It’s the gamut of corruption that Lagos is becoming and must be continued the crowd at the Lekki Toll Gate must be dispersed to keep the money flowing.
Nothing lasts for ever!
Bola Ahmed Tinubu began his political career with an understanding that reflects the popular Yoruba saying:”eniyan bo ni lara ju aso lo,” meaning:”People cover nakedness much better than clothes.
That was the dirt in this political iroko seed has been planted. Bola Tinubu was in contact with the people. He connected with the roads and conquered the grassroots with the help of Iya loja Emeritus, his mother Alhaja Abibatu Mogaji.
He had been actually in the good book of the people.
He understands the enormity of the influence of the marketplace unions and institutions in the Nigerian politics and positioned his daughters to understudy his mother.
But after her demise, he singlehandedly enforced his daughter on men who booked the rights to step into the shoes of his mother, having served the attention of Oja together with the late night mama before the daughter was even born.
For me personally this was the stage at which Tinubu dropped it. He tore the cloth that his mother bequeathed to him with his greedy approach to leadership. Now he is regaled with clothing on. Yet, he’s unfortunately naked before the people.
Tinubu’s existence in the Senate throughout Babagida’s democratic experiment was exceptional. Exploits from his immediate constituency of corporate stewardship arrived on hand. He was the very literate expert in the ICT and that he brought it to endure.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu was ahead of his peers much that no one in his Senate class commanded the pedigree of his influence in Nigeria today.
His identification with the people when Babagida dashed our hope through the annulment of the only free and fairest election ever ran in my life, consolidated Tinubu’s political relevance among the people.
NADECO became a requirement and Tinubu was really much on earth to function till our political dream became a reality in 1999.
His return into the country was rewarded with the Alliance for Democracy (AD) leadership that stepped down Lagos political juggernauts of that time from the individual of Funso Williams.
Tinubu was intelligent and skilful from the game. Much like the fig tree, his tentacles have spread across Lagos and interlocked with roots of additional political trees and shrubs. As it today, he has, indeed, become a difficult tree to uproot.
Back in torrents, allegations came like storms which include running a drug cartel,”Toronto certification” of his very suspicious Chicago life style. But non could be used to snare nor nail him because before the court of those individuals, Tinubu stood guiltless.
Apara place his nails to the sinful garment of Bola Tinubu to unmask the bandits and his gang that were’raping’ Lagos, the Centre of Excellence’ since two years. The fleecing of Lagosians was institutionalised with craftiness so much that the sufferers float their oppressor to high skies. They are even calling him out to come rape Nigeria at 2023.
Alpha Beta is a sin, a conduit for Tinubu’s illegal empire. Through it, the emperor’s palace had remained connected and serviced straight with 10 percent of all the taxes that Lagos State Inland Revenue (LIRS) generates which go to this company’s fiat.
Lt is later they had obtained their own 15% share that they would then remit the remainder into the Lagos State account.
A gloomy reminder would be the times of Abacha in power when the responsibilities of the Federal Inland Revenue were taken over by private businesses and certain people were made billionaires during the night. The ATM machine that Abacha has become in passing isn’t unconnected to the impunity that was widespread with our taxation and revenue creation.
At a writ of summons deposed to at a Lagos high court, Apara had claimed that Tinubu and Alpha-beta reneged on certain agreements reached previously about the control and management of their consulting firm.
The silence on this issue from the masses in Lagos is the rationale of the sophistication of Edo over Lagos which resonated with all the”Edo No be Lagos slogan.
Witnessing a protest from the country against church tithe, that silence greeted payment of 10 percent of our commonwealth to an individual and his cronies is a hard one to swallow.
If Lagosians had chosen to look away out of his humongous financial fraud allegations from their state, would they perform same against the blood of their kids being gruesomely killed in the aftermath of this endSARS protest?
Apara’s allegations weren’t unconnected with the fraud which Lagos Concession Company is to Lagos. The organization which runs Lekki Toll Gate was said to be making N12 million naira every day. Even when you’re poor in Arithmetic, a straightforward multiplication of that figure by 365 days will give you N4,380,000,000; reason our children have to be evacuated together with the barrel of gun to keep their business running.
This translates to a Yoruba saying:”Aje ke lana omo ku leni, tani omo pe aje ana lo pa omo je,” meaning:”The witch cried and the child died today. And who wouldn’t conclude that the witch who cried killed the child?
If Tinubu tweeted from Abuja about a ferocious force, and Sanwo-Olu declared a 24 hour curfew in less than 4 hours warned strongly;”nobody must be found outside”, that for me personally is a take at sight order. Preparing ground for its order, LCC eliminated the CCTV camera and put out the light, Buhari as the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces completed the job, turned guns at innocent youths, that second the legitimacy of Sanwo-Olu as Governor and Buhari as President was lost. Reacting, Sanwo-Olu stated the evil was committed by forces outside his control. Official Buhari is past his control, unofficially Tinubu since the Emperor of Lagos also is. We need not ask for clarification the forces beyond his control are understood.
To one of those youths made a telephone, and told him they learnt that he was outside of the nation to France to become exact and asked how authentic it was, Tinubu responded:”IT IS ALMOST TRUE.”
It’s left to Lagosians what to create from this response. Tinubu seems to be inferring that he’s neither on the FALSE nor TRUE lane. This is a reminiscence of Babagida’s principle of maradona direction… a bit to the left and to the right. Tinubu’s maradonic spell blinded the public. He was nearly always true that 150 billion naira as a part of our collective commonwealth is paid as tithes into a man who is neither a pastor or our general Overseer.
The conspiracy that has cemented Lagos’ devotion to Tinubu has to be visited. Why did erstwhile Lagos governor, Babatunde Raji Fasola (SAN), looked away from this awkward illegality throughout his eight years tenure?
The part of vice president and man of God, the then attorney general of Lagos State drafted and supervised all legal agreements and frameworks, while all of them were being perpetrated should be made apparent.
It is the form of corruption which Lagos is now and must be sustained that the crowd at the Lekki Toll Gate must be dispersed to keep the money flowing.
But his expectation of ruling this country was buried in the toll gate on Tuesday 20: 10: 2020.
In memory and honour of our kids that were gruesomely murdered, I believe #endTollgatecollection in the Lekki Toll Gate should be declared.
May I further suggest the renaming of this toll gate as’Gate of Blood’ so our unborn generations may know that it was at the’jungle’ the shackles were divided on the bottoms of Lagos and the yoke of Buhari’s brutality on the neck of our state was eliminated.
Upon the blood of the murdered, a fresh Nigeria will rise.