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Letter From The President: Togolaise et Ridiculous

Fri, 11 Feb 2005 Source: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch

Countrymen and women, loyalists and opponents,

I am not ashamed to let the whole know that I shouted ?hallelujah? when I heard the news about the sudden death of Edayema of Togo. It was one of the best pieces of news I?ve heard in the whole of 2005. Edayema?s death was good news for me not because I like to see people dying off. I simply like to see silly despots fall. It?s as simple as that. I rejoiced when Savimbi died in Angola. I went on a drinking spree when Madman Saddam was found in a rat hole. And I ate two big bowls of ?fufu? and palmnut soup when a humiliated Charles Taylor was sent away into exile in Naija. When I heard about the death of Edayema, therefore, I had every cause to celebrate even whiles I was preparing to send my message of condolence to his family.

Countrymen and women, loyalists and opponents,

I am not ashamed to let the whole know that I shouted ?hallelujah? when I heard the news about the sudden death of Edayema of Togo. It was one of the best pieces of news I?ve heard in the whole of 2005. Edayema?s death was good news for me not because I like to see people dying off. I simply like to see silly despots fall. It?s as simple as that. I rejoiced when Savimbi died in Angola. I went on a drinking spree when Madman Saddam was found in a rat hole. And I ate two big bowls of ?fufu? and palmnut soup when a humiliated Charles Taylor was sent away into exile in Naija. When I heard about the death of Edayema, therefore, I had every cause to celebrate even whiles I was preparing to send my message of condolence to his family.

Columnist: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch