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An intriguing confession by a witch exposes the absurdity in the act which is detested in the human society.
In her diary titled: 'Diary of a Witch' a self-confessed witch Sybil Leek remarks “… a popular mythology would have it that we witches are a licentious lot, forever running around, half-naked, under the light of t he moon making weird mad-dog noises, with the devil as a perpetual play-mate, ready to help us in all sorts of nefarious goings  on…”.

An intriguing confession by a witch exposes the absurdity in the act which is detested in the human society.
In her diary titled: 'Diary of a Witch' a self-confessed witch Sybil Leek remarks “… a popular mythology would have it that we witches are a licentious lot, forever running around, half-naked, under the light of t he moon making weird mad-dog noises, with the devil as a perpetual play-mate, ready to help us in all sorts of nefarious goings  on…”.


The diary of the confessed witch must have captured the political mood of present-day Nigeria, indeed that of most parts of post-colonial countries of the African continent.
The diarist, if truth must be told, expressly focuses her attention on Nigeria, and Nigerians must equally be amused at the oft-orchestrated mantra of change brought by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Steeped in the ferment of the times, the in-coming administration appears to have done nothing to raise the flagging hopes of the beleaguered citizenry.
Doubts abound all over the country as to the messianic proposition of the present administration in its giant strides to right t he wrongs of the past: is the Buhari administration on a vengeance course or is it replicating the confession of the witch in her diary as recorded  or both?
From a distance, one would envisage the ruling All Progressive Congress as a decoy planted by the most devious of politicians set to turn the proverbial Apple Cart in a heterogeneous entity like Nigeria.
What we demur in any administration that flaunts messianic hope for the people, is the recourse to witch-hunting as a therapy to cure the ills of the society.
It is even disgusting that people are seeing evidence of military reflexes in the administration of president Buhari, in the way he flexes muscles in his anti-graft drive.
The anti-corruption war, as we have been saying times without number, should take a holistic approach,  and not narrowed down to a few aggrieved people who must have wronged someone in the past.
It is hoped that the present administration is geared towards arresting periodic political spasms and should not feature a selective approach towards individuals.
It should not take a vengeance course, otherwise the whole idea of sanitizing the polity would be defeated entirely.
The change mantra would assume a different name not consistent with the yearnings of Nigerians if things are not reversed.


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