Life is as we know it is a circle, from the shape of planet earth, to its trajectory round the sun, to the circle of life, to carbon, water and nitrogen circles. Indeed what goes around comes around like Ouroboros, the Greek symbol of the snake eating it's own tail, but in my wildest imaginations I never envisaged this radical change of events.
'Yes we can' was the slogan the most powerful man on earth adopted to secure the said power, it became a symbol of hope, not just to the people of the United States of America, but to the world, if the son of a lowly immigrant from Kenya could end up at the ultimate seat of power then anything is possible, anywhere and at anytime.
His was a modern day Cinderella story, with carriage not turning into a pumpkin but holding its own in the form of Air force One for a period of eight years is nothing short of remarkable, he pulled off the single most outstanding feat any single individual had ever pulled since The Great Nelson Mandela.
Once more this war chant is being deployed, but this time, not to win the hearts of the American populace, not to assure the Democrats and Republicans alike that there was life after the 'Bush', this time it was evoked as a symbol of hope, shining light on another unlikely symbol, one that in recent times have been a symbol of deception, decadence and corruption, but now a symbol of hope strength and rebirth.
Who would have guessed the day that The Federal Republic of Nigeria would symbolise hope to The United States of America!
[" Responding the US Human Health Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell was the first to bring up the way Ebola was contained in Nigeria to reassure Americans at a press briefing beamed live all across the US and globally.
Said she “ we’re confident these processes will work. If you look at what happened in Nigeria in terms of the cases in Nigeria, what happened is we quickly activated — and CDC was a part of supporting the country of Nigeria both at the state and federal level to be put in place the things that it needed to put in place. We know it’s about detect, isolate, treat the patient, and do the contact tracing. Those are the steps. And now we see where we are with Nigeria in terms of the cases and them having moved through.” "]