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In this conversation, a political office-holder is seen talking with an acquaintance on their resolution to retain power in 2019. Soon, the conversation moves from how to achieve their resolution to the invocations of God to fish out their political opponents or enemies that may want to put sand in their garri (garri is a staple grain in Nigeria). Such is the mindset of a typical Nigerian politician. It’s very easy for them to bring God into conversations that may not even concern God.
In the end, one of the people talking concludes
that their best bet for winning the election would
be provide food to voters. This statement is tricky. One may want to ask: provide ‘food’ in terms of food security or food to lure voters to vote for their party?
A.L.O. introduces a priest to us. The priest, apparently, sees nothing wrong with the rate at which Nigerian politicians are defectiong from one party to another. According to the priest, defection is, in a way, scriptural. It is similar to what God wants people to do: to defect from their “sinful ways to the righteous path.”
This priest may be one of the many Nigerian priests who are yesmen to politicians.