in the beginning was the word – “When forces of oppression come to maintain themselves in power against established law, peace is considered already broken”( che Guevera)… put that in mind as you read along, because, In the drama called Nigerian politics, many characters seem to lack stage direction or even deliver their roles as expected yet, without character, these set of political class seem to dominate the political stage making the performance a “theatre of corruption and comedy of  kleptos (kleptomaniacs)”.

Interestingly, two political studios seem to advance the course of such a theatre which over the years have fallen short of the service to humanity and the glory of the creator. But if the performance continues and the audience felt excited, seeing no error in such a performance, would it be correct to think of such a theatre as a bad performance?

One of the leading characters ( a town crier) in the APC, whose character seem to be lies and manipulation of truth, defending the king of the current  government, who before now belong to the other  political studious called ANPP and later CPC to a merger of dislike minds – APC  an whose major dramatist personae seem to be outcast  in the other studio – PDP, set the conflict, when he appeared on a market day after the visit of one missionary that have helped to use their lack of governance to provide aid in form of agriculture and health  but,  suddenly accused the black characters of lacking stage direction and making their performance less attractive whereas the missionary himself is a philantrocapitalist.

The town crier- Lai Mohammed   listed the distinguish looters as:  PDP Chairman Uche Secondus- N200 million,     Former PDP Financial Secretary-N600 million,     Former National Publicity Secretary Olisah Metuh-N1.4bn,     Dr Raymond Dokpesi, Chairman of DAAR Communications-N2.1 billion,     Former SSA to President Goodluck Jonathan, Dudafa Waripamo-Owei-N830 million,     Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s Cousin Robert Azibaola-$40 million. Chai ! chai, there is god ! Our money!our common wealth

In his last line the town crier says “We will not stop talking about the massive looting by the PDP. They brought Nigeria to this sorry pass. We are now looking around for loans to build infrastructure, and they ask us not to talk about it. We will talk about it,” suddenly these lines, angered the other characters who have always waited and challenge the other political characters to provide the bones of the meat to which the accused them of eating on behalf of all.

The former characters in the PDP studio through its bad character, who is new in town crying stage, Kola Ologbondiyan appeared on another market day copying the style of his former student- listed about 40 Honorable  looters in the other stage including my village head, His Excellency Rt.Hon (Governor) Simon Lalong and the District head, most distinguish Senator Joshua Dariye, a one time village head (head boy)… but PDP don’t have prove abi?

Part of the allegation of the kleptos of PDP against their erstwhile friends in the APC is captured in their song:  “This is a government that is yet to account for $26 billion (N9 trillion) stolen through corrupt oil contracts in the NNPC, N1.1 trillion worth of crude diverted to service APC interests, N18 billion Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) intervention fund stolen by APC officials, including their former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal.

“The N10 billion National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) for which members of the Buhari cabal were indicted, as well as the Mainagate, where the APC government recalled and reinstated an individual indicted for scam running into billions of naira,” the PDP stated.

The spectators even though angry still celebrate these political characters without character. In fact, many of the spectators (people) think it serve Lai Mohammed right, others think, now, the PDP is on its toes – an eye for an eye. But the people who drive joy from the killers of their destiny, will continue to live in poverty, they will lack adequate education, they will not have light, they will not see water to drink, they shall suffer to make a living, hospitals will be burial grounds for them, no roads and the political characters can sponsored their families to other villages around the world but the masses in many years will pay for paying attention to these looters of high scale.  Who becomes the fool? The citizen who sees this performance of corruption and refuse to take action or the political class who will definitely become the (main characters) flag bearers of the  party in 2019 and will definitely win because it seems we all enjoy the performance .

2019 is by the corner apply your brains to use, the time is now. To make or mar this country depends on you.


Che Guevera says  ”   I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. It exists when people liberate themselves” proverbs to bones and silences… asalamaku, Nigerians!


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Theatre of Corrupt Political Class – A Retort to PDP and APC by Dakwom Longgul

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