Politics Two Songs President Jonathan's Campaign Managers Should Consider As A Theme


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It's been one hell of a year to be president, people!

A lot has happened since our Bayelsan president came into power (first in unfortunate circumstances which resulted in the death of the -then - incumbent, Yar'Adua and finally in the general elections), but this year alone has been a crescendo of sorts.

If what Abiola said is anything to go by ("the bigger the head, the bigger the headache") one can only assume the metaphorical size of President Jonathan's head.

If you didn't know any better, it would look like every event since Jonathan's ascension to power has been designed to discredit his office.

Now that Abuja, our nation's capital has been blown to bits three times this year alone (with the terrorists hitting Nyanya twice with impunity), with over 200 girls missing and with bomb blasts tearing the nation apart every other day, the tongue of the nation hasn't stopped wagging.

You only need to take a leisurely stroll to Twitter, Facebook, Nairaland or pause for a few minutes by the newspaper stands on your way to work to see what people have to say about our amiable president. The criticisms have been coming in torrents, pouring heavily, and justifiably so. With the PDP and APC launching smear campaigns and the incumbent party doing nothing - as far as the masses are concerned - to tackle the insurgency that has plunged all 170 million of us into a chasm of insecurity, it is easy to see why people are beginning to snarl at Aso Rock.

The genuine praise for the Jonathan administration is coming in trickles while the tongue-lashing is in barrages. It looks like President Jonathan's campaign managers have their work cut out for them.

A lot, of course, will go into the president's re-election campaign: manifestos, rallies, posters and billboards, incentives, and all, but we, right here, are really concerned with the theme song, or jingle if you will.

We have taken the liberty to suggest two songs that should (hopefully) help push the President's campaign forward and neutralize the venom of his critics. Check them out below:

1. Alexander Oneal's "Criticize"

Alexander Oneal, in this song, says: "Can't you find something else to talk about?
Is this song the only one you sing?
Makes you look better when you put things down?
Value your opinion!"

2. Elton John's "I'm Still Standing"

Lyric snippet: "And did you think this fool could never win
Well look at me, I'm coming back again
I got a taste of love in a simple way
And if you need to know while I'm still standing you just fade away"