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Wrist-Slapping Rogues for Votes:
Bode George Goes Home Free


February 28, 2011
Convicted rogue, Bode George is out of prison and there was so much pomp and pageantry you would think another Nelson Mandela had been freed from Robben Island. Bode George's release from prison was recorded live on television, he was resplendent in rich robes, and men, women, and children came out in aso ebi regalia to welcome home a convict. There was singing, dancing and nonstop jubilation. There was even a church thanksgiving service. We understand that former president Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan made themselves available to receive and presumably congratulate him on his illustrious graduation from prison. A nation's leadership doesn't sink lower than this.

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For those who may have forgotten, Mr. Bode George, a revered chieftain of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) was convicted in October 2009 on 47 counts of illegal award of contracts worth N84 billion while he was chairman of the NPA. He was sentenced to two years imprisonment without an option of fine - the latest in a pattern selective wrist-slapping for the corrupt elite such as Tafa Balogun, Lucky Igbinedion and Cecilia Ibru. Bode George is said to have lived the life of a prince in "jail" and he may have forgotten how and why he was in jail in the first place.

The PDP owes the Nigerian people an explanation and an apology for their odious and disgraceful behavior. In one fell swoop, they have exceeded the excesses of the First Republic a thousand times. Soon, Nigeria may well be the first nation on earth where honesty and hard work are illegal and criminal. Already, those noble traits earn anyone foolish enough to practice them the opprobrium and ridicule of fellow Nigerians. Our so-called leaders practice all of the evil traits that we tell children to disavow: Corruption, stealing, state-sanctioned murder, nepotism, laziness, and criminal neglect of institutions that were set up to take care of our people and our nation. This is just not right; it is inexcusable. Things are getting to a head and we are, to say the least, appalled.

What is even more frightening is an emerging trend of early release of rogues to garner votes. Recently, Senator Teslim Folarin was similarly sprung from prison in order to help our rulers garner votes in the PDP primaries. Now Bode George is being welcomed with pomp in order to help get votes in April elections. We shudder to think what would happen if the government of the day manages to "extradite" Mr. James Ibori from justice abroad. That celebration would be something.

What just happened is a travesty and President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP ought to be ashamed of what they have turned our nation into.


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Re: Wrist-Slapping Rogues for Votes: Bode George Goes Home Free
Ozoodoo posted on 02-28-2011, 16:48:23 PM
See me see trouble oooooh!!!

What is all these hullabaloo about?

That my people were celebrating the return from the cage of a convicted crook?

Come on!

You guys are jealous. Na bad belle dey worry una. If na una be the chairman of NPA una no go chop?

Our people are busy "making it" and you guys are wasting your time writing grammer upon grammer.

Let me tell you something. It is only in Nigeria that you can "make it". How much is Obama earning as the president of america? It is a little percentage of what a small boy in the house of representathieves hammer every year. Did you read about the amount Akingbola and Cecilia Ibru hammered?. And you know, they are not even among the "big boys".

You better come back home quick quick, unless you dont want to "make it" in life.
Re: Wrist-Slapping Rogues for Votes: Bode George Goes Home Free
Renike posted on 02-28-2011, 17:37:31 PM
I love Nigeria,I no go lie na inside am I go live and die ............, we obviously have not seen anything yet. Excuse me I need to puke!
Re: Wrist-Slapping Rogues for Votes: Bode George Goes Home Free
Century posted on 02-28-2011, 19:08:30 PM
@Mike Onwukwe
"A convicted criminal has been let loose and society will be worse for it because he will avenge his incarceration."

Yeah, very true of Obasanjo!
Re: Wrist-Slapping Rogues for Votes: Bode George Goes Home Free
Iyke posted on 02-28-2011, 20:15:51 PM
@ Penkelems

Mr U, know quite well that revolutionaries who can self-imolate dont fly with CHIKA!, who should have taken advantage of the total availability and combustion rate of gasoline (dixit maine freudine) to jump-start da revolusion, but prefers petty or chicken sadism.

On a serious note, me thinks Standpointers does protest too much and post facto too. Since Aso ebi can equal democracy why not allow the man to exercise his right of celebration. He might be celebrating his conversion ala OBJ or his not dying ala Musa Yaradua. The last time i Checked there is no obligation to believe anything. If his supporters believes anything is upto them. Saying Bode was wrist-slaped to get vote is just gibberish. was he granted a presidential pardon? or did he finish his sentence? this protest should have taken place earlier.
Rogues for Votes: Bode George Goes Home Free
The NVS StandPoint posted on 03-01-2011, 00:29:10 AM
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Wrist-Slapping Rogues for Votes:
Bode George Goes Home Free


February 28, 2011 Convicted rogue, Bode George is out of prison and there was so much pomp and pageantry you would think another Nelson Mandela had been freed from Robben Island. Bode George's release from prison was recorded live on television, he was resplendent in rich robes, and men, women, and children came out in aso ebi regalia to welcome home a convict. There was singing, dancing and nonstop jubilation. There was even a church thanksgiving service. We understand that former president Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan made themselves available to receive and presumably congratulate him on his illustrious graduation from prison. A nation's leadership doesn't sink lower than this.user posted image

For those who may have forgotten, Mr. Bode George, a revered chieftain of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) was convicted in October 2009 on 47 counts of illegal award of contracts worth N84 billion while he was chairman of the NPA. He was sentenced to two years imprisonment without an option of fine - the latest in a pattern selective wrist-slapping for the corrupt elite such as Tafa Balogun, Lucky Igbinedion and Cecilia Ibru. Bode George is said to have lived the life of a prince in "jail" and he may have forgotten how and why he was in jail in the first place.

The PDP owes the Nigerian people an explanation and an apology for their odious and disgraceful behavior. In one fell swoop, they have exceeded the excesses of the First Republic a thousand times. Soon, Nigeria may well be the first nation on earth where honesty and hard work are illegal and criminal. Already, those noble traits earn anyone foolish enough to practice them the opprobrium and ridicule of fellow Nigerians. Our so-called leaders practice all of the evil traits that we tell children to disavow: Corruption, stealing, state-sanctioned murder, nepotism, laziness, and criminal neglect of institutions that were set up to take care of our people and our nation. This is just not right; it is inexcusable. Things are getting to a head and we are, to say the least, appalled.

What is even more frightening is an emerging trend of early release of rogues to garner votes. Recently, Senator Teslim Folarin was similarly sprung from prison in order to help our rulers garner votes in the PDP primaries. Now Bode George is being welcomed with pomp in order to help get votes in April elections. We shudder to think what would happen if the government of the day manages to "extradite" Mr. James Ibori from justice abroad. That celebration would be something.

What just happened is a travesty and President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP ought to be ashamed of what they have turned our nation into.

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Re: Wrist-Slapping Rogues for Votes: Bode George Goes Home Free
Yorubaman posted on 03-01-2011, 00:29:10 AM
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StandPoint


Wrist-Slapping Rogues for Votes:
Bode George Goes Home Free




February 28, 2011



Convicted rogue, Bode George is out of prison and there was so much pomp and pageantry you would think another Nelson Mandela had been freed from Robben Island. Bode George's release from prison was recorded live on television, he was resplendent in rich robes, and men, women, and children came out in aso ebi regalia to welcome home a convict. There was singing, dancing and nonstop jubilation. There was even a church thanksgiving service. We understand that former president Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan made themselves available to receive and presumably congratulate him on his illustrious graduation from prison. A nation's leadership doesn't sink lower than this.

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For those who may have forgotten, Mr. Bode George, a revered chieftain of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) was convicted in October 2009 on 47 counts of illegal award of contracts worth N84 billion while he was chairman of the NPA. He was sentenced to two years imprisonment without an option of fine - the latest in a pattern selective wrist-slapping for the corrupt elite such as Tafa Balogun, Lucky Igbinedion and Cecilia Ibru. Bode George is said to have lived the life of a prince in "jail" and he may have forgotten how and why he was in jail in the first place.


The PDP owes the Nigerian people an explanation and an apology for their odious and disgraceful behavior. In one fell swoop, they have exceeded the excesses of the First Republic a thousand times. Soon, Nigeria may well be the first nation on earth where honesty and hard work are illegal and criminal. Already, those noble traits earn anyone foolish enough to practice them the opprobrium and ridicule of fellow Nigerians. Our so-called leaders practice all of the evil traits that we tell children to disavow: Corruption, stealing, state-sanctioned murder, nepotism, laziness, and criminal neglect of institutions that were set up to take care of our people and our nation. This is just not right; it is inexcusable. Things are getting to a head and we are, to say the least, appalled.


What is even more frightening is an emerging trend of early release of rogues to garner votes. Recently, Senator Teslim Folarin was similarly sprung from prison in order to help our rulers garner votes in the PDP primaries. Now Bode George is being welcomed with pomp in order to help get votes in April elections. We shudder to think what would happen if the government of the day manages to "extradite" Mr. James Ibori from justice abroad. That celebration would be something.


What just happened is a travesty and President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP ought to be ashamed of what they have turned our nation into.




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Re: Wrist-Slapping Rogues for Votes: Bode George Goes Home Free
Johny has been posted on 03-01-2011, 03:07:27 AM
Blame Nigeria's rigged political structure which dictates that the best presidential candidate cannot win elections in the country. A candidate must dance to the tunes of any existing cabal of king makers to take the crown.
President GEJ is said to be on the verge of losing the polls in the "almighty" northwest, so Lagos boy, Bode, has to be handy to help 'deliver' the southwest .

In 1999, OBJ had to accept some nasty conditions from the cabal of that period in order to be made president; the more qualified Alex Ekwueme and Olu Falae had to take a long walk home.

PDP owing Nigerians an apology as to why it did what it did regarding Bode George? Why it will not apologise: in the country there is no true level playing field for political players, again, lawlessness reigns in the land,
A few governors in the party have consistently demonstrated that DEMOCRACY is not in their political lexicon.
In Niger state, the CPC is said to be denied venues for political rally; since last year, Governor Ohakim of Imo state, has consistently denied the ACN and other opposition parties rally venues in the state capital. Use of raw violence against the opposition reigns.

Given the dictatorial stance of some PDP governors, we may have a situation during the elections proper where they stroll into their states' INEC offices, compile the election results and coerce the INEC commissioner to sign them.
Re: Wrist-Slapping Rogues for Votes: Bode George Goes Home Free
Prof penkelemess posted on 03-01-2011, 04:52:06 AM
Iyke,

I cannot but 'gree wid you,

BUT:

since when 'total availability' ???

your FREUND (like in FREUNDIN, meine - for female...,

you can read my German lesson to your kunrtryman in

da book wey dey reach you - no be so!)

gerd - full name known
Re: Wrist-Slapping Rogues for Votes: Bode George Goes Home Free
Observer posted on 03-01-2011, 05:56:23 AM
@Prof Penkelesincriminologist..........Nigeria WILL sink lower!!!
Re: Wrist-Slapping Rogues for Votes: Bode George Goes Home Free
Prof penkelemess posted on 03-01-2011, 06:07:49 AM
Observer,

I have a Nigerian friend,

who trained as a marine biologist in ... Germany.

we shall go and consult him about life in those watery depths.

gerd
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