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Letter To Bourdillon-By @OmarxxCastro

Sir,

We hope this letter finds you well; we hope it meets you relaxed in the lush garden of your serene home in one of the finest neighborhoods of our great country’s commercial capital. We hope it meets you listening to the morning news as you enjoy your favorite morning beverage (rumor has it that you like white coca cola or needle-based hero beer). It doesn’t matter; whatever you choose to consume in the early morning is not something we’d like to bother ourselves about. The primary reason for writing this letter is to appeal to your conscience, if ever there’s one at all, and the secondary reason is to sound you a strong note of warning. We have watched in shame and pity as you continue to make yourself a laughingstock in your desperate quest to lead our dear nation.

We saw how you manipulated the presidential primaries to defeat the incumbent vice-president, much to the chagrin and feigned amusement of the sitting president who was said to have a preferred candidate that is not you. We’ve seen you dress down a sitting governor whom you installed in a neighboring state while boldly claiming that it is your turn to be the number one citizen of the land; we’ve found your show of shame hilarious yet embarrassing. We do not know precisely why you have chosen to subject yourself to so much ridicule in the twilight of your life, but the desperation of your ambition is one that’s left us, the teeming youth of this country, very worried about our future.

We’ve seen how you’ve ignored the ethnoreligious sensitivities of the country by going with a same-faith ticket when you could have picked a Christian from the Northern region, making it evident that you care more about winning votes than preserving the fragile fabric of our dear nation. We’ve seen you hire random people from car parks and dress them up as Christian clerics to create fake legitimacy for your mandate. Your vice-presidential candidate has terrorism links hanging around him that refuse to go away. He continues to make scary statements that send cold shivers down the spine of the already beleaguered citizens. You’ve refused to attend public debates to discuss critical issues that concern the country. Evidence of your failing health continues to manifest in your unstable gait, incoherent speeches, and bad gaffes.

You could barely hold the flag of your party during the party primaries, and you recently combined the acronym of your party and that of the opposition while trying to rouse your gullible or, should we say, paid supporters. Although we appreciate your sacrifice of making yourself pure comic relief for the country in these dire times, the country’s current situation is far from amusing, and it is only logical that we prefer a more competent, agile, and trustworthy candidate to a bumbling character like yourself. After all, you’ve publicly admitted that you played a vital role in bringing the current administration into power; this turned out to be the most disastrous in the nation’s history. You blamed the innocent youths who protested police brutality and got murdered by the military in a state you lord over.

You’ve stayed quiet as marauders from the sitting president’s ethnic group wreaked havoc even within your region, and when you’ve spoken about it, we only wish you’d stayed quiet. You’ve made it clear that your ambition isn’t about service to the people but about replicating your state capture of our commercial capital at a national level; for us, that is one step too far. The allegations of you being the moneybag for a drug cartel in the Land of Uncle Sam back in the 80s are getting stronger, with more damning evidence about the untrue nature of your identity and educational records coming to new light every day. We hope that you will wake up and smell the coffee; we hope that you will see that those cheering you on in this embarrassing display of desperation are only in it for a share of the state wealth you’ve allegedly looted over the years. We hope you will look around the country and see a nation clamoring for someone younger, agile, trustworthy, and in a better state of health. We hope you’d notice that everybody considers the dangers of your mandate, and those who pretend it’s okay are doing that because they have sinister motives.

Since you began the charade that you call a campaign, it’s been evident that the people do not want you, both young and old. There are video clips of your supporters marveling at the gibberish you spill out. You cannot impose yourself on a nation of 200 million people. Even if you manage to rig yourself into office by manipulating the electoral process and unleashing violence on innocent citizens (your plan), your government will lack legitimacy, and your divisive mandate will only set the nation on fire. Dear “Emi Lokan,” we know it hurts that you’re deemed too old and unfit for office when you think it is your turn; as painful as that may be, the good of the collective should always overrule individual interests in a democracy, and we hope that you’re wise enough to understand, that the power of the people will always be greater than the people in power.

Yours Truly,

Sir,

We hope this letter finds you well; we hope it meets you relaxed in the lush garden of your serene home in one of the finest neighborhoods of our great country’s commercial capital. We hope it meets you listening to the morning news as you enjoy your favorite morning beverage (rumor has it that you like white coca cola or needle-based hero beer). It doesn’t matter; whatever you choose to consume in the early morning is not something we’d like to bother ourselves about. The primary reason for writing this letter is to appeal to your conscience, if ever there’s one at all, and the secondary reason is to sound you a strong note of warning. We have watched in shame and pity as you continue to make yourself a laughingstock in your desperate quest to lead our dear nation.

We saw how you manipulated the presidential primaries to defeat the incumbent vice-president, much to the chagrin and feigned amusement of the sitting president who was said to have a preferred candidate that is not you. We’ve seen you dress down a sitting governor whom you installed in a neighboring state while boldly claiming that it is your turn to be the number one citizen of the land; we’ve found your show of shame hilarious yet embarrassing. We do not know precisely why you have chosen to subject yourself to so much ridicule in the twilight of your life, but the desperation of your ambition is one that’s left us, the teeming youth of this country, very worried about our future.

We’ve seen how you’ve ignored the ethnoreligious sensitivities of the country by going with a same-faith ticket when you could have picked a Christian from the Northern region, making it evident that you care more about winning votes than preserving the fragile fabric of our dear nation. We’ve seen you hire random people from car parks and dress them up as Christian clerics to create fake legitimacy for your mandate. Your vice-presidential candidate has terrorism links hanging around him that refuse to go away. He continues to make scary statements that send cold shivers down the spine of the already beleaguered citizens. You’ve refused to attend public debates to discuss critical issues that concern the country. Evidence of your failing health continues to manifest in your unstable gait, incoherent speeches, and bad gaffes.

You could barely hold the flag of your party during the party primaries, and you recently combined the acronym of your party and that of the opposition while trying to rouse your gullible or, should we say, paid supporters. Although we appreciate your sacrifice of making yourself pure comic relief for the country in these dire times, the country’s current situation is far from amusing, and it is only logical that we prefer a more competent, agile, and trustworthy candidate to a bumbling character like yourself. After all, you’ve publicly admitted that you played a vital role in bringing the current administration into power; this turned out to be the most disastrous in the nation’s history. You blamed the innocent youths who protested police brutality and got murdered by the military in a state you lord over.

You’ve stayed quiet as marauders from the sitting president’s ethnic group wreaked havoc even within your region, and when you’ve spoken about it, we only wish you’d stayed quiet. You’ve made it clear that your ambition isn’t about service to the people but about replicating your state capture of our commercial capital at a national level; for us, that is one step too far. The allegations of you being the moneybag for a drug cartel in the Land of Uncle Sam back in the 80s are getting stronger, with more damning evidence about the untrue nature of your identity and educational records coming to new light every day. We hope that you will wake up and smell the coffee; we hope that you will see that those cheering you on in this embarrassing display of desperation are only in it for a share of the state wealth you’ve allegedly looted over the years. We hope you will look around the country and see a nation clamoring for someone younger, agile, trustworthy, and in a better state of health. We hope you’d notice that everybody considers the dangers of your mandate, and those who pretend it’s okay are doing that because they have sinister motives.

Since you began the charade that you call a campaign, it’s been evident that the people do not want you, both young and old. There are video clips of your supporters marveling at the gibberish you spill out. You cannot impose yourself on a nation of 200 million people. Even if you manage to rig yourself into office by manipulating the electoral process and unleashing violence on innocent citizens (your plan), your government will lack legitimacy, and your divisive mandate will only set the nation on fire. Dear “Emi Lokan,” we know it hurts that you’re deemed too old and unfit for office when you think it is your turn; as painful as that may be, the good of the collective should always overrule individual interests in a democracy, and we hope that you’re wise enough to understand, that the power of the people will always be greater than the people in power.

Yours Truly,

A Nation in Distress.

A Nation in Distress.

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