Political Activists or Hustlers? The Eedris Vs Keyamo Spat is the “Jaga Jaga” that’s eating Nigeria

You will always find Nigerian politicians cross-carpeting. The switch from one political party to the other is done shamelessly even if such politicians had initially stood against the activities of the new found love.

What matters is to find a platform that can give them access to political positions and then, pretend to never utter negative statements.

This hustling has now unbelievably permeated the world of social activism. Political lobbyists at night, critics in the morning.

Eedris Abdulkareem and Festus Keyamo

When you hear Nigeria’s so-called political activists whining on Twitter or any media platform, it is either as a result of their inability to get government appointments, or deliberately creating awareness for future political consideration by other political parties who might see them as tools in their election victory that must be compensated.

The very things they kicked against, the people they criticize, soon begin to manifest. Unfortunately, they have dined with the devil, who shuts their mouth with the goodies of power that they become mute or loyal to a fault.

For specifics, Bola Ahmed Tinubu once regarded President Muhammadu Buhari as an ethnic bigot, Femi Adesina once wrote about Ibrahim Gambari as a villain of the Abacha Junta. You would think he would resign after Gambari was appointed as SGF. But no, “people change”, isn’t it? Oby Ezekwesili and Omojuwa debacle is still fresh. Everyone hustling in the night time.

Musician, Eedris Abdulkareem and Festus Keyamo (SAN) opening up the canckerworm of what is essentially wrong with the Nigerian who can’t separate political activism from politics. Jesus puts it this way in the scriptures, “you cannot serve two masters, for you will hate one and love the other.”

The “jagajaga” in the Nigeria has caught up with activism, who will rescue the nation now?

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