by Dare Lawal
The photo below shows Pres. Jonathan in Kano during the PDP mass rally where they welcomed Ibrahim Shekarau, the former governor into their fold. It was the event which presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, described the crowd as “massive and jubilant” and the ceremony as “amazing”.
The photo below on its own shows a happy president. It shows a man who wants to rally his party’s troops and tell them that he has it all under control. That’s if the photo is taken on its own.
However if the photo above is taken in context, it shows something different.
It shows a president who flew off to Kano the day after Abuja, the nation’s seat of power experienced its deadliest ever terrorist attack. It shows a president who was ready to party and rally even before some relatives of the dead had come to terms with their loss or even confirmed it. It shows a president dancing on the morning after 129 school girls were abducted by gunmen and taken to an unknown destination.
The morning this photo was taken, some foreign ambassadors went to the hospitals where some of the victims were taken to and donated blood. Those men represent the leaders of their countries and their actions seemed to show that they are more concerned about the lives of Nigerians than Jonathan whose constitutional responsibility it is to secure it.
And be sure, the opposition is taking notes. Will the photo below hurt the president?