There is a joke about a morgue attendant who had gotten so used to seeing dead bodies that one day, he came to work to find a supposedly dead body twitching. His response was, “this is the morgue, not the emergency room”, so he promptly smothered the twitching body until it was well and truly dead. “That’s more like it”, he said, as he sat down to guard the cabinet full of dead bodies and to wait for new arrivals.
Perhaps, Nigerians should not be surprised at Frankenstein that Jonathan has become. From the supposedly timid state governor and vice president, we now have one of the coldest, most calculating and thick-skinned leaders, totally aloof to criticism. The one and only thing on his mind is to retain power beyond 2015 while helping friends and cronies to pillage Nigeria as much as possible. After all, when he was asked about assets declaration, he replied, “The issue of public asset declaration is a matter of personal principle. That is the way I see it, and I don’t give a damn about it, even if you criticise me from heaven”.