Malam MB
Malam MB

Are Remi Tinubu and Garba Shehu the Mola Rams? By Malam MB

NEWS DIGEST – From the 1984 American movie entitled “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” there was a leader of the Thuggee people called Mola Ram who enjoyed unyielding loyalty from his henchmen.

Mola Ram who had been unfeeling became more ferocious when he learned that an American Archeologist, Indiana Jones and his companions had begun investigating the strange disappearance of some children whom Mola Ram had enslaved as miners.

To crown it all, Mola Ram and his henchmen pursued Indiana Jones and his companions to a narrow rope bridge over a crocodile-infested river. Jones signalled to his friends to hold on and then he cut the bridge. Many Thuggees fell into the river and got chewed by the crocodiles! But Mola Ram was lucky to be clung to the hanging-bridge.

Despite the instability— Mola Ram kept exchanging blows with Indiana Jones. In Ram’s thirst to remain alive— he deliberately pushed one of his loyalists into the river! In the end, the rabid Mola Ram fell into the river and the ravenous crocodiles ate him up exuberantly.

However, I kept asking myself on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 when the Nigeria’s senator, Remi Tinubu pilloried her colleague, Smart Adeyemi over his fiery comments concerning the growing insecurity in Nigeria that ‘is Remi Tinubu the Mola Ram who deliberately pushed his henchman into the crocodile-infested river for his own survival?’ because by not speaking up and allowing someone to decry the government of the day over security challenges— Remi Tinubu is plainly telling Nigerians that ‘since i am safe, I don’t care about you.’

Have the people of Lagos central sent Remi to defend her political party, the APC or the interest of the Nigerian Commoners? Smart Adeyemi was smart and patriotic enough to speak the bitter truth without considering that he is from the ruling APC.

On the other hand, Reverend Father Ejike Camillus Anthony Ebenezer Mbaka who supported President Buhari in his first and second term elections, recently appealed to Buhari to resign or the National Assembly should impeach him because Nigeria is no longer safe under his watch.

No patriotic Nigerian will withhold the fact that Father Mbaka had spoken without sentiment. To the chagrin of Nigerians, Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity wrote a spurious article on Friday, April 30th, 2021 where he shamelessly accused Mbaka of soliciting contracts as compensation for his support.

Garba Shehu is indirectly telling Nigerians that ‘since I am safe, I won’t let anyone speak over the ills of our government.’ A PR expert would advise Shehu not to accuse someone who once stood by them unflinchingly.

I feel the need to ask again, are Remi Tinubu and Garba Shehu the Mola Rams of Nigerians?

Malam MB writes from Bauchi and can be reached via: [email protected]