As I write this, Barack Obama is officially the next US President. I actually delayed to submit this article (My Editor should not read this) because I was waiting for the results.
I now must confess that I could not avoid catching the Obama Fever like I had promised in my previous article. It chased me like a plague and finally caught up with me and I can’t believe I have been the most affected and I now doubt my immunity.
I put the blame to the publicity that this guy received that even when I tried my best not to indulge in any Obama Material, it chased me with a passion from my email to the moment I switch on the TV, tune on the Radio, read a newspaper etc.
The guy was just allover; in club they play Obama songs and the just concluded 2008 PAM Awards looked like a mini Obama Rally, the MC would now and then engage in Obama talk at this supposed to be ‘music only’ event.
So I caught the bug and I couldn’t help it. A few days to the d-day, I would even wake up at mid night to watch CNN, just to know how ‘our own blood’ is doing and at some point I got a bit jealousy wondering how ‘a thin guys with scrawny arms’ (Schwarzenegger words not mine, does he think everybody has to be mugged like him?) could be a darling to the whole world, judging from the way women screamed and cried at his rallies, like they didn’t know Michelle had taken him for keeps.
I would also scream out loud, look here ladies, am also a Man but in vain.Done with all the campaign frenzy, its now real and wake up fellows if you think you are still dreaming, its confirmed, no more 2004 Scenes, no remarkable comebacks.
Somebody just from the neighbourhood (East Africa, I have heard from unconfirmed sources that Nigeria and Ghana intend to join East Africa, just to get close to us) is now the President of USA and for us harboring ‘reality’ (no more dreams) to go to the land of Dreams, we are running behind time.
The time is now and just to tip you on how we are going to go about it….just read on. You know Uganda has a tribe called Luo, the same tribe in Kenya which Senator, sorry President Obama comes from, only that somehow for them they are called ‘Jaluos’.
Now that we are in the East African, just crossover my friends to Uganda, we will then find our way to the Uganda- Kenya Border. While in Soroti we will christen ourselves with names like ‘Ekiring, Ofwono etc, we could then quickly master the language very fast and then before December, we rush to the nearby US Embassy with our ‘Adungus’ ( traditional Guitars) and passports and then ask for a direct Visa to the US, as Obama’s close relatives.
Am sure the extended nature of African families is one Americans have failed to understand to date and it will be hard for embassy officials to detect that there is no blood relation with the President and they will just stamp the ‘hard to get’ US Visa in our passports.
The next thing we will know is that we will be on the next plane to Uncle Sam’s Land, seated comfortably in the section labeled ‘reserved for the Presidents relatives’ (they should reserve at least a million of these since even long lost relatives are yet to emerge) at the inauguration ceremony.
Folks, just make sure that before he pronounces ‘may God help me’ we vanish into Greater America and the next time they see us, we will be already having enough dollars to buy more time at Uncle Sam’s.
Who is with me in this…..?
Tip of the Day: Analysts are of the view that President Obama sets up a department for the identification of blood relatives. By the way today Dad called me and told me that we are in one way or another related to Obama….am yet to verify this.