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Saturday, 26 January 2013 06:22

Jonathan And His Oratorical Deficiencies

Written by Taiwo Lawrence Adeyemi
President Jonathan President Jonathan Photo credit: 247ureports

 

The power of speech by leaders, human rights campaigners and religious leaders are captivating, soothe pains, calm fray nerves, encourages, and propels patriotic zeal. Famous leaders, human rights campaigners, clergy men world over has one time or the other use the power of speech to inspire their followers "I Have a Dream;


“There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, ‘When will you be satisfied?’ We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro's basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their self-hood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating: ‘For Whites Only.’ We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until ‘justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream.’

 

“I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. And some of you have come from areas where your quest -- quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive. Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed" by Rev Martin Luther King Jr of US, inspire and propel US Blacks to equal rights., "This not the end of the beginning nor the beginning of the end, but the beginning  of the beginning" by Winston Churchill, propel the Britons after the 2nd World War, "America New Deal", by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, propels the Americans after the 2nd World War " He who makes peaceful change impossible, makes violent change impossible" By Mahatma Gandhi, "Think of what you can do for your country, and not your country can do for you", by J.F.Kennedy, ignites the patriotism in Americans, President Barack Obama's speech in Cairo to the World Muslim Congress earn him the Noble Prize In Peace and also" I Believe, I Can, It Is Possible" elicited voters across USA to vote for him.

 

Famous oratorical prowess of Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sir Abibakar Tafawa Balewa, Kwame Nkruma of Ghana, Nelson Mandela of South Africa conveys messages that are famous, inspiring, encouraging, pains soothing, convincing and ignites patriotic zeal.

 

Since coming to power as Nigeria president, president Goodluck Jonathan has continue to slip further into confusion, controversies, vision less and leadership inept with his speeches, comments and interviews. While some world leaders use their oratorical prowess to hone their leadership abilities, president Jonathan's speeches has rather been disillusion, confused, immature, and brazenly laden with opaqueness.

 

Corruption laden officials have thrive under Jonathan than any previous administration in Nigeria's 52 years as an entity. With a whooping N5.2tn allegedly siphon under Jonathan]'s administration One would have thought Jonathan will be a better leader, [having serve as a deputy governor, a governor, deputy vice-president, acting president and eventually becoming a president] to have learn the rudiments of leadership.

 

"American Patriotism", "Chinese Attitude", "German Determination", "French Diplomacy", "Japanese Fighting Spirit" are some of world leaders phrase for their countries identities and use to inspire their citizens for a call to duty..

 

The PDP, [Africa's most corrupt laden party] will be doing itself a disservice if it eventually fielded President Johnathan as it's flag bearer for the 2015 presidential polls, in all sectors of Nigeria PDP and other political parties has all failed in their service delivery to the electorates. With the impending merger of ACN, CPC and ANPP [my hope is that the merger plan materializes], PDP is in for a SHOCKER in 2015.

 

2011 was an eye opener for Nigerian electorates, 2015 is going to to be a CYCLONE to the politicians, Jonathan once fooled us that he has no sandal while attending secondary school, now he trekked from UNIPORT to Otuoke his country home. Irrespective of his administrative ineptitude, his comments on Boko Haram, Odi Invasion by Olusegun Obasasjo, Fuel Subsidy Scams, Pension Fund Scam, NNPC Monolith, Deziani Allison-Madueke untouchable posture, he should have at different fora, meetings, gatherings, public functions, and his opaque presidential media chat to reach out to the already famished, confused, tired and worn out Nigerians with his policies and nonchalant attitude to the massive looting and corruption under his administration.

 

In his various presidential media chat, you could see fidgeting, wobbling and fumbling of words. 2015 fielding of President Jonathan by PDP, will definitely signal the end of Africa's monolith and most corrupt ridden political party goes to oblivion, [even if the merger between the opposing political parties fails to materializes].

 

Like the words of late Gen Owoye Azazi [retd] "PDP lacking of internal democracy remains the bane of Nigeria's problems." [a prophetic statement], "and also the anthill of Nigeria's development", quote mine.

 

Taiwo Lawrence Adeyemi.

Country Representative; Whisper Poetry.

www.whisperpoetry.com.

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