, once in government, the people whom you are leading have the right to know at all times, your status and what you are doing.

However, the actions of the Nigerian Presidency over past few months have begun to call into question whether that most important arm of the Nigerian government is in fact run with resources owned by the country, or as some will say, “with tax payers money”.

Yet it isn’t hard to recall that from the very beginning of the Muhammadu Buhari-led Presidency, secrecy has been the key part of doing things. First, the people were repeatedly told that the President has a Secondary School certificate. Despite allegations to the contrary, the Presidency refused to tender the proof that there is such a certificate, instead, they hired lawyers to hide what they said was the truth! And so, it has continued.

With President Buhari out of the country for months now, for medical attention, Nigerians have repeatedly cried out to the Presidency to let them know the true state of the man they elected, so that they may know how to proceed. But the same people, who years ago under Yar’Adua shouted that it was the inalienable right of Nigerians to know the true state of their President’s health have now decided that now that they wear the shoes, the President is entitled to his privacy!

As this goes to press, there is no ordinary Nigerian, who can say with a certainty the true state of his or her President’s health. Everything is shrouded in so much secrecy that one cannot help but begin to believe that the Nigeria Presidency is now a secret cult.

A lot was expected of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, as a Pastor. But as it turned out, politics in Nigeria does corrupt absolutely! Nigerians had expected that following his hasty visit to President Buhari, Osinbajo would have as a man of God, at least not lied to Nigerians. It was very heartbreaking to see that even him had been initiated into the secret cult of the Presidency.

It remains to be seen how long this secret cult that now superintends over Nigeria’s affairs will continue to bully Nigerians.