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By Marxist Kola
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It's a common denominator that politicians' reckless modus vivendi are far removed from those of their electorate. It is contrary in Uruguay. The President of Uruguay lives on a ramshackle farm and gives away most of his salary to the talakawas.

He drinks water from a well in his house like the talakawas. Only two police officers and his dog Manuela, a three-legged dog, watch over his house unlike our politicians who go with almost all the mobile policemen in Nigeria living no one to protect the talakawas. It is indecipherable, whimsically and capricious that our politicians prefer to steal the treasury of our country.

His modus vivendi is absolutely differnt from Nigerian leaders who are criminals, fraudsters, vampires, vulture and vandals in power.

President Mujica has shunned the luxurious house that the Uruguayan state provides for its leaders and opted to stay at his wife's farmhouse, off a dirt road outside the capital, Montevideo.

The president and his wife work the land themselves, growing flowers.

This austere lifestyle – and the fact that Mujica donates about 90% of his monthly salary, equivalent to $12,000 (£7,500), to charity has led him to be labelled the poorest president in the world by the International media.

All the president's wealth is a 1987 Beetle known as tortoise car.

In 2010, his annual personal wealth declaration – mandatory for officials in Uruguay – was $1,800 (£1,100)

He was elected in 2009, he spent the 1960s and 1970s as part of the Uruguayan guerrilla Tupamaros, a leftist armed group inspired by the Cuban revolution.

He was shot six times and spent 14 years in jail. Most of his detention was spent in harsh conditions and isolation, until he was freed in 1985 when Uruguay returned to democracy.

Jose Mujica said
“I'm called 'the poorest president', but I don't feel poor. Poor people are those who only work to try to keep an expensive lifestyle, and always want more and more,”

“This is a matter of freedom. If you don't have many possessions then you don't need to work all your life like a slave to sustain them, and therefore you have more time for yourself,”

Nigeria, today, earns about $7.09 billion annually from crude oil. Success in the oil industry has earned Nigeria the title of the 11th nation to join OPEC in 1971. But according to UNDP, although Nigeria is one of the world's leading oil producers, it ranks 151st out of 177 of the world's poorest countries. Nationally, 50 to 80 million people are living below the poverty line. Corruption the monster has eaten deep into the very fabric of our cultural & social milieu. It has made us hamstrung, impeding & inhibiting our warped megalomaniacal medulla oblongata towards attaining a high rational & moral upliftment.

Politicians that have stolen the collective wealth of the talakawas must repent from their evil ways or perish. God is watching you Nigerian politicians.What shall it profit you to gain the whole world? The talakaws must claim the country from the bourgeoisie, reactionaries and conservatives.

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