Having been relentlessly harassed by my own mother to "join them if I cannot beat them"...and,

Having come to the stark realisation that it is the multitudes of felons (relations, friends, cronies, colleagues, other associates) that surround public officers in Nigeria that equally harass them to do wrong....and,

Having observed that the led only turn round to call Nigerian leaders thieves after inducting, harasssing, bullying and blackmailing them to steal public funds....and,

Having been convinced that such leaders would not be allowed to kick-start a value change as they (attempt to) live exemplary lives, by these households of felons....i.e. the led.....and,

Having seen that leaders that refuse to loot the treasury are thoroughly insulted, ridiculed and maligned by the led while those that succumb to pressure to loot are rewarded with titles,

And thus realising that abusing, harassing, maligning or castigating these leaders by commentators is akin to attempting to cure effects rather than causes....

I wrote an article directed this time, to the led citing these facts and sent the link to some leaders rhetorically asking them how they are coping with such pressure captioned thus: "MR LEADER, HOW ARE YOU COPING WITH THE PRESSURE TO STEAL"?

My Summation: Perhaps it is such realisation of the true nature of the led in Nigeria borne out of such frustration, exasperation and perplexity that compelled persons like Dr Reuben Abati to switch sides and change tunes.

The way I feel now....extreme fury borne out of sheer disappointment by the led in Nigeria, I would probably "do worse" than Abati in his position....considering my present state of anger.

By sobbing, wailing and screaming loud as they call Nigerian leaders thieves, the led is merely shedding crocodile tears!

The led not only deserve what they get, they get what they quite strangely, yearn for, harass for and bully to get....

.....a raw deal....

Dr Tosin Akindele is a Lagos-based Medical Practitioner, a former Secretary of AGPMPN Ikorodu zone, a former Secretary of the Quackery Committee of AGPMPN Lagos State Branch, founder of Analytical Minds, a good health advocate and social critic.

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