Adventure of BoN
Why did I vote for Aketi ?-Ibrahim
BoN: I am sad and everybody is sad (crying)I will not vote for Aketi again
T Bobo: You are always sad , idiot, bastard.I will vote for him and he will serve 10 terms
Bobo T: Don’t call BoN idiot or bastard pls,but BoN why are you sad?
BoN: If I talk you will cry along with me.I pitied Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba’s students, parents and guardians for the increment in their school fees!
Bobo T & T Bobo: ( loud cry) We have accepted our fate .Go to public places like market, church, mosque even Alagbaka Government House and ask the market women ,religious leaders, civil servants and others , they are all ‘praying’ for the governor
BoN: We will all vote for him to do second term,third term , fourth term and tenth time .Go to the market places (burst into tears again ).
Your Excellency ,
For the past four weeks I had been very upset because each time I remember how Alhaja broke down and wept when the Adekunle Ajasin University students’ school fees was increased from 31, 000 :00 to 150,000 and 200,000 Naira . I feel sad.
Alhaja is a widow with five children in various universities, three in AAU. Oh my God, when I heard the sad breaking news that Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba , Akoko School’s fees had been jacked up and after demonstration you agreed and asked them to be paying fees between 120 and 15000,00 naira .I broke down and shed tears .
“Oh my God ! , Oh my God!! Is this what Arákùnrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu ( SAN) promised us? Oh my God “, Baba Kunle who fought tooth and nail for Arákùnrin to be voted for in his ward looked ruffled .He cursed the day he voted . ” I will never believe anybody again in my life again, this man came and campaigned that he will not increase school fees , see what he has done now”,he lamented over the phone.
BoN is angry
Mama Alakara ( she sells bean cake ) has three daughters who are teachers in Ondo state and the old woman contribute to her grandchildren’s school fees from the proceeds of her akara, why? All her sons -in laws are also Civil servants.I was informed two weeks ago that Mama had died while one of the children collapsed .She was not grieving because of the old woman who died but ‘ who will pay their fees again?’
As I am writing this piece , I peeped through the window, saw some students hissing and cursing (????)and I pitied these students .I pitied their parents and I pitied their guardians .Now , armed robbery will be a child play while prostitution will now be a normal thing, after all they must pay their school fees!
Sir, Let me briefly tell you my story .
My father was already old before he gave birth to us .We are four from my mother side ” My older brother is Gbenga, my twin brother , Kehinde ,Myself -Taiwo ( BoN, Bobo T, T Bobo) and our last born is a lady, Idowu.
In the ’70s our father was already old.Yes, he had us at old age .He was in his late ’70s already and I used to ask my late mother why she married an old man like my father .We went to All Saints’ Modern School, Owo, Ondo State .In actual fact he always paid our school fees before we resume for the new term.Later we went to Adeyeri Grammar School , I came out with GRADE ONE , this was rare in those days !
In a nutshell in 1985 our father died! That was the very year I gained admission into the University of Ife ( after my HSC , Igbobi College, Lagos) and Wahala de!. Who will be responsible for my upkeep?
Who will pay for my handouts? Obafemi Awolowo University then was not paying tuition fee but what of other necessary things like handouts, hostel accommodation(15 Naira then) , feeding among others.
During the burial meeting of our late father while our other siblings were discussing and planning how the party would go , one of my brothers , Professor Rowland Abiodun [of Fine Art Department, Obafemi Awolowo University) sat on the table, looked round and in annoyance burst out ” We are discussing how to bury Baba , it is good , but what of these boys ;Taiye and Kehinde who are in higher institutions?”. .All attentions were focused on how to give our father a befitting burial.
The Professor said ” Taiye and Kehinde don’t worry I will take care of you by God’s grace but don’t disappoint me “.
Money had value then and difficult to get.At Alacarte , in OAU one would be fill his tommy with 50k ( NOT 50 Naira) for a plate of rice.Later my brother relocated to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA where he has been since 1988.
From the United States he sponsored all my University education , OAU IFE, University of Calabar and Lagos State University ( LASU) . If I had not gotten such a brother I bet you I would not have gone to any higher institution in my life .
And back to you sir, Arákùnrin, I hate politics , I don’t write about politics for I believe they are all liars , however, that is my personal opinion.
During my visit to the United Kingdom my late wife campaigned for you ,she forced me to campaign for you (because she knew I hate politics ).
I remember when you campaigned that you will not increase students’ school fees .I jubilated .
Yes, I jubilated for the poor students had seen a messiah .I jubilated for most of these students’ parents are farmers and had little or nothing to give their children.I jubilated because some of these students sponsored themselves .I jubilated because our man who was robbed or denied from becoming the governor later was voted in. I jubilated because our man is from Owo, my beloveth country home .
So the stories in the Bible are true? .So there is somebody called Jeroboam in the Bible .So it is true he was ill-advised by his friends .Oh my God so what we called proverb is not ordinary one , it is real I remember Jeroboam who said “my father chastised you with whips but I will chastise you with scorpions”, And Jerobaom did , he made their yoke heavier than that of his father .What happened to him later is in the Bible .
Sir, you have disappointed us , and not doing what you promised. An old man who called his name Ibraheem cried ”Why did I vote for Aketi?”
I wish you disguise or send your staff to the market , to all the ministries , churches , mosques and other public places to feel the electorate’s pulse.No, no, it is a sad story .No one is talking good about your administration at all.You have increased their yoke.
Yes, it is true you need money and other institutions are paying higher and you can increase the fees but would have been gradual but from 32,000 to 150,000 Naira is too harsh.
According to reports you said you were not the one who increased the fees but the Committee set up to look into the school’s case and recommend , my lord that is not an excuse , remember that was how Jeroboam too was ill -advised by his peer group.
Our governor you have disappointed your people. Those who voted for you are crying.
Now, I am sure many students will withdraw from school, many will turn to criminals while others will be cursing the day they voted you into power.
Now students will withdraw from school to learn skills while deaths of pregnant women will be on the rise and secondary students will be trekking home.