Monday, June 27, 2011

An Accident in the Waiting



A few days to the General Elections held in April 2011, a miracle happened all over Nigeria: there was remarkable increase in electricity supply everywhere including the villages. Many streets were hurriedly lit and there were lights in Ibadan on roads that end in the bush. Many roads were hurriedly patched. Garbage heaps were cleared regularly in Ibadan for almost one whole week. Elections have gone and life is back to (ab)normal. Darkness has returned to most parts, and many can’t find kerosene to buy. Was any voter by government’s hurried ‘window dressing’? I doubt it. Meanwhile, I spotted this electric pole a few kilometres outside Ibadan yesterday.This is a sure sign that the elections are over. This pole will have to wait till 2015 when another round of elections will hopefully hold. Or—it will get government attention if (I pray not) it electrocutes a few influential people. It's an accident in the waiting! But who cares?

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tps360 said...

Interesting post. I was in nigeria during the elections and 'll have to agree with you about the "window dressing" strategy. Will be visiting your blog more often.

Anonymous said...

Nobody cares.May God deliver us from the hands of uncaring leaders.
Adebiyi Rasheed A.

Victor said...

This is accident in waiting..

Anonymous said...

This is surely an accident in the waiting. What a shame!

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Anonymous said...

This is surely an accident in the waiting. What a shame!

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