On Saturday, while ordinary West Africans were grappling with trivial issues like Ebola, cholera and malaria, three serving West African Heads of States and a former president were performing the very stately duty of cutting ribbons at a new 30,000 capacity football stadium in the Nigerian state of Akwa Ibom.
The event which featured Nigerian’s Goodluck Jonathan, Ghana’s John Mahama, Cote d’Ivoire’s President Alassane Ouattara and John Rawlings, Ghana’s former Head of State deservedly entered the record books as the largest gathering of CLOWNS (Clueless Leaders Operating With No Shame), according to Guinness Book of Records. “A bunch of clowns- all dressed accordingly, making a spectacle out of the opening of a football stadium. This certainly deserves a place in the history books,” remarked an official from the Guinness Book of Records.
According to Akwa Ibom State authorities, the stadium which was initially christened ‘The Nest of Champions’ will be renamed ‘The Nest of Clowns,’ as a sign of appreciation to the clowns who took time off their very busy schedules to take part in the trifling ceremony of commissioning a stadium.