Opportunism is the Driver of Public’s Relationship with Public Officials.
The Presidential election went as it did, and everything changed. Days after, State House became Ghost House.
The Residence, which used to receive visitors as early as 6 am, (regular early morning devotion attendees) became quiet.
The throng of visitors stopped. The number of phone calls began to drop.
By May 29, my phones had stopped ringing as they used to. They more or less became museum pieces; their silence reminding me of the four years of my life that proved so momentous.
On one occasion, after a whole day of silence, I had to check if the phones were damaged! As it were, a cynical public relates to you not as a person, but as the office you occupy; the moment you leave office, the people move on; erasing every memory, they throw you into yesterday’s dustbin. Opportunism is the driver of the public’s relationship with public officials.