It was not the array of private jets that bothers me as much as the fact that they gathered for the gap-toothed one. The one who dissolved June 12, suspended civil liberties, hounded critics, scuttled the economy, invented the fleeing Andrews, exploded talents, obliterated the word corruption from official use, and boasted after all that he was the evil genius.
When the political and business elite gathered to pay homage to him at the wedding of his child, was it an endorsement of those woes and that blighted a chapter of our past? I find it difficult to believe that. Some of the guests were also his victims. It has to be that he was forgiven. IBB must be the luckiest man to have committed that much atrocity and enjoyed forgiveness without asking for it.
The question is, is he grateful or appreciative of this? Or is it a wasted act of grace?
The weekend in Minna also reinforces what I have noticed about society weddings. The parents show off. In such weddings, it is about the parents. In poor weddings, it is about the couple.