Yes you read the title correctly, in some parts of the world there are 8 days in a week. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Public Holiday! In Nigeria here for example tomorrow is going to be the 5th public holiday in April alone. Isn’t that already doing more than being the 8th day of week?
I remember how excited I used to get as a regular employee about public holidays. It was another day to rest from work, it was the replacement of the midterm holidays and long holidays we used to enjoy back in school. For those of us that went to the great university, we had so many strikes and induced breaks that life right now doesn’t seem fair 🙂 But seriously, where are we going with this current holiday?
There are many postulations already. Some say it’s meant to stop Atiku from being a part of the presidential race, since his day of judgment has been declared a public holiday. Some say it’s meant to help people that need to travel to vote do so, some say it’s to set up the stage for grand style rigging…or to check it. What do you say?
Where in the world do people get to find out that the next two days are public holidays only at 4pm of the day before? I’m not a political strategist, but I know that the words surprise, startle, shock and sudden are used to sweep opponents off their grounds. It’s like the roar of the lion, it startles the prey into the lions hands.
The much awaited 2007 elections are here, from the look of adverts on the Television these days, there seem to be two vacant roles, the Governor of Lagos and the President of Nigeria. Every vote we cast today is what our children will grow up to know. I feel ashamed these days when light goes and my 2yrs plus daughter shouts – “Nepa!” Vote wisely, your vote is the control you have over the future of Nigeria.