Thursday, April 12, 2007

Politics of Language

Besides the bullet monologues which have become daily occurences on the streets of Lagos in the past weeks, we are a witness to a new war of words that have marked Nigeria's politics as truly remarkable. And interesting.

We have seen the Parade of Dangerous Politicians et al.

Now, I have a leaflet in my hand which has as a headline, "Asiwaju of Criminals (AC)", plus a picture of the incumbent governor of Lagos state. This was distributed by the campaign train of the Lagos State PDP aspirant today.

We've heard of Penkelemes etc. Now its about Korosive, Fashy them et al.

Isn't all this far better than the dialogue of guns?