One problem I have, when I comment on goings on in Nigeria, is that I regularly suffer from emotional lows each time something new befalls her!
I have had a succession of that lately!
I have been away from blogging for some months now!
The latest, was the revelation on national television, by Patience Jonathan, the president's wife, that she died for one week in Germany, last year!
For seven days, four days more than Jesus Christ, and three days more than Lazarus, she claimed she was "dead"!
It is important to note, that when she disappeared last year, unannounced, the media handlers of the president, and all that belong to him, claimed then, sometimes with virulent, and vehement vituperations, that nothing was wrong with her!
They declared then, that her exertions at the Africa First Ladies' Summit, necessitated her need for rest abroad!
It is therefore sad, and unbecoming of the exalted office of the presidency, would be caught in a lie! The same woman who was hale, and resting last year, according to Dr Reuben Abati, and co, was actually having brunch with death, at a German hospital!
There is a saying, that trust, like the soul, once lost, can never be regained!
The issue here is quite simple!
Did the presidents people, and by extension the president, lie to the nation then?
If they did, was it justified?
In addition, if they lied then, how are we sure at this moment, that they are not telling us lies about things happening right now?
I have said it in over and over again, that the presidency is a sacred trust, it is more than an individual, and bigger than the holder of the office!
It should not be run like some petty trading concern, where the owner can just jam his way through every transaction!
Integrity, should be the guiding principle for that office, all the time
Imagine what the outcome, and fallouts, would be, if President Obama's spokespeople were to lie about an issue concerning his wife?
The following would happen surely, the people who lied, would resign, and the president would come clean!
Unfortunately, that happens under normal climes!
I believe we do not have the luxury of normalcy here!
So the president, his mouthpieces, have egg on their faces, but they think it is a new type of cosmetic!