This hashtag is trying to trend on Nigerian Twitter. It may succeed at the end of the day. It appears that people are carrying palm fronds and looking for donkey to kidnap because Buhari is returning (or has returned) today. We are happy. We the people are happy. Itoro is happy that the president of Nigeria has recovered from his “ailment” and is returning to his duties, finally. But do you know what makes me happier? It is the fact that the #ResumeorResign campaign worked. In fact, a silly part of me imagined the president receiving this phone call from the Birmingham palace last night.
Q.E: Hello Baba, na me Queen Eliza. How far?
PMB: I dey. We just dey push am small small.
Q.E: Okay. Errm bros, I hear say them dey wave flag, dey sing, dey disturb for Abuja house front. Wetin una wan do about am?
PMB: Your Majesty, shun am. Na so dem dey do. Dem go soon tire.
Q.E: that wan no concern me. As tomorrow knack like this, pack your ngwo-ngwo dey go your country. Una own don too much abeg.
PMB: Your Majesty, no be so…(line goes dead). Who dey for outside? We dey go Naija tomorrow o. I don well!
When I saw the news that the President is returning today, I said that the campaign has yielded fruit. It was and still is my opinion. A certain somebody came to rant about how Buhari returned solely because his health has improved and how The grand commander of the federal republic does not give a hoot about me. Lol!
When our questions got too many, the government started sending emissaries to visit the president and give us feedback that he is doing well but nobody thought he should come back o! They just left him in the abroad to do well. Then Charly Boy said he wouldn’t take it; that we deserved better than Laurette Onochie a.k.a. The Palm Wine Drinkard’s intoxicated quips and all of us who were complaining about the absentee president turned our attention to Mr Charles Oputa. We brought up his case file, looked through it and decided that “this one is too crazy to represent our interest”. You with your normal senses, your protest started and ended on Twitter. Tomorrow you will shout hashtag not to young to run. Hashtag, you are mad! Many of us have gotten so used to being abused by this country, we don’t even know how to receive good treatment, talk more of fight for it.
Whether the president’s ailment disappeared overnight or not, the koko remains that after Nigerians in the UK took the Resume or Resign campaign to his backyard in the Abuja house and slept there, Baba returned home to us. I look forward to his address come whenever. Big ups to Mr Charles Oputa, the Area Fada and everyone that supported the campaign. Our President is back. In the end, that’s all that matters. Baba Oyoyo!
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