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Saturday, 17 January 2015

How long will Nigerians remain fools? - By Etcetera

From Mr Soul musician turned controversial writer...enjoy!
In Nigeria, there are three classes of people: The Masses, The Politicians, and The Rich. The masses are the puppets, the politicians the hand that controls the puppets and the rich the hand that controls the politicians. The politicians have the system totally rigged in their favour. 
They have made it compulsory for the masses to vote from a list selected by them knowing that as blind as the masses are, they may never realise they can actually have a choice. In the upcoming presidential election, the masses have been given no choice but to choose between two candidates forced upon them by the politicians. 

What if Buhari and Goodluck Jonathan are not exactly what the masses want? Are we going to have recourse when they fail as they always do, to honour their promises?

There seems to be a spot in every Nigerian, a soft spot in our consciousness like the one in a baby’s head, which, if pressed or stroked in the right way, reduces us to giggling children with mouths full of candy. That spot is what I call a “Mumu Button.” And any person that finds and presses that mumu button in Nigerians is on the road to wealth and power. As a youth, my faith in this nation is disappearing like a fart in a wind storm. I have seen that even the most intelligent and educated Nigerians, when you press their mumu button, they turn into docile drooling puppy dogs, panting happily. Obviously, every politician in this country understands this, but for some reason, the masses don’t. My mumu button has been pressed many times too, but unlike many people, mine has become calloused due to misuse and abuse. But since I realised what the politicians are, they can’t press my mumu button anymore. I see politicians as conmen, I see them like those Ebonyi State boys trying to sell fake wrist watches to me in traffic, I see them like pastors. They are always too eager to sell their plans and schemes, to convince us that their government will bring “change,” and if we support their candidates, we will be led out of the darkness into light. And somehow in every election, an amazing number of us fall for it. We keep buying the scam over and over.

With Buhari and Jonathan, we have again swallowed the same con hook, line, sinker, rod, reel, creel, boat, motor, and even the river, down our throats like a starving dog would gulp a piece of rotten meat without sniffing it first. Why does Buhari want to be president so badly? Who is really financing Goodluck Jonathan’s N21 billion campaign and at what cost to the nation if he gets reelected? When will the masses pull their numbers on the streets and demand for the simple things of life? Are we ever going to stop rolling over our backs with our legs wide open like a prostitute waiting for her customer? With everything we see in the media, to be a successful politician depends on talk, or more precisely, smooth talk. The masses love smooth talk. It lulls us into some kind of euphoric state. With smooth talks, they have convinced most Nigerians that night is day, bad is good, and most recently, stealing is not the same as corruption.

It saddens me whenever I see a group of people arguing that Buhari is better suited for the presidency than Goodluck Jonathan or vise versa. Therein lies the con of all: can’t we see that both candidates are being financed by the same group of individuals? That’s right, the very same people. Whoever becomes the president on February 14 is still their choice. The elections are nothing but theatrical productions to keep us distracted and pacified so we won’t revolt and demand better government. To some of you naive souls who are still under the spell of all the jangbajantis they taught you in school, let me explain what election truly is in Nigeria: the next president will only get into office by playing ball with the likes of the Dangotes and other power brokers, and by telling you and me what we want to hear. I have heard things like, his running mate is a pastor, he is holy and credible. My friend, by the time anybody gets to be presidential material, he’s been bought ten times over.

231 comments:

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AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Kikikikikiki....oncd a good writter,always a good writter....lol

laulipop said...

OK, we haff hear

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

#Buhari come FeBuhari

jonathan jostico said...

the long he stops his thread

Imoh Sandra said...

Nice write up,I love his write up

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

We hear u pastor etcetera!

richard kenedy said...

JUST PASSING
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DON RICHIE SAID SO VIA TECNO

Imoh Sandra said...

Etcetera has a point,for me he should continue writting,no more music.

Don Meritson Mba said...

this guy is taking this his article to another level...


#Godblessnigeria

Imoh Sandra said...

Etcetera has a point,for me he should continue writting,no more music.

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Question 4d god's...

Victoria Inyang said...

I actually read ur piece, n ur laid d problem out, no proferred solution, so kindly allow one of the "nigerian fools" ask, what do we do next pls??? Foolish class rep!!

laulipop said...

U're so no point etc
Nigerian politicians are jst after their selfish interest, may God help us all

Cheedoll said...

*pfft*

Dennis Power said...

God bless ur soul for dis revealing truth... Very well said, sentiments shared... Keep it up E.T.C...

destinysweet said...

Thank U ETC,u hv spoken well.some pple re just killing themselves whn in pple at d top already hv a winner



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oluwadamilola adewale said...

True talk

Ibrahim Ahmed said...

Just pray it works the way you want it...

............'''''PRAY4NIGERIA'''''.............

chi_ special said...

Nyc talk,u have sed it all! I keep telling pple dat both men are nt worth it.Dey are sponsored by same group of pple.My only prayer is dat God shld have mercy on nigeria n help us.

Anonymous said...

Excellent. they are all thieves

faya malan said...

It's time for we the youth start saying the truth.

Debora Chidume said...

Linda we arnt fools,rather we had no choice.visit my blog
deborachidume.blogspot.com

g force said...

i swear you must be in my head. this is no democracy a state where we know the next governor of lagos state 2years b4 election. primaries where some 8400 people decide my next president how is this democracy. its all a waste of time.

Ayo said...

CLAP CLAP CLAP! Bros maybe you should become our next president because you make sense die! Its so sad and shameful that the "mumu button" of 75% of Nigerians is constantly being abused.

DEMAND FOR CHANGE! FIGHT FOR CHANGE! ELECT NEW CANDIDATES! ACT FOR NIGERIA! ACT FOR YOUR CHILDREN'S CHILDREN!!!

glowy shoe said...

Hmmm...his opinion is ok

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Bianca BRUNO said...

True talk as always.

Anonymous said...

GBAM and the nail sinks into the head well

PHREY MUSIC said...

True talk, thats y me i no dey even vote, i wish every Nigerian can just ignore there voting, stay at home people!!!! Let them chose who dey want cus all na d same

Imoh Sandra said...

I just like this guy's writting,and all he has said is the truth,if we have a better choice be it new face or old face other Buhari and GEJ,we won't vote any of them , but as it is we dont really have a choice,is really a hard pill to swallow lord help us to make the right choice

andrew abuke said...

Correct man. you are so on point. Chai!!! Mumu Botton. the thing dey catch like fresh wine. This man etcetera is one of the few wise men we have in this nation. #PoliticallyCorrect

Bounteous said...

I wonder why we are stock with these two(GEJ n GMB). I kn there are other twelve candidate but I guess they are not doing much to let us kn them.

Anonymous said...

A beg help me ask dem

Imoh Sandra said...

I just like this guy's writting,and all he has said is the truth,if we have a better choice be it new face or old face other than Buhari and GEJ,we won't vote any of them , but as it is, we dont really have a choice,is really a hard pill to swallow lord help us to make the right choice

Imoh Sandra said...

I just like this guy's writting,and all he has said is the truth,if we have a better choice be it new face or old face other than Buhari and GEJ,we won't vote any of them , but as it is, we dont really have a choice,is really a hard pill to swallow lord help us to make the right choice

Anonymous said...

I agree some how everything even nigerian media seems to be promulgating a two party political contest. Btw old pdp n a reformed pdp(apc).

Olaide Babatunde said...

May God bless you for this write up. Gbam!

distin said...

This guy just said it all.......I will appreciate it if he keeps writing about our societal problems......kudos etcetera....

Anonymous said...

WORD!

Anonymous said...

true talk...some scale just fell off my eyes

Anonymous said...

I agree with you 100%. You just took the words out of my mouth NIGERIANS especially the youths shine your eyes, don't mortgage your future.

ENIOLA BOBO said...

U said nothing but the fact...but let me also brained u that the situation of the country is so terrible to extent that we av nothing to choose dan DEVIL OR DEATH

ENIOLA BOBO said...

U said nothing but the fact...but let me also brained u that the situation of the country is so terrible to extent that we av nothing to choose dan DEVIL OR DEATH

ijeoma ikebudu said...

May God help my dear country ..linda listen...

Anonymous said...

I agree with you 100%. You just took the words out of my mouth NIGERIANS especially the youths shine your eyes, don't mortgage your future.

Ehiemere Chimaobi said...

Truer words have never been spoken

Anonymous said...

I agree with you 100%. You just took the words out of my mouth NIGERIANS especially the youths shine your eyes, don't mortgage your future.

Anonymous said...

Etcetera is onto something. Pdp n Apc r two heads of a snake. All the independent parties eg national conscience party dnt get coverage as they ought. The rich backers re whipping the masses into a frenzy over the Ppl dey v vested interest in.

Abdul_Ajih said...

is he being paid for this rubbish?.. jst saying e

Jules Louis said...

Hmmm. Etcetera always hitting d nail on the head. Come to think of it, everything said is true. But wetin man go do? This country is just soo corrupt!

Anonymous said...

I agree with u for the first time. But 2015 GMB

Jules Louis said...

Hmmm. Etcetera always hitting d nail on the head. Come to think of it, everything said is true. But wetin man go do? This country is just soo corrupt!

Eminence said...

OMG!!!!....... Wonderful write up
He just said the same thing every reasonable Nigerian is saying.....
Politicians are controlled By d rich.
well-done jare

carlos iyke said...

Live your life your own way and let people live theirs their own way. People must vote and be voted for.
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@Mr Endowed via Lumia phone

Anonymous said...

You made some sense there. Till about 80% of us are free from Poverty , we can never make a good head way. GEJ 2015

Anonymous said...

Well said etcetera, i agree with you. Neither buhari nor jonathan are credible enough to rule this nation but nobody has come out expect d two leaving us option to choose between them but i believe buhari isnt the change. And obasanjo's support to him proves that, Baba is only pretending to love Nigeria but Its all sabotage. God help this nation

Olive Lo said...

Indeed u are a controversial writer and only the wise can read ur write up and pick something meaningful from it. How can one man consistently insist he must rule this nation since 80's to date? Is date not absurd? Has me no village to rule?

Lucy Ogana said...

Tell us, Mr Etcetera, what do we do? As both candidates have been shoved to us, do we reject them, all?
Do u want us to come out on d streets and revolt? Tell us.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Asides GEJ and GMB,we have 12 other presidential aspirants to choose from. The reasons why we're pragmatically imbued to supporting just two candidates,thereby making it seem a two horse race,is best known to us.
But that aside, our quest of getting it right in Nigeria in terms of good leadership,with each new day seems a mirage. We taught our problem was the military,we had democratic government and yet no significant change,Oh! We complained our problem is because of the age of our leaders,and luckily we had a Goodluck Jonathan, a youth like us,one without shoe,one of us from a humble background,who at least from what he made us believe has experienced poverty first hand. Alas! He was no different from the old stock, who are continually in hot romance with corruption. And here we are again confused on who most deserves our vote.
My prayer is that come Feb 14th, may the voice of those who have transcended above limitations of ethno-religious sentiments speak loudest.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Anonymous said...

*sigh*. So true, I fear for Nigeria. @chidinma

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Nothing but d sad truth

missboss said...

Dt z d questn I kip askn.. Y dos Buhari want 2b presidnt sooooo badly? Y?

naija dj said...

My dear etcetera, you write in vain. Nigerians are a stubborn set of individuals who hold on tenaciously to their views. Most also have views about their ethnic group that borders on delusions of grandeur. Ethnicity is also at play in these electons with some groups hell bent on regaining control of the political and financial structure of nigeria. The foolish masses will blindly follow the ethnic trail even though they wouldn't personally benefit. Bizarrely, the fact that their group will be once more in dominance is enough satisfaction for them - "better our thief stealing, than your thief".

Anonymous said...

hmmm he has said it all
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freeborn zina said...

Hahaahahhahahaah etcetera kai true talk i love this article no side person but all both parties are include,we are tired of there fake empty vow and promises no one is child again,on the elction day even if sleep no gree come i go take cipron to sleep.

freeborn zina said...

Hahaahahhahahaah etcetera kai true talk i love this article no side person but all both parties are include,we are tired of there fake empty vow and promises no one is child again,on the elction day even if sleep no gree come i go take cipron to sleep.

chioma oranebo said...

Well said dear there is more truth in what he said.......same thing have been thinking of to y these two candidate,y can't another paty bring another candidiate God help nigeria

Anonymous said...

Don't just come here and blame the
'masses'...What do you want us to do? u too you be somebody nah! Start a movement...People have their personal lifes yo! You listed the problems...now what's the solution? what do you expect from each and every single nigerian to do or start doing to solve these?

mrs shantelle said...

Well said. Wat if neihter of these two win?

Omoye Zenki Moye Brown said...

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Anonymous said...

Well said!

Uwakwe Godwin Chukwuka said...

true talk...I So much love this right now....





frm the SWAZZZY

Uwakwe Godwin Chukwuka said...

true talk...I So much love this right now....





frm the SWAZZZY

Anonymous said...

True talk. Oskolo 1

shilz said...

FACT!

Gbolahan Akinbode said...

One day will open our eyes and i see d truth in your article @etcetera

LAURAAUJ KAHI said...

LOL@mumu button, guy na only you get dat one.
we are living in a world of power tussle, wealth/affluence. Everyone wants to associate with the influential, abi who no like better thing?. Who will stand up and take the mantle of power from the sponsors. APC and PDP are brothers from same mother quarreling over breast milk. we only hope for change and i believe when the true change comes, the mumu button won't apply.

As it stand, nothing can be done , we only pray they save the country from shambles and for once pilot the affairs of the state for the benefit of all.

Sugarsweet said...

God bless you loads! Am tired of the same promises over and over again without any bring done. Am either for Buhari or Jonathan
We need change from youth youths... Why is it that the people that ruled before always come back to contest? Does it mean that Nigerians does not have young intelligent youths? When will they be given a chance? Why do they keep recycling the past leaders? Am really tired and have given up on my beloved country
God pls deliver us from these Pharos and hear the cry of your helpless children AMEN!!!!

Anonymous said...

So true. Speak on please.
We've got no choice whatsoever as both candidates appear to be cut from the same cloth.
I seriously fear for my country.

Luchi Norah said...

He has just said the real truth, we Nigerians all have mumu buttons...lol

may girl said...

True talk,for me I dnt see any credible candidate for d feb 14 election.

Luchi Norah said...

Yea I love all this guy's speeches

UNHAPPY NIGERIAN said...

@ ETCETERA. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR REMINDING US ALL TO USE OUR HEAD. I AM INCLINED TO GEJ FOR I PERSONALLY SEE ALL THE ATTACK ON HIM AS A GANG UP AGAINST US THE MASSES WHICH UNTIL RECENTLY HE WAS ONE AND NOW HE IS FALLING OUT OF LINE. THIS IS NOT REALLY A PASS MARK I AGREE. BUT I WILL ALSO BE GLAD IF FOR EXAMPLE THE PROFESSOR WOMAN OF KOWA OR ANY OTHER PERSON BUT NOT BUHARI TURNS UP. I PRAY FOR US ALL TO WAKE UP AND MAXIMIZE OUR POWER/ OUR VOTE. THANK YOU AGAIN ETCETERA, YOU HAVE MADE MY MORNING ALREADY, TODAY, YOU HAVE EARNED YOUSELF A GREAT FAN FOR LIFE. CARRY GO.

desmond dennis said...

Truth... .. But what can we do

Anonymous said...

CORRECT!!! I hv said dis tin b4, I had rather vote 4 dat unknown woman dan clueless Jonathan and weakling Buhari! Wat's d new obsession with Buhari, he contested 2003,2007 n 2011! Mtcheww I love Etcetera!

Lauren Thomas

desmond dennis said...

Truth... .. But what can we do

Anonymous said...

"The masses, politicians and the rich" . What about the middle class and the poor. Aren't they Humans too? Double standard here, how about when will this man stop being a foolish idiot?

TeeBabson1509 said...

Hmmmn..... Evn in d midst of choicelesness..... we stl av to mk a choice... since deas no beta olternativ, it remn pertinent dat we must choose from the ones availabu 2 us. or dos ds mean Etcetera wunt vote???

TeeBabson Comentin tru Infinx Zero.

Dida Onyedika said...

as much as i would want to deny this fact, i kno he is saying the truth. well written etcetera.

Anonymous said...

Thats an insult on #Ebonyi boys.

Anonymous said...

So true bro! U makey sense these days

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! Thumbs up... This indeed says it all

Obyy Ben said...

So what do we do?

Shalom in Nigeria, Amen

Anonymous said...

Talking about someone putting people there for us, somehow, people always depend on others for certain things. We don't always have control over things that affect us: your parents somehow determine your religion, the people around you influence your tatste, just the same way political parties determine who their flag bearers are and we have to select from them who will rule us in which case we don't have an option but to select the best among them and in this case, if we defy sentiments, we'll agree it Buhari.

brownhottiee007 said...

Best article from etcetera, but the thing is that people just want something different, without critically understanding the fundamental problems, I wish we had another viable presidential aspirant, as it is our choices are limited

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmmm may God help us

TeeBabson1509 said...

Nice pointview mr Etcetera.... Buh Howeva, we must mak a CHOICE of CHANGE evn in a choiceless candidates.... we stl seek Change.

TeeBabson Comentin tru Infinix zero

TeeBabson1509 said...

A CHOICE of CHANGE mst b made.... or dos ds mean Etcetera wunt vote.??????

TeeBabson Comentin tru Infinix Zero

Otobo Blessing said...

Shut the f**k up and profer solutions dumbass

Anonymous said...

100x likes..... So on point!!! It is rather unfortunate that we have been reduced to this in Nigeria and very sad that we all don't have the guts to start a f****king REVOLUTION

baby gal said...

true talk etcetera but you no talk wetin you want make we do...God bless Naija!

Shina Shine said...

wahali...you make great and wonderful point. you're so on point.
who are APC top politicians? these are group of people who left PDP, set of people who deals with former party and left, while some of them are former ministers, senators, Governors & adviser to former leaders. same set of people who lead us before (who promise us one thing/ the other) so don't expect drastic effect/change from these two parties.
Etcetera, thanks for eye open






#Commenting thru Glo 4G LTE

APPLELIPX said...

#word
Kill yourselves for this idiots
Buari isnt a choice; Gej isn't an option

olubukola luro said...

Bitter truth
Hmmmm am so stealing dis....... #Facebooktins
Kudos etc
Errrmmm behhht u wey dey yarn wat will u do to mobilize dis ur touching speech, it aint abt sitting in front of your computer and write inspiration sentences
It is well

Joshua Christina said...

true talk jare

dami said...

This is how Nigeria has been and its only God that can change that.....

Joshua Christina said...

true talk jare

BLAQ said...

Lol @ "Mumu button" he is right tho, nice write-up once again

CHERRY said...

Okay!

Bimablinks said...

Dude, Shut up you talk a lot of trash,, u feel u are wiser than arrbody or what? Ma Guy Laylow joor! Go nd face ur own probs menh# Fucking asshole.

christie benjamin said...

This man should be careful not to pinpoint politicians because politicians are more deadly than the innocent celebs he insult....mess with them am your ass will end up in exile for the rest of your career if he has one.
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CELEB said...

True talk! I wonder why the names of the other aspirants from the other parties are not being branded abt. Its not just these two but some how the campaing is just going to be between these two so I ask, why?. Mumu button u say? Maybe! Or maybe nigeria is scared to revoLt against the powers that be! But do u blame them? When the next powers that be are already planning how top continue their own atrocity. Its just a nigerian thing,corruption is in our mind-set. Let's pray to God, therein lies our help and freedom from corruption.

Anonymous said...

And many guys will cum here nd insult him...he only said d truth...i dont knw y many nigerians believe the word change frm politicians..truth is there will never be change...still d same corrupt..decietful..hypocritical dudes...we need to realize dis

Juliet Iwuno said...

Bitter truth, it pains me dat everything you said is nothing but d truth even if we continue to be in denial. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Bitter truth, it pains me dat everything you said is nothing but d truth even if we continue to be in denial. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Bitter truth, it pains me dat everything you said is nothing but d truth even if we continue to be in denial. Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

Most times dis guy really make sense tho! #oneandonlynwa@gmail.com#

Juliet Iwuno said...

Bitter truth, it pains me dat everything you said is nothing but d truth even if we continue to be in denial. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Bitter truth, it pains me dat everything you said is nothing but d truth even if we continue to be in denial. Linda take note!

ary said...

The truth smeared in Gold and served of a platter! Both Buhari and GEJ are just a mark way off the target! They can never lead Nigeria to the promise land! Let us do the rightful and sit at home and allow them vote themselves! Me ofozia

Sena Job said...

True talk......

dodo said...

True talk

dodo said...

I totally agree with u

Akmcdon said...

True talk bro. Everything is been masterminded and we the masses keep running in circles hoping for change.

igwe Adaobi said...

He is very right

jbankzE said...

True word

~@iamjbankz SA to President Jonathan~

Abayomi Ayoola said...

I sense some sense here! Either ways, GMB is a better bone than a fat beef of GEJ. #OkBye

Anonymous said...

I have nothing to commeng on your truthfull write up. However am nit pleases with your usage of the word...Eboyi State boys selling fake wrist watches....that is deregatory for indigenes of that state, every nigerian tribe participate in such trade, so why being particular about Ebonyi, plsss delete that. Thougham not from ebonyi state, it is wrong to use such statement in a well written artcle.
?...Mystic Sun

Anonymous said...

U know book, everything u said is d truth

Anonymous said...

This is sooooooooooooo true

FRANCIS IZUNDU said...

The Rich rules......this is sumtin 2 tink about .

Karlsson said...

Very insightful. We settle for anything even when we can demand for something better. GEJ n GMB won't do much cos they re not the best Nigeria ve. Prayer ve not done much, we need to demand for accountability. Ubanagum

nkiruTee said...

Nice one etcetera

ELENA (HER MAJESTY) said...

Truth be told etcetera is much more intelligent than he looks;i swear dude be writing well and speaking thhe truth most of the time

pc oracle said...

My mumu button has been deactivated before I turned 18years that's y I have never and will never vote for any politican in Nigeria. I still have d override code to deactivate ur mumu button if u need it

Daniel Don said...

I buy this... Can't agree more!

obiora said...

The only reason I would vote for GEJ Is cos APC fielded a far worse candidate in my opinion.

ukwumaka theophilus said...

I refused to be a mumu to anybody. You have written my thoughts mr. Etcetera. I keep asking myself everyday why Buhari wants power so bad. When I was in primary school our teachers would tell us we are the leaders of tomorrow and then Buhari was the president. After many years Buhari is still contesting for president. My question is when would the words of our teachers come alive when people like Buhari is still contesting for power?
As for GEJ, i am disappointed beyond words can explain.
Just maybe if we look beyond GEJ and GMB,we might just find the change we need.



Busy Fingers.

damba israel said...

Hmmm nice one man,I love reading ur articles
GEJ for 2015

damba israel said...

Hmmm nice one man,I love reading ur articles
GEJ for 2015

damba israel said...

Hmmm nice one man,I love reading ur articles
GEJ for 2015

David Uche said...

Word.. But; VOTE JONATHAN 2015

Anonymous said...

The first time excetera is talking nonsense...

Mich janelle said...

This guy is really something, I agree with him in some points he made here. But he didn't emphasis much about the Rich. All the same. #niceputtogether
...........SAPIENT........

odinaka ogunwa said...

everybody now forming wisdom like they can do it better if they had the chance they will do it any better which category does he fall under exactly!!!

Amarachi Ogueji said...

So happy.... I got somethings to write for exam from this article

elovi said...

Ecetera or what ever dey call u pls get a life u no get work?

Anonymous said...

God bless you

Anonymous said...

4 once ds man z mkn sense

Anonymous said...

Why will this fool of a guy say Prof osinbajo can be bought, that's an insult and character assassination, etc should make his findings about prof. osinbajo from his students while he was lecturing in unilag.
He was like a father and a mentor in the classroom.
When I talk to people about the coming election, I emphasise more on osinbajo than buhari, cos I have seen his kindness to random people first hand not hear say.
etc pls check osinbajo's wiki page to read more about him.

Julz said...

Very reasonable and true. We know they are almost the same and have same origin but we feel we have no other option but either of them. Because even if you decide to support someone else aside those two,it wouldn't count as the rich or whoever decides the winner would only favour those two who would bring the highest turnover for them. Therefore,until the day(which would never come) the masses come together and bring out someone we would all support,it'd be the same story. Suppose this happens,the so called masses including etcetera would still sell themselves to the rich for the love of money and the cycle continues. That's the simple reason why we remain where we are.

Anonymous said...

Etcetera, may God bless you for this article... may you live to see a better Nigeria populated by people with good thinking heads on their shoulders

angelite said...

#fact#

Anonymous said...

One thing I agree with Etcetera on is that both Buhari and Jonathan are a disaster for Nigeria regardless of who gets elected


Cynic*Igbo*Guy

Anonymous said...

Have always say it and i will keep saying it that it is neither Buhari nor GEJ.

whitefalcon said...

Etcetera again?! Do we need a dictionary to hang out with this fellow this weekend??

Ese Umoh said...

It's not just two people contesting you know?It's a little sickening that majority of literate nigerians imagine that their fight for change is a transition from GEJ to GMB.

 So we tell ourselves that we  have to choose between GEJ who has been president for 6 years and consistently failed Nigeria on the one hand, And GMB who has consistently struggled to be president within the last 12 years but failed in his entirety to help out in the nation in any capacity...so your knowledge of his ability is well limited to things he did over 20 years ago!

 Sickening!! There's a list from inec of candidates! Who has looked at that list? Like really studied the list enough to see what those other presidential hopefuls might have to offer?

 Instead we concern ourselves with the ones who are heavily sponsored by stakeholders forgetting that whether or not you scream integrity or not, politics is a business and anybody who is sponsored by the 'powers that be' has to pay back!

 Setting ourselves up for yet another 4 years of a further downward spiral till 2019 when our kids are old enough to realise that we are in deep shit and the average nigerian is still heavily indebted to stupid and pointless party sentiments.

Cindy# said...

My dear, I luv u wit evry ribs, bones, nerves, gains & liver in me, I knw d ignorant ones wil stil come out 2 pour abusive words, d blind people whose 'mumu buttons' has been activated already. Nigerians needs serious sensitization. U hv jst said it all, may God giv u d wisdom 2 Continue speakin out witout fear or favor, may he Neva allow dem 2 get access 2 ur 'mumu botton' IJN.

give urselves brain said...

i cldnt have poured out my heart better...and there it goes..welldone etcetera

give urselves brain said...

i cldnt have poured out my heart better...and there it goes..welldone etcetera

Anonymous said...

U have said it all bro...may God help us

Anonymous said...

Mr etcetera, this election is so different from every other election and yes APC will win IJN.
Everybody should know by now that the reason buhari is been used as the presidential candidate for APC is just to pull the votes from the North, believe me he is too old to manage this Country.
The real president in disguise are the sets of professionals that have proven themselves beyond doubt that dey are capable of effecting changes and making reasonable plans for the masses (fashola, oshiomole, especially osinbajo YES osinbajo, and a few to mention)
Eko oni baje! Nigeria oni daru!
God bless nigeria!

#one man one vote#election not war

salifu ebiojo said...

Only time will tell!

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Xcluda said...

I am not saying you are stupid, I am jst saying u got bad luck when it comes to thinking so shut up ur smelling mouth Etcetera...

Jerusalem Pilgrimage said...

Africans are cursed with bad leaders not Nigeria's issue. May God grants us leaders that are passionate about d people!




...The 1st world was destroyed by water. Watch out for dis present world!...

Jerusalem Pilgrimage said...

Africans are cursed with bad leaders not Nigeria's issue. May God grants us leaders that are passionate about d people!




...The 1st world was destroyed by water. Watch out for dis present world!...

segun adewunmi said...

Olodo. You are just quick to write rubbish, read and understand. The masses comprise of the classes u just mentioned.

Gorgeous Diva said...

I love this dude! What he said is nothing but a bitter truth!

naija dj said...

Steady on here!

I can't imagine any guy "cumming" because of etcetera. Unless the said guy is gay, in that case why insult etcetera after cumming when etcetera has so obviously given you pleasure?

Anonymous said...

Utter Rubbish! @anon 11:07

You dare to refer to a bunch of rabble rousers, corrupt politicians, political jobbers/turncoats and a bible basher as professionals? You are obviously deluded!!

Obyno C said...

Nice one Bro, True Talk. God Help Us.

F. Castro said...

Thank you do much, no better way to speak of the foolishness.

Anonymous said...

' I see politicians as conmen, I see them like those Ebonyi State boys trying to sell fake wrist watches to me in traffic, I see them like pastors.
The elections are nothing but theatrical productions to keep us distracted and pacified so we won’t revolt and demand better government'.
You talk this one. Very correct.

labake said...

U tried. But u dint make sense so much @etcetera. U were too busy trying to be sarcastic to make meaningful point. Buhari may not be much better than Jonathan, and they may indeed be funded by the same set of people. But isn't that how the world runs? Doesn't it also happen even in developed countries? Does that say that people should not vote? You have been given a choice, whether it's between the devil and the deep blue sea, you just must choose else u can't move forward. I don't know what purpose this rant serves cos it seems to me you are asking us not to vote. I have admired so many of your write-ups, but this one just sounds stupid!

Anonymous said...

Na wa o...my darling, the masses compasses of the middle class and the poor. Study more, you will understand better then you will stop seeing foolish idiots

Anonymous said...

But there are other candidates apart from JEG and GMB. If Nigeria really needs change, they should bring the remaining candidates to limelight and vote!

Anonymous said...

What do you have to say about the issue at hand...guess you are not a Nigerian

Remi said...

Etcetera, you echoed my thought. I've always insisted that choosing between GEJ and GMB is like choosing between the devil and the deep blue sea.

Nigeria and Nigerians deserve so much better than these two men. PDP fielded GEJ simply because he is an incumbent who feels he is entitled to a 2nd term by right, while APC fielded GMB because they are certain he will garner votes across the Northern states. By and large, the credibility and intellectual capability of the two men were not put into consideration. Nigerians are therefore left with no choice than to vote either of these two men or abstain which actually is still a vote in some sense.

I heartily pray we will get to the level whereby merit rather than religion, ethnicity, age, sex or party affiliation will be the sole yardstick to measure qualification of aspirants into political office.

God bless you Etcetera, may your ink never run dry and abeg hit the studio asap and cook up some melodious tunes for us. 'Michelle' and 'Love Should Last' are still on my playlist and your last single, 'No Virgin In Lagos' is nice and funny.

Nena Justina said...

I agree with Etc. on many levels! Why must it be either GEJ or GMB? Is there no one else? It's like we have been boxed into a tight corner and it doesn't matter who we vote for, we just may not get the desired change for the better that we earnestly need in Nigeria...On another note, Etc. the reference to Ebonyi boys is so uncalled for. Nigerians should learn to put aside tribal and state sentiments in our daily lives, especially in very formal settings which we want others to take seriously

Anonymous said...

Dumb question if you ask me....its obvious he is in the category of good governance...hope you now understand

Anonymous said...

He is doing his work, which is write article, publishers pay for it. So he is gainfully employed.

Josie Francis said...

Etcetera. He took the words right out of my mouth. I have no soft spot for any of these politicians. None of them are worth it....

Josie Francis said...

None of them is worth it

Anonymous said...

And your point is....

Anonymous said...

If you need dictionary to read this.....abeg go and collect your school fees, you were cheated

Anonymous said...

Well written...

Anonymous said...

Mama mia! If you think this is bad thinking...I wish you good luck

MARY AUSTINE said...

Lol@ hot romance with corruption....stating the above...In an inch I felt u had issues with Buhari.....personally I think age, religion and ethnicity should be shifted 'Nigerians are suffering and with no 2nd thoughts I will sure give it to Buhari....we need a Leader...

Godswill Ogbuwa said...

Finally someone is reasoning like me.. keep it bro...

debbie damsel said...

But seriously he is making sense! We need to wake up in this country and hold our leaders accountable. We are here killing our self and their children are busy chopping our money and posing expensive materials on instagram and some of you are commenting on them mteww rubbish!!!

debbie damsel said...

But seriously he is making sense! We need to wake up in this country and hold our leaders accountable. We are here killing our self and their children are busy chopping our money and posing expensive materials on instagram and some of you are commenting on them mteww rubbish!!!

Anonymous said...

The most sensible thing this man has ever written. Well done

Cruz said...

Ignoramus

Anonymous said...

Etcetera, what is your suggestion? This your write up simply condemns and fails to offer an alternative...

emmylyonsignature said...

God help us

Anonymous said...

Very wise comment

emmylyonsignature said...

God help us

Olaide Davies said...

Etcetera has said the truth come feb 24 ,I no go vote for anybody.None of the two candidates is good enough to rule.

Anonymous said...

Bonario, I always thought you were like those who make uneducated comments here simply bcos ur name seemed to pop up very often until I started reading your comments. Thumbs up

Anonymous said...

Condemnation without proffering a solution... that's what this write up is all about! What is Etcetera's suggestion? He just spent the whole ink on criticising both parties. Incomplete write up.

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