Haven't blogged in a while. Lots to talk about but been pretty busy with the day job.
However the news yesterday that the taciturn, chronically ill Yaradua had been selected as presidential candidate for the PDP and then that Goodluck, governor of Bayelsa state by default following the impeachment of his predecessor the thieving Alamieyeseigha, had been picked as his running mate sent me into a deep depression.
As everyone points out, Goodluck's wife is currently under investigation for money laundering, millions of dollars are mentioned- not bad for a former university lecturer and civil servant.
Apparently these two have been handpicked by Obasanjo to replace him. Obviously he cares more about immunity from prosecution than anything else. So much for his oft-vaunted patriotism then.
Everyone seems to be resigned to the fact that these two are a shoo in. Whatever happened to protest votes? According to the news reports, there was little in the way of celebration even from the delegates who voted for Yaradua whoe were said to have left the convention venue gloomily.
Would that the opposition would rally around say a Donald Duke and give Nigerians a true choice and voice. But there are probably greater chances of me seeing a pig whizz past the windows of my 5th floor office.
Weep my beloved country.