By Wole Arisekola
If you can not be a politician, marry one. Though they may break their promises, they still find it easy to forgive one another.
Is it just me or do you also wonder why politicians do what they do? Do you think they are as normal as the rest of us? Are they just aliens from outer space or some mountain around Ekiti State where thunder struck thirty cows dead of recent? Their choices, the desperation, the things they say always leave me wondering if I would ever be a politician.
Strange thought, right? Yeah, I’m thinking of strange kind of people who will claim that they are for you and when you look back, you will not see the traces of their foot.
With the astoundingly unbelievable rate at which politicians forgive themselves, you will wonder whether if they see another man on top of their wives, they will just pretend as if nothing is happening and turn round to give their better half, a medal for the good job.
If God wants to use forgiveness as a yardstick to make heaven, don’t be surprised if the whole of heaven is occupied by Nigerian politicians.
They forgive themselves as long as it is in their interest. They will gladly tell you that “in politics, there are no permanent enemies but permanent interest”.
Most of them divorce politically during the day and remarry during the night.
Even Esu, the trickster god will bow and dab before Nigerian politicians’ thrones of mischief.
Ah, before I go too far and step on too many toes, dont let me leave the itch to treat leprosy. In the Nigerian dilemma, we always leave things to the very end from the bad roads that swallow our cars, to badly maintained aircraft that fall out of the sky like overfed birds.
As long as their alliances work, we must continue to endure.