When I thought there was no story to tell, this one just happened. So I decided to bring the matter to conga square where we sentence people to…..well, I’ll just skip that and go to the main story.
It all started with a slap, then another slap and before you know it, Elochukwu don collect several hot slaps.
I ran out to see what was happening as I heard the noise of angry mobs, Nedu was bent on disgracing Elo that day. My presence in the scene made Elo very uncomfortable. Now let me tell you more about Elo.
Elo is a dark-skinned guy, very cute, and speaks English fluently; I always wished I was like him or one of his disciples. He carried himself with poise and grace, his Fashion sense is always top-notch, and he maintains it even in lectures, unlike some of us who believed lecture clothes should be something straightforward, if not worthless.
Once upon a time, Elo told everyone in the class to call him “AC”. He narrated how he, in his secondary school will always ask them to take him home to his father’s house filled with air conditioners whenever he fell ill. He made many of us feel less. A scroll down any of his social media pages will suggest suicide; things were that impressive.
As people gathered to separate the fight between Nedu and Elo, Elo tried to hide his face from us, he was not ready to face the embarrassment, I could see it in his eyes; I could also tell from his shaky voice when he tried to shush Nedu anytime he tried to talk. I was ready to grab the ugliest story ever. What is this shameful thing Elo did? I couldn’t wait to tell the story in school tomorrow, I also imagined how my readers would love to hear about the fall of mighty Elo.
Finally, Nedu pushed Elo out and shouted,
“Everybody make sure you vote this 2023, YOUR VOTE IS YOUR RIGHT“.
And they both burst into laughter, it was a prank, it was their own way of sensitizing people about the importance of voting, the importance of not selling their votes for cups of rice.
Now you are disappointed but not as furious as I was when Elo added.
“Election is by ballot and not by bullets”.
That was the height of show-off, not like we don’t know the importance of voting for the right person considering the situation of the country. Na everybody dey suffer am
© Nnamdi Dixon Onuoha